Thursday, 6 December 2018

Summer Not Found

This week in New Zealand we have experienced thunder, lightening, heavy rain, hail, strong winds and sunshine. It's difficult to believe that it's a couple of weeks until summer time. 

Photo source: KB

Photo source: Twitter

This post has been shared with Skywatch 

Love KB

Monday, 3 December 2018


As I was perusing my favourite blogs earlier, I noticed a challenge over at real toads to write a flash 55 to keep the memory of our dear friend Galen alive. Galen originally hosted this fun challenge and his posts and comments made me laugh so much. I decided to repost this 55 which I wrote over ten years ago and if you read the comments you will see G-Man being his amusing self. If I remember correctly, his 55 was regarding toilet humour that week. Miss you buddy.

P.S. This poem was written about my husband. We met, he went back to Australia, he came back, we got's complicated, hehe.

When you're away my life feels wrong.
My only company wine and song.
I count down the days until you return.
The art of patience, something to learn.

When we're together the time flies.
Love and laughter, mischief in our eyes.
Nobody understands me, like you do.
Sometimes I believe we are one, not two.

Photo source: Pixabay 


Flash Fiction - Every Friday, I compose a short story of 55 words - no more, no less. If you would like to join in the fun and games... post your story and report to the boss -
If you're not interested in contributing a story, feel free to read the other entries. I'm sure any comments you have would be appreciated.

Happy reading and writing!

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Auckland Botanic Gardens

Hi everyone,

I attended a meeting at Auckland Botanic Gardens and was surprised how close this gorgeous place was to my home. I'll definitely be going back with my camera to photograph the beautiful gardens.

Photo source: KB

Not a cloud to be seen in this beautiful SkyWatch Friday.

Have a great weekend.

Love KB

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Poetry: Together

A poem for my husband (Whitesnake) on his birthday. 

Dreams of you
and me together.
Souls entwined,
for now and ever.

Candles lit,
music playing.
Red wine flowing,
bodies swaying.

Probing tongues,
exploring mouths.
Hands and fingers,
heading south.

Clothes are falling,
skin exposed.
Senses awakening,
from head to toes.

Lost in each other,
bodies entwined.
I am yours,
you are mine.

I remember writing this during a period of my life when Whitesnake and I were apart; but we had decided that we wanted to be with each other again at any cost.  It was complicated! We've been together now for ten years and it's the best decision I ever made.

Happy Birthday my love


Monday, 19 November 2018

Poetry: Sleep

S ensuous slumber
L ost to the world
E nveloped in blankets
E motionally quiet
P eace at last

Photo Source: Pixabay

Acrostic poem shared with Poetry Pantry and Tuesday Platform

Love KB

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Getting Back On The Horse

Recently, I’ve been thinking about my childhood passion. Horses appealed to me from a young age; consequently my parents kindly signed me up for riding lessons when I was a child. Horse riding continued to be a passion until I was about 13 years of age, spending time after lessons at the stables.  Frequently taking care of the unappealing but necessary jobs. Climbing up the horse manure pile and jumping up and down on it to flatten it on a regular basis. Often, the pile was enormous and I'd return home smelling terrible, to my mum's disgust. 

KB's First Riding Lesson

Horse riding was an escape from the world. I found the speed, exhilarating, knowing when to let the horse go and when he needed reining in. The connection you can build with a horse can be amazing.

One beautiful, summer day I rode my favourite horse, Count.  Often high strung but I'd always been able to handle him. Something spooked him and I could feel myself losing control. Galloping towards the road was terrifying because there was nothing I could do but hold on. Count raced across two lanes of traffic before coming to an abrupt stop in front of a red convertible; I can still picture the driver’s face. The driver shook his fist and swore several obscenities at me. I don't blame him as it would have been a shock to see a horse coming out of nowhere.

After I finally calmed down, I said to myself, 'just give yourself a few weeks and you can get back on the horse'. Two years later, a family member surprised me with a riding lesson.  

Lesson day arrived; I was terrified until I saw my pony. He was more like a stubborn old mule really. Everything was going fabulously, I felt confident, and so we decided to try a couple of small jumps. 'This will be fun,' I thought but the stubborn old nag had other ideas.  Pulling up short before the jump; I flew over the top and landed on my head.

Consequently, I was finished with the horses, but lately I’ve been thinking of riding again. Even if it's just the once, so I can say I got back on the horse.

Post bumped up to share with Saturday Critters

Love KB

Thursday, 15 November 2018

There's Something About Mary

Today we had a visit from the daughter of our ex neighbour Mary. Mary moved into a retirement home a couple of years ago after she collapsed in her driveway and broke her hip. Luckily  Whitesnake was home that day and went to her rescue. Mary is now 95 years young and enjoying life in her new home. We miss seeing her pottering around in her garden and are looking forward to catching up with her in a couple of weeks time 

This beautiful night sky has been shared with Skywatch Friday

Have a great day

Love KB


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