Remains of the day

This was the sentiment echoed in most houses yesterday, today and tomorrow.💜

Full Circle: St Michael and All Angels, Addingham

Palpable feelings.

The Silent Eye

From Little Meg we had a leisurely stroll down a wooded path, to a tiny church we had glimpsed from the circle on our first visit. It had turned out to be one I had stumbled across in my research of the area and well worth a visit, even if, when we arrived, the doors were closed, for in the churchyard is an unusual cross.

The weathered, Anglo-Norse cross is covered in scroll-work. The ends of the arms are carved with saltires …St Andrew’s crosses … which have figured frequently in our wanderings. Only the upper part of the shaft and the cross head remains from the original cross which dates from the 900s. Even the ‘modern’ base into which they are set dates from before the Norman Conquest of 1066.

A close look at the carving seems to suggest that the ends of the scroll work are serpent heads……

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Twittering Tale #116 – 25 December 2018

Happy Christmas to everyone here is a seasonal Twittering Tale. Brought to us by our wonderful host Kat Myrman of Like Murcury Colliding.

Photo by Kat Myrman ©️2018

Every year two red lights, one in the tree and one the attic. Nick looked forward to this stop. Rudolph and the gang not so much. Well, he got brandy and mince pies, they got carrots! This year was different there was a bucket of beer left out for gang. It was zig,zag all the way home.
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Sorry I went over, Well it is Christmas. Have a great one everyone 💜💜💜💜

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenges No. 114, 115, & 116 SynonymsOnly

This is my entry for Colleen Chesebro of The Fairy Whisper’s Tuesday Tanka Challenge..

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY!

This week’s prompt is not to use the words Joy and Belief.

Such Jubilation

The birth of the Saviour

He holds all our hopes.

Can we have faith in this child

Rest assured he is our hope.

Image from Pixabay

Today a child is born.

Irena got there first a huge smile on her face,

Happy to be doing her real job, even if it was in a strange place.

She could not believe the sight that met her eyes,

There was a cat and a dog and the lady from up the way and doves covered the skies.

Well she thought we can’t move her now she will have to give birth here in the gazebo!

It felt so good to be wearing her blues again, Jo was flapping quietly rubbing Mares’ back pretending he was in control…. but that was all in vain!

Anya arrived she almost hurdling the bushes, how are things going she asked Irena, who smiled replied you have made it for the pushes.

So between the three of them a little babe was born. It was strange it took all night but some how it did not not seem long

Annya cool and calm

Mares seemed so calm , in fact she was serene,

Anya was amazed and told Irena for a “first time mum” she was the calmest she’d ever seen.

There seemed to be so many people there,angels people later said,

With golden flowing hair and bright rings around their heads.

The pets from up the road and the lady too,

Shepherds arrived with their sheep they all wanted to be there too.

It all seemed so surreal Oh! was it a dream.

Here in the gazebo with doves and sheep and things!!

The star above the hotel began to burn so bright it turned the scented garden and gazebo into a haven of light.

And so the babe is born.

The first day of the new dawn.

This child has come to lead the way to take us to a better day.

The shepherds brought their sheep

As gifts to the young king and his parents in love to keep.

Josh has bought his friendship band he placed it in the baby’s hand.

The children offered up the paper chain they had made with Mares and she in turn has kissed them all and blown away their cares.

On their way towards the hotel Delph in a limousine our three wise men are approaching fast they want to warn Jo again and fast.

But for now all is light and all is love as the star shines down from heaven above, born for us this day our saviour to wash our sins away.

Image from Pixabay

This is another excerpt from a version of the the Nativity story, that I wrote all through December 2011. It started here Mary and Jo Part 1

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #233 Chaste&Blush

This Christmas message is brought to you care of Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Challenge.

The virgin gave birth

She was chaste without a blush

Born in a manger


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Happy Christmas Everyone

I wish all my lovely friends and followers here on wordpress a very happy Christmas may you all be blessed with a happy time.

Yule tide is upon us and today is it’s eve. No doubt you have all been very busy today. Well it’s time for you to sit down and have a break. So let’s all raise a glass to eachother and shout Happy Christmas.

Below is a little Christmas poem and some Christmas music.

Thanks for all your patience I love you all!

It A Miracal

Black, black the sky, cold the winds blow

Across the sand by the light of the stars progress was slow.

She was slight but with child. Tired and near her time.

They had had to travel though, the census to sign.

They arrive late after many days travel and there was no place to stay.

She was too tired to chide her man for his incompetence

Her time was near, she urged him to find a place she could lay.

He found a stable bare and full of the animal’s stench.

He did his best to make her comfortable as she began her labor

She was so young and a virgin she knew not what was happening

Finally a child was born as promised a boy to the world a saviour.

From outside came a gentle light and the sound of singing.

People came from far and wide, rich and poor bringing gifts

No one knew why they came but come they did

All saw the beauty of the family and felt their sorrow lift.

Song Lyric Sunday: Season.

It’s Christmas Eve tomorrow. Don’t panic! By the way I have had three attempts at this blog fingers crossed I have nailed it this time 😉

Helen Vahdati who hosts #SLS has given us the prompt Season for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.

Well I thought maybe I could do all the seasons, starting with Spring.

Let’s go with Donna Summer and Spring Affair.


Ooh, something’s coming over me
Ooh, I think it’s got a hold on me, it’s got me, it’s got me
Ooh, just the man I hoped you’d be
Ooh, just the man to set me free, you got me, you got me
You got me, you got me
Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair
And I’m hung on you
Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair
And we’ve got something new, me and you, oh baby
Ooh, guess I’m falling much too fast
Ooh, I hope this love is gonna last, I’ve fallen
Ooh, the feeling’s getting really strong
Ooh, gives me strength to carry on, I’ve fallen, I’ve fallen
Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair
And I’m hung up on you
Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair
And we’ve got something new
It’s a spring affair
It’s a spring affair
Oooh, ooh, ooh
Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair
And I’m hung up on you
Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair
And we’ve got something new
Uuuh uhh aah,.. oh yeah…
Ooh, you’re the sunshine in my life
Ooh, how you come on shining bright, you got me
Ooh, feeling’s gonna grow and grow
Ooh, let your loving river flow, you got me, you got all of me
Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair
And I’m hung up on you
Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair
And we’ve got something new
Spring affair, spring affair, spring affair
And we’ve got something new
It’s a spring affair
It’s a spring affair
Spring affair
Give strength to carry on
Spring affair…

Lyric from A to Z Lyrics.

Next Summer, Here are The Corrs with Summer Sunshine I do love the Corrs their blend of traditional Irish music and modern make for a fantastic repertoire. This song falls into the modern section.

Autumn next and the fabulous Kinks with Autumn Almanac. The two brothers Ray and Dave Davis were brilliant songwriters and musicians….still are.

Now finally Winter. There are many but it has got to be Freddie in the Winter of his life. With Queen and A Winter’s Tale. Just beautiful, just perfect.

“A Winter’s Tale”

It’s winter-fall
Red skies are gleaming
Sea-gulls are flying over
Swans are floatin’ by
Smoking chimney-tops

Am I dreaming?
Am I dreaming?

The nights draw in
There’s a silky moon up in the sky
Children are fantasising
Grown-ups are standin’ by
What a super feeling

Am I dreaming?
Am I dreaming?

(Dreaming)
So quiet and peaceful
Tranquil and blissful
There’s a kind of magic in the air
What a truly magnificent view
A breathtaking scene

With the dreams of the world
In the palm of your hand

(Dreaming)
A cosy fireside chat
A little this, a little that
Sound of merry laughter skippin’ by
Gentle rain beatin’ on my face
What an extraordinary place!

And the dream of the child
Is the hope of the—hope of the man

It’s all so beautiful
Like a landscape painting in the sky
Mountains are zoomin’ higher
Little girls scream and cry

My world is spinnin’ and spinnin’ and spinnin’
It’s unbelievable
Sends me reeling

Am I dreaming?
Am I dreaming?
Ooh, it’s bliss

Lyrics from AtoZ lyrics

So there you have it we have zipped through the year. I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year. I love you all.💜💜

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 22/18

This week’s #SoCs prompt from LindaGHill is: Tin use it as you will, a word or part of but have fun.

TINTIN was a childhood favourite of mine. I used to love listening to his adventures on the wireless, better known these days as the radio.

Hergé’s adventures of TinTin was so exciting to me as a child and I loved to imagine all the characters! I also loved the books and finally the TV series.

Photo from Wiapedia of the Author Hergé with a bust of TinTin.

The main characters from TinTin from Wikipedia

The main Characters (the good guys ) are

Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, Thomson and Thompson, AKA The Thomson Twins.

So there you have it my childhood Hero TinTin.

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