Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Yomp

To yomp is to march with heavy equipment across country. Cameras are heavy. So are lenses. And tripods.

I'm not complaining you understand. I love helping my husband with his work and I'm sure he'd carry my notebook and pen if I asked him to.

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  1. I'm sure he'd jump at the chance of carrying your notebook and pen!

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    1. He's very good at posting my submissions for me, Annalisa. That's very useful.

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  2. Yomp? I love that word! Learn something new every day. :)

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    1. It is a good word, Linda. Kind of makes a person want to get on and do something.

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  3. Hi Patsy .. I'd rather 'yomp' down some chocolate Easter eggs and wait for the golden eggs to come rolling in ... any ideas?! Happy Easter though .. and you look happy despite the freezing cold ... Hilary

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    1. It was soooo cold, Hilary. Really I shouldn't have needed the gloves, hat and scarf at the end of March, should I?

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  4. Great photo, Patsy - I hope you didn't have to yomp too far :-) x

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    1. Not this time, Teresa. Fortunately he reserves the longer treks for better weather.

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  5. Cameras are heavy. Yes, right. Now and again when I see someone armed with all of the finest equipment for the very best photos, I'm reminded of an amazing documentary from years ago of climber Joe Brown climbing the Old Man of Hoy with his daughter. Now that is definitely Daft B*ggers Crag. The shots of that climb were awesome. And then, of course, I realised that there was someone else on that climb. A photographer with all that heavy equipment. Yomping - not the same as an easy stroll.

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    1. No, not an easy stroll, Rob. I'm told it's no fun if it's too easy!

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  6. I 'yomped' up a hill today, it was freezing! Please hurry up Spring weather.

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  7. Love that scarf Patsy, bright and cheerful like you. I'll yomp along to the newsagents and get that WW.fiction special. Well done. It's a word I'll use in my next story, yomping, yomped, yomper, I like it.

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    1. The scarf is just part of my enormous collection of the things, Suzy.

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  8. Patsy, Your NOT properly dressed!
    I expected to see the boots, florescent jacket and the head protector!

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    1. Thankfully I don't usually have to wear that lot - it's only when the safety elves are around.

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  9. What a great word! You're so sweet to your husband - I'm afraid I'd rather write about "yomping" than actually do any. Congrats on your most recent published short story! Yay! :-)

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    1. I am sweet to him, it's true. Well sometimes it's true.

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  10. Hi Patsy!

    Congratulations on your story in the Womans! And liked the word.

    Nas

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  11. Yomp seems like such a fun word! I'm gonna have to find a way to use it sometime... *hee*

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    1. I hope you work it into something. Heather. It deserves more use.

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  12. If I helped my husband I would have to invent great ways of detecting leaks - don't ask!

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    1. He detects spies, Wendy? Or works somewhere really dodgy and there are lots of whistle blowers? Nah, I know - he makes bouncy castles.

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    1. My beloved husband's work, Vikki. He's really good at capturing my inner nutter.

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  14. You can't beat a good yomp Patsy. Is that a hand knitted scarf? I used to knit loads of scarves and ended up with a suitcase full. After giving most away I took the rest to the charity shop. After seeing your photo I'm very tempted to take it up again.

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    1. It was a present, Maggie. If it's hand knitted it wasn't done by the person who gave it to me.

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  15. Oh wow Congrats Patsy! You go from strength to strength.

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  16. Yomp, what a wonderfully evocative word! Thanks Patsy for the opportunities website - a writing friend recently asked me about short story opportunities so I shall send them the link. It looks a great site. Great news on WW success too :)

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    1. I hope your friend finds something useful in the link, Tracy. You could tell them to take a look here now and again too as I'll have more short story competition details soon.

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  17. We used to yomp over the Malverns (john's word. I hadn't heard it before). Happy days!

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    1. The only people I've heard use it have been military people, Frances. Royal Marines are always yomping.

      Well not always, but quite often.

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  18. Congratulations on the story. I shall be keeping my eye out for that in the supermarket!

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    1. There are plenty of other good stories in there too, Deborah - but then there always are.

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  19. Thanks for the link - and congrats on the story! I like your nice warm scarf.

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  20. Flip me, Patsy! That lot looks heavy and awkward - couldn't you pad the box somehow and sit on it?

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    1. We use it for standing on sometimes, Lizy - neither of us are tall.

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  21. Patsy!! I hope hubby got you a chocolate cake and champers afterwards!! Yay!! Take care
    x

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    1. How did you know he pays me in cake, Kitty?

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  22. I remember a very long Yomp, it was cold and there were several hundred of us. Our packs were very heavy, and it was very cold. The Penguins were quite delightful! The mud was not so. Can you guess? A clue would be, "Stanley looked inviting!"

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  23. Yomp's a fab word - the kind of word you could build a story around.

    xx

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  24. Keep on yomping, Patsy. Inspiration can be found on many a long and heavy journey.

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  25. Congratulations on your story success in Women's Weekly Fiction Special...and you are a very dedicated wife, yomping all that equipment around.

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