Saturday, March 24

Tagged by Thingy...Wow!

  I've been tagged by the glorious Thingy. Love, love her blog...she gets nicely to the nub of the whatever is happening...keeps me up to date with all of that stuff across the "pond" So she has given eleven of us a list of eleven questions to answer and reveal some bits of us not yet know on the world wide blogland.

1.Where's the creepiest place you have ever been, and why?  …Oooh! aaah! Well I suppose it would be the house that we called …”the haunted house” …way back in the dark ages of my youth!  that would be in Co Down.                                                                                                                                                                                                               

2) If you could change your accent, what would it be?  … Now then, again in the teenage years I pretended to be French and my friend pretended to be German…mad people.

3) Have you ever 'Paid it Forward?' Tell us what you did?  …Gosh I think I’m out of my techie depth for that one !...what does it mean?

4) You can only save one- DaVinci's, Mona Lisa, or, Van Gogh's, 'Starry Night?'…    Well anyone who knows me, KNOWS that it will be the blessed Vincent and that glorious “Starry Night”

5)Do you carry an emergency pack in your car? What's in it?  …Sadly only mints!!

6) If you were given a five minute shopping spree, where would you go? …Undeniably…The Trafford Centre  neart Manchester. It’s a kind of Greek Temple to buying…I can only cope with at the most twice a year!!

7) Bungee jump, or, hot air balloon? …Hot air balloon…I want to go up   not down.

8) What is your favorite restaurant, and why? …Probably the Midland Hotel in Morecambe as I can gaze at the sea while eating good food…but there’s a fish restaurant in the south of Spain that would come a very close second…going there soon…hooray!

9) If you could switch lives with someone for just one day, who would it be? …Nope! There’s noone that I can think of.

10) Did you have a mentor and do you still stay in touch? …I had a few…one for my poetry from the age of five…and another for my singing career and yes he is still around…the lovely Pete!

11) If you could only eat one food item for one whole week, what would you choose? …Gosh I have to think about this one….I’d like to say chips or chocolate, but that would then make me sooo sick so I’ll say, strawberries as there is an old saying …if you make it to strawberry time you will make it for another year. …I’m thinking long term.

So all I have to do now is request another eleven to be tagged..and then the game goes on ....or not according to their preference! Then they have to tag another eleven ...but only if they can be bothered!!
So here they are and I shall give them eleven questions to mull over .

Natasha @ amelies house

Kate @ the confusiosity of life

Rosie @ rosie mcclelland art

Jessica @ JWP

Pat @ The Weaver of Grass

 Jo  @ A Brit in Tenessee

Rebekah @ Big Fun in a Tiny Pueblo

Linda @ Cottage Caboodle

Ember @ Kindred of the Quiet Way

Cro Magnon @ Magnon's Meanderings

Gretel @ Middle of Nowhere

1. What would you do if you won that big one on the lottery?

2.Where would you most like to holiday at this year?

3.What is top of your bucket list?

4.What book are you reading or have just read?

5.What is the first thing that you can remember in your life?

6.What is your favourite!?

7.If you could change your name ...what would it be?

8.Did you enjoy school?

9.What would you be if you could be anything?

10.What's your favourite smell?

11.Citylife, country or coast...which is the best?

Wednesday, March 21

A Poem for Thursday.

She's Nowhere.

To travel is to be nowhere.
You’re not here
And you’re not there.

If you get the wrong train to somewhere,
Or you get off at
The wrong station for somewhere,
Does that mean
That you have completely disappeared?

And when the train gets to somewhere
Will they find that you are nowhere?

And how will you get back from there?

Yes...yes ...I did this..I own up! and the top pic is of me nowhere.
But the bottom is of the old steam train that takes you up the west coast to the borderlands of Scotland...exciting stuff!
This is linked to dVerseopenlinknight week 36 ...thankyou Claudia!
Also I've linked to Poetry Jam this week..thanks for being there!

Tuesday, March 20

Salt Marshes on the Bay.

We went for a salt marsh lamb lunch on Sunday....Red Bank Farm on the Bay...gorgeous!
Then afterwards...well a good while afterwards just to let that settle nicely...we had a bit of a stroll along the edge of the Bay by Hest Bank.

What a day! What weather!
 The promise of warmth to come.
The sky was piercing blue...the sort that makes your eyes water!
The tide was far... far... out...only the flat expanse of sands and salt marsh as far as you could imagine.
The mountains of the Lake District shimmered in the atmosphere,
And the sky larks were soaring up into that empty space...singing their hearts out.
Gareth Malone would have been proud of them
Gareth Malone?...the genius behind the no.1 in the charts at the moment...the Army Wives Choir! the way don't you just love how skylarks try to fool you into thinking that they have a gammy wing when you get too close to their nest hidden in the long grass?

The thespians of the common bird!


There were other winged occupants on the marsh.
Little egrets.

They are becoming more and more common...which is super because I also saw egrets in India and to have them up here in the N.W. is a pure joy.
This one just looked like a flash of white...but the heron stepped his stately way as usual...unhurried!

And always on the bay are geese...preening and dabbling... the salty pools left behind by the tide.

Yes ...yes I know...these colours are given the Hockney treatment and saturised a bit...
...but honestly...not much.
It really was a gloroius day and the pools really reflected the sky and

all was well!