Saturday, January 21, 2012

All Things Blue

I am a big fan of poetry, both writing and reading, and given my recent blue obscession thought I would seek out a blue poem. Poetry is very subjective and often when I go searching for a new verse it takes me ages to find something that strikes a chord, not so tonight. On my second search I came across this lovely little piece! (Although I have to disagree with him slightly, for me roses yellow are best.)

Blue Roses - Rudyard Kipling

Roses red and roses white
Plucked I for my love's delight.
She would none of all my posies
Bade me gather her blue roses.

Half the world I wandered through,
Seeking where such flowers grew.
Half the world unto my quest
Answered me with laugh and jest.

Home I came at wintertide,
But my silly love had died
Seeking with her latest breath
Roses from the arms of Death.

It may be beyond the grave
She shall find what she would have.
Mine was but an idle quest 

Roses white and red are best!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Christmas Treats

My lovely man bought me a Kindle for Christmas and collaberated with my parents so I also got a lovely case and light for it. It is an amazing gift and is supporting my ever growing thirst for reading. It has also made downloading books a little addictive!

Anyway, another thing I have been doing since having it is reading several books at once which is a new thing for me but something I find more achievable with the Kindle. I am currently reading 6 books. If you are interested in what I am reading there is a list on the left hand side of this blog, and lower down there are lists of what I have read for the past three years.

This evening, thanks to my Kindle case and light, I was able to enjoy a candle lit bath with my Kindle. My chosen book was A Great and Terrible King, by Marc Morris, which is about King Edward I. He is a character I became interested in having recently read a historical novel about Robert the Bruce (another interesting character.).

I read twice as many books last year as the year before and predict that this year will be even better. My Kindle goes everywhere with me and makes it so easy to grab a few pages of what ever takes my fancy. I now find myself longing to be kept waiting anywhere I go to grab a few minutes of reading. Speaking of which, I may have to get nack to it!

Image Credit: Ella Kay's Royal Roundup (Kind Edward I of England)

In the Pink is Blue!

Ah that is so much better! I came onto my blog today and immediately could not stand to look at the orange any longer! Not sure why!! But cold and cooling has been my theme for a few weeks now. I like being cool and having fresh air about and this blue blog is working for me!

I really thought I had changed this blog look for the last time, and I think the orange lasted the longest, but they say a change is as good as a rest!! Atleast I managed to change my blog this time without making a complete mess that takes hours to sort out!

Ok, I am feeling very bloggy but there are pups to walk and shopping to do so I will scoot for now.

Happy New Year!!!

I thought I had better get a post in before January dissappears! I am finding it hard to keep track of what month it is at the moment. Life has been very busy and I had a re-visit from the migraine demon over the holidays which really changed my perception of Christmas and New Year, in a way they kind of didn't happen.

Don't get me wrong I had a good time and like all migraine sufferers made sure I had me some fun the moment the pain, nausea and lethargy stopped until the next outbreak, but I still don't really feel like Christmas and New Year have passed.

I was not even sad when the decorations came down, infact the room looked, clear, uncluttered and lovely! What's that about!!!

Anyway, I am really starting to feel back on track this past week having had a good mental chat with myself about letting things get on top of me which is generally when the MGB's (migraine bouts) tend to strike. I do have an appointment at the Migraine clinic in February and am interested to hear how they can help and what they think about it all. I have a very detailed MGB diary to go through with them and a long list of triggers to discuss!

However, I have spent far too much time talking and thinking about the MGB's over the past few weeks so moving's 2012, the world may end, it may not, I am reading lots of fabulous books, getting my work life and home life ratio sorted, looking forward to Spring but enjoying Winter and feeling very happy about finding my way back to my Blog. I have missed it and my fellow bloggers a lot!


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