‘Fifteen years’ – a poem for our wedding anniversary

15thWedAnnivCollageLord, it’s becoming a habit this – writing posts to mark significant anniversaries.  I’m showing my age….Today, the wonderful, slightly hard to believe date to celebrate is an unfathomable FIFTEEN years since I said “I do” to my husband.

So much has happened in this time. So much water under the bridge.  I’ve neither the time nor the inclination to write a long post about it so I thought I’d have another go at a poem for a bit of fun.  I’ve dashed it off in an hour, so its very rough, but as usual, time is not on my side! So, here goes: Continue reading

Twenty Five Year Friends

Tower PhotoYesterday was one of those days that’ll linger and stay awhile in my memory.

It wasn’t the unseasonal sunshine, nor a whole decadent day in London without duties, the prosecco, or even the mini-icecream attached to my coffee cup.  Delicious as these were it couldn’t beat spending the day with two of my oldest friends who I met twenty five years ago this month. Continue reading

‘Well done, Mum!’ An end of Summer Holidays poem

Today is the not insignificant day that my kids return to school after the end of a wonderful summer break.  Each year, it brings out mixed emotions in me.  On the one hand, a quiet delight that I get a break from being 24/7 carer who is asked a question every few minutes, yet on the other a large sense of sadness that the much needed, long stretch of no-agenda, chilled out, ‘kairos time’ with my two children has come to an end.

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Day out to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, 2014

OlympicParkCollage4700 days ago, my family took the hour’s journey by train up to that hallowed, slightly awe-inspiring place called the ‘Olympic Park’ to see the Paralympic Games in 2012.  After weeks of watching it on TV from our town that is only 20 miles north of London, and dying to catch some of that incredible, never to be repeated, unadulterated exhilaration and optimism that oozed from Olympic Park, we finally got to get a taste.

It was indeed a really great day out, and one we’ll not forget in a hurry. Continue reading

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