Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Single Flower

Single Flower

'Cause when you're in your darkest hour
And all of the light just fades away
When you're like a single flower whose colours have turned to shades of gray
Well hang on and be strong


Half awake and half in dreams
Seeing long forgotten scenes
So the present runs into the past
Now and then become entwined, playing games within my mind
Like the embers as they die
Love was one prolonged good-bye
And it all comes back to me tonight
In the gloom
Like an angel passing through my room

Monday, 22 December 2008

The Christmas Tree

Prompt today from HSMSHS is Tree
A perennial plant with a single stem or trunk and closely associated with Christmas. Show 'Tree' in your space

Lyrics from Rocking Around The Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee

Rocking around the Christmas tree
At the Christmas party hop
Mistletoe hung where you can see
Every couple tries to stop
Rocking around the Christmas tree,
Let the Christmas spirit ring
Later we'll have some pumpkin pie
And we'll do some caroling

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

No Gold Pavements

Prompt from HSMSHS is Gold

A yellow precious metal and one of the gifts of the 3 kings at Christmas. Show us some gold in your space today

Lyrics from White Room by Eric Clapton

In the white room with black curtains near the station.
Blackroof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings.
Silver horses ran down moonbeams in your dark eyes.
Dawnlight smiles on you leaving, my contentment.

Monday, 15 December 2008


Prompt from HSMSHS is Bauble

A small trinket for christmas tree decoration. Show us a bauble in your space today.

They All Come Out

They All Come Out
Lyrics from Itchycoo Park by the Small Faces

I feel inclined to blow my mind
Get hung up feed the ducks with a bun
They all come out to groove about
Be nice and have fun in the sun

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Mother Arrested After Death OF ME Sufferer

A mother has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the alleged mercy killing of her daughter, who had been seriously ill with ME for 17 years.
At the age of 14 years Lynn Gilderdale 31 , was struck down by ME - an illness greatly misunderstood .
Since her diagnosis with ME (myalgic encephalopathy) she had required looking after around the clock, and her mother Kay, 54, was her full-time carer.
An inquest into her death was opened and adjourned at Hastings Corners Court.
Once Sussex police have completed their enquiries, the case file will be passed to the Crime Prosecution Service (CPS) to decide if there is enough evidence to bring charges of murder or manslaughter.

I did not know Lynn, but I do know her face The 25% ME Group and I do know her illness.
My thoughts are with her family, especially her mother.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

A Ant's Perspective Part 1

A Ant's Perspective Part 1

Don't tread on an ant you'll end up black and blue
You cut off his head
Legs come looking for you

A Ant's Perspective Part 2

A Ant's Perspective Part 2

Don't tread on an ant he's done nothing to you
There might come a day
When he's treading on you

The Coldest Winter

Prompt from HSMSHS is Winter
The final season of the year, show us Winter in your space

Lyrics from Mandolin Wind by Rod Stewart

Oh the snow fell without a break
Buffalo died in the frozen fields you know
Through the coldest winter in almost fourteen years
I couldnt believe you kept a smile
Now I can rest assured knowing that we've seen the worst
And I know I love ya

Friday, 5 December 2008

Special Gift

Finally, I have managed to do a HSMSHS prompt.
Something given willingly to someone without payment. Show us a gift from your space today

The Gift
Lyrics from Dear Landlord by Janis Joplin

Each of us has his own special gift
Don't you know that it's got to be true
And if you don't underestimate me,
I'll tell you one thing
I won't underestimate you

Friday, 28 November 2008

Slow Down World

Slow Down World
Lyrics from Slow Down World by Donovan

Slow down world
Major problem ahead,
You have been on the go
For a long, long time I know
Take a rest from the race
Why chase it ?

She Cut Her Hair

She Cut Her Hair

Lyrics from Walk Away Renee by Billy Bragg

And Then One Day It Happened
She Cut Her Hair
And I Stopped Loving Her

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Tears And Rain

Prompt todaay from HSMSHS is Rain



Lyrics from Tears And Rain by James Blunt

I guess it's time I run far, far away, find comfort in pain,
All pleasure's the same: it just keeps me from trouble.
Hides my true shape, like Dorian Gray.
I've heard what they say, but I'm not here for trouble.
It's more than just words: it's just tears and rain

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Prompt from HSMSHS is American
With origins in the United States of America, show us 'American' in your space

Lyrics from American Pie by Don McLean

So bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin, this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

Sorry To A Friend

Sorry To A Friend

Crack in a little voice that calls out my name
Whatever happened to you
It's been two years
Where have you been
And I guess all my fears were true
The words were all gone the time's been too long
But It's not too late to say
I'm sorry to a friend

Father And Son

Father And  Son

I was once like you are now, and I know that its not easy,
To be calm when youve found something going on
But take your time, think a lot,
Why, think of everything youve got.
For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not

Friday, 21 November 2008

Little French Cafe

Today's prompt from HSMSHS is French

Originating in France, or a slang name for something (cough cough), show us 'French' in your space today.

Lyrics from Red Hot In Black by Rod Stewart

I met her in a little
French cafe
Legs like a young giraffe
She was sitting reading
Not exactly working class
She had a studio in St. Michel
Crucifix around her waist
Che Guevara all over the wall

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Blue Spanish Eyes

Today's prompt from HSMSHS is Spanish
Originating in Spain, show us something 'Spanish' in your space today

Lyrics from Blue Spanish Eyes by Faith No More

Blue Spanish eyes teardrops are falling from your Spanish eyes
Please please don't cry, this is just adios and not good-bye
Soon I'll return, bringing you all the love your heart can hold
Please say "Si Si" say you and your Spanish eyes will wait for me

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Written By An Italian Poet

Prompt today from HSMSHS is Italian
Originating in Italy, show us something 'Italian' in your space

Lyrics from Tangled Up In Blue by Bob Dylan

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe
I thought youd never say hello, she said
You look like the silent type
Then she opened up a book of poems
And handed it to me
Written by an italian poet
From the thirteenth century
And every one of them words rang true
And glowed like burnin coal
Pourin off of every page
Like it was written in my soul from me to you,
Tangled up in blue.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Fake Plastic Trees

Today's prompt from HSMSHS is Fake

Make presentable or plausible, alter so as to deceive, show us Fake in your
space today.

Lyrics from Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead

Her green plastic watering can
For her fake Chinese rubber plant
In the fake plastic earth.
That she bought from a rubber man
In a town full of rubber plans
To get rid of itself.
It wears her out, it wears her out

Monday, 17 November 2008

The Hardest Button To Button

Prompt today from HSMSHS is Button

A disc or knob of plastic or metal, usually used to hold two surfaces together. Find 'Button' in your space.

Lyrics from The Hardest Button To Button by The White Stripes

Well it's easy when you don't know better
You think it's sleazy?
Then put it in a short letterWe keep warm
But there's just something wrong with you
Just feel like you're the hardest button to button

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Last Orders At The Pub

Today's prompt from HSMSHS is Pub
A building with a bar selling alcoholic beveridges. Find 'Pub' in your space

The dog and I went on a pub crawl, without even getting out of the car

We then went for a walk in the park where she decided she liked these people better than me

And this little lady remarked "Isn't the weather atrocious"

Lyrics from Friday Night by Lily Allen

Friday night last orders at the pub,
Get in the car and drive to the club,
There's a massive crowd outside so we get in to the queue
It's quarter past 11 now we won't get in till quarter to

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Play The Game

Today's prompt from HSMSHS is Game
An amusement or passtime, or contest with rules. Find 'Game' in your space

Lyrics from Play The Game by Queen
Open up your mind and let me step inside
Rest your weary head and let your heart decide
It's so easy when you know the rules
It's so easy
All you have to do is fall in love
Play the game - everybody play the game
of love

Friday, 7 November 2008

Brush Away The Cobwebs From Your Day-Dreams

Prompt from HSMSHS is Brush
A device made of bristles with which to clean, paint or polish, or a brief encounter or contact. Find 'brush' in your space

Lyrics from The Land Of Make Believe by The Moody Blues

Open all the shutters on your windows
Unlock all the locks upon your doors
Brush away the cobwebs from your day-dreams
No secrets come between us anymore
Oh, say it's true
Only love can see you through
You know our love can't hurt you
We're living in a land of make believe
And trying no to let it show...
Maybe in that land of make believe
Heartaches can turn into joy

Thursday, 6 November 2008

I'm Too Knackered To Walk To The Well !!!

This is the comment Gail Porter made this morning in relation to the illness ME. She was a guest panelist on The Wright Stuff and remarked

People in Africa don't have ME, you don't hear them saying I am too knackered to walk to the well

I guess she thinks it's funny. I wonder if she thought it funny when she was disbelieved regarding her health condition ?
Its a old "joke" of Ricky Gervais, not funny when he says it and not funny by celebs who copy him. Let them come and walk a day in my shoes..... it would be interesting too see if they would continue to comment on conditions they obviously are ignorant off...all in the name of comedy!!!

I sent a e-mail........lets see if I get a reply

If You Must Cling To Someone

Today's prompt at HSMSHS is Cling
To hold on tight to a person or a thing. Show us 'cling' in your space today

Lyrics from Let It Be Me by The Everly Brothers

I bless the day I found you
I want to stay around you
And so I beg you, let it be me
Don't take this heaven from one
If you must cling to someone
Now and forever, let it be me

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Small Fry, Don't Know Why

Prompt today from HSMSHS is Fry

Lyrics from Achilles Heel by Toploader

Small fry, don't know why
Gotta get high - just to love life
You are my highs and lows
From my head to my toes
I said hey la, will I go far?
Will I go far - cos I love life
Do you know how I feel?
You are my achilles heel
I said oh no no, will I go slow?
Will I go slow, when the feeling flows

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Float Away Into The Shimmer Light

Prompt today from HSMS is Shimmer

To shine with a soft glistening light. Find a 'shimmer' in your space today

Lyrics from I Don't Feel Like Dancing by the Scissor Sisters

You can't make me dance around
But your two-step makes my chest pound
Just lay me down
As you float away into the shimmer lights

But I don't feel like dancin' when the old joanna plays
My heart could take a chance but my two feet can't find a way
You'd think that I could muster up a little soft shoe gentle sway
But I don't feel like dancin' no sir no dancin' today

Monday, 3 November 2008

Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Today's prompt from HSMSHS is Broken

In a state of disrepair or malfunction. Find broken in your space today.

Didn't have to go far for this one. Right outside my house, the builders next door ( who have made my life a misery for over a year ) seem to have malfunctioning machinery today and I will admit that it was taken with a little smile on my face !

Lyrics from Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day
I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's home to me and I walk alone
I walk this empty street
On the Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where the city sleeps
And I'm the only one and I walk alone

Friday, 31 October 2008

Birds Of Passage, You And Me

Prompt today from HSMSHS is Passage

A thoroughfare or walkway. Find 'Passage' in your space

Lyrics from When All Is Said And Done by Abba

Here's to us one more toast and then well pay the bill
Deep inside both of us can feel the autumn chill
Birds of passage, you and me
We fly instinctively
When the summers over and the dark clouds hide the sun
Neither you nor I'm to blame when all is said and done

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Step Into My Office Baby

Prompt from HSMSHS is Office
A place of work and sometimes play. Find 'Office' in your space

Lyrics from Step Into My Office Baby by Belle & Sebastian

She called me up today
Meet me down at the old café
I jumped into the shower
I was getting my marching orders
We need to talk
Step into my office, babyI want to give you the job
A chance of overtime
Say, my place at nine?

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

And There's A Light On

Prompt from HSMSHS is Light

A medium of illumination that makes sight possible. Find 'Light' in your space.

Lyrics from By The Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Standing in line
To see the show tonight
And there's a light on
Heavy glow
By the way I tried to say I'd be there... waiting for
Dani the girl is singing songs to me
Beneath the marquee... overload

Monday, 27 October 2008

In Scented, Glossy Magazines

Prompt from HSMSHS is Glossy

A substance that is shiny and smooth or printed on high quality paper. Find something 'glossy' in your space today.

Lyrics from City Love by John Mayer

From the battery
To the gallery
It's the kind of thing you only see
In scented, glossy magazines
And I can't remember life before her name

Sunday, 26 October 2008


Lyrics from Victoria by John Mayer

Don't know why Tori came by
But I could see by the look in her eyes
Tory'd been driving 'round the town for a while
Playing with the thought of leaving
Don't know why, but Tori just smiled
And mentioned something about how you were right
Must have been hard to see through the tears she was hiding

Sugar And Cream

Lyrics from Morning Song by Jewel

Let the phone ring, let's go back to sleep
Let the world spin outside out door, you're the only one that I wanna see
Tell your boss you're sick, hurry, get back in I'm getting cold
Get over here and warm my hands up, boy, it's you they love to hold
And stop thinking about what your sister said
Stop worrying about it, the cat's already been fed
Come on darlin', let's go back to bed
Put the phone machine on hold
Leave the dishes in the sink
Do not answer the door
It's you that I adore-I'm gonna give you some more
We'll sit on the front porch, the sun can warm my feet
You can drink your coffee with sugar and cream
I'll drink my decaf herbal tea
Pretend we're perfect strangers and that we never met...
My how you remind me of a man I used to sleep with
that's a face I'd never forget

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Shoot An Apple Off My Head

Lyrics from Clocks by Coldplay

Lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
You've put me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead
Come out of things unsaid, shoot an apple off my head and a
Trouble that can't be named, tigers waiting to be tamed singing
You are, you are

Thursday, 23 October 2008

In Every Grain Of Sand

Prompt from HSMSHS is Grain
The seed of any cereal plant or the arrangement of fibres and layers of wood, find grain in your space today

Lyrics from "Every Grain Of Sand" by Bob Dylan

Don't have the inclination to look back on any mistake,
Like Cain, I now behold this chain of events that I must break.
In the fury of the moment I can see the master's hand
In every leaf that trembles, in every grain of sand.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Reflect In Vincent's Eyes of China Blue

Prompt from HSMSHS is Reflect

A process in which light is thrown back after impinging on a surface, or to think, meditate or ponder. Find 'Reflect' in your space.

Lyrics from Vincent by Don McLean

Starry starry night
flaming flo'rs that brightly blaze
swirling clouds in violet haze
reflect in Vincent's eyes of China blue.
Colors changing hue
morning fields of amber grain
weathered faces lined in pain
are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

Monday, 20 October 2008

Try To Set The Night On Fire

Prompt from HSMSHS is Set
A group of objects that match or go together in some way. Find a 'set' in your space today

Lyrics from Light My Fire by The Doors

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Older Chests

older chests reveal themselves
like a crack in a wall
starting small and grow in time
we all seem to need the help
of someone else to mend that shelf
of too many books
read me your favourite line
papa went to other lands
and found someone who understands
the ticking and the western man's need to cry

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Hold Me Tight

Prompt from HSMSHS is Hold

To have, or keep, or embrace an object or person. Find 'Hold' in your space:

Lyrics from Listen To Me by Buddy Holly

Listen to me - and hold me tight
And you will see our love’s so right
Hold me darling - listen closely to me
Your eyes will see what love can do
Reveal to me your love so true
Listen to me - listen closely to me

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

In The Dip Da Dip Da Dip

Prompt from HSMSHS is Dip

To put something down quickly into liquid. Show us 'dip' in your space today

Lyrics from Who Put The Bomp by Barry Mann

Who put the bomp
In the bomp bah bomp bah bomp?
Who put the ram
In the rama lama ding dong?
Who put the bop
In the bop shoo bop shoo bop?
Who put the dip
In the dip da dip da dip?
Who was that man?
I'd like to shake his hand
He made my baby
Fall in love with me (yeah!!)

Monday, 13 October 2008

Autumn Leaves Under Frozen Souls

Prompt from HSMSHS is Autumnal

A characteristic of or occuring in Autumn. Find something autumnal in your space today

Lyrics from Autumn by Paulo Nutini

Autumn leaves under frozen souls,
Hungry hands turing soft and old,
My hero crying as we stood out their in the cold,
Like these autumn leaves
I dont have nothing to hold.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Well I Turn Around To Look At You

Prompt from HSMSHS is Look

To view or investigate. Find 'Look' in your space

Lyrics from I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You by Tom Waits

Well the night does funny things inside a man
These old tom-cat feelings you don't understand,
Well I turn around to look at you, you light a cigarette,
I wish I had the guts to bum one, but we've never met,
And I hope that I don't fall in love with you
I can see that you are lonesome just like me,
And it being late, you'd like some some company,
Well I turn around to look at you, and you look back at me,
The guy you're with has up and split, the chair next to you's free,
And I hope that you don't fall in love with me
Now it's closing time, the music's fading out
Last call for drinks, I'll have another stout.
Well I turn around to look at you, you're nowhere to be found,
I search the place for your lost face, guess I'll have another round
And I think that I just fell in love with you

Thursday, 9 October 2008

No Sign Of Love Behind The Tears

Today's prompt from HSMSHS is Sign

To convey information or a command. Find 'Sign' in your space.

Lyrics from For No One by The Beatles

You want her, you need her
And yet you don't believe her when
She says her love is dead
You think she needs you
And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Welcome To My World

HSMS ( a daily prompt to get your camera into action) has changed, there is a new website and joining Anita in the prompts we have SusyB and Andrew, hence the new name "Her Space, My Space, His Space" or HSMSHS for short. The new website looks fantastic and I am really looking forward to the input from SusyB and Andrew.
For their launch day the first prompt is Welcome
An instant or manner of greeting someone. Show us 'welcome' in your space today.

Lyrics from Welcome To My World by Elvis

Welcome to my world,
Won't you come on in
Miracles, I guess
Still happen now and then
Step into my heart
Leave your cares behind
Welcome to my world
Built with you in mind

Today's prompt has distracted me from some bad news I got yesterday. My dog Belle, who I have had since she was six weeks old, has a brain tumour. She has been acting strangely for a few weeks and yesterdays visit to the vets gave us the horrible news. She has been my constant friend and companion throughout my illness, always by my side and always there with a wonderful welcome for everyone. We are going to have to make the decision when to let her go, yesterday she was really bad, today she is good. I will not let her suffer but my heart breaks at the thought of the day when she will no longer be here.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Tranquil And Blissful

Prompt from her space my space is Tranquil

Free from disturbance. Find something tranquil in your space today.

Lyric's from A Winters Tale by Queen

So quiet and peaceful
Tranquil and blissful
There's a kind of magic in the air
What a truly magnificent view
A breathtaking scene
With the dreams of the world
In the palm of your hand