Friday, 30 May 2008

After The Rain



And On Her Arm There's Freckles And Scars

Prompt from her space my space is freckles
No obliging gremlins daughters but one semi-obliging pooch

Lyrics from "Rhoda" by Belle and of my favourite bands from Glasgow

And on her arm there's freckles and scars
Do you know what they are?
Do you know where they came from?

Dandelion Seed

Little girls, and boys come out to play
Bring your dandelions to blow away
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away Dandelion

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Or Is It All So Much Flotsam And Jetsam?

Prompt of the day at her space my space is Flotsam

Lyrics from Primitive Cool by Mick Jagger

Does it all have some strange meaning?
Can it change my life today?
Or is it all so much flotsam and jetsam?
Tell me right away.

Yesterdays Flora is now in bloom

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

And The Name She Bore Was Flora, The Lily Of The West

Today's prompt from her space my space is flora
Rain, rain and more rain today, the garden needs it so for now I am happy.
Luckily I have some indoor flora, almost in bloom

Lyrics from "Lily of the West" by Mr Dylan

"When first i came to Louisville, some pleasure there to find
A damsel there from Lexington was pleasing to my mind
Her rosy cheeks, her ruby lips, like arrows pierced my breast
And the name she bore was flora, the lily of the west"

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

It Was Like Shooting A Sitting Duck

Prompt today at her space my space is duck

Well having no small children I did not expect to find a duck in my space, that was until I looked in the bedroom of my 21 year old daughter,just goes to show you are never too old!

Oops, it's lost it's equilibrium....a bit like me
Lyrics from "Lay Your Love On Me" by Abba
"It was like shooting a sitting duck
A little smalltalk, a smile and baby
I was stuck "

The Monkees And Me

Never let it be said that I give up. I am still attempting to knit knitting those hairy monkees. There is a hard pattern and a easy pattern, so far I have been sticking to the easy one and even at that they are turning out looking nothing like vaguely like monkees. On saying that lots of people children seem to like them and as I am obviously deluded I will keep on clicking those needles. Just a quick note about the hard pattern, the one with the dreaded gusset and the mouth that is beyond me. My lovely friend Kaz had now sent me detailed instructions along with pictures of how to sew the mouth,its not everyday you get a very big close up picture of the inside of a monkees mouth in your inbox. If there is such a thing as e mail police, this one would have baffled them. So, eventually I will have another go. But for now here are my latest creations.
Firstly a non hairy one, knitted so badly too shy to be seen

But eventually loved by my niece Eleni, she loves them all and I don't even have to bribe her

Then we have the latest hairy variety, these are for Jason and Louise, my cousin's kids

And a third one had to be made for Eleni, here they all are enjoying some time together
I overheard them talking earlier today (perhaps I should have said mad and deluded), wondering why they had not been delivered to their new homes

"I am getting a bit fed up sitting around in these baskets, when do you think we are going to be let loose."

"Who knows it could be ages, she's not well and keeps complaining that they want her to practise CBT". "What's that". "Hmm.... I think it stands for Climbing and Balance Therapy" "That sounds easy, if we could get out we could show her how its done"

"Lets make a run for it.....come on... up and over "

"Hurry up you two"

"Just a little bit higher, put some effort into it"
"Now if only she would listen to the doctors, she could be having as much fun as us"

Monday, 26 May 2008

I Was Quiet As A Mouse

Prompt from her space my space is mouse

Lyrics from "So Nice So Smart" by Kimya Dawson. Only came across this singer recently, she has some lovely songs in the soundtrack to the film Juno.

I was quiet as a mouse

When I snuck into your house

And took roofies with your spouse

In a nit, and out a louse

Thursday, 22 May 2008

I've Bought A Watch, To Time Your Beauty

Prompt today from her space my space is beauty
I love this Sambucas plant which is even more beautiful when it flowers

Lyrics from "Perfect 10" by The Beautiful South
"I've bought a watch, to time your beauty
But I've had to fit a second hand
I've bought a calendar, and every month
Is taken up by lover man"
Back to bed for me today as I can't stand up for falling down

A Drop Of Milk

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Petition To Limit The Promotion & Delivery Of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy [CBT] within the NHS

This is a E-Petition to the Prime Minister. This petition calls for the cessation of the use and promotion of CBT in the NHS where there is either no ‘evidence’ of its effectiveness or where ‘evidence’ exists to show that CBT is ineffective or deleterious to a patient’s wellbeing or symptoms.
Further evidence also shows CBT to worsen symptoms in people who suffer from, for example, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

Cheer Up, Sleepy Jean

Prompt from her space my space is sleepy

My 18 year old daughter who could sleep for Britain in the strangest positions

Lyrics from Daydream Believer by The Monkees

Cheer up, sleepy jean.
Oh, what can it mean.
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

No Happy Ending

Prompt at her space my space is happy

Not a happy day today until I found this

Lyrics from Happy Ending by Mika

This is the way you left me,
I’m not pretending,
No hope, no love, no glory,
No happy ending

Bzzzzzzzz On The Window

Monday, 19 May 2008

When The Jelly-Faced Women All Sneeze

Prompt at her space my space is sneezy

No sneeezy lyrics in my brain but I can give you "sneeze"

Lyrics from "Visions of Johanna" by Bob Dylan

"You can tell by the way she smiles

See the primitive wallflower freeze

When the jelly-faced women all sneeze

Hear the one with the mustache say, "jeeze I can't find my knees"

Oh, jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule

But these visions of johanna, they make it all seem so cruel "

Friday, 16 May 2008

I'm A Bashful Child, Beginning To Grow

Prompt from her space my space bashful

Lyrics from The Name Of The Game by Abba

What's the name of the game?
Does it mean anything to you?
What's the name of the game?
Can you feel it the way i do?
Tell me please, 'cause i have to know
I'm a bashful child, beginning to grow

How The Sun Set Tonight

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Doc It's Only A Scratch

Prompt from her space my space Doc

Are you relaxed.....
We shall now examine you.....oh yes we will

Lyrics in title from Rocky Racoon by The Beatles

"Now the doctor came in stinking of gin
And proceeded to lie on the table
He said Rocky you met your match
And Rocky said, doc it's only a scratch
And I'll be better I'll be better doc as soon as I am able"

A great big thanks to Suzy and Louise for stepping in while Anita and Kirsty have a break

Somethng To Do On A Wednesday Afternoon

Take one willing reluctant daughter into the garden
Make Ask her do this for five thirty minutes

In the hope slim chance you might capture a brilliant not bad shot of a bubble

Bubbles were 35 pence and daughter came free

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

We Are All Just Prisoners Here, Of Our Own Device

Prompt at her space my space is device
"A thing made or adapted for a particular purpose especially something mechanical or electrical"
My device is in my space everyday, couldn't/wouldn't be without it
No I Pods in this house, I am a Zen baby Zen

The actual player appears to have been stolen taken to school this morning by my daughter along with some sausages,a disposable barbecue and dare I say it some Jack Daniels....reason being last day of 6th form, education is not what it used to be! I was too brain dead to say more than "enjoy your last day" and she thinks I'm stupid unaware of the Jack Daniels, even although she is 18 just wait till she gets home, I will be very stern when asking "did you have a nice time"

Lyrics in title are from Hotel California by the Eagles
Mirrors on the ceiling,
The pink champagne on ice
And she said 'we are all just prisoners here, of our own device'
And in the master's chambers,
They gathered for the feas
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can't kill the beast

Meet My Neighbour

Giving me the evil eye, thinking
"here she comes again with her camera, but as long as she has food I will pose for a bit"

Monday, 12 May 2008

Crossed Lines I Shouldn't Have Crossed

Prompt today at her space my space is Lines
A mark or stroked shape - long in proportion to it's breadth. Find your lines

Title lyrics from In My Place by Coldplay

In my place, in my place
Were lines that I couldn't change
I was lost , oh yeah
I was lost, I was lost
Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed
I was lost, oh yeah

Friday, 9 May 2008

One Day To The Next

The prompt today at her space my space is remember

Have in your mind an awareness of something or someone you have seen, known or experienced. Show 'remember' in your space today.

Everyday I remember how difficult it can be to put one foot in front of the other. The simple act of walking can be a ordeal to a person suffering from ME.

Remember is not in my title, but I am remembering this song "One Day To The Next" by Tony Butler (Big Country) which was released in 1998 for International ME AWareness Day.

Help me…tell me what I’m meant to do
I can’t stand up, I can’t slow down
Does this make sense to you

Tell me…if you believe me make it clear
“There’s nothing we can do”
Are not the words I want to hear

There’s nothing here to comfort me at midnight
Why do I feel so scared and so alone

Give me courage, give me answers, give me love
I’m so confused it’s been so long
One day to the next is the way I carry on

Is there someone who can find the cure for me
I had a life I felt so strong
One day to the next is the way I get along

Help me…I’ve lost my confidence, my drive
The months have turned to years
I feel no better, but I’m alive

Tell me…one day the pains will fade away
The sun will come, the rains will go
And I will live my way

If someone’s there to catch me when I’m falling
Why do I feel so empty and alone

Give me courage, give me answers, give me love
I’m so confused it’s been so long
One day to the next is the way I carry on

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Taxi To The Terminal Dome

Prompt today at her space my space is dome

A rounded vault forming the roof of a structure or building. Find a dome in your space today.

Hmm.... if a lightbulb can be classed as a structure then I got a dome, if not I've cheated

Title Lyrics from "The Promised Land" by James Taylor

Swing down chariot
Come down easy
Taxi to the terminal dome
Cut your engines
And cool your wings
And let me make it to the telephone

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

We Have A Pretty Little Square

Prompt today from her space my space is square

"A flat shape with four sides of equal length. Find a square in your space today!"

Not sure about being flat, but I do see squares

Title lyrics from "God Is In The House" by Nick Cave
That stuff is for the big cities
Our town is very pretty
We have a pretty little square
We have a woman for a mayor

Monday, 5 May 2008

Doesn't Have A Point Of View

Prompt of the day at her space my space VIEW
"The ability to see something or be seen from a particular place."
Title Lyrics from Nowhere Man by The Beatles

Doesn't have a point of view,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Insomniac Posting In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

The drugs don't work, am hoping posting a few pictures will unwire my brain

I Got Beasties Too Karen

Let Me At Them

Double Trouble


A Poem By Walt Whitman

"When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd,

And the great star early droop'd in the western sky in the night,

I mourn'd, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.

Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring,

Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west,

And thought of him I love."

A Lilac