These stairs to Bed

The house I live in now I moved into in 2013 but it was built in the 1950s. Before I lived here it had been a family home. Where people had spent their times and childhoods had been played here and people had grown up here as the ticks of time passed by. Love and marriages had been here and peoples memories and sentiments.

But as I never knew them and didn’t live there with them I sometimes stop and think as time passes by and my own memories are forged as to who once lived here? How many people had taken these stairs to bed just like I am, How many memories had been made in these rooms, how many children had grown up safe and warm in these rooms? The very rooms I occupy are the same rooms people occupied before me. This was their life.

In the lounge how many Christmas presents and excitement of Christmas mornings had there been over the years? How many faces had lit up? What was their Christmas night like? Was there many happy times in these rooms? Was the kitchen once a place of nice smells of cooking?

Moving into a new home sometimes there is still things from the previous occupiers such as carpets or white goods. Kitchen cupboards etc and this was part of their life. Some day all the things I leave behind shall be witnessed and left for someone else. Will they ever wonder who I am or who I was?

People grow up and move on and so does life. But the house remains here as it was to start with. The same four walls are still here and the echoes of time still are here.

The house was sold as the woman who owned it had gone into a home and is by now sadly probably passed away. Her children had grown up here and moved away and sold the house. Their time here had come to an end. Their era was over and a new era began. But do we ever consider what has happened in them rooms we now spend our lives?

Perhaps one day someone else will be taking these very stairs to bed just like I do and the people before me. Will they ever know of the people and the memories and the life’s which unfolded in these four walls?

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is a time of magic in the air, When people are happy and full of love and care

Christmas Eve is a time to be joyful, Christmas Eve is a time to be kind

Christmas Eve is a time of humanity and compassion, of the dreams of snow,  a time of basking in the Christmas tree lights glow

Christmas Eve is a time of peace, and romance, when the candle lights flicker upon the wall, when there is joy and happiness and goodwill to all

Christmas Eve is a time when families father together, a time when children go to bed dreaming of Santa, their minds full of excitement and magic. 

Christmas Eve is a night of years gone by when many gathered round a warm fire, when the Christmas cooking smells fill us with desire 

When families are re-united and coming to stay for the season, when togetherness is wonderful and everyone is happy, When hearing the children singing carols is a sound to bask in and enjoy, When Santa is the king of every girl and boy

When the world is at peace, when everyone possesses a smile, when kindness is spread to strangers and warm greetings
Christmas Eve is when there is peace to mankind

Its a day when families come to visit from afar, its a day when we bask in the beauty of the Christmas star

Christmas Eve – A night where magic truly exists

The Magic of Christmas

The magic of Christmas there is absolutely no escaping from this time of year. Religious or not religious everyone enjoys this time of year. There is atmosphere and music and a vibe from the lights and the visions and the dream of Santa and his reindeer which covers everyone at Christmas. 

This time of year possesses a romance, of cold from weather and warmth from fire and candles. It has become embedded in culture and Western DNA. Absolutely everyone enjoys the Christmas period.  

It is a magical time. Come the Christmas season we all return to our own childhood and we all watch and embrace Christmas films. The image of Santa and his Reindeer flying across the snowy sky, the feeling of the magic of Santa when we was children knowing we had to go to bed because Santa Claus was coming in the morning would be presents under the tree. 

As Children most of us used to listen out for the sounds of Reindeer on the roof on Christmas night or peep out the window hoping we would see him flying across the sky. 

We all have dreams of Santa and we all have dreams of snow and a white Christmas. We all enjoy Christmas songs and music and the romance. 

The dark nights I always remember at home as a child and the fire roared and stockings hung from the fire place and lots of Holly spread across the mantelpiece and candles flickered. It was Christmas and magic hung in the air. The Windows had Frost round the edges on the outside and damp and condensation. Candy Canes hung from the tree. The lights of the tree glowed on the tree and the Angel sat high on top. I sat in the chair and wondered what would Santa bring and how many presents would be under the tree when the exciting Christmas morning comes. 

Even those who are not religious all year round still enjoy and embrace and often join in Christmas songs of baby Jesus and the nativity story. We all become filled with anticipation and excitement when Christmas comes around. 

Christmas is a wonderful time of love and family and giving and peace on Earth. It is a time of cold and warm and kindness and compassion. People dreaming of the wonder of Christmas morning, the family coming round and a wonderful Christmas dinner together. Christmas parties are something to look forward to as there are plenty to attend. To see friends and family often and enjoy time and make memories with many people who you care for. Christmas brings people together and re-unites families from afar. 

Up in the loft is a timeless place. I went in my mothers loft once to get her Christmas decorations down for her. If you have lived in a house long enough the loft can become a place of history and wonder and a museum to your life. As you search for the Christmas decorations here you shall find objects and decorations from Christmases from long ago and toys and gifts which bring memories flooding back to the surface from childhood and of people who have long since passed on and no longer with us. This sends us back in time to a Christmas yesteryear. 

Exploring the loft as an adult who spends most of the year living the struggles and stresses of adult life I still return to the magic of the feeling of a child at Christmas and it is hard to escape from. It takes over you and you become romanced by it. 

I can remember being a child and going for a real Christmas tree from the local forest park. The atmosphere was good and it was cold and fun and music played everywhere. I remember being in the living room and the room was full of the smell of the Christmas tree pine. I remember thinking that there is nothing nicer than a room lit by a christmas tree and the christmas light glow. The reflection and sounds of the tinsel and the glow of candles. 

Whether you believe in religion or Christianity or not Christmas has a way of pulling you back in. It is a time of humanity and peace and family. It is a time of care and compassion and fun and dreams. A time of magical colours and moments and memories from childhood to present. The beautiful smells cooking and Santa everywhere we look. 

May everyone have a beautiful Christmas. 

A winters vision

Once upon a time many years ago I was blessed to look out of my window one early winter morning and seen a world dominated by snow. The rooftops were covered in blankets of snow and the ground was white everywhere. 

The winter had begun and shown us its dangerous yet amazing beauty within snow. People were dusting off snow from their cars. A few skids of car wheels could be heard. Snow is romantic yet dangerous and exciting. 

Smoke poured out from chimney to chimney and it was like a scene from Victorian England. A snow kissed scene from a yesteryear. 

There was icicles hanging from the pipes and the gutters. The pond was frozen and children were daring to stand on the solid ice panicing in case they fell through into icy waters. It was a magical scene which even in the bleakest coldest of seasons there is beauty and amazement. 

Everyone wore gloves and hats and scarves to keep warm. People walked their dogs in the silent winter weather. Their breaths appeared from them like a steam engine. The winter morning was of wonder. I looked round and basked in the beautiful morning. Nature was silent and it had become outside a kingdom of Children. 

Schools were closed and children stayed in the snow long into the day. All they had to do was enjoy life and play. 

Laughter and fun filled the air, snowballs flying everywhere. Children built snowmen and enjoyed the snow in their hands. A winters walk of romance for others and the white glass of ice under their feet. 

Snow clung onto the trees and hung onto the rooftops. The sky turning white just like the canvas on the floor. 

A Robin pecked at the ice in a bird bath. It was a wonderful scene. 

Its a magic time on a magical day from my own history which the memory has always stayed with me. 

The beauty of winter, the creeping early winter night, Heralds the arrival of the coseyness of the firelight,

The darkness of Winter, with the cold chill in the air, warmly lit houses everywhere,

Oh the sombre of winter, quickly setting on the horizon does the sun go, soon you will embrace us with your hazardous yet beautiful snow,

Oh the darkness of winter, I feel your hostile frosty glare, your bitter cold presence, yet you install romance everywhere,
Oh everywhere you have wrapped in your blanket of frost, Cold yet amazed by winter, in this beauty I am so lost, 

Oh the sombre winter, how I love to be safe and warm at home, by the fireside, away from you winter my old foe who I have always known, 

Oh the darkness of winter, of your dangers I am all to aware, icey roads everywhere, 
But tonight winter my old foe, upon this night, 

Be sure I am safe under the cosey warmth of wonderful firelight

Children in Need 

There are so many children who need our help. Children who are disadvantaged, unwell and poverty stricken and in need of mankinds help. May we all come together and help the children as the children are the beautiful future. 

Please donate and help the children and help with their support and care of people who help them. There are so many young children who need our help. Poverty stricken children who dont know where the next meal will come from and their home life is uncertain and dangerous. 

Some children suffer violence at home and a turbulent upbringing but it us as humanity who can help them be safe and free from harm. There is no worse sight than sadness in a Childs eyes. All children deserve a magical fun childhood and sleep safe in bed at night and have magical childhood memories. 

Last Christmas upon visiting a child in hospital I seen a small boy and he was stood at the edge of his ward alone. He looked sad and lonely. He was unwell and was in there for the Christmas period. It turned out he had no home and no family as he lived in care and Christmas for him was a lonely one with no family, warmth, love or presents. How can a child not be allowed to enjoy the true magic of Christmas? But sadly he is not alone across the UK in this situation. It was sad to see his little lost face. I hope this year is better for him. 

There was also a small child of about one years old in the hospital. Luckily they had presents all round them but they were very unwell and also in over christmas. But the child needs help and donations from us. 

There are many children across the globe like this who need the help and love and support of humanity. Without the donations the children will suffer. They wont get the proper care they need and we cannot allow this to happen to them. 

Please donate so the children in hospitals have proper care and toys and clothes and warmth. We can all spare ¬£1 upwards even if it is a little it still helps improve a childs life. 

Being unwell is not something that happens to other peoples children. It can happen to anyones children at anytime. I spent time in a childrens ward after an operation and there was toys and games for me to play with. This is how it should be for all children and we can help. 

It helps pay for carers and Foster carers and people who will take care of children in need. Surely your money couldn’t be better spent. We all have a heart and can relate to humanity. We all want put food on tables for childrens mouths and help struggling families. 

For our children we must never slacken, we must never give in, never let them lose hope and always give them heart. They are the future generation and a generation who will hopefully look after us when we are old just as we looked after them. 

Please donate and help the children in need today
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Let the scales of good deeds weigh down heavy and may the children grow to appreciate humanity for the love it shows to all people. 

Thank you so much

We shall remember

On the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month – We shall remember. We shall remember the heroes of world war one. Men who gave their lives so we could live ours. 

We shall remember them and their sacrifice. We shall honour them and live free because of them. 

Lets all wear them poppies with pride in honour of our beautiful ancestors who gave it all for our today. They gave the greatest of all sacrifices for us to be free. 

I applaud all them brave men who charged the battlefields knowing death stared them in the face. They are true heroes. They charged through muck and bullets seeing friends and comrades fall. They charged seeing bodies everywhere and knowing they might never see home and loved ones again while fighting in a war that was not of their own. 

They gave their lives for people and freedom. They risked everything and was mighty brave. I applaud them heroes. I applaud the war dead. I am proud of them and forever grateful for the sacrifice them brave men made for us.  They are forever heroes. If I could shake the hand of each of them I would. 

Where would we be without them?  They did it for us to be free and live free without fear. They stormed the battlefields to protect their way of life and for the loved ones at home. These poor brave boys and men would of been sat in the trenches wishing they were at home safe but instead covered in mud. But they fought on for the world to live free. They never gave up. They are heroes and nothing less. 

The conditions in the trenches must of been horrendous and the worse imaginable. I cannot imagine ever being in this position living so inhumanely. Life on Earth was Hell on Earth. 

No wonder so many developed trench foot no wonder so many developed disease and famine. The terror which awaited these soldiers if they popped to look over the top was horror of being shot at. The terrors of being made to go over the top is even worse on a generals whistle right into the flow of enemy bullets. Nothing of any of the war was kind or humane. It was all simple evil. 

I cannot even begin to imagine ever being in their situation. It is an unbearable thought and I hope this never happens again. The horrors and the heroes of this war and of this battle should forever be told. It should forever be a reminder of the worse and best of humanity in one place at the same time. It should be a reminder that it can never happen again. 

Bombs fell and deadly gas forms thrown and bullets flying through the air but still they never gave up and never lost heart. If there was ever a place which reflected hell surely it was the battlefields of World war one. Death everywhere and blood flowing like rivers. How these men kept going is beyond me. 

Over one million horses went to fight the great war and only 62,000 returned. The horses of the great war are also heroes. They fought and struggled and pulled many heavy artillery. They were also victims of the hell war. The film war horse portays this based on the true story of the Horse Warrior. A real hero of the war. 

So I honour the heroes of the great war who gave their today, for our tomorrow. Who risked everything for our free world. To live how we do today. To smile and be safe and to know no true suffering. Without their fight our world would be less. Our hearts would be torn and our eyes exposed to terrors unknown to us. 

Onwards they fought on, forwards they ran on, through the hell on Earth warzone of the the fields such as the Somme, the true heroes of world war one. In a world where friends die around you and you kill twice as many. In a world where bodies lay around you so common and body parts everywhere. What has mankind done?  What was mankind thinking?  How can the world of been so cruel to so many? 

I applaud them true heroes.  We shall remember them, we shall pray for them and love them all for what they did. Wear your poppy proudly and respectfully. 

The widespread beauty of a poppy so red, to remember heroes and the war dead, for our freedom they gave it all, for our lives they gave up theirs instead

We shall fall silent on the hour for rememberance and gratefulness and pride and respect. Never will the sacrifice of so many be forgotten.  Thank you so much heroes.  We shall remember them all. 

Lest we forget…. 

The Conservatives Crisis

The Conservative party is in absolute chaos. Surely their reputation has never been so shattered in many many years. 

The Conservatives are a group of people where only money matters and people do not. They are group where they benefit and work to please the rich and the poor do not matter. In fact the everyday people are just in the way of their end goal to be as rich as sin. 

When a government becomes obsessed with money and doesn’t wish to listen to its people then it is not a government at all. 

When a government doesnt in accordance with the will of the people and does what it wants then it is not democracy but a rogue government. 

What kind of government and people would turn down the idea of sprinklers in high rise apartment blocks because its too expensive even after the Grenfell Tower fire. I was under the impression money can be replaced and re-earned but human lives cannot. 

Have the conservatives brought anything or anyone to justice since the Grenfell tower?  No they have brushed it under the carpet and nothing is said of it anymore. The people are silenced and drip fed lies of everything as usual. 

Cutting corners and placing dangerous cladding on high rise apartments to save money is money fuelled decisions over people. What else have Theresa May and these morons actioned to save money? 

The conservatives are fuelled with dangerous hypocrisy and stupidity. They to the media care for people in pretence and against terrorism but it is they who fuel the rebels of many. 

How can anyone vote or trust Theresa May as the primeminster?  She is too weak and foolish to be primeminster. She reminds me of someone’s annoying foolish middle ages annoying aunty or someone who should be arranging flowers at church. 

The woman cannot run a country I wouldn’t even have faith in her to run a bath. If she did manage to run a bath she would be indecisve if she should have one or not. 

A true leader has the faith of all the people. Theresa May has got no faith placed in her at all. She is steering the UK into a political iceberg. 

A true leader would grant the UK a second referendum as the last one was a political farce. The last one was built on no campaign of either side except stupid quotes. The conservatives can see the UK falling apart, that England is dividing and they do nothing. They do nothing to heal the foreesable rift of leave and remain in the EU. Pretending and lying to the many by saying they are leaving the EU but extending their stay for two more years… Then two more and so forth. 

How anyone can trust these fools I mean look at Boris Johnson. He is not all there in his head he shouldn’t be making big decisions and in control of peoples lives and money. He is a fool and an idiot and I wouldn’t trust him with anything at all. This man is threatening to run for Primeminster and has made himself rich from Brexit and its mindlessness. 

It is the conservatives who are money makers. They take child tax and working tax benefits from the poorer families and less fortunate so they cant feed their children and give it to the rich and the elite. Money talks and greed flows free within the conservatives. 

Theresa May is a fan of fox hunting aka animal cruelty. How can you vote for such a cold heart?  If she doesn’t care for animals she has no heart and therefore no heart or empathy towards the real people. 

The conservatives as of late have shown weak they are, how untrustworthy they are, what liars they are and how corrupt they are. 

All of a sudden it turns out all the conservative MPs are all sex pests. How many are going to be accused of sexual harrassment now?  I have changed their name to ‘con’pervy tits’ as the party is full of such actions and people. Non of these men should have any power over anyone. They are dirty creepy individuals who dont care for women and equality and think they are too powerful for people to report them. What is Theresa May as a woman willing to do about it as a woman even though her cabinet ministers plot against her… Nothing. She is weak. 

In a general election they are known as ‘cons’ which is appropriate as there certain is no pro’s for them just cons and cons is all they are doing to the general public. 

The conservatives are lying to us with their promises,  the conservatives are ignoring the real will of the people and care not for people because they care just for money and to make themselves rich. 

The Conservatives will happily see us as people die if it makes them rich in doing so. They call themselves a democracy but they dont care for people, they care for themselves. When a government talks about money over people and humanity then they are corrupt

They say they care for people yet millions are unemployed, they say they care for people yet thousonds homeless. Where is the end of all this?  

This woman cares not for people and for children but for herself and the rest of the conservative capitalists determined on making money at the expense of everyone else and their struggle through life. 

Dont vote for this shambles and embarrassment of a party who just seek to exploit the people and make themselves richer. Dont vote for this shocking disgrace of a party who has shamed British politics with its scandals. 

Now is the time for a change and a revolution in Britain where the people matter and are priority number one.