Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A year has gone by .....

..... where did the time go?


8th October 2013

To the living, I am gone,
To the sorrowful, I will never return,
To the angry, I was cheated,
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.

I cannot speak, but I can listen.
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea ...
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity ...
Remember me.

Remember me in your heart:
Your thoughts, and your memories,
Of the times we loved,
The times we cried,
The times we fought,
The times we laughed.
For if you always think of me,
I will never have gone.

Monday, 6 October 2014

A Day Out ....

On Saturday I headed over to Port Sunlight on the Wirral, to the Happy Stamper Festival being held in Hulme Hall there.  Lindsay was demonstrating stamping techniques and also displaying some of her own recent art canvasses, which proved to be extremely popular - they are rather gorgeous!  My apparent role was to be "gofer" for the day and more or less the first thing I was greeted with when I arrived was "go grab me a black coffee, I haven't had one yet - please" - I also had to man the stand whilst Lindsay disappeared for a bite of lunch - but I did get to have a look round what is an extremely busy stamping fair.  Picked up some grunge paste and an assortment of metal bits and pieces, ideal for altered art work and at a real bargain price!
 Lindsay, concentrating hard
 .... and explaining something technical !
 Samples of Lindsay's beautiful canvasses
(the notebook was a particular favourite of everybody's)

Lindsay and I (still smiling at the end of a very busy day)!

By the time I arrived home - via train and taxi - it had already turned pitch-black, even though it was only around 7.30 pm) - just time to pick up a naughty "chippy tea" and settle down, in comfy PJ's, to watch "Strictly Come Dancing".  A good day !