Saturday, 23 January 2010


Uninvited, the thought of you stayed too late in my head.
so I went to bed, dreaming you hard, hard, woke with your name,
like tears, soft, salt, on my lips, the sound of its bright syllables
like a charm, like a spell.

Falling in love
is glamorous hell: the crouched, parched heart
like a tiger, ready to kill; a flame’s fierce licks under the skin.
into my life, larger than life, you strolled in.

I hid in my ordinary days, in the long grass of routine,
in my camouflage rooms. You sprawled in my gaze,
staring back from anyone’s face, from the shape of a cloud,
from the pining, earth-struck moon which gapes at me

as I open the bedroom door. The curtains stir. There you are
on the bed, like gift, like a touchable dream.

Carol Ann Duffy.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Cosy afternoons,candlelight and cakes!

What can a girl do when the scene from her window resembles a shaken up snowglobe, the 'to do list' cannot be done,an evening out with the girls is cancelled due to the afore mentioned snow and frankly the brand new year is just not happening.
She puts on her prettiest pinny,sweeps back her hair into a makeshift chignon,bestows a handful of kisses on the cutest little daughter...........and bakes! Yes indeed,in the silly raspberry painted kitchen,dotted with candles and Ella Fitzgerald singing 'They cant take that away from me' They mix,they spoon,they wipe flour from their noses and for a little while all that Heaven allows reigns over the little house surrounded by snow.

I never professed to be a domestic Goddess......but if the pinny fits.....

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Snow time!

Yes indeedy! it has been very wintery here up North lately and I must be honest,although Lola loves frollicking in the white stuff,I am absolutely terrified of snow! weird I know,as picture pretty as it looks from my window,I totter around in it like a pensioner,my job is a lot of driving and in and out of housing estates so I have been a nervous wreck whilst out at work.Roll on springtime!