Thanks to Rory (Aguycalledbloke) for the tag to Tell a Story from this picture.

Years of excess and debauchery. Ignoring the warnings of the gods. Two more sacrifices not enough to stop the wrath of the gods. Tonight the gates to hell have opened. The earth splits asunder. Spitting fire demons raining down on the sinners. The narrow streets filling with death. The powerful naval fleet powerless to stop the annihilation. At the opulent palace now crumbling into the sea the Governor desperately tries to save his beloved daughter. As the burning suffocating sea of mud rapidly engulfs the remaining soles The Governor forces the slaves to form a human tower to lift his daughter to safety. THEN NOTHING JUST DARKNESS.

1700 hundred years later as the archaeologist dig deeper into the secrets of Herculaneum they reveal this tangled mass of humanity with a young girl standing on top. A moment for ever frozen in AD71 by the eruption of Vesuvius…..


I would like to tag the following to attempt a story from the following picture (only do it if you really want to)

Baffled Mum


Sadje – A life after 50 for women

63 thoughts on “Tell a Story

      1. Today I was throwing a ball twenty times, doing a bear crawl to go do squats. Intervals of those – by the time I was done my arm was quivering so badly at the water fountain I just waited until I got to my car to try and reach my mouth to down my water bottle πŸ™‚ Little messy at first, but glad to say I am now fully hydrated πŸ™‚

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      2. They do the say the burn is good for you….. still not convinced. I remember throwing a medicine ball on the mat for 20 minutes. My arms went to jelly, couldn’t turn the locker key, had to ask a guy who was probably in his 80s to open it for me. I really do hope it works out for you.

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      3. Yes, I am wondering the same myself. But, I thought I would give it a try. I guess I just need to be consistent with it – we’ll see. I can totally relate to the locker key – If I was close to someone I might have asked them to push the water button for me πŸ™‚

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  1. Great imagination, well done!

    Co-incidentally that is a statue i’m quite familiar with (well, it’s exact replica to be precise), it is in Queen’s Gardens in my home city of Perth! The original (of Peter Pan by George Frampton) is in Kensington Gardens nearby to J M Barrie’s home. πŸ™‚

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      1. Sure! πŸ™‚

        The ‘girl’ is Peter Pan of Captain Hook and the Crocodile fame! πŸ™‚

        The ‘mound’ of muddy lava is actually supposed to be a tree trunk and is chock full of small carvings of squirrels, fairy’s, birds, and other forest creatures.

        The Author of Peter Pan, J M Barrie, commissioned the statue by the artist Sir George Frampton in 1912.

        6 copies were made and one is here, there is another in Liverpool (closest to you).

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      2. It’s right outside the Palm House (Victorian Glass Hothouse full of Palm trees) in Sefton Park Liverpool ! (Google maps/satellite view has excellent detail) πŸ™‚

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