Love is in Da Blog: Mother Love Acrostic

Just Fooling Around  With  Bee said: This post is dedicated to all of them: Birth-mothers, step-mothers, mother-in-laws, aunts, friends, therapists, doctors, bosses…. you name them.

This prompt is a free one: Chose whichever form suits you but show some love to the mothers in your life.


Mother Love 


Mother love is selfless and deeper than the 

Ocean, boundless and undemanding  always 

There when you need it. No judgement or side taken

However far or expensive to pocket or heart. Love is  

Everlasting, open handed  and without question.

Ready always to be sweep in and  scoop you up and love you.


Loyal and true always at the end of a phone

Open minded to your problems never judging or

Vengeful unless called to be on your behalf

Even though you may not deserve it , it’s there Mother Love.



This   song  reminds  me of  when my  mother  died  I miss her  so much I am crying  as I write!

Here is  a poem I wrote about  my  mum  many of  you will of  seen it before  but  this is about  mothers isn’t it?



My Mother

Gentle she was, a young woman of means, beautiful in her Marcel Wave she was.

A hair dresser with her own shop a teaser of hair and tresses.

Then the quiet Irish man took her eye and her heart.

Not impressed were her parents with the young Irish trade unionist from the motor trade.

Time eventually brought them round to accept the vows the young couple had made.

Grief she bore when her fist born died at six months

brave she was to have more. Three girls then two boys , and two more angels lost in-between.

Then after all was finished me, making six.

Hard she worked to bring us up and support her quiet man who was there for her too.

Kind she was, good and open hearted she was.

The door always open to family and waifs and strays

big hearted she was to all who past through our door.

Always there she was, with words of wisdom and comfort.

Her beautiful heart shone through her eyes.

Patient she was  but there was temper there if needed,

she was not strong or mean but if needed her children and her man she would defend to the death!

Beautiful she was in features and in heart

there was not task she would not finish if she had made a start.

Cried for her daughters she did as her man gave them away

and when her sons went too she had a proud day.

Together alone again by themselves again.

Happy she was full of the business of her quiet man.

Yet she was always ready to talk and help and ease our pain.

Cleaver she was but not school or college wise she was wise in life and love and truth and need.

Lonely she was when her man was taken ,

wept she did as she wanted to join him.

Lost she was without the quiet man .

Heart broken she became though she threw herself in to caring for grandchildren.

Gone she was before her body, her mind and soul went to him.

Lost to us she was, a smile here and there maybe a flash of recognition.

Unknowing of all around her she was,sad eyed frighted lamb lonely lonely.

Tiny she was when she went sadly lost to us long before .

Gone into her mind to find her quiet man.

Tears we shed for her,we wept in grief and I in anger because so long had she been gone and I had wanted to talk to her,

but gone she really was.

Anemones her favourite flowers were they always remind me of her.

I forgave her for leaving me and now accept she had to go

as by the side of her quiet man was where she had to be.

Never to be forgotten.







This  is  Just  fooling  around  with  Bee  Idea  for  a  February  daily  challenge! To  suit  her  spoilt  inner  child…. and  mine  come  to that so  here  we go! Hold on to your heart!  Join in  here 



Hello  and  welcome  come in it is lovely  to see you all here. Sorry  about  yesterday  but  Paul was  not  feeling  tip  top  due  to his Dialisis treatment over in Canada and I had  to  go  and have  a Gastroscopy. So  neither  Paul  or  I felt up  to doing  our  Sunday  bout of  entertaining.

But  we  both  love  to have  you all visit  so  we are  here  today, Monday  to  invite  you all in.  So the fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea on  the go  and the cakes and sweets are all set out.  We  have  tea  and coffee  from all over  the world not to mention all our cakes  and muffins  and  as Paul  calls  them sweets! Every single  one  is  calorie  free! Plus of course  we now have spirits  and liquors  to warm the coldest of  you.

If we were having  Coffee: I would ask  you what  has been going on in your world this week, has  anything  deeply affected  you, have  you need a sympathetic ear, a shoulder to cry  on or  just  needed someone  to make  you laugh! If  yes  feel free to talk it out  here  with us. We will all help if  we can.

If we were having Coffee: I would  remind  you  that  there  are lots of  other  coffee mornings  all shared  and organized  By  Diana  and  Gene’O  over at,Part time monster   and it is growing like Topsie!

What  a week it has been  and  If we were having Coffee: I would  tell  you all about it. Where  shall I start , of course I have been to the gym  with  my  gym  buddy  and  her  latest  Newbie  ( number 5 ) has arrived  and it is a boy! She  and  her  whole  family  are delighted!

If we were having Coffee: I would  tell you  the husband  is having a better  social  life  than  me right now. He  was out  to lunch on Thursday  with  an old  work  colleague  then in the evening  we  were  out  for a  meal  with  friends . We  had a lovely  time  in an old pub  that  does  amazing  grub!

Friday  the husband  was off away  with  some other  work friends  they  had a trip  to the south  coast, a  meal out   then the next  morning  they had  breakfast out  then took a walk  along  the seafront! Was I  jealous….. not a bit I had  the house  and the TV pusher  to myself!! Yes!

If we were having Coffee: Saturday  was a read letter  day  for  me. I went  to  my  usual  core  class  and  was delighted  to find  it falling into to place. Yes  it  was hard  and yes it  hurt  but  I really  felt  I was in command  of  my  body! I had  to drag  myself  home   but  then after a  coffee  I texted  my  Pilates  and Gym  instructor  and  told  them  both  that I  felt  I had  nailed it!! Thanks  to the two of  them. They  both  gallantly  said it  was more  to do with  my  determination  than  their  hard  work . I decided it  must  be  half  and  half !

Now  can I  off you  another  drink  or  some  cakes  or  biscuits?

Coffee cake and biscuits

If we were having Coffee: I would  say  today  is  the day of  the week  that  that I have been dreading day  of  the  big G (Gastroscopy ) So  it  was up  early  off to the hospital and  then  the procedure. Luckily  it  is  not  a long  process   but  it rather uncomfortable. They  spray  your  throat  with  anesthetic  then  put  a camera  down your  oasphaus, gullet  and stomach. They  took a biopsy  for a  test and had  a look around , thankfully  all was  looking  well, no  ulcers no  blockages! Thankfully it is  over  and apart  from a soar throat I am fine  but tired!

If we were having Coffee:I have been very  busy  with Love Is In Da Blog at Just fooling  Around  With Bee  Boy  has  she  set us  some  hard  tasks   but I have  never  been  one  to shrink from a challenge.  Do pop along and have a look at  her  blog  and all the entries!

If we were having Coffee: I would  like  to remind  you  about  the

A Thousand Voices Speak For Compassion

I heard about it first  on TanGental’s page here   and also on Gene’Os page  here . The idea  is to get 1000 bloggers on the same day to write posts about compassion, kindness, support, caring for others, non-judgement etc.? (Date to be decided.(it’s suggested 20th February 2015) We could call it 1000 Voices For Compassion.Who’s in? I really  would  like to be  but I need to think really  hard  about  what  to write about  but I am  going to think about it  and I am going to take part … If  anyone  has any  suggestions I would  be very grateful to hear them!

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s

If We Were Having Coffee Guest Post– Feb.16/2015 Interesting Tipbits

Interesting Tipbits

Welcome to Willow’s weekly coffee and tea garden. My name is Paul, I’ll be your barista today and I’m happy to be here once again. Please come in and make yourself comfortable. Willow has plumped the cushions and started a cozy fire so we can warm ourselves while we have a cuppa and chat. As usual, I’d be pleased to bring a pot of whatever be

verage you prefer – we have a wide range of teas and coffees to satisfy our world-wide readership. Also available is a large selection of spirits for addition to your cuppa or in its place. We can relax while we discuss the affairs of the week both personal and/or worldwide. How has your week been?

As much as I dislike talking too much about the weather, it is noteworthy here today – currently at -21 C and dropping to -27 C with a wind chill of -38 C (at -40 Fahrenheit and Celsius are the same). The sun is out but as far as benefits, all that does is make it easier to see those who froze and fell into snow banks (just joking we are all bundled up and sticking inside). That is very cold even for here, wind chills colder than -40 are very rare here and very dangerous – it takes only seconds for skin to freeze. I can clearly recall some years ago unloading a fuel tanker at night with temps around -50 and even with eyeglasses and safety goggles, my eye lashes were freezing together when I blinked. That said, I’m sitting here nice and toasty right now, typing away and am looking forward to our chat in front of Willow’s fireplace today with a cuppa and a sweet. I had a rough week with dialysis and Willow had an appointment Sunday, so we decided to publish one day later than usual. I hope you still found us for a cuppa and a sweet.

We are having a number of small national issues this week, just the usual when you run a country – a train carrying crude oil in northern Canada derailed 100 cars and caught fire. It is so far out in the bush and it is so cold that they are not sure how they are going to put it out. The crew detached the engines, which were unharmed and left the burning train there. I suppose it will warm up the beavers and squirrels and likely go out by itself eventually. If sales of hotdogs and buns increase, you can be assured the forest animals are having a party. Oh, would you like a hot cuppa (or something stronger) and a sweet?

The interesting and rather unusual news over here is actually about a European. The German chancellor – Angela Merkel – is being lauded for her diplomacy in holding the European Union together. She’s been bopping around the world in the last few weeks (here too, not sure why) making diplomatic maneuvers that appear to have paid off. She has brokered a cease fire in Ukraine and has been dealing with Greece’s current/ongoing debt issues. Her down to earth handling of political and economic issues has gained her a 70% approval rating in her third term (11 years now) – an unheard of approval rating for any long term politician.

Merkel is known for her steadfast belief that the EU is better facing the future together than apart. She also is very pragmatic, knowing, for instance that the Ukrainian issue will be a long term problem and the best she can do is achieve a cease fire to allow negotiations. Germany has become the strongest and most influential member of the EU under Merkel and now sways a great deal of economic and political clout with respect to the direction the EU takes in the future. Indeed from North America, Ms. Merkel appears to be one of the sole but solid forces keeping the EU on track and in unity. We wish here the best in the future. Speaking of which, although she can do another term in Germany, there are rumors circulating that she is interested in a big UN job that comes open in 2016. We shall see.

That’s about all we have room for this week, so it’s time to settle in with another cuppa and watch the fire. Sweets anyone? Please join me in thanking Willow for her invitation to tea. We are all honored that you dropped by today to visit. I hope you’ve enjoyed yourself and the conversation and please look around at Willow’s other posts while you’re here. Willow is over there serving her guests and chatting it up. Let’s go see how she is today. Have a great week. We look forward to seeing you back here for tea again next week.

And of course  the


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