Jackie Parry – author

The Battle of the B Words – “On Guard!”


They aren’t swear words. But Noel has his, and I have mine.

They are our verbal duelling swords. Each is sharp and effective at putting a shiver of fear up each others’ spine.

It’s a new tactic for Noel. Whenever I say, “I have an idea.” He stuffs his fingers right in to his ears and sings as loudly as he can, until I get the hump and say, rather sulkily, “Right, I’m not telling you now.” Which is, of course, his desired effect.

Don't let the innocent face fool you!

Don’t let the innocent face fool you!

So, in addition to this tactic, whenever I mention my B word, he slinks off and starts researching his B word.

Have you guessed them yet? Mine is Books and his is Boats!


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When I was talking about more book ideas yesterday, Noel went very quiet and I caught him looking up sailboats for sale!!

All I can say is, “On Guard!”

The evidence!

The evidence!


Author: jackieandnoel

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4 thoughts on “The Battle of the B Words – “On Guard!”

  1. Oh it is exactly the same in this boat!!! Pete is building me an office in the bow section, mainly because I work from home, but also to house my very large book collection. He has given up trying to get me to stop and gas now decided to use them as ballast! Pete on the other hand has the barge, a 38ft sailing yacht and a dory and is now talking about a trailer sailer!!! X


    • ha ha Fran – I am NOT alone – nice to know…. it’s been ages since Noel has looked at Sail boats, I am going to have to keep an eye on him! Your office sounds nice, good idea… sounds like you are like me and just love books – at least they have a dual use on your boat!


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