Day 15 Christmas Log Blog: “In memory of Grenfell Tower Victims 2017” – When the Darkness Comes?

Before I start today’s blog I may of said that I had two weeks left of working. Actually i realised that I’ve done the blog a week in advance it’s only a week until I finish work for two weeks holiday. I do apologise as I forgot what day I’m on when I’m doing things in advance. Haha. Let’s get on with this blog of the day.

Echo screams through the shell of the Grenfell Tower lay standing still lifeless and empty. At this time of year I don’t know where to begin. I guess I should start by saying this that I refuse to forget you; I refuse to be silenced, I refuses to neglect you, all the souls that are left trapped up in the Grenfell thinking that they are still in the fire. Even though I’ve never met you. It could of been my mum’s house or it could of been my nephew; now to think of it, it could of been me up there waving my white plain tee up there with all of my friends in the ground trying to see up there. I just hope that you have now rested in peace and your now free. I can’t imagine your pain but it’s still what it is. I went to the block just to chill with the kids and I could feel the chill go up my spine made me shudder. The troubled waters are now coming fast like it’s running past us; it’s okay I’m going to be right there just to build you a bridge.

When you’re weary and small you will find tears in your eyes. I promise you I will dry them all once again because I’m on your side whenever the times get tough and when true friends can’t be found. I will be your bridge once again over your troubled waters I will lay myself down next to you once more to insure that you are safe and not alone. So much pain in my heart seeing my community moved me to the point that they choose to gleam as we face the dark.

As the evening falls so hard whilst your down and out on the street I will comfort you; yes I will, I’ll take your part when the darkness comes over you and all you feel is pain all around you. Like a bridge over troubled waters I will lay I will lay myself down next to you just that your not on your own.

Day 5 Christmas Log Blog: All I want for Christmas

Christmas story of someone who wishes that they could see their love one just for the day just to achieve their dream.

I don’t want a lot for christmas there is only one thing that I need; I don’t care about the other presents underneath the Christmas tree, there’s only one thing that you can find that doesn’t need to be under the tree. You know exactly who I needed more than you should ever know; please could you make my wish come true because all I want for Christmas is you baby, I don’t need to hang my stocking up there on the fireplace as you won’t fight in there.

Santa Claus won’t make me happy with a toy on Christmas Day; I just want you for my own more than anything you know please make my wish come true, oh baby all I want for Christmas is you, you baby. I won’t ask for much this Christmas and I won’t even ask for snow I’m just going to wait underneath mistletoe. I will not even make a list and send it to the North Pole for Saint Nick won’t even stay awake to hear those magic reindeers click because all I want is you here with me holding me tight. What more can I do or say? All I want for Christmas is you.

All the lights are shining so brightly everywhere and the sound of the children laughing that fills the air; all I can think of is you coming through the trees whilst everybody is singing, bringing the happiness inside me seeing you standing in front of me. As I hear those sleigh bells ringing oh please Santa why can’t you bring the one thing I really need? Can you just bring them to me please? This is all I’m asking for I just want to see my true love standing right outside my door; I just want you for my own more than you can ever know, can you make my wish come true baby all I want for Christmas is you.

Day 4 Christmas Log Blog: Favourite Christmas Movie

For the last couple of year they’ve played my two favourite short story films that I have hardly missed; it’s sort of come a part of my daily Christmas thing where each it gets put on tv, I first heard when I use to work at a school and it then became one of my favourite story ever. I know it’s a kid story but I don’t remember reading it as a child but then again I couldn’t hear at the time.

The story is called “The Gruffalo” and “The Gruffalo Child” created By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler the most successful author/illustrator partnership in the picture book publishing. I have put along side this a snippet of what the author is about but to find out more please click on the link below.

“The Gruffalo is one of the world’s best-loved monsters. Since it was first published in 1999, the award-winning story of his encounter with the little brown mouse in the deep dark wood has continued to delight children and adults the world over.

Created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful author/illustrator partnership in picture book publishing, The Gruffalo is a modern classic, and both mouse and monster have become stars of stage and screen as well as story-time favourites.” http://www.gruffalo.com/world-of/the-story

Day 3 Christmas Log Blog: “All is calm all is bright”- “Little Dormouse Christmas Story” – Tom Kennedy Series

It was one snowy night in the Forest of Dean all of the animals where asleep; all except one, in the little cabin outside the big wooded cabin once lived a little door mouse who keeps an eye out for any dangerous predictors coming to the cabin. You may think what can a little door mouse do if a dangerous animal or human being came to the home. You’ll be surprised what one little dormouse can do. For the door mouse have been quite happily with himself for making lots of mince pies for himself; along with his Christmas tree looking beautiful as ever like it does every year, he even whilst the tune of a well known family tune who lived in the cabin behind his.

It was happy that nothing bad has happened in the last few weeks; everything had been very quiet and very still in the big log cabin, but he thought it too soon when the candle lights went out. His whilsting died down. His ears dropped. He looked towards the window of the gloomy darkness. Not moving a muscle for a while.

Still wasn’t sure what was happening. Something still didn’t feel right he scurried up through the hole in the walls of his small cabin; then up through the another hole that gave him access to the other cabin, as he rushed too fast as he came out trying to stand up as he called out to Tom not noticing that the lights were still on, knocked something over a female caught the object and Tom caught the dormouse before both reached the floor.

As the mouse looked up seeing both Tom and the female looking down at him; he soon realised it was just false alarm, he has those moments especially the weeks before christmas and he always forgets at this time of year that Tom’s best friends knows all the tricks in the book for the trip hazards and everything for Tom’s protection. “Still haven’t read my little postcard or my book little man” I replied “oh Lizzy I am so sorry. I keep on forgetting that every year you come and I forget everytime” squeaked the dormouse. Tom and I laughed and said “Happy Christmas little man”

Day 2 Christmas Log Blog: Flurious Flurries

I do hope it does snow around this time of year because I like the snow falling; laugh at peoples miss fortunes of attempting to go to work whilst driving, people complaining that they can’t use the public transport and airlines because of the snow and how much of it.

I know that it sounds bad but it’s just common sense you know. It’s pathetic that they say “oh my christmas is now ruined” or something else; here’s a novelty idea have Christmas at home in your own country, it’s simple as that to be honest. Yes I use novelty as a word didn’t even think about it as a christmas thing at all.

Not even sure where my head is at when I wrote this but anyways at least I’m making fun at things. It would be nice to have a winter wonderland full of snow better than most recent years of at this time. Just be grateful that we aren’t expecting bad storms again like we did few Christmas’s ago.

My excuse every time the U.K. has a bad snow day my excuse was I can’t get out because I live on the hill and the paths are too slippery but yet I still manage to get to work. To where I find people who live just down the road from where I use to work would say I can’t get into work. I’m like excuse you what you talking about?

I’ve become one of those people who just wrap up and stay in the nice and warm whilst watching the snow fall down because I don’t have to go out anywhere to the point of not being able to feel anything. I’m pretty much good at that being inside the house feeling freezing cold. Snow is snow at the end of the day. Lovely to look at but then it can be a real nasty 😷 afterwards.

Day 1 Christmas Log Blog: Dear Santa, I can explain…

Dear Santa,

I can explain why things have seem to go to pot recently; the fact that everyone believes that I am wonder women, but I don’t have magic powers and I don’t fly in the air or carry a shield or a sword. Yes my language difficulties and lisp started to play up just then wasn’t as bad few weeks ago when

I was stressed, tired and everything else that it started to effect me badly.

I’m trying to sort myself out honest it’s not fair that I keep on getting myself out of trouble. This year I’ve decided to make things for Christmas as it’s cheap and cost effective as everything I have is where I need it to be. The fact that I’m just being a snowflake right now I just need to shake it off and get started on being normal again.

I would like in my stocking to be some magic, confidante, courage and be strong once again. That’s all I want and possibly a dashing prince would be nice to sweep me off my feet as my dream can be for filled of living happily ever after.

Lizzy