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‘ol mother bumble bee…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 7 August 2016 by misselisabethuk

As the old rhyme goes…

‘ol mother bumble bee,
won’t you come and cuddle me,
put your head upon my knee,
‘ol mother bumble bee.

One of nature’s fluffy lovelies…


If, buts or maybes….

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 15 June 2013 by misselisabethuk

This week (24) has been an interesting and rewarding week on a number of levels.  Looking back at it now it was a week of personal growth, focusing on learning, networking and deciding on the next steps.

To kick the week off I attended a breakfast seminar on Tax’  Only an hour thank goodness as the subject can be very complex especially when it’s pensions related!  Although it was complex I picked up a couple of good pointers and a couple of new contacts from the seminar running company.

A relaxing music lesson followed, in the evening following the taxing breakfast seminar, where a breakthrough in music theory was achieved and applied.  I learnt more about the use of chords and what can be done to use chords in different ways and progressions to create diverse musical emphasis whilst still using the same chords.  I also became acutely aware what a difference a quality instrument with superior sound and tone quality can have to the results produced.  I have been practising at home on a Casio keyboard bought in my early teens so it must be an antique by now, however, my music teacher uses a modern piano, which has such a beautiful tone and responsiveness it leaves the Casio keyboard I use seem like a very poor alternative indeed.  Owning a piano has now been put on my bucket list!

An industry networking event midweek provided a number of new contacts and opportunities to extend both knowledge and understanding in the professional field in which I work.  Also it was a great place to people watch too.  These events really are invaluable.

Thursday brought another evening of music but this time with a choir group I attend.  I like the range of music we sing and it also helps practice timing, pitching, sight-reading, theory of music notation through the ages etc.  It is a community choir so there is no pressure on attending every week and you can learn at your own pace.  I also enjoy going as I can catch up with some good friends I have made there and have a bit of a laugh without alcohol being involved 😀  I always come away feeling uplifted and energised.

With all this activity in the week I was very glad for the weekend to arrive so I could relax, however, with my half-year review looming next week there is some reading and preparation to do.   So far there has not been a lot of relaxing achieved but an important task so I need to keep my head down, deep breath and just do it!

Hope you all have a fantastic week ahead and to end I wanted to share a poem with you by Rudyard Kipling, “If”…….

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, and yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master; If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings and risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings and never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!

Changes… they come in all shapes and sizes

Posted in Time for Change, Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , on 2 June 2013 by misselisabethuk

Changes come in all shapes and sizes, they do!

Sometimes expected, sometimes out of the blue,

Sometimes welcome, sometimes not,

Sometimes a few, sometimes a lot,

But change is needed to help us grow,

You know…

An amalgamation of week 21 and 22 due to time pressures of a productive kind but thought I’d also share with you a little off the cuff poem as an extra treat for your patience.

Well it’s been a busy couple of weeks.  Since I last posted I have had a revolutionary music lesson, where my ideas of music creation/writing have once again been ignited.  I had a really positive networking event, linked with my day job, which re-united me with some old and introduced me to some new contacts.

I failed miserably at a ten-pin bowling party and realised that you can’t expect to come back into something years on and still have the same edge as you previously had.  I should have had a secret practice before hand for my own self esteem but still the event was fun and we all had a good laugh.

I started another creative project this week which I’m hopeful will get off the ground this year, time permitting of course.  A bit more research and then some late nights and hard work will be required but if you are passionate about something you need to find that bit of extra energy and/or time to make it happen.  Right?

That is exactly what one of my friends has done, check out his new iPhone/iPod Touch game – Jet Point:

Well my friends I will leave you with that thought and wish you all a fabulous weekend, stay safe and enjoy the changes presented to you 🙂

A reason, a season or a lifetime…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , on 23 February 2013 by misselisabethuk

Week 8 and this poem sums up what this week has meant for me.

I have been getting more involved with mentoring/coaching and have come to value the new relationships i have built, albeit sometimes brief. To support another person in their personal growth is very rewarding. Some people need a role model, confidant, someone they can talk to who really wants to help and doesn’t judge. And in return I find I always learn something about myself which obviously adds to my personal growth.

A well-distributed poem and one that i am sure you have come across before. Please read and enjoy. Learn from each person you meet and life becomes far more rewarding.

A reason, a season or  lifetime..

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. 

When you figure out which one it is,you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

— Unknown

Have a great week and I’ll be back to share more with you next week.

Blinding, suffocating….

Posted in I'm dying here.... with tags , , , , on 22 October 2012 by misselisabethuk

Suffocation, suffocating, suffocate,

The mist growing quickly, thickly, as I wait,

Blinding whiteness, in a blanket I am wrapped,

Not seeing outward but looking inward, feeling trapped….

Here’s one I’ve written in red… Left for Dead

Posted in I'm dying here.... with tags , , , , , , on 13 October 2012 by misselisabethuk

Seeing red?
He was left for dead.
Getting cold and stiff,
with a subtle whiff.

The night so black,
hid the thud and the whack.
T’was a bat of wood,
he fell where he stood.

Robbed of a life,
he thought would  be long,
he was wrong!

A fighting start…

Posted in I'm dying here.... with tags , , , , , on 11 October 2012 by misselisabethuk

Early start, rub eyes, it’s dark,
clamber for my dressing gown.
Tip-toe quietly, around the house,
careful not to make a sound.

Looks cold outside but in here it’s warm,
a cup of tea and breakfast made.
Watching BBC1 news on the telly,
stories of fighting, i’m dismayed.

I pull myself up, to the shower I go,
where I can relax and clear my head.
Thinking of the long journey to come,
how I wish I was still in bed.

Now dressed, make-up done, bag readied,
I wait patiently for the cab, O-
good-bye house, I’ll miss you,
once more unto the breach I go!

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