Tuesday 29 April 2014

Y is for Yardarm

Yippee the end is almost in sight!  I hope you're not yawning or wishing it was still yesterday, but instead yearning to find out what today is all about?

Yes?  Well I'll crack on then!

Yardarm refers the horizontal parts of a sailing ship's mast... but naturally I'm blogging about the phrase "Sun is over the yardarm" referring in modern parlance to when it's acceptable to have an alcoholic drink.

It's become a bit of a tradition when out and about, or indeed indoors, to take photos of bracelets with the alcoholic drink of choice.  It started out as a bit of fun between two friends one day, but it has since turned into a bit of an ongoing tradition between a group of us.  These are some of the photos that don't always make it onto the blog, although most of them did, which I'm going to share today... you can see I also do it with tea and coffee too!  I should have turned this into a blog photo treasure hunt with a prize... oh sod that I'm too tired!

Although one has to note there is only 1 tea and 1 coffee pic in there... Health and Safety y'see,  yes that's the reason... tea and coffee are hot, hence my risk assessment that it's safer to take pics of beads with cold drinks, hic!

I thought this was a fitting topic for Y especially, as tomorrow marks the end of the Challenge and when I was asked at the start, "What I would do to celebrate finishing the A to Z Challenge?", my reply was:

...with whatever I can lay my hands on that pours into a glass! #AZchat

So just one more letter to go; Z finishes off both the alphabet and the challenge tomorrow.

For the participating bloggers who visit today; I ask the same question to you... what will you do to celebrate finishing the challenge?

For supporters of the challenge; what will you do on Thursday?

P.S. my answer would have to change slightly if asked today... as it would be ...crack on with the next one!  Blogging Hull Fashion Week!  I might have to postpone that drink until after the weekend!


  1. Definitely approve of your drink choices :D especially the bubbly ;)
    Hmmm ... what will I do to celebrate finishing the challenge? Well I'm out to lunch for a friend's bday tomorrow, so probably have a nice large glass of red wine ::g::
    Tasha's Thinkings - AtoZ (Vampires)
    FB3X - AtoZ (Erotic Drabbles)
    P.S. Thank you so much for visiting my blog, sorry it took me so long to visit back, somehow I missed your comment and I've been going through checking today and found it.

    1. You're very welcome! Happy Birthday to your friend and enjoy your lunch, sounds like a perfect way to finish :)

      Mars xx

  2. I also like the phrase 'it must be wine o'clock now'

    Thursday I will be thinking of my reflections post and what to say in that. Plus thinking thank goodness that's over for another year, though that thought will probably only last till Friday :)

    1. I've always been fond of gin o'clock too!

      Haven't even considered the reflections post yet, have got as far as marking the title and date in drafts to remind myself to do one as I'm heading straight into Fashion Week (well already in it) then back out again into the Reflections Post... then sleep...

      Good luck with the last post tomorrow!

      Mars xx

  3. So perfect! BTW -- When we had our canal boat adventure, the sun went over the yardarm around 10am. :-)

    1. Oh traveling by canal boat, have only done it once, but I loved the pace and the scenery, lovely way to travel!

      Did you have to wiggle that yardarm to get the angle just right? ;)

      Mars xx


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