• Stuff I Like,  Words

    Bill Bryson-The Road to Little Dribbling-Book Review

    One (and there aren’t many) of my favourite authors is Bill Bryson, a witty funny writer of travel books. I wanted to write a short post this morning about ‘The Road to Little Dribbling’, a revisit of ‘Notes from a Small Island’, in which he wrote about his travels around Britain describing the quirkiness of the people and places, and the way the English get so excited about a cup of tea with a scone and jam. He has a fondness for the eccentricities of the British, and we have many. ‘Little Dribbling’ is Bill’s travels around the country 20 years later, visiting places he’d never been, and ones he…

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    Prepare to be Inspired by Mark Esho

    If you were asked the question, “Who inspires you?” or “Who would you like to emulate?”, what would your answer be; or could you even answer that question? Personally, the people that have inspired me in my life are not necessarily in the public eye – they are often from humble beginnings, perhaps with a truly challenging childhood, or have overcome obstacles that were thrown at them from many sides. Sometimes, we learn about someone who has dealt with all of this, and more – as Mark Esho has. If we are the sort of person that struggles with adversity, low self worth, a lack of self confidence or an…

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    Loneliness

    Often the loneliness it creeps on my mind, it covers my skin, my heart and leaves me exposed. I walked in the crowd and felt like they knew, so I sat alone, drank coffee alone, always alone, The ache didn’t subside, and the tears they fell and I felt feeble and breathless. My confidence was ebbing with each day that was passing, Was I loved? Was I missed? Would I ever again reach such bliss ? I lavished my generosity to no avail, My love was neglected, Yet I exist, and feel, The scars cannot heal.  

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    A Limerick to Harry

    My fellow bloggers have inspired me over the last few days to take up the writing of a Limerick. I love rhymes and poetry, so I’ve decided to write one. The subject was difficult to come up with, and then I saw my cats looking at our new friend in the garden, so the idea is based on that. A Limerick to Harry There’s a hedgehog under my shed his name’s Harry, Christened today in a hurry, The cats they both know, Saw him out the window, I was eating kebab, kids had curry.   He’s feisty the hedgehog and hardy, The cats they’re aware and gone mardy*, He comes…

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    She Let it Go

    She let them go, the heart sore tears. She was sitting in the middle of a field full of daises alone, with the sun hot on her face and cried for what seemed like a lifetime. It was the memories of all the good times she’d had with him. The funny stuff; the way people would look at them in restaurants and see them giggling like a pair of kids. She never imagined it would last as long as it did. At first, there was hope it would continue, kind of false hopes with no promises. “I’m not promising you anything, I’m doing my best.” he would say, and that…

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    Famous Quote-Franklin D. Roosevelt

    “When you’ve come to the end of your rope, tie a knot, and hang on” Franklin D. Roosevelt. Quite comical isn’t it?! I’ve done a little research about this 32nd president of the United States and was unaware of what was occurring around the world during his time in office. His term began towards the end of the great depression and the majority of World War II, in which FDR spoke quite often about perseverance, and I can see why. Initially, the country was neutral, then after Japan’s attack on pearl harbor, he joined forces with the allies. He has been considered as one of the 3 most influential presidents…