The Antique Shop

The Antique Shop                                       Books standing proudly wearing jackets of dust Aroma's of vanilla, tobacco, and musk China teapots with chintzy bouquets A knitted shawl that has seen better days A lonely cup missing its friend Brasses and... Continue Reading →

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Don’t Forget…

  Don't Forget The message board hangs on the kitchen wall With post it notes in penciled scrawl Children's pictures on magnetic strips Parties, injections, and fishing trips That silly hat in a photo booth And how to 'Make your Custard Smooth' A takeaway menu for lazy nights Dental appointments and wedding invites Notes of dietary inspirations Meaningful... Continue Reading →

Alfie’s Gift

It's been almost three months since I lost Alfie and the first time I've been able to talk about losing him, I don't think there is any coincidence that I started this blog soon after, it was Alfie's gift to me . Whilst I was walking around looking for feathers and robins as a sign that he was... Continue Reading →

Dust If You Must

Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better To paint a picture, or write a letter, Bake a cake, or plant a seed; Ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if you must, but there’s not much time, With rivers to swim, and mountains to climb; Music to hear, and books to read;... Continue Reading →

Happy? Fathers Day

There's cards and banners in all the stores Football , camping and  the great outdoors DIY and all the rest You have to know your dads the best Whatever you do don't forget this date Where families gather to celebrate and show their love and gratitude With gifts and wine and special food and hugs from... Continue Reading →

Poem; Inside an Anxious Mind by Kate Hanford.

Hailstones stabbing a window pain family, money, guilt, and shame bees swarming, endless drone colours dark and monochrome bombs exploding, babies crying fear of failure, sickness, dying lightening flashes, here then gone bringing panic and doubt  upon      taps dripping, blackboard scratching cheating, anger, problem thrashing craving calmness, whimsical themes oblivion, stillness, peace, and dreams.... Continue Reading →

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