IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: NANO POBLANO DAY 30

Well there  you all are  welcome, come on in it is lovely  to see you! We have decided  that as  we are not  putting a tree or  decorations up  this  year ( in the real world )   that I could  put up Christmas  decorations in our virtual one! …all I want! So here we go!

If we were having Coffee . Come on in the fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea and the cakes and sweets are set out. Paul  and  his guests  are all here  and they are enjoying  the warmth  and food and drinks. 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 .

What  can I get you, how about  some Christmas cake?  They  do look good  don’t  they, Holly

and Penguins.

If  we were having coffee:  I would  say  I need to think hard  about positives and happy things  because I am low , but hey you don’t  want to know that!

More coffee or tea anyone  or shall we go mad  and have a drink ..why  not  lets  get hung for a sheep as a lamb!

If  we were having coffee:  I ‘d say  there were some high spots in the week where I managed to forget  the real world. The visit to Canterbury  and West Gate on Sea was wonderful  and the husband and I  were bowled over  by the fabulous Cathedral! We spent three hours wandering around  this wonderful palace of God.

It was not  hard  to see  why the pilgrims of  the 10th century  and forward  were amazed  by the sights. They  must of  felt  they were in the entrance  to heaven. It was  so other worldly  and huge  how on earth did they  manage  to build it  , if  you are interested  you can find out here! .

  1. It is the cathedral of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England and symbolic leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Its formal title is the Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Christ at Canterbury. Founded in 597, the cathedral was completely rebuilt from1070 to 1077. read  more about it here.
    The  Next day  we met up  with friends  we have known for 48 yrs…that is a long time isn’t it ! We sat around chatting  all day then in the evening we went out for a meal.. then drove home , a two hour drive , well worth every mile!
    If  we were having coffee:   I would ask if  you would  like to see some more Cathedral photos. You really  do not  have any  choice  here they are ready or  willing or  not!

    A meeting Hall

    A meeting Hall

      blues on the  stone

    blues on the stone

    Stain Glass Windows

    Stain Glass Windows

    The amazing cloisters

    The amazing cloisters

    Modern Artwork

    Modern Artwork

    Dusk  outside  the Cathedral

    Dusk outside the Cathedral

    the spotlights on in the darkening evening

    the spotlights on in the darkening evening

    If  we were having coffee:  I would  tell  you how behind I am with  Christmas preparations, no  decs  or tree  this year  so really  it is just cards and pressies . So far I have only  written about  10 cards  which means at least another 200 to go! 😦  So  after  I have finished  this  I will really  have to  set to and get them written  today.

    Carrot Cake

    If we were having coffee: I offer  you another  cuppa  and ask you what  has happened in your world  this week? If  you are American  you will have celebrated  Thanks Giving. I do hope  you have had a wonderful  time. It  has been a long  week packed  with busy things. I even managed  afternoon  tea with a friend . That was fun we took a bus  to the nearest town  and had tea and  naughty  cake !

    Well I do need  to go now  so I will apologise  for for  not being  myself  and probably  just rambling ! I promise I am going  to pull my socks up  and sort myself out! No one likes  a miserable  toad so I am not  going to be one!!IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would say  lets  go and see what Paul’s  guest are up to lets  all mix  and have fun.  I would ask you if you would  like another  cuppa, or  another cake . !   If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from  http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/ 

 

Nano Poblano : Day 29. If I never

If I never  saw  you again? I would not die.

There would be nothing I’d want to see. I would cry.

If I never  heard  your little voice? It would not be of  my choice.

There’ll music, speech and birdsong. Yet nothing to make  me rejoice.

 

So  full of  hopes  and dreams, for you was I

I hoped  to spoil  you, teach you, love you  then watch you fly.

I may not  witness all this now, it is true.

Please believe  me, to not see you, is not  what I want to do.

 

If I never  held  your hand again. It would cause  me pain

Photos  and second hand  news are not the same.

I shall carry  my  memories with me all the time

I shall savour  them as a glass of of vintage wine.

 

Let me tell you now, though  you may never see this page

I pray all this will pass and something will dissolve the ‘Adults’rage.

Watching  you from afar, keeping  you in mind, praying all will be well.

I shall pray every night  for sense to win out, and end this hell.

If  I never………..

 

TEAM Mark 

 

Argument: Day 25 Nano Poblano.

Anger on  the left anger on the  right

Biting at each other what ever gets you through the night!

Shut  your ears don’t  listen, you will here no  good

Will it come to blows .. no  your words cover your soul like a hood.

 

Every ounce of  good is  gone , fled for the hills

Sanity has left , leaving blows and harsh  words shrill!

No sight of grace , anger  written all over  your face.

Talk to each other talk  before it is too late. Be men about this  share the saving grace!

 

TEAM Mark 

 

Autumn Trudge: Day 24 Nano Poblano.

 

Headphones in I trudge  the Autumn morning

Cold nipping at  my  hands  and nose

The pain though  in  my being eating  me since  the dawning

Leaves  gold, brown and red swirling  round as  the wind  blows.

 

Turn the music up to drown my  fears out

Stop my thoughts they are running wild

My head is  bursting I want to shout

Why is  this time of year  such a trial.

 

The  wind is rushing  through  the trees

I watch  my  hopes  and  dreams escape

Lost  alone in the cold cold day I see  my future  as it flees.

Turn  the music up, drown out  the hate.

 

 

 

TEAM Mark 

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE: DAY 23 NANO POBLANO.

Well hello everyone  you have caught me on the hop. It has  not been a good week and I been on the back foot , but that is my problem not yours!

If we were having Coffee . Come on in the fires are lit  the cushions are plumped up and  we have  the coffee and tea on the cakes and sweets are set out.Paul  and  his guests  are all here  and enjoying  the warmth  and food and drinks. 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 tell you  that I had tried to be  busy yesterday  but I  found it so exhausting. Fighting  pain, depression and the feeling that you are wading through sand!

I am not really  sure what I would want talk about my week today  If  we were having Coffee: 

If we were having  coffee : I would say okay   it is Sunday  and  I have to apologize,  here  you are all waiting on the doorstep  and where am I , in my gymjams  and slippers  with my favourite warm hoody and slippers, no make up  and and hair all over the place.

But  If  we were having Coffee: I’d say  sorry  I look such a mess but I am sure you’ll forgive me.  Everything is  ready  so come on lets all sit  down and have a chat. I think I shall have  a Gaelic Coffee.

If  we were having Coffee: I had a shock  this morning I walked into the lounge  and  there large as life was one of the  squirrels sitting in the middle of the front lawn ( very close to the window)  oblivious to the world and me! Franticly  digging holes in the lawn, three large ones in fact! After  a little while  he scampered off across the  lawn  and after a few minutes found  some nuts! Then  before  scampering off with them  he took time out to stand  and eat one!!   Finally  he shot  back across the lawn to the Willow tree  and  he settled  there for another  dig.  Then his mate  came rushing  down the tree and almost jumped on him! Well that was it they were off, scampering  and jumping. Up trees and and down trees round and round!! Having  so much fun! Boy  if  we could  bottle that energy  we could  make a fortune!

Happy Eater

Happy Eater

Holes in the lawn

Holes in the lawn

 

I took these through the window  and I only  had  my phone  to hand!  I had  the largest  magnification  I could  and the light reflected  through the window my side! So the are not brilliant  but I think you can see the holes ( though I only  got two) In the second photo and in the first one the  eating chappie!!  Just about anyway!! Lets  try a professional  shot  this  the nearest to the two out front!

If we were having Coffee:  I say  just look at the difference  between my poor efforts at photo the squirrels at  play compared to the professional one! Well now can I get you another drink , what takes  your fancy, tea,   coffee or just a cake it is all here and it is just for you!

How are  you coping with the onslaught  of Christmas? Have you done all you shopping and written all your cards? I have only got close family  presents  so far, the Newbie of course I showed you all the  Rocking Horse and Xylophone  didn’t I.

All my cards  are sitting on the table  shaming me as I sit  here and type trying hard to ignore them, failing miserably. I am just not in the mood and now all the adverts on the TV  are “Buy, Buy ” “Perfect family , perfect Christmas) which I am afraid to say is  Bullshit! sorry  but  nothing is ever perfect …. maybe  the happy  few, but no even they are exaggerating orlying or incredibly self obsessed or   money orientated!

If we were having coffee :  I would have to apologise  for letting  my  low mood rip  but these adverts  give off the wrong  messages , spend , spend, through money at it  just take take  and MUST HAVE!  The real meaning of Christmas is lost. Personally  I find it gets worse every year. Raising  everyone’s expectations  is  never good, is it do agree or disagree. Let us  face it  family  forced together for a couple of days  is not always a good thing  (not everyone gets one ) . Then loads of people spend the next year paying off their credit/ debit card  bills off! Here are just  three of the current ones! Debenhams first so all children are allowed to be  set three in a huge store  just to get what they want… Yes  REALLY?

Secondly Marks  and Spencer, the fairies  are going to make  everything  right , even find  your cat  or a new man  for you!!

Finally  the Sainbury’s advert  which is  about a true story and  is beautifully  done  but actually offends me. Not like  the other adverts which  just irritate for their twee perfectness. The Sainsbury’s advert is set in 1914 the first Christmas in the Trenches. Some  troops  from both side sang carols  exchanged  gifts  and played  football. Well to my  mind to use something so  special, that only  happened once.  In this year of  the centenary of WW1  and so close to Rememberence /Vetern’s day  to use the story to make people shop in their stores is …cheep to say the least  and down right ignorant at the most.  Here it is  you can make up  your own minds.

If we were having coffee: I would say  sorry I did not mean to go on a rant ignore me, it is just  me feeling low. Come on  tell me off if  you want! Look I am sorry  as today  has gone on I have actually got worse, I can hardly  walk around the house, it has taken  me all day to get washed and dressed. I have done  my hair . Made  the bed. hovered the stairs and now I am done! I am beginning  to sound like a real whiner . So I am going to have another coffee  get  you all one  and  tell you to help yourself  to  food!

If we were having coffee : I ham going to lie down now  but I am going  to leave  you with my happy song  in the hopes it will make up  for  my moody rants!

IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE:  I would say  lets  go and see what Paul’s  guest are up to lets  all mix  and have fun.  I would ask you if you would  like another  cuppa, or  another cake . !   If we were having Coffee  Original idea  from  http://parttimemonster.wordpress.com/ 

 

TEAM Mark 

Winter’s Depth : Day22 Nano Poblano

Is that right, it can’t  be so

I am seeing butterflies in the snow.

Gently round  my  fingers  they go

Enchanting  me why, I d not know

 

Little beauties don’t  you know

This is not  nature  for you to be her in the snow

Yet though it is right that you should go

I want you here because  you cheer me so

 

Here in the winter of my life

You show me that life and time are trite

Please if you can stay with with me for if you leave I shall cry

The only sanity I have left shall die.

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Low in the sky the winter sun is hung

Relieved now that  the year is neigh done.

Starling  light blinds  the eyes

The last of the remaining  birds have domain of the skies.

 

Morning draped in silver frost with veils of fog

Cold and daunting  arrives the dawn

A hoar on path and grass and log

Dark is unwilling to leave, slowly my fears are born.

 

Bleak and empty the world appears

Such a sad and sorry time of year!

 

TEAM Mark 

 

 

 

Talk To Him. Day 21 Nano Poblano

Feelings, I don’t bloody  need  them they just drag you down

The closer  people  are to you, the deeper  they can wound  you.

The  more  you give  the  more  they want, destroying  you with a frown.

Feelings bleed me dry, I stand here tears in  my eye, I don’t know  what to do.

 

Facing  the storms,  relationships  flounder on the rocks of life.

Others hide the truth never admit that feelings  change after the first flush of youth.

As December nears all the hype  just boosts my fears, drowning in strife.

Please  all of  you stop and think. Don’t  let us all sink! We should  be all for one, in truth.

 

You can’t  stop  talking, don’t  cut the lines of  communication

You are both of one, don’t  cut off your noses to spite  your faces.

Reach out , a step each  to heal the breach. Please no more consternation.

A word a touch, the  love is in there deep.Find it, use your saving graces.

I need  you both in my life!

Team  Mark 

 

A bedroom in an empty house! Day 20 Nano Poblano

Eyores  are  sad!

Eyores are sad!

Tiggers are  bouncy

Tiggers are bouncy

On this wall is Tigger, Pigglet , Eyore  and Pooh!

This  special wall that I saw  today

Belonged  to happy child  who in this room did play

There must of been many  many  happy, exciting  times

A child  lived  there  who loved a donkey, a pigglet,a tigger and  a bear  that talked in rhyme

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Now  Pooh was bouncing  flowers on his nubby  noseIMG_20141120_191506698

Tigger was bouncing  from his tail through to his toes!

The sun was peaking out from behind a beautiful cloud

Pooh bear

Pooh bear

Pigglet was happily singing, but just not too loud

Poor old Eyore  looking sad because  no really  cares

He  follows  you round  the  room with is  mournful  stares.

 

Pigglet

Pigglet

 

Yea Mark 

Band Aid 30 : Ebola: Day 18 Nano Poblano

No touch no need

No touch no pass the seed

Of death . Tears of a baby

Can kill  you maybe

You didn’t know

Death passes that easily, so

Do  not hug or comfort

Do  not kiss or support.

It spreads like wildfire

Ebola kiss of death.

 

Yea Mark 

 

Day 17 Nano Poblano: She Lupine

Run,  run faster  here  they come

Switch become  the wolf  you know  you are.

Run as fast as you can into the sun

Run by day, hunt and at night  howl to moon and star

 

Avoid  your old breed, avoid man

As a wolf you are faster, stronger more alive

Live as a strong she wolf  not a weak woman.

Find  your mate to him be true find him onwards strive.

 

Run never mind your wounds

Fight the pain let finer feelings die

Keep to your fur it is warmer and four legs faster in bounds.

You do not need your human body ! It will never let you fly!

 

 

 Yea Mark 

 

 

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