4 Mar 2015

School Run Colours 04/02/15 - Writer's Block

School Run Colours

I sit blank, poised over sheets
Waiting for ideas to splash 
Out in a stream unending
Painting a picture of dreams
Pondering over the next letter
Choking on the stuck syllable
Wondering what mark to make
What is it I wish to create
Seeking the spark to guide 
My hand over paper to write
The story waiting to unfurl 
Listless clouds in blue skies 
Framing the last remnants 
Bleeding red on thorny spikes 
The words ring hollow 
Yet sound so true
Coming from a place 
Further away than I care to
Remember the reality of
The waiting
For the words to flow
In an endless stream.


These are my School Run Colours for this week. If you are new to the School Run Colours linky, you can read all about it here, including how to link up. 

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27 Feb 2015

Jewellery for Mother's Day

Now I may not be a material girl like Madonna (though I may have taken the occasional tumble in full public view more than once), and I may not think that diamonds are a girl's best friend. But there is no denying the fact that, like a good few females of my species, I too like the occasional sparkle and bling. Whether it is a tiny trinket or a stunning show-stopper, I am not averse to the charm of the gild and the gold.

Mother's Day is just round the corner. And what better than a beautiful piece of jewellery to say, "I love you loads," to the one woman in the world who will always love you no matter what.

So if you are looking to get your Mum a little something without trying to break the bank (I bet you, she would not appreciate anything that daft), take a look at what netvouchercodes.co.uk have to offer. They have some fantastic deals on jewellery from H Samuel, The Jeweller.

25 Feb 2015

School Run Colours 25/02/15 - The Scarecrow

School Run Colours
He stood there, day after long day, braving the elements, fighting for his space.

He stood there, through wind and rain, snow and hail, light and dark, thinking of what lay ahead.

He stood there, searching for a hint of calm, the sunshine, the starry night under a cloudless sky.

He stood there, dreaming of the day, the time, the moment, when freedom would be his.

Freedom from the shackles that bound him to this earth. Freedom from the burden of responsibility that was his to bear. Alone.

He stood there, waiting for the mist to lift and the fog to clear, so he would see the world again. See it clearly, the way he always meant to.

He stood there waiting for the dawn to come. But reality stretched time into unblinking darkness.  

These are my School Run Colours for this week. If you are new to the School Run Colours linky, you can read all about it here, including how to link up.  

I am also linking up with Prose For Thought hosted by the lovely Victoria at Verily Victoria Vocalises and with The Prompt hosted by the wonderful Sara at Mum Turned Mom.

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24 Feb 2015

Make Your Own Calm-Down Jar

Parenting can be stressful at the best of times, but more so when you are in the grip of a crippling cold. It is extremely difficult to stay calm when your sinuses are bunged up, your head is ready to explode, and all you want is to curl up in bed with a hot drink and sleep. Instead, you are faced with a whining pre-schooler who is recuperating from a week of infections and antibiotics, and is demanding to be entertained. 

Enter the Calm-Down Jar, ridiculously easy to put together and effective in calming down raging tempers no matter what your age. By making our own Calm-Down Jar, I was killing two birds with one stone. It would give the child something to do and take his mind off the whinging. And it would restore some much-needed calm to the C-household. A win-win situation, if ever there was one.

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18 Feb 2015

School Run Colours 18/02/15 - The Fever

School Run Colours
Fevered little head
Laboured heaving chest
Heavy eyes search
A calm moment of rest.

Little hands cling
Grasp me in earnest
Nightmares cry out loud
Long nights of unrest.

Flailing limbs find
 Solace around my waist
Sweet child of mine
Clasped to my breast.

Frail bud wilting
Regain your zest
Push through bracken
Thrive, stay blessed.


These are my School Run Colours for this week. The photograph was taken on the school run last week. The words were penned today, as I sat cuddling my little son, wishing him out of his fever and back to his usual chirpy self.

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I am linking up with Prose For Thought hosted by the lovely Victoria at Verily Victoria Vocalises and with My Sunday Photo hosted by Darren from One Dad 3 Girls.

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