Saturday, 24 December 2011

"Merry Christmas"
To ALL my followers
Have a great "2012"

Saturday, 19 November 2011

The angels flew today

taking our friend away.

Away from the people

who hurt him.

To a world of love

and loving.

He left behind his daughter

the Skye that lit his world.

But in that Skye a star

will twinkle.

That's her Daddy's eye.

Why oh Why I hear you cry.

As you wipe away that tear.

Is it me ! Is it you!

Now it’s becoming clear

The fight is real, we chase the cause.

No matter what it brings.

For in our hearts we know the truth.

It’s life, It’s love and wonderful things.

These things are yours to cherish.

With family and your friends.

So keep that smile upon your face.

As friendship NEVER ends!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Dearly Missed !!!!!!

I cried when you passed away.
And I still cry today.
Although I loved you dearly,I couldn't make you stay!
A golden heart stopped beating,hard working hands at rest.
God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Life (But not as we know it!!)






Life is full of - if,but,where,when,how,what and in the end we ALL say.........!

"Whatever" and life goes on.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Dark & Dreary" !!

Looking out of my window on this dreek old day!
I need something or someone to brighten my day!

Looking out of my window on this dreek old day
I hope this weather isn't in for the day?

Work to be done,outside and in.
This weather needs to brighten before I begin.

Oh,a break in the cloud,and just it's my luck
The rubbish is flying I've just had to duck?

The wind is strong it's howling and wet.
It's a horrible day,but we must not fret!!!

"Smile and be Happy" 

Friday, 12 August 2011

Nearly Done

Summer is all but done!
The grass is parched and dry.
Your holidays are nearly over.
I here you crying "Why" ??

It will soon be time for reality
And back to work you go.
The holidays a long distance memory
And the autumn will now go slow!!!

But then there is the winter!!
The cold the frost the snow.
And those far off distance memories.
Will give you that warm,warm glow.

So I hope you enjoyed your summer
And are planning for next year now!
Those happy times are just like gold
"To be treasured"

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Where do you start!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is not a poem or pro! just taking time out to talk about a young man (18) who sustained some very bad injuries in a car accident some 5 weeks ago.This young man is my wife's nephew Luke - his car left the road in the early hours of a dry May morning,he lay trapped in his car for over 6 hours without been seen!
When he was spotted by a member of the public the alarm was raised and into action the emergency services went.Three hours later the lad was extricated from the car and taken by helicopter to Birmingham (The accident happened in Hereford) his injuries were life threatening and he had so many problems it was a worry for the whole family.He made steady progress over the coming weeks after been kept in an induced coma for some time,the surgeons worked on him every other day trying to rebuild shattered limbs and improve his situation.
Yesterday he was transferred to Oswestry to a specialist hospital,and today came the shock of all shocks - Luke will never walk again? he is paralyzed and will be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life,as I stated in the header
"Where Do You Start" !!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

"True friends are for life"?

A friend never stops believing in you
even when you give up on yourself ?

A "True Friend" is always there whether you need advice! or just a shoulder to cry on.

A Friend listens with "Heart" and is always honest with you - even though the truth may not be what you want to hear !!!!!!!!


Success is not the key to happiness!
Happiness is the key to success!
If you love what you do, you will be successful............. 


The more you give!
The more you get!
The more you think!
The less you fret!
The less you cry!
The more you smile!
The more you ask!
The more "WE" give!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Lazy,Rainy Day

Grey leaden skies,no hint of blue.
just sat here looking "What to do"!

We need the rain,the ground is dry
but many,many people are asking why!

Why,Why does it rain! it's the question on their lips
they ask in vain.

We need the rain,the ground is dry
my friends understand the grass will die!

These are tears of joy and heaven sent
and I'm sorry for you ALL but I have no regret.

The summer will come,just sit back and wait
for those long barmy evenings there just a little bit late!

My wish has come true?

I wished for rain this summers day
we needed to take the sun away.

The grass is brown we need the rain
this long dry spell has been a pain.

I wished for rain this summers day
and hope the rain is here to stay?

Stay a while and "Green Up" the grass
is all I wish and all I ask.

No need to spoil the summer though
just do your job then you can go.

"Thank you for the summer rain" 

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

We are never alone?

An angel kissed a cloud
as she streched
her gosamar wings.

The sky was clear
as a single white feather
fluttered to the ground.

"Was This"!!

My gardian angel!
Was I dreaming!
Is this real!

One blink of an eye
a cursury glance
and it's gone.


The time is "Coming" !

Time draws closer!
the hard work is done.
Your efforts and endevours
will be put into your run.

Blood sweat and tears
have been shed every week.
By those proud brave ladies
pounding the street.

Dressed all in "Pink"
you'll run so fast.
To rais money with pride
for ALL those who have passed.

is close to our hearts.
And everyone out there
you've played your part.


Sunday, 5 June 2011

The "Great" British Bird!!

Golden and crispy the skin on top.
Sweet moist flesh you just cant stop!
The "Great" Sunday lunch
                 BRING IT ON................

Thursday, 26 May 2011

The Incident!!!!

Arrived at work and greeted with tape?
Blue & White what a state.
DO NOT cross is all it said
The police were here,there not in bed.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Sun is shining not a cloud in the sky.
The earth is parched,cracked and dry!

Sun is shining not a cloud in the sky.
The grass is brown,it's going to die!

Clouds are gathering,the wind is up.
The smell of rain! NO it's a hiccup?

One day soon the rain will come?
It will make my life easier and my work is done.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Home alone!

Knife fork spoon plate and cup.
Sat here looking down,or maybe up!
No one here to have a moan.
Because I'm sat "Home Alone"

Diet yogurt,salad and fruit.
A slice of ginger straight off the root.
Into the water see it swirl.
Shimmer and glinting like a pearl.

Not long left till the peace is broken.
Home from the cinema NOT a word spoken.
That's his evening,home work done.
First one home,that's my son.

Wife's on her way,good meal had
Catch up with friends I'm ever so glad.
She's had a rough time these last few months.
The world and the doctors told her a few truths!!

All safe and sound,door shut tight.
Everyone home and the time is right.
Just answered the phone,now time for bed.
I was "Home Alone" but nothing was said?

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

This one had a hard life??

The dog loved it,you want to see her serve? 

What is it !!!!

Monday, 9 May 2011

My "New" Vase

A new talking point in my newly painted lounge!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

The "Magician" (On and off the green!)

He placed that ball,he swung that club.
Off in to the distance.
You knew it would!

A magician by nature,a man with a cause
This true,true statesman
Didn't even pause!

He rose to stardomm
Made many great friends
But his family and golf were there to the end.

Seve,we'll miss you
You've swung that last club
Rest in peace in "Heaven Above"

R.I.P.  Seve Ballesteros    

Monday, 2 May 2011

Henry the "Champ"

He was called today by the man above!
A boxing giant with plenty of love.
Fighting like a tiger when in the ring.
An English "Champ" he was the king.

With a body of steel and a wit so sharp.
A fist of iron that made it's mark!
Out of his corner he walked with pride
He was a proud,proud man deep down inside.  

A man called Clay called his bluff!
Back in the 60s - he was tough.
But "Henry's Hammer" did it's job.
And Mr  Clay,well "Henry" was robbed!!

A great career was had by our man.
He became our hero,a boxer with a plan.
His fighting days were long and hard
Bloodied battered and often scared.

We thank you Henry - with all our heart
A patriotic sportsman that gave us a start!
A start to be English,to be driven and strong.
We thank you "Henry" you were not wrong.

R.I.P.    The Great "Henry Cooper"

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Pride & Passion

Ever had that feeling deep down inside!

Ever had a feeling that fills you with pride!

Feelings and thoughts that made you think

That’s because “Your” ribbon is PINK.

You or a stranger a friend or foe.

Were once in a place with nowhere to go!

Out of the darkness, the world started to think.

With great endeavour and passion the colour was PINK.

Honour each other, run, walk or stride.

Wear that ribbon, be filled with pride.

We’re in this together, and have formed a link.

Because we are ALL very proud to wear our


Saturday, 19 March 2011

Many Thanks

I must take time to send a very big "Thank You" to ALL the doctors and staff at Salford Royal Hospital Manchester. My son (Matthew) aged 20 phoned me on Friday afternoon in tears! - he was at work in the Trafford Center Manchester and had a severe headache all day.His boss had told him to take some more pain killers,but would not let him go home? After hearing his cries of pain I needed to do something??? - Instinct told me something was very wrong! I did not have his works number,so the Internet
(What a wonderful tool) came into play.Found the number of the Trafford centre and contacted the control room,told them of my concern for my son.They were fantastic! sprung into action,security and first aiders sent to his aid,after assessment 999 paramedics and off to hospital. As I live over 150 miles away you can imagine the thoughts going through my mind. He arrived at hospital in severe pain,but as they were very busy was not seem for nearly 4 hours.He was admitted to E.A.U. (Emergency Assessment Unit) and went through a barrage of tests- Turns out he has viral meningitis - has been discharged from hospital with orders to rest and recuperate. Like ALL parents we go through these ups and downs with our children,I don't mind as long as they end up been fit and well. 

This has just topped off a hard few months of family illnesses - first my wife has a heart attack (Aged 55) came through it well last November - Last week my sister (52) has a stroke,still in hospital but coping well - then yesterday my son has his viral problems.

"Thank God For The N.H.S. "    

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The day before the storm

On the eve of St Pats,good day to you ALL
My friends from Ireland your in for a ball.

Have a good day,remember your mates.
Eat good hearty food and empty your plates.

Once a year the Paddy's come out.
Green,White and Gold without any doubt.

The black stuff will flow,with it's white crown on top.
It's Irish by nature to the very last drop.


Another British Day

Happy thoughts,and smiling faces.
People to meet in many places.

No time to chat,no time to think.
Not even time to take a drink.

Hurry, scurry, walk or run.
Just be focused your time will come!

Out and about,with time to spare.
Lots of families everywhere.

Summers coming! - or so I hope!
With scorching weather,will I cope!

We like the sun and hate the rain.
It's just another British day.
"There never the same"

Thursday, 3 March 2011

What Happend???????

Where did ALL the sunshine go???????

Cant wait for those long,warm spring/summer days
When the grass is green
And the sweet,sweet smell of love and happiness 
Fills the air for us ALL. 

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Just a "Winters Day"

When the wind blows through your hair
and the sun comes shinning down.
There is the sweet smell of spring
telling you it's nearly time?

Cast off those winter blues
and hug that spring time air.
There is plenty for us to enjoy
and much,much more to share.

The winter was very harsh
long,dark and damp.
Those cold and frosty mornings
were they really meant?

The worst for a 100 years
that's all they can say!
But the point I was trying to make was,
it's just a "Winters Day"

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

"Isn't life "Strange"

Ever had that feeling life's a bitch?
Ever had that urge to scratch that itch?
Ever been told you cant do that?
And sometimes think your been used as a mat?

WELL - It's wake up time!!!!!!!!

Time to stand up and fight again.
Time to stop that nagging pain.
Time to call a spade a spade.
And be that person who will not fade.

It's just little old me letting off steam.
As people take away my dream.
Just be thoughtful,pleasant and nice.
And always remember "Think Twice" !!!

It doesn't take much to be a friend
In fact it's "FREE" 
No need to spend.

Just take the time to ponder in thought
About friends & family you did abort!
Soon you'll see that time will heel
And something "Special" is always real   

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Green Shoots

The days are getting longer?
The nights begin to shrink.
The sun is very watery
But spring is coming,I think!

First shoots of green
appearing on the trees.
There is a frosty winter coat!
But soon we'll see the bees.

That warm spring sunshine
is not that far away.
Just keep that thought in you head
of that warm spring/summer day!! 

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Old one out - New one in !!!!

To ALL my followers "Old & New"
Lets hope that 2011 brings everything to everyone who wants it!!!!!!