Monthly Archives: November 2013

International Celebrant! (well .. kind of!)

Today I have been contacted by my cousin in New Zealand asking if I would consider going to New Zealand next November to carry out a Civil Partnership for her and her partner Angie.

After careful consideration of 0.0001 of a second the words YES came flying out of my mouth!   I will also make a bit of a holiday of it after the ceremony and it will be great to catch up with Emma in real life.. we haven’t seen each other for around 35 years!   

I can’t remember when I have been this excited!!   

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It’s hard to see when the smoke cloud’s over your eyes

 

It’s hard to see when the smoke cloud’s over your eyes
And you lose focus as you losing on your time
And there’s one last thing to do, it’s waiting there on you
Cut from this circle leave, it behind

Come on over for a moment, and see what you find
Worry and distance, it’s all in your mind
Come on over, take a chance now
I know what you like
Caught in the middle, between your heart and your mind

And it’s hard to see when the smoke clouds cover your eyes
And you lose focus as you losing on your time
And there’s one last thing to do, it’s waiting there on you
Cut from this circle leave, it behind

Come on over for a moment, see what you find
Worry and distance, it’s all in your mind
Come on over, take a chance know
I know what you like
You’re caught in the middle, between your heart and your mind

And it’s hard to see when the smoke cloud’s over your eyes
And you lose focus as you losing on your time
And there’s one last thing to do, it’s waiting there on you
Cut from this circle leave, it behind, whoa

It’s now, I was waiting on somebody else to show
Me how,
A singe spark will catch a light
And when you thought, could change your life
So take the leap and trust you’ll reach the other side

Ryan Keen

Remembrance

Today a group of my friends will be marching at the Cenotaph.   Sadly I cannot be with them this year.  

I know they will walk tall, with pride in their hearts and tears in their eyes.

 

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The price people pay …

I am posting this from a friend of mine … Lauren Mackenzie

I walked down the tube stairs today behind a tall young man his shoulders were back his hair short clean shaven he walked down them slowly im slow so didnt care there was a steady streem pushing past me and this young man , i thought he looks so fit his rather large holdall bag seemed heavy and for a moment thought maybe thats why hes on go slow it wasnt until the bottom of stairs and on level when he walked i could see the click of an artificial leg on his trousers and i thought right as we reached platform we were stood next to each other our eyes made contact and i thought in for a pound in for a penny this young man had that air about him you know the one where your brain says i can spot a squaddie a mile away and i said to him you a soldier mate, he replied im an ex soldier ive just came in to collect all my gear ….i said to him as tube train approached well whatever you had to give for us thankyou, he beemed a smile the doors opened we got in , he went his way i went mine