Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Up with the larks

A lark is a small brown bird which sings as it flies. You have to look up to see them, but not neccesarily early in the morning.

Larking around is behaving in a playful or mischevious way. A lark can be something done for fun, but is often considered silly or a waste of time. As a lark, a former colleague made me this map.

There's nothing playful or silly about this competition. There is a top prize of £200 though and you can enter a fiction or poetry.

UPDATE - Here's a competition for novel openings, but you need to be quick.


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  1. Great map - and it's always going to be right!

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    1. It is, Lizy. Maybe I should have kept it.

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  2. The skylarks have just started swinging and singing over the fields where I ride. Wonderful.

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  3. L'ark is where all the French animals went with Monsieur Noah.

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  4. Love that word - sounds so right. Thanks for the link.

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  5. I must stop larking about and go and do some writing.

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  6. Yes, I'm larking around on the internet when I have stories to write. I've entered the openings line one, thanks for the other link as well.

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    1. I've had a go at the opening lines one too, Suzy. I'm not sure I can come up with anything for the other one.

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  7. The U. S. Navy term for messing around on the job is skylarking..

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    1. I'm sure that hardly ever happens, Oscar.

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  8. Great post, Patsy.
    I was not familiar with this word.
    Thanks for the competitions.
    There is not time to lark around but spring is calling me!

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    1. Spring is calling me too, Julia - it's very tempting to abandon the office and get outside.

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  9. In Cardiff, because of the way locals pronounce the 'ar' sound to rhyme with 'air', we go for a lairk in the pairk in the dairk! :-)
    Thanks for the info. as always.

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  10. Nice to know more about 'lark' :) And the map is wonderful! Steers you in the right direction Patsy!! :)

    Cheers!! :)

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    1. Maybe that's what he had in mind, Charan?

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