You take my breath away – Eva Cassidy

What a lovely song from a beautiful singer with an angelic voice.

Sadly Eva died in 1996 from melanoma and her music was little known during her lifetime. Many,including myself are enjoying the pleasure of her voice and her songs now.

Thank you Joseph for sending me the link to this website –

Precious love


Oh the magic of falling in love

Like a whole new spring in bloom

The song of the morning chorus

Playing a beautiful tune


And when love blossoms

Into a multi coloured display

The entire amazing flora

Surprises everyday


Like a delicate butterfly

Landing on a flower

Taking breaths away

Every minute of the hour


The preciousness of love

More valuable than gold

Two lovers together

A treasure to behold


By Gemini

World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day from Clive’s Blog.

Clive does a great job in helping to bring health awareness to us all. Thank you Clive.

Take It Easy

Hepatitis logo-monkey

I said last week that there were several of my Dates of Note coming up. Here’s the next one: World Hepatitis Day, which is tomorrow.

WHD_EN_Poster_08World Hepatitis Day was launched by the World Hepatitis Alliance in 2008 , and is one of only four official World Health Organisation disease-specific days each year. It takes place on 28th July every year and provides an international focus for patient groups and people living with viral hepatitis, or Hep B and Hep C as you may have heard them called. There are two main themes for World Hepatitis Day 2013: ‘This is Hepatitis. Know it. Confront it,’ which has been used since 2010, and ‘See no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil’, as shown by the three wise monkeys above. The first theme and the supporting posters are intended to shock us into a greater understanding of hepatitis, while the second relates…

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Happy riding!


Now THAT’S a good reason to get on your bike! Vibrating bicycle seat cover provides exciting new incentive to cycle to work…

What an wonderful invention.   Next time I see a happy cyclist I will be wondering if they have one of these…

vib seat

Visit the Daily Mail here for more…

Curve – A word a week challenge

This is my entry into the word a week challenge, with ”Curve” being this weeks word.  Please find the challenge via this link


‘’I just love those curves,’’ he said.  I thought he was being a little forward as it was our first date.  We met through an online dating agency and agreed to meet at a local country pub/restaurant not too far from my home.  Like a gentleman he had walked me to my car and I was hoping, perhaps he might ask me for a second date.  Now I was beginning to think he wanted to continue the first date somewhere else and I wasn’t sure I was ready for more intimacy yet.

‘’What a beautiful body,’’ he continued, ‘’I just want to run my hands up and down it.’’  His eyes were twinkling and bright and he looked like an over-excited teenager.  We hadn’t even kissed and he wasn’t exactly looking into my eyes.

By now I was flushing crimson in the face.  ‘’I just love the deep red colour, what a baby!’’ he continued with the over indulgent amorous words.  ‘’What I would do for a ride right now baby!’’

‘’I don’t know what kind of girl you think I am Sir,’’ I swiftly slapped him in the face. 

How could he spoil a perfect night out like this?  I really thought he was a gentleman.  We had wonderful conversation in the restaurant.  I told him I had recently been hurt and wanted to take things slow.   He held open the door, took off my coat, listened tentatively and now he had turned into a sex maniac!

‘’Whoa baby, what was that for? I was only admiring your car!’’


red car

__be a better writer

Thanks Ermilialog for sharing this and to Anne Schilde too.


fourwaysGoing through and editing my stories, I have found this webpage to be a great tool for punctuating dialogue. It’s so easy to read, simple to use, and I love that there are subheadings. I was able to remind myself of how capitalization works within dialogue when the speaker tag comes first. This page was shared to me by Anne Schilde and I found it also simple and easy to use.

When you’re writing, you don’t want to have to read a novel of grammar rules. We want something easy and simple to flip to. If not, the flow of our writing and/or editing will be severely interrupted. For any writer who wants an easy reference on how to punctuate dialogue, visit ‘Be a Better Writer‘ or ‘Absolute Write‘. It’s always important to triangulate your information. In other words, make sure other sources of information also…

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Life in Love ~ Robert Browning


My love of poetry is no surprise to some, so today I post a beautiful poem by Robert Browning……feeling romantic!

Life in a Love
by Robert Browning

Escape me?
While I am I, and you are you,
So long as the world contains us both,
Me the loving and you the loth,
While the one eludes, must the other pursue.
My life is a fault at last, I fear—
It seems too much like a fate, indeed!
Though I do my best I shall scarce succeed—
But what if I fail of my purpose here?

It is but to keep the nerves at strain,
To dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall,
And baffled, get up to begin again,—
So the chase takes up one’s life, that’s all.
While, look but once from your farthest bound,
At me so deep in the dust and dark,
No sooner the old hope drops to ground
Than a new one, straight to the selfsame mark,
I shape me—