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101 Things in 1001 Days: February 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


The Rose Bush

They shut their buds tight
Colours yet to be revealed
Secrets hid within

Young Love

She spots him staring
From across the room, she smiles
Red heat stains her cheeks

My Garden (a fib)*

My garden
A mass of colour
Sitting happily side by side

*Naturally my garden doesn’t look like this at the moment, but it does in the summer. :)

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Saturday, February 24, 2007


How can he say
That he loves her
Always has
Always will do
But still leave her
For another woman
I don't understand
I'm puzzled
So is she


Friday, February 23, 2007

Just Adorable

Aren't these just the most adorable things you have ever seen?

I have already spent a small fortune!


Monday, February 19, 2007

Spicy Fibs

Before today, I had never heard of a Fibonacci Sequence so these are truly first attempts – so excuse the poor quality of the poems. I shall be trying my hand at writing some more poems using this sequence. Writing these left me feeling pretty hungry though!

Scotch Bonnet

Burning, peppery heat
Small fruit that packs a punch

By the Beach

Hot sun
Tucking into
Exquisitely made peppered shrimp

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Monday, February 12, 2007


I dash for cover
Underneath the broad green leaves
Rain drops kept at bay

The dirt gives gently
As the earthworm burrows down
Seeking safe shelter

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Saturday, February 10, 2007


20 Things I find really yummy

Spooning with my hubby The sound of my daughter’s laughter My Ralph Lauren driving shoes Jeans that actually fit Strolling in Paris SNOW Strawberries and cream Curling up with a good book A hot shower on a cold evening Journals Pretty coloured paper Bookshops Feeling baby KICK inside me My PDA Seeing my spring bulbs sprout Summer time Hot chocolate Me Time The smell of coffee Finding an unbelievable bargain

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007


I’ve got a friend who constantly worries. I mean she worries about EVERYTHING. She worries about events that haven’t even taken place (e.g. her child will be bullied when he starts school – and he’s only two!!). I try to be supportive but her negative vibe is becoming incredibly draining and I hold my breath each time we meet. I am generally not a worrier so I find it hard to cope with someone who forever dwells on the negatives of life. I feel terrible but I just want to shake her and yell QUIT WORRYING SO DAMN MUCH. Should I?

(100 Words)

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Tuesday, February 06, 2007


I really enjoyed this prompt.

An owl hoots its tune
The clouds huddle together
The sun winks goodnight

As the sky displays
Its kaleidoscope of hues
The moon dances in

As the day closes
I shut its doors knowing that
Tomorrow awaits

Sleep steals in quietly
The thief feels familiar
I allow him in

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Monday, February 05, 2007

Valuable Lesson

Approaching the restaurant of the supermarket, we noticed the elderly gentleman waiting to be served and fell in line behind him. He was soon served and went to pay. Suddenly my daughter dashed away and we made to stop her. What we hadn’t noticed but she had, was that the gentleman had dropped a handful of coins which she was on her hands and knees retrieving. For her efforts she was rewarded with a £1 coin. Acts of kindness are always rewarded. May not always be monetary but a grateful look or heartfelt thanks are just as much a reward.

(100 Words)

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Peaceful Sunday

I am sitting typing this and looking through the large window which dominates one wall of our living room. Golden warm sunshine streams through. There is absolute silence throughout the house. Hubby and daughter have gone off to church – I opted out – so for at least two hours I will be left to my own devices. I shall finish typing this, walk up the road to donate some old clothes and shoes to the huge green charity container and then feed the old red post box with a letter which I ought to have posted off on Friday. Peaceful Sunday.

(100 Words)

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Friday, February 02, 2007


I have said many goodbyes in my time.

I have had happy goodbyes and sad goodbyes.
I have had goodbyes where I just wanted to break out in a little jig at the freedom this particular parting would bring and I have goodbyes that have broken my heart.

I have said goodbye to friends, foes, family and lovers.
I have said goodbye to homes, cities, jobs, countries and possessions.
I have said goodbye to dreams, hopes, plans, the person I used to be.
Yes, I have said good bye to many things.

There have also been the silent goodbyes where the word was never really spoken but we knew deep inside that we will never see that person again. Like a lover moving thousands of miles away. The phone calls eventually stop being made and the letters dry up. Goodbye.

I don’t like goodbyes, never have. They always leave me in tears- either of joy or sadness. There is a finality about the word that drains me emotionally so I’d rather say ‘See You Soon’ that way, there is the possibility that we might meet again someday. And that possibility is so much nicer.

Good bye: A Haiku

I force a bright smile
And hug you tightly to me
My heart breaks inside

One last kiss goodbye
Then we turn to hide our pain
A chapter closes

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Breathtaking Beauty

Standing at the checkout counter in Tesco today, my breath was literally taken away by the exquisite beauty of the young girl who stood behind me on the line. I had to make a conscious effort not to stare. So stunning was she. She was completely devoid of make up which is a rare sight these days. What struck me the most though was that she seemed completely unaware of her beauty. As I walked away I was left wondering this: If she could have such an effect on me, a woman, I wonder what effect she has on men.

(100 Words)

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100 Words Revisited

Last year, I set myself the challenge of blogging just 100 words every day for a month. I enjoyed the challenge so much that I have decided to do it all over again. So for the next 28 days I shall be blogging a 100 words each day. Join me.

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