Tag Archives: joy

The Light Of Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat Please to put a penny in the old man’s hat. If you haven’t got a penny, then a ha’penny will do; If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God Bless you. Children … Continue reading

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Happy Place, Stolen Days And A 99 Word Flash Fiction

Last week, Hubby surprised us with the news that he had heard about a pumpkin farm mere miles from where we live. “What? Really?” Aspie D and I asked incredulously. “Yes, really!” So guess what we did at the weekend? … Continue reading

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Love’s Lullaby

This week ends with a poem.  This wasn’t my plan originally, but lovely, talented poet Christy of Poetic Parfait tagged me for the writing challenge, ‘Love Ten Sentences‘ for which I have to write a poem about love within ten … Continue reading

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Peace In The Crazy: Signing Off For Christmas

Are you ready for Christmas?  Is your winter wonderland beckoning while you dream of a white Christmas, roasting chestnuts ’round an open fire and jingling all the way? No?  Well don’t worry – me neither. Last week I made endless … Continue reading

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In The Joy And Memorial For A Friend

I tried, but I cannot write another thing until this man who meant so much to me is heard:  a man called John who has left this earth for a better place but who gave my heart a safe place … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Light Award

As a follow-up to my previous Award post, I continue to thank Irene for also nominating me for this rather special and beautiful Butterfly Light Award.  Butterfly Light Award This award was originally given to Don Charisma as a thank … Continue reading

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Dressing Up – My Favourite Thing!

Dressing up has always been something I’ve enjoyed.  My grandfather used to take cine film of us as kids, and in one scene you can see me as a three-year old in my sticky-out dress,  clopping about in my mother’s … Continue reading

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Blogging Brings Surprises, Joy And Frustration

After publishing my neighbour from hell post last Friday, heading down to Sussex to spend the weekend with my family proved to be the perfect remedy. Getting my post out was a challenge in other ways due to mounting frustrations with … Continue reading

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WPC: Inside My Hope-Filled English Garden

This week’s  Weekly Photo Challenge theme is ‘Inside’.  This is my interpretation.  Here’s hoping. Walking around my garden today, I can’t help thinking how different things are compared to last year when we were in the grip of a long, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective of a Little Girl’s Joy

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge over at the Daily Prompt is ‘Perspective’. Interesting. From my perspective, I’m determined to get a couple of posts out this week even if it has been like walking through mud. This is because, blogging … Continue reading

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