The feet that inspire me

The feet that inspire me
My little angel and my little mischief

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Making Holly Wreaths

My mum and I sat up tonight and made two wreaths. One for my Granny and my husband's Granny. They both live in Wales and we are going to visit for the weekend. The total cost came to about £8.00 per wreath. 

Process was:-

1. Soak the oasis ring in water for 10-15 minutes. Enjoy a glass of wine while you wait! 
2. Get some pot pourri and some flower wire and bind some of the pine cones, dried oranges and big pieces ready.
3. Cut some Holly into small pieces with stalks and other pretty foliage from the garden.
4. Once you are ready to start mentally divide the oasis into thirds. Cover using plain green foliage, add the holly and then feature flowers and pine cones etc.
5. Place on a plate. Put a candle into the middle and admire your work! 
6. Give away as presents and always keep one for yourself. 
7. As maintenance just dribble water into the oasis.

Tip- always make sure you can't see any oasis and enjoy the wine! 

Alternative The Night Before Christmas

It was the night before Christmas when all through the house 
Everything stirred as you screamed and not like a mouse
The snot was running down onto your lip 
And the tears were pouring and your hands were in a tight fist
The sound of Father Christmas tucking into his mince pie 
Had woken you and you started to cry 
Ruldoph and the other reindeer were startled up on the roof
The lights came on as mummy and daddy were woken by their prancing hooves
You realised Father Christmas was there and started to dance and sing  
When I looked at daddy and said "where is the gin?"
I asked Father Christmas "a little quieter next year is my only wish"
He replied "well you best make sure you are no longer on my naughty list"

Monday, 14 November 2016

The Earthquake

Now been 24 hours since the big earthquake. Our thoughts are with everyone affected.

A new poem about the events

The Earthquake 

The earth begins to rumble
The walls shake and chimneys tumble
We duck cover and hold
Hoping nature will soon stop being so bold 
Our lives are smashed on the floor
Plates, glasses, the clock hanging above the door
We look for each other checking are you okay
As our thoughts spread to others we pray
We walk out and go into the night
Trying not to let each other go with all our might

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Sunday Swimming Fun

I am taking my little monkey swimming today.  She is 4 months this coming week and we have been going weekly since she was born.

We went on Friday but the visit had to be cut short.  She pooed in the pool! Luckily I felt the explosion and I mean it was an explosion and before it could leak out my friend held her over the side of the pool.  I jumped out. I am not normally very agile and I moved with the speed of Usain Bolt but without the elegance.  Hoping today she does not repeat this behaviour.

She loves the pool.  Our local pool has a Hydrotherapy pool at 32 degrees.  It is wonderful and warm.  Perfect for her and she can be in there for ages before she gets tired or hungry. 

Sadly the other day when we went some school children were very loud and having fun.  Some girls decided to start screaming so she is now a little scared of the changing rooms and we get crying.  All I can do is keep taking her and try and reassure her as much as possible.

I consider one of those things that are vital for each child to learn.  I am determined my children will learn to read, write, swim, ride a bike and their pleases and thank yous.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Ps. the dog is mine but he is a boy!

Dear Tiredness

Dear Tiredness

You seep into my bones

You creep and worm your way in

With sleep you only want more

You demand it

You ask my eyelids to become heavy

You make my feet hot and itchy

My body has become uncomfortable

I must give into you now

You overwhelm me

Friday, 4 November 2016

Happy Saturday

I've been reminded recently that family and friends are important. I've always known this but occasionally you appreciate them a little more.

Mental and physical health are so important. How can we care for little ones without showing we care for ourselves. Sometimes that will be simply by asking for help. 

I am lucky enough to have a husband that helps when he can. His working day is very long but if I really need him he will be there. 

Consider yourself lucky if you have someone who loves you - two or four legged! 

Happy Saturday everyone- seize the day.

I will be seizing it by doing my washing, ironing, cleaning, cooking, feeding and mostly procrastinating!

Sunday, 30 October 2016


On that toy

Down your vest

You have no joy

I try my best

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Peanut Butter M&Ms

Got given these today and they are just wonderful. My friend came back from America and bought them for me. They are such a special treat.

My chocolate boy even makes an appearance but he isn't going anywhere near them!

Things I Hold Dear

I want to wrap you in my arms and hold you tight 
To take a deep breath and let your smell fill my nostrils with all its might

I want your smile to brighten my day
It always makes the rain clouds go away

I listen to the softness of your breath as you sleep
Your little chest rises and falls and makes me want to weep

Your smile is one that is secret to us
Your eyes glisten as we chat with fairy dust

You are part of my soul
I love you, you make me whole 

Parent Envy

Does your baby sleep through the night? 
Well of course she does

Does your baby cuddle you tight?
Well of course he does

Does your baby roll over and over?
Well of course she does

Is your baby already a little rover? 
Well of course he is

Is your baby walking? 
Well of course she is

Is your baby talking? 
Well of course he is

Does your baby drive yet? 
Well they are only a week old so not quite yet

Friday, 28 October 2016

The future

With every kiss and cuddle I give you
I wonder who you will become?

Will you become a great inventor 
Who invents the next best thing 

Will you become a scientist 
Who cures the world from disease

Will you become an aid worker 
Who helps people in need

Will you become a businesswoman 
Who strives for perfection 

Will you become an artist 
Who paints the world in her own image 

With every kiss and cuddle I simply hope that you will be happy and healthy and full of smiles

My first post

About me

Since I was a young lady I have always liked writing small poems. Pretty terrible stuff. My dad is a great poet. Like him this is only for personal pleasure.

I thought it would be fun to start sharing my work with others. I am a sensitive person so please be nice. I am not holding myself out to be the next Carol Ann Duffy or William Wordsworth.