Wednesday, 13 December 2017

13th December 2017 - Just a thought

Thought for the day:"'You call this a musical?" asked  Les miserably"

A running around in circles day today..


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

12th December 2017 - Just a Thought

Thought for the day:"I like your kitten photos - I have a recipe for every one"

London for Royal Ark Mariner Grand Rank ..
A Long day...


Monday, 11 December 2017

11th December 2017 - Of Butterflies

Thought for the day:"The best things in life .. Aren't things - just saying"

At two thirty this afternoon Winifred Joan (Jan) Sewell fell calmly asleep after two days in hospital having been admitted with infection of the pancreas. Her breathing came slower and more gentle after some hours of  laboured breathing and in the last hours it was clear that the pain that she had been suffering over the last days had receded. Quietly she stopped breathing and lay still.

She always said that Eric came back as Hawk to watch over us all ..... and when a Hawk flew over it was his watchful eye....

She said that she would wish to come back as a butterfly...  and maybe she will...

And Bunnie in her best fashion brought a tear to my eye with her words .....

"Wagon Wheel House for Jan Sewell
"Are we nearly there yet?"
Red phone box on the horizon.
Pristine green grass with roses of every colour and scent
Skyscraping lilandie trees line the path
doors leading to warmth and love.
Pantry filled with jams and goodies waiting to be savoured.
Warm apple pie scents the air yearning for squirty cream.
Walking sticks at the ready, time to go.
Down a path, over a style, through a kissing gate.
Inquisitive cows approach bringing small pangs of fear.
But she defends and marches on leading the way.
Windswept hair and rosy cheeks, feet a little sore.
Home beckons.
A warm glow emits from the large yellow shade, shinning on baby dolls wrapped in butter trays. Baths filled with magic bubbles taller than trees.
Cozy bed with freshly ironed sheets invite the guest to blissfully dream of adventures passed.
Love from our Grandmamma which keeps us warm through the night.
Today we say farewell for now but I will see you again. You will fly free like a butterfly and I will feel your soul with me always. I will miss you my beautiful Grandmamma. 
Till we meet again on a balcony somewhere...luvoooo." 

and further

Love and hugs. She was a great lady and I am going to remember her tonight by cooking in the last of the Pyrex dishes she gave us when we were setting up house. Xxxx

When I gave her a photograph printed by a friend "H" - Harry Bryce... she wrote..

A brooding pirate troubadour
watches over me
and today a handsome
prince in black and white
with golden pony tail
shewed me true love
with deeds done
for a helpless old lady 
who is so proud
to be your mother

Never wanted to be 
this burden
your love and care
is beyond belief
I love you so much
Cannot tell you
too many times
how much I love you 

But Mythodea fascinated her and my travels inspired many poems ...

The Road to Mythodea

The wheels roll on relentlessly
over unknown roads
and landscapes not seen before
vanish into the void

The music plays softly
and a voice bursts into song
at the thought of events to come
and mysteries beyond

Long black hair 
shades topaz eyes
Golden tendrils
blowing in the winds
Dancing dervishes twist and turn
their corkscrew curls
shade evil beautiful faces

the mind returns 
from last years forage
Back to Mythodea
the Unknown Mythodea

And so I remember ..

a life to celebrate ..

Jan Sewell - 9th June 1927 - 11th December 2017 

Sunday, 10 December 2017

10th December 2017 - Hospital watching

Thought for the day:"Of all the utensils that could be used to pick up rice - how did two sticks win?"

Saw an interesting piccie today - since we have had a snow storm all over the UK except Llanelli

and on the subject of crashes

Sitting in the Hospital in Carmarthen with a poorly mum ..

so just a few thoughts.. and a piccie

Saturday, 9 December 2017

9th December 2017 - Castle Photos

Thought for the day:"Gave up my seat to an old lady in the bus today - how was I to know she had never driven a bus before"

Some photos from the Black Company Castle Event ...

That's enough for one day
Susie on the razzle dazzle - so a rare moment of sobriety

Friday, 8 December 2017

8th December 2017 - Turkeys voting

Thought for that day:"If you take the word MILK and change only four letters you get BEER"

Saw this today - tickled my intellect...

Turkeys vote 52/48 in favour of Christmas

In a shock result after a bitterly-contested referendum campaign, turkeys have voted in favour of Christmas by 52% to 48%.

“Christmas sounds completely brilliant!” said Xmasiteer turkey Simon Williams. “They’ve promised us so much: presents, a nice tree, cranberry sauce…”
The losing side, Vote Remain Alive, has already begun an investigation into what was perceived as a negative campaign, dubbed ‘Project Fear’ by critics.
Turkey Simon Williams agreed with some of the criticism, saying, “Those Remoan Alivers just kept going on and on about how bad it would be if we voted to all be indiscriminately slaughtered.
“Well, I think we’ve all had more than enough of experts, don’t you?”

A Vote Remain Alive spokesturkey admitted that their campaign had been somewhat doom-laden: “Perhaps we should have focused on a more positive message about how not having Christmas has given turkeys benefits they might not be aware of, improving their living standards in countless ways. Like, y’know, not being dead.”

With the triggering of Advent Calendar 24, time is running out, but Vote Remain Alive turkeys are still pushing for a so-called Soft Xmas, hoping to combine some of the advantages of Christmas, such as pretty fairy lights, with some of the advantages of no Christmas, such as not being herded into darkened crates, rendered unconscious, killed, plucked, decapitated, trussed, cooked and then eaten.

“We’re really hoping to find some kind of compromise, given how close the referendum result actually was,” their spokesturkey pleaded.
Turkey Simon Williams was left with the last word though: “You lost, get over it. Merry Xmas.”

seems legit in the modern world ...


Thursday, 7 December 2017

7th December 2017 - Head back int he books - 3 Ceremonies

Thought for the day:"Discovered 2 things today - Kitchen Sex can be wild and exciting - and IKEA Staff are quite narrow minded"

and so we find the rules of Whammageddon - the craze that is sweeping social media ... (yawn)  but is catching the attention of the intelligensia it seems ...   How to avoid hearing "Last Christmas" by Wham as the days come up to Christmas ... Oh well!

there have been worse crazes int he past

While in less important news ...

Well - head back in the book - discovered I have an installation as well as a 2nd Grade Ceremony in Scarlet Cord where I am DC as well as a double candidate in the Secret Monitor where I am in the Chair - ho hum

Cheers - I may be gone some time...