Monday, 2 June 2014

Pure and Simple

“How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are.”
  Gautama Buddha

Sunday, 1 June 2014

orange tulip

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. 

Gautama Buddha

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Ladybird, Ladybird

Ladybird, ladybird,
Fly away home,
Your house is on fire
And your children all gone;
All except one
And that's little Ann,
And she has crept under
The warming pan.  

Sunday, 9 February 2014

When Life Hands You Lemons

When life hands you lemons
Water it down
Sweeten it up
Sit back
Start again
And never give up



Saturday, 8 February 2014

Laughter in the Rain

Strolling along country roads with my baby
It starts to rain, it begins to pour
Without an umbrella we're soaked to the skin
I feel a shiver run up my spine
I feel the warmth of her hand in mine

Ooooo, I hear laughter in the rain
Walking hand in hand with the one I love
Ooooo, how I love the rainy days
And the happy way I feel inside

After a while we run under a tree
I turn to her and she kisses me
There with the beat of the rain on the leaves
Softly she breathes and I close my eyes
Sharing our love under stormy skies
Neil Sedaka

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Is Spring in the Air?

Look around at the sky and trees
Enjoy the sensation of the breeze
The wind and rain will be over soon
Spend time watching each flower bloom.

Signs of spring are all around
Don't let the cold get you down
Listen to the birds that sing
Chirping out the sounds of spring

Sunday, 26 January 2014


“And yet day and night meet fleetingly at twilight and dawn," he said, lowering his voice again and narrowing his eyes and moving his head a quarter of an inch closer to hers. "And their merging sometimes affords the beholder the most enchanted moments of all the twenty four hours. A sunrise or sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion, all the yearning, in the soul of the beholder.” 

Mary Balogh 
A Summer to Remember


Saturday, 4 January 2014

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!


Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns

 Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and auld lang syne* ?
For auld lang syne, my jo,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
And surely ye’ll be your pint-stowp !
and surely I’ll be mine !
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
We twa hae run about the braes,
and pu’d the gowans fine ;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
sin auld lang syne.
We twa hae paidl’d i' the burn,
frae morning sun till dine ;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
sin auld lang syne.
And there’s a hand, my trusty fiere !
and gie's a hand o’ thine !
And we’ll tak a right gude-willy waught,
for auld lang syne.