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Category: Poems

MY SECRET GARDEN – TIME TO STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES?

MY SECRET GARDEN

my secret garden picture

 

 

It’s a crazy time of year, isn’t it? The Christmas frenzy, the New Year celebration – have you had time to stop and smell the roses?

 

In keeping with the garden theme this week I’m sharing a poem about my own little slice of heaven. I hope you enjoy.

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THE WILD WARDROBE – GETTING DRESSED CAN BE SCARY.

THE WILD WARDROBE

 

the wild wardrobe picture

 

How many times have you told your children to put their clothes away? Does it feel like your requests are falling on deaf ears?

Perhaps the tale of this messy boy and his backyard adventures will make them listen.

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LET’S LEAD WITH OUR HEART – A NEW BEGINNING

Happy New Year! I wish you love, happiness and health.

let's lead from the heart picture

If that is not what 2016 has in store for you then I wish you the inner peace to overcome.

One of the easiest ways to chase away the blues is to replace negative thoughts with happy ones.

Sometimes a little prompting helps and I am so excited to offer you a collection of happy quotes and pretty pictures to refer to when you need a lift, with The Little Book of Happiness.

The Little Book of Happiness

This little gem of joy could be just what you need to help flick the unhappy switch and bring back your smile.

Just sign up for my newsletter, Gleeful Greetings, and you can download the ebook for free. The sign-up link is at the end of this post.

You will also receive weekly bits of happiness into your inbox with links to my latest posts and to other happy places as well as other irresistible freebies and some fun fiction – check out The Reading Room.

In the meantime, enjoy this little poem, celebrating the year that could be.

Hate and fear will not change things. Only love can overcome.

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THIS IS CHRISTMAS DAY IN AN AUSSIE HOME

Merry Christmas

this is Christmas day in an Aussie home picture

 

My wish for you is a very happy day, whichever way you choose to spend it.

As many of my readers come from colder climes I thought it would be fun to write a little poem describing what Christmas is like for some of us in the Land Down Under.

When we were younger and interstate from parents,  Hubby and I often spent the day at the beach with friends.

These days it’s a family affair. This year is particularly fun as it’s ‘our turn’ to host – a privilege we alternate with the in-laws who have recently expanded our family.

I am acutely aware there are many who, for a variety of reasons, cannot share this day with loved ones and I’m sending love their way.

Usually, our Christmas days are hot – 40 degrees Celsius is 104.0 degrees Fahrenheit, but at the time of writing this (November) we have been having some unseasonably chilly days, so who knows.

Either way, it’s sure to be fun.

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STARTING A BLOG – KEEP SMILING!

 A FUNNY LOOK AT THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF STARTING A BLOG

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Start writing a blog they said. It will be fun they said. Well, guess what? They were right. But starting a blog hasn’t been without its challenges.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Happy Birthday to Gleeful Grandiva – one-month-old tomorrow.

Hard to believe that six weeks ago I had never heard of a widget. Plugins were how I connected lamps to the power. Ping went with pong for a fun ball game.

Amazing what you learn when starting a blog.

About four days before my first publish I was in major meltdown as I couldn’t make a widget do what I wanted.

I was not acting my most glamorous!

I soon realised I would have to change my attitude if I was going to be able to survive the tangled web of the, well…web.

I fought back with this poem (who said the pen is mightier than the sword?) in an effort to keep a sense of humour.

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