Hi everyone I am publishing if we were having coffee early this week because I need to take a break! I will not be on wordpress 23rd December until the 30thDec. I know I have been sad and it has been showing in my blog. I do hope I have not frightened you all away! Now don’t panic Paul’s wonderful blog will be over at Mark Bialczak blog on Sunday 28th! Mine should appear here if I can sort it out before the 23rd! Please don’t forget to visit there for coffee! After that I hope to be less weird and we will have our normal Sunday slot back! I hope I shall be less weird by then too! I am sorry that I shall miss all your posts but I shall do my best to catch up when I get back on line! I love you all have a Happy Christmas!!
If we were having Coffee: I would tell you what a busy and difficult week it has been here! I have been busy looking after the hubby who is taking a lot longer to recover from an operation he had nine days ago! He is complaining about the standard of nursing that I am providing!! :) mind you he is saying this tongue in cheek!…. well I hope he is!
If we were having Coffee: I think I have finally managed to finish our Christmas shopping for family and friends. The hubby and I certainly did not need anything for Christmas so we have decided to to donate to Crisis at Christmas learn more here
Homeless At Christmas
I hope it won’t snow this Christmas it’s one of my biggest fears.
It was so bitter last year even thinking of it makes me shudder and shed tears.
They won’t be eating Turkey with all the trim
Unless they find a charity shelter and they can get in.
The people at the shelters are angels from up above
They give their time and more importantly, plenty love.
They really are saviours they really do so much good.
They give warmth and comfort and Christmas dinner and even Christmas pud.
OH! why are they out here I hear you say
There are lots of reasons, have you got all day?
Dave got made redundant the bills he couldn’t pay
So the bank stepped in and took his home away.
His wife could not stand the B&B that the social offered them
So she took the children off to live with her mum so Dave won’t see them again.
Jen, she was cheeky girl always having fun
Staying out late and playing up in the end it got too much for her mum!
After a big row one night in the summer she asked Jen to go,
So she is struggling along out here now,
When you are homeless it is amazing how fast your friends all go.
Rob, well his story is very sad,
It all started with his drinking then he discovered drugs
He became violent and everything turned bad.
He fell out with his mother’s boyfriend who told him he had to go
And then threw him out into the January snow.
The reasons are legion you can take your pick,
People who loose their jobs because they became sick
From parents who can’t cope
To addictions that make you loose all hope,
Parents or family who beat you, family who will not stop at a touch
They want, you to give them, it all gets way too much.
This may all seem morbid this may all seem too sad
I hate to tell you all, things can be so very, very bad.
People young and old see their hopes and dreams unfold and vanish in clouds of smoke
As they end up on the streets lost and without any hope.
So enjoy your Christmas parties, your families and your Yule tide fare
But as you raise a toast remember the homeless ones out there .
So please spare them a thought!
If we were having coffee: I would say I feel so sorry for the the people of Pakistan where at least 141 killed in a school in Peshawar, read more here. Why would you slaughter the young of your country??
Also the tragic discovery of eight children found dead at a house in Cairns in northern Queensland Australia.
Police said a 34-year-old woman who was the mother of at least seven of the children had been taken to hospital with stab wounds but was stable.
Police have not confirmed Australian reports that the children, aged between 18 months and 15 years, were stabbed.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said in a statement it was an “unspeakable crime”.
He said all parents would feel “gut-wrenching sadness at what has happened”.
A candlelit vigil and church service were held in Cairns on Friday night. read more here.
If we were having Coffee : I would say okay enough bad news lets have another coffee and some cake , maybe some thing stronger ?
We must not despair the world has some truly awful and evil goings on but there is still a lot of good out there . All we need to do is look for it!