Saturday, August 2, 2014


Out for morning tea one day late this week
 we spotted buckets of jonquils at a farm gate.
 Honestly, I love the old-fashioned honesty box.
 Rarely seen these days.
 We purchased two big farm fresh bunches ($5 per bunch).
Our home smells heavenly.

Listening: Heartpoet purchased me a number of new CD's recently to put in our 4WD for road trips. Ed Sheeran's new CD X was one. The first song is called One. Neither of us had heard it before. We both instantly loved it. Moved me to tears the first time it played.

Eating: Just putting together a delish platter of fruits, cheeses, balsamic onions, nuts and crackers to take to a family get-together.

Drinking: Yellowglen Vintage Bella - a refreshingly sweet drop - luscious pink in colour - the bubbles cheekily dance on your tongue.

Wearing: Leggings, cami top, boho style light weight long in length zippered jacket and boots.

Feeling: frustrated with Brenton. He heads off on a most exciting voyage this weekend (his 21st birthday present from Heartpoet and myself). I am a super organised type person. Brenton is a last minute type person. We are attempting a happy middle ground that makes neither of us anxious ha! Patience is being tested on both sides. It's a learning curve for us both :P I love him to bits and he me - we will get there. Meanwhile Heartpoet who falls somewhere in the middle regarding this sort of thing just nods and agrees with us both - smart man  ;)

Weather: It's winter here in Aus. Yesterday Mother Nature forgot that fact and thought it was late Spring! Weather forecasts today predict she has come to her senses and the summery feel in Brisbane is about to come to an abrupt end.

Wanting: to book Heartpoet's and my next getaway asap. Life is for living!

Needing: I didn't need a perfect one (although he is perfect to me), I just needed someone who could make me feel that I'm the only one. I found that in December 2000 with my Poet.

Thinking: that I am blessed to have found 'The One' after having my heart broken in my 30's. Many go their whole lives NEVER finding 'The One'.

Enjoying: Someone I recently met has gone from acquaintance to lovely new friend over recent weeks. Aristotle is famously quoted as saying  - "The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend." :D - Have you made a new friend lately?

Missing: the night sky from our recent getaway. If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'd bet they'd live life a lot differently.

Watching: During our recent getaway Heartpoet and I watched The French Lieutenant's Woman on DVD starring a young Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Based on the 1969 novel by John Fowles it was made into a film that was released in 1981 (long before Heartpoet and I got together as a couple). Surprisingly neither of us had seen it before. We really enjoyed it. Heartpoet felt it had a real Wuthering Heights feel to it and I agreed. A beautiful haunting tale. Have you seen it?

Reading: Whilst away I read Bad Girls & Wicked Women: The Most Powerful, Shocking, Amazing, Thrilling & Dangerous Women of All Time is an historic survey of 22 of the most ruthless and ambitious women in history. These are sassy, brilliant, magnetic, cunning and tough-as-nails women who defied the social mores of their eras. These anti-heroines battled against the odds and often against the status quo, succeeding in turning the power structure, if only for a short time, directly on its head. Some were cruel, some were visionary and some were blinded by ambition or love. A fabulous read! Read a good book lately?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Well hello there



It's been awhile.
I've been in a quiet reflective mood of late.
Battling bloggers block.
Heartpoet lovingly stoked the coals here at TSC blog
 with some poetry and prose
 that kept the fires burning in my absence.
Speaking of Heartpoet he and I have not long returned home
 from the most romantic blissful getaway.
Long overdue....and oh so good!
Each day was an opportunity to create more special moments.
Memories are the most beautiful pictures our mind can paint,
 and nothing can ever erase them.
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same!
It is possible to fall in love with the same person over and over again.
We have returned home loved up, refreshed and revitalized. 
Today marks the start of round 3 of
Heartpoet's skin cancer treatment.
A 2 hour initial appointment with the Specialist -
followed by various tests - resulting in the next plan of attack.
You're going down C!
Game on!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Open Wide

Whispers on the evening air in the musk of floral bloom
Stirring on a sunray’s arch in a winters cosy room
Bending with the gossamer thread a sparkle in the light
Rising with the early dawn in a simple gown of white
Every clip a treasure told a perfect glimpse of you
Moments of our love encased in colours pink to blue 

So come now gather these and hasten to my side
Where all my love I give to you my heart is open wide


Sunday, July 13, 2014

On a Rose

On a rose there live 5 petals, 5 petals do there be
A petal for the weekdays born when I am there with thee.
And weekends count for stem and base, the anchor of the whole
Upon those days when I am there at rest within your soul
On a rose there live 5 petals, 5 petals do there be
A petal for your heart my love for there I live with thee.


* Wild roses, flowers of delicate beauty, usually have a single row of five petals.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A must watch

"So look up from your phone, shut down those displays, 
We have a finite existence...a set number of days..."

Friday, July 11, 2014



Fortune may very well favour the brave however it may also turn them into cannon fodder. When the bugle sounded, the battalion hurried to its posts. Uncertain moments followed as they waited, and waited, and waited. A single shot pierced the heavy silence and hell began its rage.

In later weeks, the story of that battle swept in waves up and down the coastline. There were embellishments and slight changes to some of the finer details but in general the whispered tones of reverence were fully justified. A single battalion had withstood the barrage of a thousand rifles held by a thousand men. Names of individual soldiers trickled to folklore and the time and place would one day be marked by a significant memorial, stone and bricks saluting.

Timmy heard the call from the kitchen "Dinner’s ready! Wash your hands please!" He picked up one of his soldiers and whispered quietly “well done brave fella”.

He would be back later to help them settle their nerves. 


Thursday, July 10, 2014




Have you seen the black crows flapping to the nearest tree alive
On a bakers dreamy morning when the yeasts rise just in time
Have you heard the street light flicker as the dark hours fade away
When the early morning risers have a cup of tea their way
Have you felt the mists come rising over bracken and the heath
And the dampness start to gather round the bottom of your feet
Have you smelt the welcome gather of the lavender not far
Where the bees will soon be swarming in their purple floral car
Have you touched a blade of grass today so green and standing proud
Soldiers in the early hours with a dew upon their sword
Well I’ve done the lot this time and my senses are aflame
They linger on this morning and they’re never ever plain