Poem: The Wonder of You

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If you love someone
but can’t be with them
immortalize them in a novel
treasure and honour your memory of them
preserve those precious moments

 15.4.17


Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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Poem: The Guitar

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Then one day
alone in a room
he sat strumming on his guitar
and realized
if he couldn’t be with her
he’d write songs about her instead.
His lyrics would express all the
words he wished he could say to her….

Her laughter inspired melodies,
the longing for her night after night
soon turned into an album.

29.5.17


Other poems by Catherine can be found in her poetry book “The Quarter Life Crisis Poet”
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#NeverGiveUp

Tough, strong and intelligent people are not the ones who had it easy and pursued a seamless path. They have the exact opposite and they come out on the other side with all the shine and glory because they earned it.

You can’t whine when it’s tough you just have to keep going and sometimes to keep on keeping on does mean a pause, it does include reflection or worse taking a step backwards and falling down. You stop, you are crushed but you never lose sight of the person you were supposed to be. The biggest regret one has in life is not becoming the person they were supposed to be, for not using all their God-given traits to give them an edge in someway whether it be good looks, intellect, a flair for creativity or a way with numbers.

No matter what challenges we face we always have something incredible inside us and some desirable feature. In Kyle Maynard’s case he is physically disabled but he is handsome and comes from a loving family. He has gone on to accomplish so much more than full-bodied people born with a naturally athletic physique and perfect limbs. He has a book, speaking gigs, he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Even on those paths to glory and achievement he has understandably faced defeat from certain limitations of his body alongside any other angst we mere mortals face. But he kept going and he kept focused in achieving goals and reaching dreams and dreaming bigger each time.

God does not make mistakes. Every human is valuable and the only thing preventing you from achieving some form of greatness is to paraphrase this paraplegic is your “E-X-C-U-S-E-S!”

My Room 4 Squares Shirt.

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Ten years ago this August I purchased John Mayer’s first official album: Room for Squares at a Cheltenham’s Virgin Megastore. Suffice to say Mayer’s lyrics changed my life and sparked my writing ambitions as a teenager. John Mayer is my Hero. He is still an endless source of inspiration and wisdom.

I was also quite fond of the shirt he worse on the album cover. I thought it was cute and nerdy and have wanted one like it. Several months ago I found a similar shirt in a charity shop made by Basler and wore it at this year’s Hay Festival when I went to see another hero of mine.

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♡ Love your Bed ♡ Treat yourself to Fresh, New, Pretty bedding.

JpegSince the start of this year I have been carefully and patient purchasing new bedding for myself. And this weekend I finally has all the necessary parts to give my bed a fresh start to Spring! First off was an intense steam-cleaning of every side of the mattress, the headboard and the rest of the bed using my H20x5- 5 in 1 Steam Cleaner. It was a laborious task!
JpegAnyhooo, in Debenhams this Duvet by Fogarty was on sale. 70% off it’s £80 RRP. It is the 12 tog Soft & Warm duvet with “supremely soft hollowfibre filling encased in a luxury microfibre cover.” It is non-allergenic, polyester lining and filling alongside being machine washable. At £24 I was very pleased with this selection.

JpegThe only slight drawback was that is was not as thick and plush as I had imagined. There’s definitely a big difference between a 12 tog and a heavenly plush 13.5 tog duvet that we have elsewhere in the house. Oh well!

JpegAs I have sensitive skin this M & S Home anti-allergy mattress protector (£25) is vital. The cover is 100% cotton with a 100% polyester dacron® allerban® filling. Although it states filling it is not noticeable-very thin. JpegThen we have the bedsheets. This perfect pastel pink shade was from Dunelm and a delightful combed cotton. It was £24.99 and surprising it acme with of course the fitted bed sheet, a flat sheet and pillowcase! I had simply done a click and collect on it because I loved the colour and the fact that it was combed cotton the extras were a nice surprise. The downside to the fitted sheet is that the seams at the corner do not run vertically down they are bizarrely diagonal. JpegOn too more prettier items! The Laura Ashley matching ” Couture Rose” printed  duvet cover and pillowcase (sold separately) are 100% cotton, 200 thread count. The cover retailed at £60, the case £22. But of course I bought these pretties in the January sale at 40% off: £36 and £13.20. 🙂
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JpegThis is the opposite side of the floral duvet, both sides have a slight sheen.JpegAll together! It is very girly-like me! 🙂Jpeg