Happy Christmas Everyone – Good to be Back!
First of all – a ‘Happy Christmas’ to my blogging friends who celebrate Christmas Day, and ‘Season’s Greetings’ to my other blogging friends around the world!
I’m afraid I have not been posting, reading my favourite blogs, commenting, or in actual fact doing anything else over the last few weeks because I have been rather unwell! I have missed keeping up with everyone and promise I will catch up with all of your posts in due course! I particularly want to thank my blogging friends Xandre Verkes and Katie Johnson (click on their names to visit their blogs) for their concerns when I stopped posting and their good wishes! That is what friendship is all about – even online! Thanks girls!
I had wanted to take some photographs of local Christmas lights, customs etc. for a couple of posts as we approached Christmas but since I haven’t been out of the house that was impossible. So, instead, in this post I have included an old Christmas photograph taken in Masham, North Yorkshire and, since most of us like to have a ‘tipple’ at Christmas, a poem I wrote some years ago! Hope you like them!
All things that Exist
There has to be a reason but I don’t know what it is!
Living is a mystery and it takes it out of me,
It keeps my mind confused and tense,
When I want it to be free!
So I drink a bit and I drink some more and try to reason why,
That birds can fly when we just walk,
Why the Sun hangs in the sky!
But the answer still eludes me as I lay down on the floor,
And I need a drink but I can’t get up to get a little more!
So I think there must be questions that always will exist,
That will be short of answers as long as we get ‘pissed’,
And the birds will fly and we’ll still walk and the mystery remains,
And I’ll drink a bit and I’ll drink some more to pacify my brain!
By the way, this poem is not about me! It was an attempt to write an amusing Scottish/Irish Folk song!
Right, this post still seems a bit short, and as most of you know I am a patriotic Scot! With that in mind, I am going to include a couple of photographs of Eilean Donan Castle that I took in August, although weather wise it could have been in December, of this year. Some of you might recognise the castle from the film ‘Highlander’ starring Christopher Lambert with music by Queen! If you have Google Earth you can check it out for yourselves by entering Eilean Donan Castle in the search box!
Well, there you have it! I am up and running again! Thanks to all of you who have continued to ‘have a look at my blog’, even though I have been absent, and who have signed up for e-mail notification of new posts! I hope you liked the photographs (and poem)!