Friday, 5 November 2010

Home sweet home :)

Hello everyone :)

I'm currently sitting at home, chilling. :) It's nice to be back on the Island.

I came back to play a gig tomorrow, but woke up this morning with a hoarse voice and a sore throat, so I've had to cancel...exceedingly annoying.

However, I do get to spend time with my lovely family which is fantabulous. :) We wondered how Violet would react to my return...whether she'd ignore me or act like I hadn't been away. Luckily, it was the latter and she settled down on my lap in the evening.

I'm really enjoying life in Guildford too. :) Especially the company of the lovely people who I'm living with and my course friends, and the course. :) I'll take my camera back to Guildford when I go and take some pictures of campus to show you. :)

I hope you're all well. :)

TTFN,

Holly xxxxx

35 comments:

Larry said...

Glad you are having a nice break at home with the family and sorry about the throat/voice thingy. :(
Have a wonderful weekend! :)

wolfgang said...

Viel Spaß zu Hause und eine gute Besserung! Wäre jetzt auch gerne auf der IoW. In diese Buchhandlung in Ryde muss ich unbedingt noch mal rein und da gibt es noch eine Sängerin, die, wenn sie nicht erkältet ist, so wunderbar singt.

xenonrush said...

I hope your cold goes quicker than mine. It's just about gone after a week of spluttering etc. Tried drowning it with Whisky Mac. Don't think it got better any quicker but it was a nice change from beer.
Looking forward to some Guildford pics. I'll post some Bali ones in exchange.

xenonrush said...

Oh. And I think I'll have get a launcher like Wolfie's since it may come in handy on the beach.

wolfgang said...

Loaded with Union Jack towels.LOL

Trevor said...

Thanks Xeno , I'm not sure whether we are invited to celebrate German ingenuity or deplore their disregard for accepted social protocols . I feel sure that Wolfgang will be able to explain things to everyone's satisfaction ; ) Best wishes with the Cold , Holly : )
Larry and Xeno , I've had some difficulties picking up the swamp photos recently but hope to do so in the next few days ~ thanks for the links .

wolfgang said...

Accepted social protocols? Michael Palin in an interview with Süddeutsche Zeitung explained these issues. So I have nothing to add. :-))

wolfgang said...

The link:
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/im-interview-michael-palin-es-muss-weh-tun-1.191419

wolfgang said...

This poem came into my mind tonight:

Gone

Since you’ve been gone,
I’m like a one string guitar song,
the Cheshire Cat without a grin,
a christmas tree having no pin,

the Royal Navy without ships,
Scarlett Johansson with no lips,
a howl of wolves, no moon in sight,
a cave explorer with no light,

the Flying Dutchman on the shore,
a mollymawk fixed to the floor,
a Lucky Luke without Jolly,
the Isle of Wight with no Holly,

I’m like a one string guitar song,
since you’ve been gone.

xenonrush said...

Ah! 'Gone' poems.
Reminds me of one by Leonard Cohen.

For Annie.
With Annie gone,
whose eyes to compare
with the morning sun?
Not that I did compare,
But I do compare
Now that she's gone.

Trevor said...

Brilliant! I thought I'd join the poetry class for beginners myself ; this is called " Silence in the Park " .
The old men sat together on the ancient bench in the Park,
Silent but for the sound of their grief.
Lost in memory and despair .
The object of their sorrow was far away ;
Lost to a place where a new and better life beckoned .

The old men knew this , for it was what they wished for
her.

But she had gone.







Gone on a journey which , long ago , they too had
made,
And from which there could be no return.

She was lost to them , and so they grieved ;
Hoping , perhaps , that she would remember them and
think of them fondly .

wolfgang said...

Very good Trevor! Three wise men in a poetry community, what a prospect.

Trevor said...

Gosh,Wolfgang , I hope there'd be other people around otherwise we would drive each other mad !

Trevor said...

Help ! I've started writing poetry and I can't stop !
Here's another one and it's called ' Crossroads ' :

Why is time so often referred to as being linear ?
When Life is patently not .
Why are the seminal moments of our lives so often
described as Crossroads ?
And decisions restricted to ninety degree options ?
When life teaches us that the subtle gradations of colour
Offer a better way ?

Black and White , of course ,are simply angular options in disguise ,
But Indigo , now there's a colour to confuse the skies .

For , if we part at the crossroads , geometry dictates that we can never meet again .
So let's journey instead along the by-ways of life which , through filigree chance and lacy inclination ,may intersect and bring us together once more .

The jagged truths of geometry have their place ,
but not in the crimson softness of our hearts .

I hope it's a little more optimistic than my last offering !

wolfgang said...

Nice one, but I also like your first one, Trevor. Writing is the perfect way to step back into the shuttered world of feelings and thoughts and to avoid madness.

Here is a German one, superficially about a water scorpion:

Nepa rubra

Unter einer dünnen Haut,
wo oben hat der Mensch gebaut,
wo unten die Dämonen wohnen,
lebt sie.

Wenn mir kein Freund vertraut,
mir diese Welt zu laut,
dann, nur dann,
geh ich zu ihr.


Unter einer dünnen Haut,
wo oben hat der Mensch gebaut,
wo unten die Dämonen wohnen,
ist sie bei mir.

xenonrush said...

Here's one I wrote when I was at school that got published in the school magazine.

-- Examination Fever

I sit at my desk and write down my name
I look at the questions they seem all the same
They are written down boldly but are Latin to me.
So three hours I spend thinking of tea.

So I pick up a pencil and form so figures
They dance on the paper with smiles and with sniggers
No logic can I from this jungle create
My thoughts on the exam, it’s just second rate.

wolfgang said...

Great, Xeno! Now we are a society of poets. Not dead, but still living. Rumbling and tumbling down the lane. Soaring over the cliffs and the foaming sea.

xenonrush said...

Oh dear! I think I'm on a roll now. Here's my own attempt at a 'Gone' poem.


I think it’s time I left here I think it’s time I went
I’ll go back to my castle now that my love is spent
I met her first in April a Happy girl I thought
The month is now November and she’s left me overwrought
I loved in the summer and through the early fall
She slept upon my shoulder in bed against the wall
I often said I loved her she said she loved me too
I hoped she’d never leave me I hoped she would be true.
She never would have left me but for that fatal smash
Cremated her on Wednesday now all I’ve got is ash.

Trevor said...

Excellent Xeno , it's clear that the school didn't nurture you sufficiently to allow you to develop to your full potential.And Wolfgang , as for you , you had me going right upto the last line ; I fell for it completely !

xenonrush said...

Trevor ~ When I saw your title 'Crossroads' I thought it was going to be a poem about lunch time bonking at a motel.

Trevor said...

Well Xeno , in the first instance I think it was a bit pretentious of me to give such stuff a title . Having said that , I never expected that association ! I'm really surprised that a man of your intellectual calibre would ever have dreamt of watching such low brow television ~~ it seems so out of character ! Anyway , have to go now , the Strictly Come Dancing backstage gossip show is on .

Trevor said...

Hi Larry , I've just been reading about and looking at pictures of the Great Dismal Swamp . It's quite extraordinary isn't it ? The history of it's biodiversity is compelling and I found the role of fires which burned down deep into ancient peat deposits fascinating . I read an article by Dr Levy and was astonished at the complexity of the research ; he's a man after my own heart : never use one word when you can use ten~~ I love the language of academic discourse . I'm amazed you did what you did and , needless to say , deeply impressed . Thank you .

Larry said...

Alls I really did was take advantage of a very rare and special opportunity. That is living in the terrestrial lab on the refuge. Since I found myself a single man again shortly before going there, there was nothing to hold me back from expressing my love of nature and the science of ecology. It was great fun. It was also hard living at times. Some useful research resulted too. Wonderful memories for those 5 years!

Trevor said...

Your innate modesty and humility do you great credit ; for my own part I shall continue to think of you as a singular and noble Eco - adventurer , albeit an adventurer who stayed in the same place for five years ;-)

xenonrush said...

Trevor ~ Never actually got to see Crossroads despite it being on for 24 years. I was in mourning for Emergency Ward 10 from 1967 and have never been able to watch another soap since they are no longer in black & white. But its theme tune still reminds me of a frantic changing of the channel (same effect as the Archers, theme tune).

Trevor said...

I remember Emergency Ward 10 . I seem to recall a young blonde haired Nurse or Sister called Carol ,I think ~~ anyway , I think I was in love with her .

xenonrush said...

Nurse Carol Young. Everyone fancied her. Played by Jill Browne (1937-1991) who was married to John Alderton for a while.

wolfgang said...

Only a few days and someone will be ..... ..... ..... ..... years old. Guess who!

xenonrush said...

As in 'no longer a teenager'? Wonder who that could be.

Trevor said...

I've heard that she's starting to tell ribs about her age !
Do women do such things ?

Trevor said...

' ribs ' ? Did I really say that ? What a cruel world it is when you try an innocent little joke and end up with egg on your face ! It should ,of course , have been ' fibs ' !

I'm now going to crawl back into the dismal swamp from which I should never have emerged in the first place .

Larry said...

:)

Sis said...

I am most impressed by your poetic talents. Very inspiring!

Vincent said...

How've you been now, Holly? are you still at Guildford? I hope you'd enjoy taking pictures:) anyway I'm telling my friends about your talent. I hope you become a famous singer and songwriter in the whole world.

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