Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Poem : Standing At The Crossroads



This post has been shared with...Carry On Tuesday


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Standing at the crossroads
Between you and him
How did we arrive here
Is our love a sin...

Standing at the crossroads poem

I worte this poem for the Helium website but it's against their rules to publish the full poem to blogs, etc. Follow the above link if you'd like to read more.


 


Love KB
xxx

Monday, 30 July 2012

Message In A Bottle




I received a lovely email this morning from a Helium member asking if his son could read my poem out to his class for poetry day. How cool is that?

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Message in a bottle
Swept away by the sea
Secrets held within
Dreams of you and me...

Read more here...Message In A Bottle Poem



I worte this poem for the Helium website but it's against their rules to publish the full poem to blogs, etc. Follow the above link if you'd like to read more.


Love KB
xxx

Originally published to my blog 2/5/2010
Also published to Bubblews 13/12/2013 and Helium

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Let The Games Begin



The big day has finally arrived, London Olympics 2012, let's hope security has now been sorted.


I can't believe I'm writing this but, according to a UK official, these two ladies are too fat!


source: Getty images

source: thesun.co.uk


Here's the NZ team...Go New Zealand!

source: Paul Gilham/Getty Images


Enjoy the Olympics everyone. Good luck New Zealand!

Love KB
xxx

Our recipe today is Simply Delish Thai Chicken and Rice

Friday, 27 July 2012

Friday Flash Fiction - Trapped




Each Friday I write a short story in exactly 55 words. If you'd like to join in the fun and games, write your story, visit G-Man and let him know you've posted.

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He escaped after five years as a prisoner of war. He was hailed a hero. He returned home a free man but his wife no longer understood him, his young children barely remembered him and the paparazzi stalked him constantly. A prisoner in his own home, he felt more trapped than he ever had before.

Hmmm, where did this story come from? Must have been watching Homeland again, hehe! I've been watching the rerun on telly as I missed it the first time around. Don't tell me what happens please :)

Have a great weekend all!
Love KB
xxx

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Maori Language Week






This week is Maori Language Week in New Zealand. Maori is the name of a race of people and a language in New Zealand. The Maori language is seen to be dying out somewhat here, hence the Maori Language Week. To be honest, I don't know a lot of Maori words but while doing a little research I found this...Longest place name: Taumata-whakatangihanga-kōauau-a-Tamatea-pōkai-whenua-ki-tāna-tahu (Tamatea, the man with the big knees, who slid, climbed and swallowed mountains, known as landeater, played his flute to his loved one). Love it!

Anyway, in an effort to learn some more Maori and share with you all too, I've listed a few greetings down below. If you'd like to learn the correct pronounciation or more Maori words you can follow this link...100 Maori words

E noho rā Goodbye (from a person leaving)
E haere rā Goodbye (from a person staying)
Haere mai Welcome!, Come!
Hei konā rā Goodbye (less formal)
Kia ora Hi!, G'day! (general informal greeting)
Mōrena (Good) morning!
Nau mai Welcome! Come!
Tēnā koe formal greeting to one person
Tēnā kōrua formal greeting to two people
Tēnā koutou formal greeting to many people
Tēnā tātou katoa formal inclusive greeting to everybody present, including oneself


Hei konā rā
Love KB
xxx

It's A Kinda Magic

This poem has been shared with Poetry Jam and Poetry Pantry.

There's real magic
In the things you do and say
When I'm feeling blue
You chase my tears away...It's A Kinda Magic Poem

I worte this poem for the Helium website but it's against their rules to publish the full poem to blogs, etc. Follow the above link if you'd like to read more.








Love KB
xxx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Hello Sailor, It's The Master Chef Challenge



We've just spent a lovely couple of days with Whitesnake's brother and sister-in-law. Didn't do much, the rain was pouring down most of the time so we had a relaxing time watching old family movies and footie, reading, talking, laughing, drinking and eating. I loved the family movies, seeing Whitesnake's Mum and Dad (I didn't know Whitesnake when they were alive), his huge family as kids and him in his Navy outfit when he was just a wee lad was a real treat.



Now, to these monstrosities...



Last time, K and I stayed with us, it was a big joke that Whitesnake and I spent so much of our spare time watching cooking programmes. K and I saw these swedes and immediately thought of us, they purchased them for $1 each and brought them all the way from Invercargill to us. We laughed so much. K said our Master Chef challenge was to make something delicious with these ingredients. Whitesnake did include some swede in a curry he made but I am thinking along the lines of a candle holder, LOL. Any ideas?

I can't believe these are the only pics we took, I'm usually the picture taking queen. Oh well, I'll have to take heaps next time we see them.

Hope you are all well,

Love KB
xxx

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Visiting Time



I'm looking forward to spending a few days with Whitesnake's brother and sister-in-law. Just a little more cleaning to do and if I have time, I'll wash Coco...she'll hate that. Fitting in a trip to my parents today too as it's my Dad's birthday tomorrow. Busy, busy, busy. I'll be back in a few days with some pics.



Be good.
Love KB
xxx

Monday, 16 July 2012

Rain Rain Go Away



This posr has been shared with...Carry On TuesdayPoetry PantryFlash Fiction Friday and Camera Critters.


Rain rain go away 
When you leave
I can go out
To play

Follow the link to read more...rainy day poem





I worte this poem for the Helium website but it's against their rules to publish the full poem to blogs, etc. Follow the above link if you'd like to read more.



Love KB and Coco
xxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Coco Helps With The Housework




This post has been shared with Camera Critters.

The other day I moved a chair into the kitchen to make some room while I was cleaning. I couldn't figure out where Coco had gotten to until I went back to the kitchen. There she was sitting in the chair looking like it's quite normal for her to be sitting in the middle of the kitchen in a random chair. She's not usually allowed in the kitchen but I did chuckle...at least she was out of my way I guess.



Love KB
xxx

Friday, 13 July 2012

Friday Flash Fiction - Hero



Mr G has been away for a while due to illness but he's back and raring to go again. Welcome back G, you've been missed!

Each Friday I write a short story in exactly 55 words. If you'd like to join in the fun and games, write your story, visit G-Man and let him know you've posted.



Fire engulfed the children, they screamed in terror. A man appeared from the shadows to sweep them away. He was hailed a hero, given a medal of honour. The praise filled him with a warmth inside he’d been missing since childhood, but nothing could compare to the thrill he felt while watching his fires burn.

Love KB
xxx

P.S. The house has finally been sold and I've had my way too long haired chopped off. I feel like a new woman...woohoo!  I'll post a pic when I get my hair looking as good as it did in the salon, this could take a while, LOL.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Winter's Day At The Beach



These pics have been shared with...Outdoor Wednesday  Our World Tuesday  Water World and Scenic Sunday.

Whitesnake and I decided to head to the beach for some much needed stress release. Although a little on the chilly side, the fresh air did us the world of good.












Love KB
xxx

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Everybody Hurts



This poem has been shared with ...Carry On Tuesday

What hides behind
A friendly smile
Words of comfort
Eyes which beguile 

Read more...Everybody Hurts Poem

I worte this poem for the Helium website but it's against their rules to publish the full poem to blogs, etc. Follow the above link if you'd like to read more.


Love KB
xxx

Monday, 9 July 2012

First Kiss



This poem has been shared with...Poetry Pantry

On the back row of the bus 
It started with a kiss
Who knew how long they'd last
Utter teenage bliss

Read more here...First kiss poem

I worte this poem for the Helium website but it's against their rules to publish the full poem to blogs, etc. Follow the above link if you'd like to read more.


Love KB
xxx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Lost Love



I've shared this poem with Carry On Tuesday.

I listen to the silence
As you do also
Our worlds now far apart
Conversation more so

I wrote this poem for the Helium website but it's against their rules to publish the full article to blogs, etc, so if you'd like to read more, you can follow this link...Lost Love Poem

Love KB
xxx

Monday, 2 July 2012

The Last Goodbye



This poem has been shared with Poetry Pantry.


They’d been over for a while
Yet they stuck together like glue
Friends for long fun filled years
Lovers a short few



I wrote this poem for the Helium website, their rules don't allow the full poem to be written to blogs etc. Follow the link to read more...The Last Goodbye Poem

Love KB
xxx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

I'm Back



Hi all,

Things are moving along nicely now. My ex and I accepted an offer on our house, it was much lower than we wanted but we  want to move on with our lives. All conditions have been met, we just need to finalise a settlement date before going unconditional. I feel like a great weight has been lifted, what a relief. This past year has been really tough, so I'll be glad to have all this behind me and move on with my life with Whitesnake.

Hope you've all been well. I'll check in with you in the next couple of days.

Missed you guys
Love KB
xxx

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