Saturday, 30 August 2008


Two utterly devastating stories in the media today regarding ME which saddens me beyond words.

A 43-year-old woman suffering from the condition ME has travelled to Switzerland to take her own life....see link. Nicola Mcnougher, a psychologist, knew that treatments such as CBT (cognitive behavoural therapy )being offered sufferers were of no benefit, she stated in May of this year "Why is the UK so slow? This is causing deaths. Our living deaths."


In Australia, Emily Chapman, 20 years of age, hanged herself in the Cumberland Hospital psychiatric unit. Emily, a sufferer since she was 13 had been admitted to hospital nine times. She had previously been in the same unit where she was allegedly accused of being"a attention seeker" by one of the night nurses. In a letter Emily wrote to the hospital, but never sent for fear of retribution, she spoke of being deliberately kept awake, of being denied her medication, and being told to "watch the television" when she was feeling anxious. Another nurse from the same ward resigned in protest at the "patient abuse" on the ward. The inquest into Emily's suicide continues.

Friday, 29 August 2008

Don't Leave Me Hanging On Like A Yo-Yo

Prompt from her space my space is Y for Yoyo

Lyrics from "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" by George Michael

Wake me up before you go-go
Don't leave me hanging on like a yo-yo
Wake me up before you go-go
I don't wanna miss it when you hit that high

Thursday, 28 August 2008

The Bully Boys

Here are my latest little rats monkees. You would never believe from looking at them that they were all from the same pattern. Well lets face it not all children from the same parents look alike. I am geting so good at coming up with excuses!
I have named them Mo, Darnell and Rex aka "The Bully Boys". Obviously from their names you can tell I have been watching Big Brother.

I Am A Indigo Man

Prompt from her space my space is I for Indigo

Lyrics from "Crimson Moon" by Marc Bolan... Sue I remember the day he wrote this for me :)

You can shake your torpedoes
You can shoot your gun
You can mix your martinis
From the blood of the sun

I'm a chartreuse lover
I am an indigo man
In the black of the night
I'll hold your lily white hand

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Echo Softly In The Distance

Prompt from her space my space is E for Echo

Lyrics from "Elusive Butterfly" sung by Dolly Parton

You might have heard my footsteps
Echo softly in the distance through the canyons of your mind
I might have even called your name
As I ran searching after something to believe in
You might have seen me runnin'
Through the long abandonned ruins of the dreams you left behind
If you remember something there
That glided past you followed close by heavy breathing
Don't be concerned, it will not harm you
It's only me pursuing something I'm not sure of
Across my dreams, with nets of wonder
I chase the bright elusive butterfly of love

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Might Win An Oscar You Can Never Tell

Prompt from her space my space is O for Oscar

Lyrics from "Act Naturally" performed by the Beatles, sung by Ringo

Well, I'll bet you I'm gonna be a big star
might win an Oscar you can never tell
the movie's gonna make me a big star
'Cause I can play the part so well
Well I hope you come and see me in the movies
then I know that you will plainly see
The biggest fool that ever hit the big time
and all I gotta do is act naturally

Monday, 25 August 2008

Could Have Been The Whiskey

Prompt from her space my space is W for Whiskey

Lyrics from "Wasn't That A Party" by Tom Paxton

Could have been the whiskey, might have been the gin.
Could have been three or four six-packs,
I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in,
My head is like a football, I think I'm gonna die,
Tell me, me oh me oh my,
Wasn't that a party?
Someone took a grapefruit and wore it like a hat,
I saw someone under my kitchen table, talking to my old tom cat,
They were talking about football and the cat was talkin' back,
Along about then everything went black,
But wasn't that a party?

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Treasures For Us

We are waiting
For the summer
The sun will
bring back
Treasures for us

Come on my friend
Drink to good times
Golden wishes
To your
health and

Beating Heart

Do you feel my heart beating, do you understand?

Friday, 22 August 2008

I Got My Neck, I Got My Boobs

Prompt from her space my space is B for Boobies

Oh my god there she goes, lowering the tone as normal - find B in your space

Lyrics from "Ain't Got No ( I Got Life )" by Nina Simone

I got my hair, I got my head
I got my brains, I got my ears
I got my eyes, I got my nose
I got my mouth, I got my smile
I got my tongue, I got my chin
I got my neck, I got my boobs
I got my heart, I got my soul
I got my back, I got my sex
I got my arms, I got my hands
I got my fingers, Got my legs
I got my feet, I got my toes
I got my liver, Got my blood
I've got life ,
I've got my freedom
I've got the life

Thursday, 21 August 2008

You're In Quebec With Your Mother

Prompt from her space my space is "Q" for Quebec

Lyrics from Pretty Little Martha by Loudon Wainwright 111

I sang that song for your big brother,
And I'm gonna sing this song for you.
I sang that song for your big brother,
And I'm gonna this one for you.
You're in Quebec with your mother,
And I'm down here in New York state.
In Quebec with your mother,
The world is cruel and so is fate,
The world is cruel and so is fate.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

In Walked The Sheriff From Jericho Hill

Tried posting this yesterday but the ISP provider starting with a "V" would not let me. They are so helpful when you are buying something from them but try getting them to sort out your Internet connection and they are not so good ! That is me being polite :)

Today's letter prompt from her space my space is J for Jericho

I went out and bought these the other day.
Did I need them ?
No !
Then why did I buy them ?
Because my brain is like a sieve !
What I meant to buy was picture hooks

Lyrics from "Cocaine Blues" by Johnny Cash

Late in the hot joints taking the pills in walked the sheriff from Jericho Hill
He said Willy Lee your name is not Jack Brown
You're the dirty hack that shot your woman down

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Beside The Victory

Letter prompt at her space my space is V for Victory

Lyrics from "The Winner Takes It All" by Abba

I don't wanna talk
About the things we've gone through
Though its hurting me
Now its history
Ive played all my cards
And that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say
No more ace to play
The winner takes it all
The loser standing small
Beside the victory
That's her destiny

Monday, 18 August 2008

Champagne And Jelly Legs Part Two

My Legs, my stomach and my head are screaming in unison

"Don't Do It Again"

Shhhhhhh I am not listening !

Sugar, Oh Honey Honey

We are doing letter prompts over at her space my space .Thanks Suzy B
Todays letter is S for Sugar.
Let’s go find ‘S’ shall we?

Using the word the letter prompt relates to, here are my lyrics
"Sugar, Sugar" from the Archies

Sugar, Oh, Honey Honey.
You are my candy girl,
and you got me wanting you.
Honey, Oh, Sugar, Sugar.
You are my candy girl
and you got me wanting you

You've got to love it !

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Champagne and Jelly Legs

Last night I went out and had champagne and cake. It was the 18th. birthday of my holiday daughter and her real mum invited me. In the midst of getting ready as I rested on the bed half dressed, my daughter said I looked nice, a bit like a like a french whore, but nice. I took this as a compliment. As I deliberated over the pros and cons of taking pain killers vs having a glass of champagne, she said do both, things will seem funnier! So I did. I mingled ( from chair to chair). The champagne and pills helped make the time before my brain fuzzed over longer. I had a conversation with someone who works in mental health. She said she gets lots of people with ME referred to her. I said that's a disgrace and she agreed, she was nice. I felt almost normal for a short while. I felt slightly drunk and giggly which was strange.
Today's hungover feeling was not much worse than if I hadn't mingled, but the champagne has gave me jelly legs.
I lay in the sun and watched the butterfly's and the bees flirting and dancing on the buddleia. The butterfly's are beautiful and the buzz of the bees soothed my befuddled brain, but there were wasps and I hate the them, they are full of venom.
I lay in the sun and lost myself in the world of Helen, Ivan, Rita etc.
I am on page 457 of The State Of Me.
I have stopped reading for now because I don't want it to end. I love them all, even Ivan !

Friday, 15 August 2008

We've Split The Wood And Stoked The Fires

Prompt from her space my space is split
To seperate into equally postions between 2 or more sections. Have you got something splitting in your space?

Lyrics from"God Is In The House" by Nick Cave

We've laid the cables and the wires
We've split the wood and stoked
the fires
We've lit our town so there is no
Place for crime to hide
Our little church is painted white
And in the safety of the night
We all go quiet as a mouse
For the word is out
God is in the house

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Where That Bracelet Used To Be

Prompt from her space my space is bracelet
Jewellery, trinkets or adornments worn on the wrist. Show me you fave bracelet.

My favourite bracelet from Greece

Lyrics from "Harder Now That It's Over" by Ryan Adams

They slapped 'em on you
Where that bracelet used to be
You know the one I bought you in phoenix
Where they sell old jewelry
I was trying to make you angry
But I didn't feed you to the cops
When I threw that drink in that guy's face
It was just to piss you off'
Cause honey it's over
It's harder now that it's over
It's harder now that it's over
Now that the cuffs are off
And you're free
You're free with a history

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

With Spanish Fly And Roots To Chew

Prompt from her space my space is chew

To masticate with ones teeth. Who is chewing where you are

My niece Eleni, stayed over last night, here she is chewing on her Croissant. She asked could she stay till Saturday. I said Hmmm we shall see. I asked would she come outside later and run around as I want to practise capturing movement in a shot. She said If you let me stay till Saturday.

Lyrics from "My Aphrodisiac Is You" by Katie Melua

Don't smoke no grass,
Or opium from old Hong Kong,
That hubble-bubble
Just makes me see you double
All night long.
Don't waste my time
With Spanish fly and roots to chew,
They cause me trouble,
Because my aphrodisiac is you.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Every Triangle Has Three Corners

Prompt from her space my space is triangle

A 3 sided shape, touching at each end. Simple huh? Show me some triangles

Lyrics from "Three Is A Magic Number" by Embrace

Takes three legs to make a tripod and to make a table stand
Takes three wheels to make a vehicle called a tricycle
Every triangle has three corners, every triangle has three sides
No more no less you don't have to guess when its three you can see its a magic number

Monday, 11 August 2008

And All The Leaves On The Trees Are Falling

Prompt from her space my space is leaves

Expanded, usually green organs borne by the stem of a plant. Show us leaves

Puppy sitting for middle gremlin M. One hour in and I have said NO at least 100 times. Should I be saying NO as he eats the leaves, or should I be taking pictures? Will it be my fault if he is sick when he goes home?

Lyrics from"Moondance" by Van Morrison

Well, its a marvelous night for a moondance
With the stars up above in your eyes
A fantabulous night to make romance
neath the cover of october skies
And all the leaves on the trees are falling
To the sound of the breezes that blow
And Im trying to please to the calling
Of your heart-strings that play soft and low
And all the nights magic seems to whisper and hush
And all the soft moonlight seems to shine in your blush
Can I just have one a more moondance with you, my love

Free Phil Campaign

No Not Phil Mitchell from Eastenders but Phil the Frog !
My lovely blogging friend Shannon has threatened to kill her very handsome Frog called Phil.
In her own words "Phil may die soon" and all because he has a very bad croak. She must be stopped, people can't go about killing frogs simply because they have a sore throat!

Shannon, Shannon, Phil can't die,
How can you say that and look him in the eye,
He looks so handsome and so bright,
And all because he keeps you awake at night !

Visit Phil at Shannon's blog to post your objections and save a frog's life :) You know you want to !

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Voila Le Portrait Sans Retouche

SPS prompt from her space my space
Share with us your portrait shots.

Lyrics from La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf

Des yeux qui font baiser les miens,
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche,
Voila le portrait sans retouche
De l'homme auquel j'appartiens

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose

Purple Haze

In The Still Of The Night

Thursday, 7 August 2008

And Our Love Turns To Rust

Prompt from her space my space is rust

A reddish brown tinge to metal that has been exposed to water or vapour.

Lyrics from "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2

The city's a flood, and our love turns to rust.
We're beaten and blown by the wind
Trampled in dust.
I'll show you a place
High on a desert plain
Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name
Where the streets have no name

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Don't Hold Yourself Like That

Prompt from her space my space is hold
To carry and bear weight or load.

Lyrics from Volcano by Damien Rice

Don't hold yourself like that
You'll hurt your knees
I kissed your mouth and back
But that's all I need
Don't build your world around volcanoes melt you down

What I am to you is not real
What I am to you you do not need
What I am to you is not what you mean to me
You give me miles and miles of mountains
And I'll ask for the sea

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

It Don't Mean A Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing

Prompt from her space my space is swing

A suspended object moving to and fro. Whats swinging where you are?

Lyrics from "It Don't Mean A Thing" by Ella Fitzgerald

It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing
It don't mean a thing all you got to do is sing
It makes no difference
If it's sweet or hot
Just give that rhythm
Everything you've got
It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing

Monday, 4 August 2008

The Sweet Scent Of Jasmine Fills The Air

Twice On The Pipe If The Answer Is No

Prompt at her space my space is pipe

A tube of material in which to feed liquid or air. Have you got a fine set of pipes?

Lyrics from Knock Three Times by Tony Orlando

Oh my darlin knock three times on the ceiling if you want me
Twice on the pipe if the answer is no
Oh my sweetness means you'll meet me in the hallway
Twice on the pipe means you ain't gonna show

A blast from the past, reminds me of dancing the slosh at weddings

Friday, 1 August 2008

My Fingers Are All In A Knot

Prompt at her space my space is knot
A tangle in a length of string or hair, the hard, cross-grained mass of wood at the place where a branch joins the trunk of a tree found in planks or cuts of wood, a groups of people....the list goes on. Show me knots!

Lyrics from Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues by Nina Simone

Now if you see Saint Annie
Please tell her thanks a lot
I cannot move
My fingers are all in a knot
I don't have the strength
To get up and take another shot
And my best friend, my doctor
Won't even say what it is I've got