women's stuff

How to be alone

This is just so lovely.
Poetry and music in gorgeous combination.
This video was made to the poem, How to be Alone, by Tanya Davis (2009).

via Adrienne (see post below)

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Quizzical

I was cruising round the blogs and found this cute thing.  It’s a meme, cos it’s been doing the rounds, ages ago I think, but it’s new to me.  You are supposed to use one word to answer the questions, turns out I’m crap at that, so under Bridget rules you have to use three.  I changed the questions to be more me!  Have a go, show me your answers.

Cosy place?  Bed, book, partner

Breakfast today?  Coffee of course

Hair colour?  Salt and Pepper

Your family?  Always good fun

What are you not?  Thin and tall

Where were you last night?  Watching Big Bang

Where will you be tomorrow night?  At Lemon Briefcase

What is on your wish list?  Carpet Kitchen Heatpump

What was the last thing you did? Make macaroni cheese

What are you wearing? Lots of polarfleece!!

Favourite TV programme? Big Bang Theory

Goal for tonight?  Big deep bath!

Literary hero? John Green (sorry only two words and it’s always changing)

What do you hope?  My kids happy

Your mood? Ecstatic, Enthusiastic, Bouncy

Your computer? Lovely Apple Macbook

This year’s goal?  Kitchen nightmare banished

Your car? Karen, Toyota Carib

Favourite place at your place?  My big bath!

Currently reading?  Three Cups of Tea (it’s four words but what can I do!)

3 Favourite belongings? Lesley, Family, Raisin (not really belongings!)

Last CD purchased? Paramore latest cd

Last book purchased?  Waltz with Bashir

Favourite colour? Bright and bold

Favourite sport? Dancing at parties

Current obsession?  Too many cashews

Resolution? Walk to work

Feeling right now? Bewildered, Brilliant, Blind

Thing you need to do this week?  Door draught stopping

That’s enough now!  It would be fun to make a library one I think.  Might do that soon.  Go on, have a go, post it in the comments.

Bub Bridger has died at 85

Bub Bridger was wonderful.  She died at the age of 85 on the West Coast.  Her lovely style and humour was just great.

Her books Wild Daisies and Up here on the hill are full of such great, simple and lovely poems.  She manages to say things without masking them with the mystery that other poets get all wound up in.  Just simple gorgeous words from the heart.

Confession by Bub Bridger
I’m a little in love with you
Nothing
To cause you embarrassment
Or concern
Just a warm
Skip of the heart
When I see you from
My bus
At your stop

I catch your eye
And give you a wave
And I note
That you are more beautiful
Now than you ever were
And I am a keen
Observer of beauty
Whether it’s sunsets
Or music
Or the Mona Lisa
Or birds flying
Or green growing things
Or you

So,
How does it feel
My young Adonis, to be
Held in such regard
By an elderly lady
On the 24 Express?
Well,
Don’t knock it
Because it really is
A rare compliment
And you
Only have to respond
With your wide smile
Which is a small price
To pay
For allowing me my glimpse
Of what it used to be
All those years ago
When I was seventeen
And beautiful young men
Smiled
By the dozen.

What makes people happy?

A documentary by filmmaker Lisa Cypers Kamen and her daughter, Kayla Kamen.  Together Lisa and Kayla explore the hypothesis that every person, regardless of socioeconomic level, age, ethnicity, career, health, or life circumstances, possesses happiness or the means to feel happy. Their endeavor to discover possibly universal keys to human happiness leads the duo on an entertaining, deeply touching documentary adventure. Watch this: http://www.whatisyourhappiness.com/

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