Where creative writing and general rambling go hand in hand :)

Thursday, 31 January 2013

The end is here!

That's it, it's over! January that is.
I don't know why but January seems to be a really depressing month every year. This one involved funeral's, friends losing loved ones and other friends remembering loved ones lost in January in previous years. And snow; okay it's not depressing but it is annoying when it causes travel problems and walking in it is a pain! (more so if you fall over)

However there have been some good things to come out of this month.
I've lost my first half stone after getting back on track with my healthy eating plan.
I won a beautiful bracelet in a competition.
Sea of ink is now available on kindle and I have received my paper copy (see previous posts for my involvement) you can find out more at http://inkpantry.com/
I got my highest ever mark on a creative writing piece for uni.

I also have so much to look forward to in February and March alone.
I have a week off work.
This Saturday (2nd) I'm watching my friend's son in Babes in the wood.
Thursday (7th) I'm off to watch Oliver at the Bristol Hippodrome.

In March I am off to Cardiff to see Olly Murs (very excited!)

In between these good things I also still have lot's of assignments to read for and subsequently write!

All in all I am happy to say goodbye to January and hello to February, may my good mood continue :)

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Aunty Penny

Today we said our final goodbyes to Aunty Penny, a much loved lady who will be very missed. I wanted to share with you a poem that was read at the service today, it was written by my sister.

Aunty Penny

I got the call this morning,
I can't believe it's true;
Nobody should leave like that, 
Especially not you.
You were the greatest Godmother
A girl could ever have;
In the 30 years I shared with you,
You never made me sad.
From sleeping through Jurassic Park
To silly laughing clowns - 
A 10p mix from up the shop,
By secrets we were bound.
These memories of me and you
will last my whole life through,
And when it's time to meet again
I'll tell you I've missed you.

By Samantha Rawlings