Bear, Blog, Christmas, Poetry

Bear’s Christmas Tree Adventure 🧸

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I’ve always loved cuddly bears! This week I’ve written a poem for children about a toy bear called Bernie.

‘Jump up

Onto the box

Bernie’

What can 

You see there?

🧸🧸🧸

Towering above

Is a large 

Christmas tree

With sparkling 

Decorations 

🎄🎄🎄

Suddenly 

Ssss-N-A-P!

Bernie

Hangs from

A large branch

🧸🧸🧸

As he

Starts to

Climb down 

Another

Ssss-N-A-P!

🎄🎄🎄

Bernie lands

Feet first

On the ground 

He’s clutching 

A silver star

⭐️⭐️⭐️

It’s a

Magical star

from the

Top of the 

Christmas tree 

Blog, Breast cancer, Cancer, Christmas

It’s nearly…

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Christmas…

For me it’s always been about giving to others.

My wish for you in the New Year is a brighter outlook. I especially am looking forward to 2021.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer this year and have just finished all the treatment; it’s not been an easy time to live through.

I want to take a moment to think about the women and men who have just found out they have cancer. 

How must they be feeling?

You might know someone who has had cancer or just been diagnosed. They could be your partner, husband, wife, mother, father, sister or brother. 

I had some amazing support from breast cancer now nurses during my treatment; they really did help me a lot to get through it.

You can help those in the future with a cancer diagnosis by giving what you can today to breast care now, from this link https://breastcancernow.org

Alternatively https://www.macmillan.org.uk Macmillan Cancer Support helps people who are diagnosed with a variety of other types of cancers.

It’s not until you have a cancer diagnosis that you really understand what other people have to go through; so please help if you can.

Blog

Northern Lights

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Winter sky’s can be spectacular, particularly if you live in the northern or southern regions that see the auroras. I’m celebrating this natural phenomenon with a poem, inspired by the northern lights.

Deep 

In the

Night 

Sky

Dancing

Light

Swirling 

Around

Vivid 

Green

Deep 

Dark

Blue

Merging

Into 

Purple 

Ghostly 

Shapes

Illuminate 

A

Snowy

Winter 

Landscape 

Below

Blog, French, Paris, Poetry

Stars and more…

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#Paris is such an magical city at night. During lockdown I have been learning French.  It’s given me a new perspective for writing poetry.  I have also added an English translation below.

Étoiles dans le ciel nocturne

De l’obscurité

Un grain de lumière

Brille

Blanc éclatant

Capture vivement

Le clair de lune

Illuminer votre visage

C’est incroyable de

Témoin peut-être

Milliers

Des années-lumière

S’étendant dans le

Distance

Pour l’éternité

Un spectacle magique

Regarder les étoiles

Dans le ciel nocturne

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Stars in the night sky

From darkness 

A speck of light

Shines out

Brilliant white

Vividly captures 

The moonlight 

Illuminating your face

It’s incredible to

Witness possibly 

Thousands 

Of light years 

Stretching into the

Distance 

For eternity 

A magical sight

Watching Stars 

In the night sky