Winner to our first on line ‘Life is Just … Competition

Here are the entries to the ‘Life is Just … competition. The rules were just to finish the phrase without being rude or swear!

Here are the entries:


 ‏@VicPetit  … an anagram of file …

@RoseEnglishUKauthor ‘Life is Just Rosy’

@EllaMarieR Full of Surprises’?

Eric Smith The other little point of note Diana, life’s a bowl of cherries. :))

Colin van Geffen Life is what happens while you’re making other plans – John Lennon

Steve Hudson My favourite ( from 1970 – hippy era)

“Life is but a beanstalk, man!”
I think the ‘but’ gives a rather existential twist to it. The lovely (Keswick Hall) man who coined it, unfortunately is no longer with us.

Alex Rychlewski There’s a classic French one, but it’s quite rude and pessimistic, so I’ll refrain smile emoticon.

Peter Arnold I also like hearing people come up with mixed metaphores and sayings I have a friend who says ‘it buggers belief’

Eric Smith A thing of beauty is a joy forever! Or how about, Time and tide wait for no man!

Pamela Gilmour Life is just empty without someone to love & share it with.

Paul Fellows: Life is like an onion. It has many layers and all of them stink!

And the winner, chosen by author of 

‘Life is Just…’ Nigel Lesmoir Gordon’:

Colin van Geffen ‘Life is what happens while you’re making other plans’ – John Lennon

Why? because it not only  reflects Nigel’s novel ‘Life is Just…‘ perfectly but it is also of the same era – the 1960’s.

Congratulations Colin. Please email and we’ll send you a Kindle voucher to buy ‘Life is Just…’ 

If you didn’t win you can find it on

Well done Colin and all the other entrants. There will be another competition soon!