Who Paints The Sky? — Gloria Smud

Over at Gloria Smud, Debbie’s Dad has been busy, as usual, helping to paint some really glorious skies. Pop over and hear all about it. You will not be disappointed.

Who Paints The Sky? Who has the job of painting the sky, Who owns the ladders to reach up so high, Who knows which colourful palletes delight, Perpetual artwork designed to excite! A fracture appears at the breaking of dawn, A slither of pink cracks; the new day is born. A blank canvas waits for…

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Burns Night……

Thank you to David for the reminder that I have an excuse to partake of a wee dram tonight (not that an excuse is ever needed). A little reminder of who Rabbie is can be found here.

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Robert Burns Birthplace…

In this humble Alloway Farmhouse on 25th January 1759 Robert (Rabbie) Burns was born.

In a short life he was a prolific Writer and Poet, work that won him respect and a respect that is still honoured today the 25th January….Burns Night.

Burns Night…the night to respect the National Poet of Scotland, when Haggis, Tatties and Neaps are piped into the room to sound of Bagpipes,  the centrepiece of many a Burns Night Dinner.

25th January

(C) David Oakes 2018

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Lymelight Festival 2017

A fantastic report on Limelight Festival 2017 by a talented young music blogger. Read and enjoy!

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We waited patiently, for a whole 12 months. We attended gigs, we played our music loud and we counted down the days until we’d be back in front of that stage once more. We watched with excitement, as the lineup, the headliners and the last minute acts were announced. We planned our May Day bank holiday weekend accordingly and then we headed for Newcastle town centre, cagoule in hand and hopes high.

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The fifth annual Lymelight Festival ran from the evening of Friday 28th April through until late afternoon on Monday 1st May and by all accounts, it was spectacular. Opening with sets from Captain Stingray’s Groove Machine, Vidorra, 10o’clock Chemical and Akahum, it seemed that from the get go, this would be more than just your usual local festival.

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It was dry and sunny on the morning of the 29th of…

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the left-behind

Owen, who has No Talent For Certainty, writes some amazing poetry. I think he has excelled himself with this. See what you think!

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the left-behind:
no longer kept
by those who’ve fled
that place, or stage –

the ruthlessness
of time, who drops
the best things of
another age

the smiles that worked,
the words that soothed,
now empty echoes
in the grass

the left-behind:
the parts of us
that like us, too
must surely
pass

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5 hints to make reading poetry more enjoyable

If you’ve ever struggled with poetry it is well worth reading this sage advice from Maja. There is such a broad range of poetry to enjoy and it is a pity of you are missing out!

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As much as I do believe that technology has given us a lot – a sort of commodity and easiness in our lives, it is also taking from us. We are becoming more accustomed to live fast, do as much as possible while some little enjoyable things flash in a split second, that we are forgetting how they used to feel.

Scrolling down the silver screen, just superficial browsing of information without any deeper thought of what we are actually reading has transferred also on other types of written media. When it comes to poetry – it does require your whole being’s attention.

As discussed here on why people don’t like poetry, I want today to offer you some pointers that might help you enjoy reading poetry even more and discover other poets who’s work sometimes stays undeservedly neglected.

  1. Read the poem more than once. If possible, even try reading…

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I’m going to get fit and healthy

Marie is a Mum, and a full time solicitor (lawyer for my American friends). Her blog is fairly new and she would love you to follow her on her blog journey.

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sport-927759_1920I’m going to get fit and healthy it just has to be done. I weighed myself the other week, having been to the toilet and even trimmed my pubes and the scales were not kind; in fact there were unbelievably rude. My 40th is looming around the corner and my arse has frankly got lardy. Time to positively do something about it. I’m not convinced about going back to Fat Class though. The Fat Class leader and I are not destined to be best buddies. I am going to use the Fat Class principles, but weigh myself in the privacy of my own home.

I started this process yesterday and Daughter and I went shopping for some proper running trainers and clothes. I also had my hair cut and coloured so feel more human about myself and collected my new glasses which I like.

I arrived home and Husband…

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Larkins – ‘Wasted Years’ Single

Check out the latest music revue from Emily who is fast becoming the “go to” voice, notably for reviews but also with her own music too!

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On the last Saturday of February, Larkins played the biggest show of their career to date. At a sold out show at the Gorilla in Manchester, a 700 capacity venue, the band appeared to blow the roof off the venue, probably leaving everyone with something to go home and think about; the Larkins storm that’s sure to arriveat a venue near you.

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Their brand new single ‘Wasted Years’ explains it all. The combination of a funky bass line, cool music video and a knack for writing songs that make it very hard to sit still whilst listening to them, creates a winning formula. Beginning completely stripped back, with Josh Noble’s clean cut vocals slicing through the silence, ‘Wasted Years’ isn’t hard to like. When the beat kicks in, you feel every kind of feeling all at once, as you realise that you’re listening to a band who are definitely worth…

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Yay!! It’s Party Time, Come Right In

There’s a party in progress over at Jacqueline’s house, and everyone is invited. If you can take a tasty morsel along it would be much appreciated but, really, all you need is yourself!

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Image result for images of partyYay! It’s fun time this time. Can you believe that January is finished already? Phew! I can’t stop saying it, time sure flies.

Welcome to my house and Happy New Year to all those I haven’t chatted with this year. I hope your weekend is going great.

Here is a toast to a great year.

Image result for toast gifNow let’s meet & mingle, shake a leg & jingle, connect & interact with other awesome folks in here.

If this is your first-time visit, the rules of play are outlined below, if you are an old-timer, you know the drill.

Grab some refreshments arranged down the page. Feel free to indulge, these are zero calories😉

Just some little party rules:

  1. You must mix and mingle with others. Don’t be a wallflower. Go say hello to someone, follow them home – this is the only time you are allowed to follow a stranger home on a first date…

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