via Daily Prompt: Yarn

Yarn – i love yarn.

The wool variety not the story telling kind

although it too can be inspiring, witty, interesting, long winded and plain boring.

OHH but yarn – the smell of  fine (or chunky) spun merino wool.

Actually alpaca, possum, and goats is so soft to touch too.

Then there is the silk and cotton varieties.

I love the feel of it all. Not the acrylic stuff. it looks cheap and has no sensuality about it.

Yarn is visceral, memory evoking, imaginative, and cheerful.

Yarn has so many wonderful shades, hues and colors that it is mind numbing hard to decide what or which one I want to choose next. Then there is the research for the right perfect project to match that yarn.

Yarn comes in all sorts of ply, lengths, hanks, balls, or spools.

Yarn is one of the best ever invented meditative tools.

Yarn is comfort, homey, days gone by.

Yarn is oh so wonderful its bees knees in my eyes.


Another cheats post

“You may not realise it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.” Walt Disney. One of the most universally recognised concepts of ancient Chinese philosophy is the idea that all things exist as contradictory, yet inseparable opposites. Commonly known as the Yin and […]

via Teeth & Bones — The Renegade Press

OK i have no real thoughts of my own to share dear followers but i do empathise with Chris and love his work. Thus I am sharing again.   So please read his article ( and any of the past articles)  I assure you you will absolutely agree with this one.

Robyn Louise

Inspiration from Eddie 2 hawks

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. source: The Buddha image: Eddie’s Garden, Eddie’s Photos, Spring 2016

via Along the Road — Eddie Two Hawks

Easter is over and i have a tummy ache.


Once again, it has been far too long between ‘drinks’ oops I mean blog posts.

Although- come to think about it – it has been a long while since I had a nice glass of vino.

There has been so much going on in the world I have had a bit of writers block.  Where do I start? What should I really comment on? etc etc. yes it has happened to all of us.  How do I know that – wellllllllll !!!!  there are numerous other blogs that post about this particular topic. Even the Daily Post  and The Community Pool had some tips, recently.

I have had plenty of laughs over at The Return Of The Modern Philosophers blog.    Man can Austin pull some type of witty repartee outta the bag, even when he is dog tired from the day job, and its current all about Mr Trump.

Colleen Cheesboro has had me fantasying about all things Fairies, the bottom of the garden and some great links to those helpful sites  -for writers block.

Whilst the contributors to the site called The Seeds for Life have been my de facto cheer squad. Just to get me out of bed and tame / tie up /wrangle the black dog that resides at my house.

As for all of you Thanks.  I hope you all had a very nice Easter.TN_pic073b

Here’s some more candy; just in case you have not had enough.

At the big chain supermarket, where I work, it was frenetic to say the least from as soon as school got out for holidays the week before up till today.

Seriously folks it’s only ONE WHOLE DAY that we are totally shut.  But you spent $$$$$$ like it really was growing on (sustainable regrowth) forest of trees.  That was OK, as far as our management were concerned. It made us look fantastic for the all important bottom line.   As for my team of replenishment experts I was incredibly proud of the way you ( us) all pulled together and got those never ending pallets – split, sorted and onto the shelves as quickly as possible.

The Customer Service team – again you rocked because even though SOME customers thought you were fair game for all their woes, moaning and bad moods ( because Aunty r and Uncle P with their 4 precious kids had dropped in unannounced) you stood tall ( and proud) SMILED and ensured everyone of them it truly was a wonderful day to be alive.

As for those of you WHO THOUGHT THEY COULD SHOPLIFT, just a few extra Easter Treats; well sorry but we really were on to you as soon as you skulked into our stores.  Yes even the paying customers dobbed you in.  So HA!!

OK it did not quite have a 100% strike rate there but it was a lot less than the company anticipated.    Folks  here’s a friendly tip: majority of us are casually employed and Yes it is as hard for us to make ends meet but that does not mean we stoop to your level.  You only make it hard for every one else.   So please stop trying unless you really do ‘want your day in court’.

Now one more extra special thanks:  “Lightning”: I know you are reading this and I know you are still safe. (Thank you Big Guy upstairs.. I feel blessed to know this fact. My own Easter miracle).

I truly loved the BIG bunch of flowers you left at the customer service desk for me..

I only wish you had waited just long enough for me to see you.  They made me cry. Of which I really did not want me peers see me do…. See! they all think I have no heart and I am this emotionless person who they adore as their Team Leader.  So damn you in the nicest possible way.

I still have some of them left sitting in that beautiful hand crafted vase you gave me all those years ago.  So do not forget your mum for Mothers Day.

I hope all of you had a great Easter.   Cheers.5573

denial!! hmmm or is it ?

via Daily Prompt: Denial

Just one more piece of chocolate, she chided herself.   Seriously how could it really hurt?

Really it is Easter time and there was the one’s left over from Valentines.  Damn the calendar at this time of EVERY YEAR.

And, all that marketing, product placement, shiny, glittery, eye catching wrappers.  One more chocolate really could not hurt?  ” Just look at all the other people around you; their not in denial…..or are they?” Again the voice of reason reared its VERY BIG UGLY HEAD.

As her left hand reached forth for the next one, the dark voice suddenly sounded louder in her head.   “Remember the last time? hmmm .”  ” OK it was incredibly stupid of me she retaliated. BUT…its Easter.”

“Can I help you today?” came the voice, of the real reason why she was in that store for the 6th day running.   Nope, she was in denial just like majority of the world; at this time of year.  She was hooked on dark chocolate with almonds, coconut or anything that had Lindt on the wrapper.

It just happened that this one came with a hunky guy serving her also.    More denial, what chance did she have there when she was 140lbs, 5ft 5″, mousey brown hair and freckly face.

As she smiled shyly at him, “just these today…err thanks.”  Ohh well there is always the gym next week.


for my friend Adam

And anyone else who is grieving for a loved one.

The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you […]

via You Will Be Whole Again — Eddie Two Hawks

Mental Health for all of us

I am sharing this link from Renegade Press because it is evocative, raw, emotional and very very honesty about the most pressing issue in ever bodies lives.  Please read it, share it and then open up the lines of communication – even if you only feel a little blue for a day or two.


“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” J.K. Rowling August 28th, 2016. Remember the date. Because it’s important, and I’m going to come back to it a few paragraphs from now. In 2015, I lost a friend to suicide. In 2016, I lost another. The passing of my friends devastated […]

via Eunoia — The Renegade Press