Saturday, 4 April 2015

Trapped in a swirl

Spinning and turning in a never ending whirl.
Only this is no funfair.
Spin to the right,
Low mood heightens pain.
Spin to the left,
Pain lowers mood.
Up and down.
Round and round.
Always swirling this way and that.
Trapped on a never ending waltzer
Only this is no funfair. 

Inspired by Magaly Guerrero and her prompts for Aprils NaPoWriMo 2015.

4th of April 2015
Feeling So Deeply It Hurts
With this poem, show how an emotion might increase physical pain, and vice versa.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Trespassers will be chomped.

Pain you are a vicious foe.
You crept up so quietly.
Like a thief in the night.
You gradually tried to steal my life away.
You stole my sleep and flexibility.
You stole so many of my life enjoyments.
Yet there is one place you are barred.
In my head I will mount the barricades.
Barb wire will cut you.
Poisonous plants will bind you.
Dragons will burn you.
Dinosaurs will chomp on you.
If you should dare to trespass there.
Within my head there are worlds,
In which you do not belong.
My imagination soars far away from you.
Into far of lands, where time expands.
Pain you cannot reach me there.

Inspired by Magaly Guerrero and her prompts for Aprils NaPoWriMo 2015

2nd of April 2015
Creativity and Pain
This poem should explore creativity as a healing salve, as a shield, as a weapon, or as a negotiation method to use when dealing with physical and/or psychological pain.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Chelsea Pensioner on parade

Chelsea Pensioner by Teresa Thompson of Costume Cavalcade. Teresa makes lovely historically accurate cloth faced costume dolls both in 1/8th and dolls house 1/12th scales. I have quite a few of her creations living in my miniature abodes but this Chelsea Pensioner is most definitely a favourite.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Early Postcard of Ryde Pier

Vintage postcard of Ryde Pier from the early 1900's, not posted.

Ryde Pier on Countryfile

If anyone else has a love of old seaside piers then tonights episode of Countryfile on BBC 1 should be good. The oldest pier left in Britain gets start billing. Ryde pier on the Isle of Wight which was  originally built in 1814 but altered and adapted many times over the years is this year celebrating the 200th anniversary since it's original beginnings.