Song Lyric Sunday. Christmas/ Holidays/ Snowmen.

It’s Sunday again, time for Song Lyric Sunday this week Jim Adams has said our prompt is “Christmas/Holiday/Snowman”

Before we go any further I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy 2020

Now there are so many songs that spring to mind. I love Christmas songs. Now my favourite Christmas song is all about the strain this time of year . It by my favourite singer… altogether now Imogen Heap. And it is called Just For Now. The song is about constant mayhem within a holiday environment, in which the singer sings to set aside the disarray for a short time of peace. It is from her second studio album, Speak for Yourself (2005). Written and produced by Heap, the song was originally written for the second-season episode of the television series The O.C. entitled “The Chrismukkah That Almost Wasn’t”, but was deemed too dark for the episode.  No way it just tells the truth.

In essence family stress! I love it. In fact I live it!

Then there is River by Joni Mitchell another lovely Christmas song.

River” is a Christmas folk song by Joni Mitchell, from her 1971 album Blue. Although never released as a single, it has become one of Mitchell’s most recorded songs.


It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

But it don’t snow here
It stays pretty green
I’m going to make a lot of money
Then I’m going to quit this crazy scene
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river I could skate away on
I made my baby cry

He tried hard to help me
You know, he put me at ease
And he loved me so naughty
Made me weak in the knees
Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on

I’m so hard to handle
I’m selfish and I’m sad
Now I’ve gone and lost the best baby
That I ever had
I wish I had a river I could skate away on

Oh, I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly
I wish I had a river
I could skate away on
I made my baby say goodbye

It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on

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If we were having coffee: surprises


Spot the bird

Can you spot the bird?
If we were having Coffee: The weather  is  getting  distinctly  wintry, fogs, rain,  and  cold so  lets  all go inside  and  be  comfy by  the fire.  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  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
If we were having Coffee: I would say welcome but not to the garden  but to Antigia, we are on a surprise, to me, holiday. It is beautiful here fabulous birds and cats who cheekily join you for meals. Glorious fauna and flora, magnificent views and today rain!

If we were having coffee: I would ask you, don’t think it is amazing that we all got together and found our lovely and loved Paul Curran. The wonderful LindaGHill  went to his address supplied by Blogwoman  and found him recovering safe and sound if a little surprised that his absence had caused such a stir!
I for one am grateful he is safe with hopefully nothing worse than a blown  modem.


Welcome back Paul we look forward to you being back on line.
If we were having coffee: I would have to say it has been a hectic week full of shopping, packing and blogging! But it is all totally worth it now!


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over at Part Time  Monster  and Gene’O’s




If we were having coffee:  I would tell you that I am sitting here on a cross channel ferry, travelling backwards.
Reluctantly going home with a head stuffed full of memories and and dreams. This past week has been wonderful.


Anyway first things first, where are my manners. Welcome to the garden today  it  is lovely and warm out here. So far we do not need the space heaters nor the marquee though they ready for use at the first drop of rain or drastic drop in temperature. Now we have ( thank’s to Paul) all types of tea and coffee. Not to mention cakes scones, and all sorts of cconfectionery Enough to make the artisan baker, from the small village we have just spent the week’ a very proud lady indeed.
If we were having coffee: I would drive you mad with tales of Chateaus and castles inhabited by Kings. Queens, princesses, princes not to mention infamous mistresses who often ruled the roost ….. but not always.


If we were having coffee:
I would I would explain how we visited the village that was the birthplace of the famous mathematician and philosopher Descartes. The village is of the same name. The first Sunday we were in France we drove into town to sample the Market and then the coffee. While we were there we were  witness to a service in the town square to commemorate the liberation of the town. By allied forces on that day 70yrs ago.
On our second visit yesterday (Friday ) we discovered the beautiful and peaceful public garden’s. These were full of beautiful touperie  and ponds even a little wild life enclosure with, geese, ducks, sheep, goats, and Llamas and a lovely pig called Zorro.
Just outside the park we found the Church where René Dacarte’s mother is buried. The church though not in great repair is still used to this day.
If we were having coffee:

Night sky over  the Channel

Night sky over the Channel

I would explain that I have put up photos of all of these things in the blog posts I have written this last week. Can  I get anyone another drink or something to eat. Are you still warm enough the sun is beginning to set now. It is sparkling on the sea. We have moved now to the Restaurant for dinner. We certainly have a sea view now. 🙂 . We only had a view of the lifeboats from our previous seats. I am actually quite hungry now. Looking at  the red sky  from the spray splashed window reminds me of  one of  my  Mother’s many  sayings “Red sky  at  night shepherds delight. Red sky in the morning shepherds warning!” Funny how all the things  my Mum would say and I would roll my eyes come back to me now and I realize  how much truth and wisdom there is in them.

If we were having coffee:

If I am honest  I shall tell you now  that I had a good nights sleep even though  we did not get home until midnight! We have done  the washing  and it is on the line! Hoovered  and dusted round  and even had a flying visit from the middle son. I am so grateful  that Paul is here to  help as I am back  an forth sorting things out. I do love my  home, my  house  the area, my  family  and friends  but Oh! I did love that  holiday!

Never  mind  I must  get on  so  eat drink , chat  and be merry and I shall be here you only  need to shout.  If I were  you I would  scroll up  or  down  and  check out Paul’s  coffee morning  it is here  too!! So  for now  be well and be happy.  😀

If we were having coffee I’d ask  you : would you like another  cuppa, or  a biscuit . I’d  tell you I have really  come to enjoy  these chats  and I’d  love  to hear  what you would  tell me , If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from

Lush day at Loshes

GreenIMG_20140910_105453197_HDR and blue, sky and  fields

Roll away into the distance

Hot sun and silver dancing  streams

This is the essence of France.

Future meets the past and mingles in my dreams.

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Green Peace







Free from stress.
Peaceful trees of green
Flowing river so serene.
Oh! I really want to stay
Bliss full haze  .

The Lunch.

They burst in through the back gate like a summer breeze. Just the sight of their togetherness is enough to make me feel at ease.Laughing at the back door as I opened it looking for the keys.

Dropping in for lunch on route to a holiday, full of noisy chatter and lots of things to say. Lunch was a joint effort for the four of us a treat . Including all types of food it really was quiet a feat .

Talking loud  well that always was his way but that does not worry her they seem like friends at play! We were not expecting them they’d rang the night before to say they that they would be dropping in  today for a break on their way.

It was great to have a catch up so good for us all to meet. To see your children with their partners is really something sweet. Then with much a commotion forgetting this and that have you got this has he got that . Then all was quiet the hurricane past they drive off waving to their holiday at last….. Be happy, be loving to each other be true.

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