Poetry-versus-Dementia

A poem a day. Christina Rosetti – Remember Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me our future that…

A Poem a day…so they say.

‘Tis said, ‘a poem a day keeps dementia at bay’ ~ I read in my local newspaper this morning. ‘At whatever age you are,’ according to a professor, ‘you still have the capacity to learn new things if you put your mind to it. There’s no shortage of brain cells as you grow older.’ Well,…

Beatrix Potter. Queen of The Lake District.

Originally posted on IRELAND TODAY :
Beatrix Potter, the writer of one of the most beloved children’s book of all time, The Tale of Peter Rabbit (1902), was a woman of immense talent, indefatigable spirit, and generous heart. Helen Beatrix, the eldest of the two children of Rupert and Helen (Leech) Potter, was born on 28 July 1866 at 2…

Join Me On My Stroll in #Brixham Bay

Pretty Brixham. I wouldn’t live anywhere else! And why would I? Photos (and I have many) taken during my dog walk in the picturesque Fish Town of Brixham Bay. All Saint’s Church situated just a short stroll from my home and has so much history. At 8pm each evening, we can hear the church bells ringing…

#Brixham Pirate Festival Weekend 2018

A sight to behold! El Galeón weighs 500 tonnes, has an overall length of 160 feet and a beam of 32 feet. Four masts hold 6 sails which measure almost 11,000 square feet. I was there. Were you? To get me in the mood, we… …wined and dined (with husband Geoff) at the ever so…

Sub-zero spring & our wildlife!

A chill wind sweeps across the hilly South Devon landscape (where I live), causing me to shiver and shudder on my early morning dog walk with my two cocker spaniels. As we head down the winding road towards the sea, my eyes weep at the mercy of the coldest winds hitting me in the face….

#Spring has Sprung

The clocks have gone forward. I’ve seen narcissi, crocuses, even daffodils. Like sap, my hopes are rising. My S.A.D (winter depression) has finally diminished. **Smiles** Could last weekend’s plummeting temperatures have been the final door slam of that long, cold winter? About blooming time! Most of the country had snow. Our devon garden looked pretty wearing…

Robins. The #Winter garden cutie

On a cold, not-so-sunny, winter’s morning, few sights lift my spirits quite as much as a robin hopping across the garden showing off its beautiful red breast. Now and then it’ll fly up to a post and sing its delightful song, cheering me even more. I’m a sufferer of SAD (winter depression) so when creatures…

#ChristmasIsComing Christmas Countdown 2017

I’m ready. Are you? Ready for some homemade mince pies! Shopping’s done. Freezer’s topped up. Christmas cards are in the post. Grandchildren’s prezzies are wrapped. Sighs A couple of Christmassy pictures🎄 For those of you who are still searching for that special #ChristmasBook for the kids stocking… here’s one I wrote earlier ⛄️🎄⛄️📚 “The Christmas…