Song Lyric Sunday: Like A River

Song Lyric Sunday hosted by Helen Espinosa her blog, the rules and the pingback are here

I have always loved Carly Simon her voice so clear and melodic can fit any song. Carly is a prolific song writer who has always manged to touch me and make me feel that I am not alone in whatever trial  or joy I am facing.

This song Like a River is about a daughter telling her recently dead Mum how she feels.
I have been there years ago with my Mum and more recently with a friend and three months ago with my dear sister.

Today we had a dear neighbour in for coffee, he lost his wife yesterday. He has too grown daughters both mothers and I dedicate this post to them.

Like A River Lyrics

Dear mother the struggle is over now
And your house is up for sale
We divided your railway watches
Between the four of us
I fought over the pearls
With the other girls
But it was all a metaphor
For what was wrong with us
As the room is emptying out
Your face so young comes into view
And on the back porch is a well-worn step
And a pool of light you can walk into

I’ll wait no more for you like a daughter,
That part of our life together is over
But I will wait for you, forever
Like a river…

Just Jot It January: Frozen: Little Mae and Polar Bear

January 3rd.

This is  part  of  Just Jot It January  from  LindaGhill  prompt  is  Frozen  provided by  Helen Espinosa.



The way had been long and  treacherous and little Mae  had faced  many triumphs  and defeats. The  evil  Witch  who  had  destroyed  her family  and  robbed her of her  life was  possibly  still alive.

Mae  had  been  badly wounded  in  the  heat of  an  evil  battle  and  had  slipped into  a deep  sleep. Her  trusted  general Ewen  had  carried  her  away  from  the battle  and  buried  her deeply  beneath  the snow. Where  she has lain  frozen  for  many  years.

In her  sleep she  was  reunited  with  her  beloved Polar Bear. Polar  Bear  was  a handsome  young  man , a body guard  to Little Mae in  a former  life, before  the  Witch had  changed him. Mae believed  that  he was dead  and  so in this  their  frozen  time together, she  delighted.

Mae and Polar Bear

Frozen beneath  the  ground  Little Mae  slept on comforted  by Polar Bear. She  could see her father’s castle  and her  family  all safe  and  happy. (None of which was true). All of  her  body  was frozen  except her  heart which  beat  slowly.

The Evil  witch  had  cast a spell upon  the land  which  had  caused it  all to be frozen. No  crops  could  grow no animal or  beings  could  survive  for long. Some  say  that only Little  Mae  could  save  them from the  spell.

The  Years  passed and  Ewen grew old and  many of  the old  ones  died. Little Mae  and  Polar Bear  became  a  legend was  she  really  hidden under  the  snow. Frozen. Would  she ever  wake  and save  the land.

Ewen knew  she would, but Ewen was old  and no one listened  to him anymore.


If  you  are interested in  Little Mae’s  story  you can read it here.

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If we were having Coffee : First one of the year!

If we were having coffee

Welcome  everyone  to  the  first  If  we  were having  coffee of  the New Year 2016. Although  the  weather has been  unseasonably mild  the  temperature has  dropped  and the rain has  set in and  the  wind has  been  really  wild.    Some  parts of  the  country  are  having  truly  severe weather with more  to  come  update   … read  here

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


Do join in

Come on  in  it is nice  to  sit  and  have a  chat  after  all  the  hustle  and  bustle  of  the past  few days.   I  can  still entertain  you  all  with 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  say  come on  lets  sit  down  and have  a quiet  cuppa , a piece of  cake   and  be grateful  that  Christmas, New  Year  and  all that entails is finally  all behind us. I am very lucky  in  that  with  all  the argy bargy  that  goes  with family and friends at New Year  and Christmas I  do have them. Although  at  times  I wish  things  would  be more  peaceful  I should  be  counting  my  blessings  that I have  them  to drive me mad, a safe warm  home  and  food and drink! Talking of  which  what  can I  get  you.

Fancy anything?

There  are  many out  there who dread  this time of  the year. They  may have been bereaved at  this time of  the year, homeless, abused or  just have  so  many  money  worries  that  all the  month of  December brings  is  fear  and  depression. Sadly  a high  number  of  suicides  are  noted  at  this time of  year.

I have  to tell  you  about  Geoff  Lepard    who  gives  the  great  gift  of  himself  to the  charity  Christmas  at Crisis you  can read about it  here. It is  a very  worthy  charity  and it  is not only  there  for  Christmas   but is  working  to help  the homeless all year round. Hubby  and I  have  donated  to  this  charity  instead  of  buying  each other  presents  on  occasion.

If  we were having coffee: Tuesday  after Christmas  we  had  guests  all  day which was lovely  as  they were all surprise guests  so I  did not need  to  get stressed out!  Wednesday  we had a lovely  surprise, the  Newbie’s dad ( our youngest son)  rang us  early  in the morning to tell us he was taking the Newbie  to a Soft Play  Barn near us and would  we like to  join them… we did  not need asking  twice and  we had a lovely time. On  our return  the  hubby  was out to lunch  with  a friend  until 2pm  then  we were off  to  friends  for  drinks and nibbles! So we had two extremely social days!!


If  we were having coffee: I would  ask you did you celebrate  New Year. We did  we went out  to friends  and had  a lovely  time , what  did  you do?

If we were having Coffee:  I would  tell  you  that I  am  now, like  many  of  you  three days  into Just Jot January and  so far  managing  to keep up. Now  it is  never  too late  to  join  in  the  rules  and  the  prompts  are  here . A big  thanks  to  LindaGHill  for  organizing  these  yearly  events.

If we  were  having  Coffee:  I would  have  to  say  we  are  all  sill  waiting  patiently   for  our  dear  Paul  Curran   to  rejoin us here at  the  coffee  share   but  until he is  well enough  and up  and  running again  we  shall  have  to  bide our  time!

For  now  everyone  Be  well  and  happy!

If we were having Coffee Original idea  from parttimemonster.

And of course  the


over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s
Love to you all

See you next week


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