First Time

The evening was over, the moment had come
Every meeting before leading to this one.
He paid the waiter and stood to go,
She smiled shyly, keeping her eyes low.
Once in the taxi, his hand on her knee,
The love in her eyes was so clear to see.
Arriving at his place, the choice had been made.
Act one and two over, the last to be played.
His hand on her neck, lips light as a feather
Two hearts become one as they join together

I wrote this for a competition – the guidelines were “Must contain the word feather and be 10 lines exactly”


A Surreal Moment at the Pub!

A night out on Thursday contained a rather surreal moment when a friend offered Neil and I a drink. When the can of Strongbow appeared on the bar accompanied by a glass full of ice, Neil promptly tipped the ice into a dirty glass also on the bar. Ian (the friend) looked a little perplexed but I realised what was in Neil’s head! As I reached over to attract the bar-lady’s attention I managed to knock over the glass of red wine that had just been put down in front of me!  Poor Ian is now looking at his ice-free glass which is paddling in a puddle of red wine.
Neil feels the need to explain at this point whilst I look on sheepishly and the bar-lady mops up the mess and replenishes Ian’s glass with ice and mine with more red wine! (Which I probably shouldn’t have had anyway!)
The whole scenario lasted around 45 seconds and was all because Neil assumed (wrongly!) that the Strongbow was for me and I don’t like ice with mine!



Waking up, feeling gruff,

Wondering why I feel so rough!

It couldn’t be the cider surely?

I only drank one pint hourly!

Admittedly it was hours aplenty

But I know it wasn’t near to twenty!

Maybe all booze should have a warning

“Too much of me equals dreadful morning!”

I think it’s time to take a vow

No more cider for me – (for now!)


Update ….

I am getting better at taking the supplements – I suppose it is really too early to notice any improvements? Maybe the “mind-over-matter” theory really is sound because I haven’t had the niggly pain in my wrist for the last few days! My knee is still clicking though; no improvement there!

I am having a hair cut tonight so, maybe, once I get rid of the dead ends I will see more shine. A tip I read somewhere suggested that you always finish of your hair washing with a cold rinse to flatten the cuticles which creates a better reflective surface and, therefore, more apparent shine. It is a bit of a shock to the system if you wash your hair in the shower mind you!

Next step in my bid to better health in my 50’s is to cut down on the cider and wine intake – this will  probably prove harder than a degree in chemistry!