handAre you superstitious?

I like to think that I’m not, but sometimes I just instinctively take precautions. I’m inclined to believe that everything has a meaning or a reason.

Yesterday I had an itching on the palm of my hand. I knew that I hadn’t been doing any gardening, so I couldn’t think of a reason for it.

Then I remembered the old saying; an itchy palm is a sign that money’s coming your way!

How stupid I thought, gazing towards the letterbox.

But…. It’s the beginning of the month and the week, and the postman hadn’t been yet.

So what could it possibly be? A Premium Bonds win perhaps?

Of course I didn’t dash for the letterbox when the postman arrived. After all, I’m not superstitious, am I? But there amongst all the leaflets that we get delivered now was an LWE!

Those of you who dabble at competitions will know that an LWE is a Long White Envelope, and it often contains Good News.

I tore it open – slowly of course; after all, I’m not superstitious, am I?

And do you know what was in it? A cheque for £11.52, a refund from an Insurance Company for an overpayment!

Make of that what you want, Dear Readers!

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About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd www.andrewsuk.com No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.