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

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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. 

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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

Queen Elizabeth II: At life’s end

Love her or hate her Queen Elizabeth has held a long beautiful yet turbulent reign as Queen of the United Kingdom. She has weathered many storms in her life as a member of the royal family. She has faced hatred and anger over the years towards her family from the country and from Republican believers but her popularity is as strong as ever. She is the patron of over 600 organizations and charities. History shall remember her as a great queen. 

She is the Diamond Queen,  of which the last two generations have only ever seen

She has brought the Royals into the modern day,  she has brought kindness to the world, she has faced many hardships, but nothing has stood in her way

For she is an English rose, she has been blessed and kind,  and of her dynasty the whole world knows

And she is as good as she could of been,  sailing through storms and back into the sun,  the Diamond Queen”

Elizabeth II  was born on 21st April 1926 and has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand since 6 February 1952. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since she became monarch including Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis. 

HRH Queen Elizabeth has made many historic visits which include a visit to the Republic of Ireland which at one time was not imaginable due to hostilities. She has broken many barriers and created many friendships and granted freedom to many. 

This is a picture of the Queen with Marilyn Munroe. She is well respected by many round the world. 

She has seen major constitutional changes, such as devolution in the United Kingdom, Canadian patriation, and the decolonisation of Africa. She has reigned through various wars and conflicts involving many of her realms. She has been a figurehead and a beacon of hope to many and the protector of the faith. 

Although she shall be remembered as a silent gentle queen who never gave interviews or expressed her opinion she shall be remembered fondly. The popularity of her is very high around the world and she is cherished by millions. 

“The children won’t go without me. I won’t leave without the King. And the King will never leave.” – The Queen Mother during the war. 

She grew up through uncertain times. She was only young during world war two and although people say she had it easy and would of been hidden away and well protected always remember that the Princess Elizabeth would of been a high priority capture on the enemies targets. That must and would play on the mind of anyone no matter who you are. At the end of the war in Europe, on Victory in Europe Day, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret mingled anonymously with the crowds in the streets of London. Elizabeth later said in a rare interview, 

We asked my parents if we could go out and see for ourselves. I remember we were terrified of being recognised … I remember lines of unknown people linking arms and walking down Whitehall, all of us just swept along on a tide of happiness and recovery” 

The Royal family gather on the balcony of Buckingham palace to celebrate the victory of world war two along with Winston Churchill. Elizabeth can be seen on the left as the princess. 
Most people of the modern generation will only know her as an old lady. But the Queen came to the throne as a young woman and took the world on her shoulders at a young inexperienced age and must of been hard for her at first. She was a powerful woman in a male dominated society. A society where had she of had a little brother he would of been king over her. The Queen held her own and shone through. 

The Queen is a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. She cared for people and loved ones and relatives just like anyone else. she was cherished by her grandfather George V, and during his serious illness in 1929 her regular visits were credited in the popular press and by later biographers with raising his spirits and aiding his recovery. She did her best to take care of him in his time of need and raised his spirits. 

Although the Queen has many doubters we must remember she didn’t ask to be Queen, it wasn’t her choice. She was born into the Royal descendancy.  The Queen wasn’t supposed to be Queen. Her father wasn’t supposed to be king. It was originally her uncle who was supposed to be king. But he abandoned the role of King Emperor due to the scandal of miss Simpson and the crown was passed onto the Queens father King George 6th. 
The Queen is possibly the most powerful rich woman in the world and the longest serving monarch in British history and maybe even the world. 

King George the 6th died of Cancer at the age of 52 and Elizabeth became the Queen of the United Kingdom. 

Althought there are many doubters and many negatives to be said of the Royal family there are also many positives. She brings in much tourism to see Royal palaces and castles. She does much good for charities. I once knew a man who worked in Buckingham palace. He was full of praise for the Royal family and often mentioned the sense of humour of the Queen mother and Queen Elizabeth and you can tell that William and Harry have a sense of humour also. 

What we must remember is the queen is no different to anyone else. She had been a baby,  a child, a mother and a grandmother just like anyone else. She had done a magnificent job of doing all this and attending to royal duties. Life hasn’t been as pleasant for the Queen as  many would believe.  She has headed and helped many charities. She has attended many meetings and worked for peace for many and independance of many countries. She did all this and travelled far for many years while raising four children. 

This gets forgotten about and isn’t always brought to light. Not alot of people are aware of how hard she works. Can you imagine travelling often while raising four children?  This was something she had to do and not something she can easily walk away from. The pressure of being Queen must be immensely heavy. 

The Queen does many Royal duties and unlike Diana who was right in the public eye the Queen slips through the net under the radar and does her duties without the worlds attention. She is a symbol for many. 

The Queen has done a magnificent job of keeping the Royal family together through many storms. The aftermath of world war two,  the premature death of her father king George the 6th and the divorce of her son Charles and the great storm she faced after the death of Diana. There was a media campaign at one stage against the Royal family but the queen won through and has restored the faith in the monarchy. 

She has reached many mile stones. She has become the longest serving monarch and has celebrated her silver, golden and diamond jubilee. 

She has achieved plenty as Queen and has helped many. She has done a grand job of what life selected her to do. Now she reaches the age where she is at life’s end I believe she can look back and be proud of her achievements and all she has overcome. She has worked much harder than anyone can imagine. 

Here is HRH Elizabeth with her great grandchildren. She has been blessed with family and just like anyone else she can be happy for belonging to a family. 

At the age of 91 she can look back and know history shall remember her fondly and now she can enjoy the present of what she has such as her modern family which are a credit to her such as William and Harry and Kate Middleton who will bring in a new era. 

So well done to the silent but great and golden Queen for all your devoted work. May God save the Queen. May she be long to reign over us as she has done to almost two generations and may her good work be continued going forward. May she enjoy the rest of her days at life’s end. 
God save the Queen. 

Magic Halloween

Halloween or all hallows eve has to be one of the most exciting times of the year. As the nights draw in we are greeted with Halloween. I love Halloween. It is such a funtime and exciting and dark, creepy and mysterious. 

It is the day of the dead, the night of the spirits,  the acknowledgement of Paranormal forces. The witness and involvement in mainly evil entities and horror stories. 

I used to love ghost stories. They enchanted me and listened intently. Hiding under the covers as a child and wondering if there is anything lurking in the dark or under the bed. Images of witches flying past the moon,  ghosts creeping up the stairs and vampires stalking their human prey for blood in the dead of night. The scaryness and darkness is what we all bask in on this dark night of mainly of evil entities. In history people used to use the scary face on the pumpkin to warn away evil spirits but now we bask in scary creatures of darkness and dress evil. Everyone dresses in the darkness of death and evil creatures outfits and make themselves look scary for fun. 

‘As you walk home in the darkness of Halloweens magic spooky night,  while the full moon is big and bright

Keep your eyes out for the shadow passing of a witches hat,  and the shadow of a black cat

Listen for the evil laugh of a witch and the howling of her cat,  as she spells magic from her broomstick of which she is sat

As you wander through the dark you will hear the whisper of death at your side,  perhaps it is Dracula searching for his next bride

Look out for the eyes of red,  listen out for the sounds of footsteps on the stairs and the whisper of your name as you lie in bed,  perhaps it is the spirits of the dead’


The atmosphere of Halloween is amazing,  Candles take on a new meaning of magic candles and flames and people are excited for parties. Everyone has bought sweets for when children knock on the door for trick or treat dressed up as witches and Vampires and Skeletons. What a fantastic night. As a child I loved trick or treat and the thrill of knocking on peoples doors and gathering as many sweets as possible. It was a thrill when really young being out late for a child in the dark and meeting strangers. 

It is a time when for a day you can become something or someone else and escape the everyday you. A time when decorating the house is amazing and exciting to make it scary and creepy for people and parties. I love carving the pumpkin. I love making the face on it and watching it glow with a candle in it. 

This is one day of the year when all those people normally easily frightened by scary things come together to bask in this fun fuelled horror frenzy dressing up in scary dark outfits and party season begins. What a wonderful magical time. 

Halloween reminds me mainly of the Witch. The Witch is a massive symbol of Halloween. Halloween is part of the ancient Pagan religion of which witches were priestesses of. The black witch and her black magic is notorious for Halloween and stories. Many people dress as a black Witch. Casting her evil spells and magic and potions. She enforces her magic upon unsuspecting victims flying on her broomstick in the dead of night. Witches operate by the ancient pagan religion and worship nature and the cycles of the moon. They know when the moon is at its strongest and weakest and cast spells by the moon and its many cycles. They know when it’s the winter solstice and celebrate it. 

There are good witches who practice and worship nature peacefully and the evil witches we mainly know and hear about who practice sorcery, black magic and evil. Spells. Those who belong to a witches coven. The ones we know of from stories and scary films such as the Blair Witch project and the paranormal activity saga.

A witches black cat is in Western culture – a bad omen. If a black cat ever crosses your path you are supposed to be cursed with bad luck. It is a symbol of witchcraft and the occult. They are a witches companion. 

Witches and cats are drawn together like a magnet. They are meant to be together. They are similar as in astute, wise and independent. When witch and cat are together the magic is stronger. 

We are nearing that time of year when Hocus Pocus shall be on my tele. As mild Halloween films go this has to be one of the best for all ages to watch. The story of three Witch Sisters in Salem,  USA.  This is a fantastic little tale and brings out the essence of Halloween. Considering its technically Disney I really enjoy watching it. The story is amazing and you are kept watching all the way through as it is drama non stop. 

In the UK we had the Pendle Witches.  I love the story of the Witches. There was a group of them who practiced Black magic upon Pendle Hill and were hunted and hung as Witches during the Pendle Witch trials. Their legacy lives on to this day and hasn’t been forgotten. Names like Old Demdike,  Chattox and Alison Devize are carved into dark evil English medieval history.  It is said Alison Devize met a peddler on the road and he refused to sell his pegs to her. So she cursed him with death. The Peddler died a few yards up the road. Dropping dead instantly. 

Old Demdike was said to be in touch with the devil himself who often appeared to her as a boy and at times bit her to drain blood. 

The Confession of Demdike

2nd April, 1612 (as recorded by Thomas Pott’s inDiscovery of Witches, 1613).

The said Elizabeth Southerns [alias Demdike] confesseth, and sayth; that about twenty years past, as she was coming homeward from begging, there met her near unto a stonepit in Gouldshey, in the said Forrest of Pendle, a spirit or devil in the shape of a boy, the one half of his coat black, and the other brown, who bade her stay, saying to her, that if she would give him her soul, she should have any thing that she would request.

The mystery of their history continues to this day.  You can go round Pendle visiting the town and haunted Grave Yard and farm and cottage where some of the witches lived. If you visit the cemetry in Newchurch it is said a black cat often sits on one of the graves of the witches buried there. Luckily for me my family wandered the sites while I spent afternoon and most of the evening in the Pendle Witch Inn pub (thats right I’m bad)  

Do such things really exist?  Are there ghosts wandering through trapped between this world and the next?  Do creatures lurk in the shadows such as Witches and Warewolves and Vampires just stalking us home….Watching and waiting. Listen out for the creek of the staircase in the thick of night. 

Vampires have always been feared in history and movies and are majestic yet seductive. The vampire desires our blood and wants sink his fangs into the necks of many to quench his thirst. In recent years vampires have become a favourite due to the Twilight saga and there has become a love and a romance in vampire love stories due to this trend. But be careful who we fall in love for because the vampire is dark and seductive. 

We must remember the roots of Halloween as an ancient Pagan festival. Worshipped as a day when people believed at Witching hour the spirits of the dead returned to the living for one hour. People traditionally used to set a place at the table for their loved ones who were supposed to return. During Witching hour it is believed that the veil is at its thinnest between this world and the spirit world. Can you imagine if such a thing took place and the spirits did return. Perhaps they do… 

I have had a few ghost encounters over the years. Nothing obvious and possibly explainable. It is mainly noises, movements, shadows and whispers and dreams. 

One night I dreamt of my grandad. He was a shadow and he was walking off into a bright light. He turned and looked at me he was just all black. Then he began floating backwards arms out stretched into the light. I awoke as the phone was ringing. It was midnight and it was my nana. She was panicing as my grandad had just died in bed. Maybe this was co-incidence who knows. But to me it was real. 

Another time I had a scary encounter at 5am. I was disturbed at this time by something and I remember opening one eye. A shadow of a man passed along the wall and I seen the back of him in the mirror as he came round side of bed. The next thing I know I couldn’t move. I could only move my eyes I felt paralyzed. He stared at me. He wore a brown 1940s suit and his head was slicked back and he had a pocket watch. I had never ever seen him before but to this very day I can remember his face. 

These different events are what make the paranormal so fascinating to me. Many people are disbelievers but how can they deny so definately when the majority of people have a ghost story or know someone who does?  Perhaps it is a world we dont understand yet and personally I hope its never discovered as I love lifes mysteries it makes life exciting. Belief in a spirit world also brings comfort to many as we all hope to see our loved ones again someday.

If anyone has any ghost stories you shall have to let me know. 

I hope everyone has an amazing beautiful spooky Halloween and a fun fright filled night. 

The simple Truth

When you see Earth from space,  what do you see?  Can you see political borders from space?  Can you see territories? Do you see hate?  Or do you see beauty? 

Who lives here on this planet? Is it controlled by one particular race?  Is it a planet of White people?  It is a planet of Black people or Asian people? 

Yes it is a place of one race, which has lived on this planet together and breathed the same oxygen and need the same water as each other for millions of years, as one big family from the beginning,  where one race lives together floating through space – the Human race….

A Mothers Daughter

To the mother of the most beautiful girl I could ever wish to see, 

The beauty you brought into the world,  your efforts were done miraculously, 

Beauty of your daughter echoing through all eternity

You gave life to the most beautiful girl both now and in history

You watched her in the cradle, you protected the roof over her head,  you gave her a soft warm snug home to grow and a snug little bed. 

You have wrapped her always in unconditional love and care, you and you alone have protected her with all your heart,  and your love has followed her everyday and everywhere. 

I cannot thank you enough for the day you gave birth, The angels must of sang, For you brought to us,  an angel on Earth

Your daughter is amazing, beautiful,  sweet and true and thats all because of you

You have raised her to possess a beautiful heart,  you have raised her to be the best she can be,  and her heart of love,  came from the guidance of her wonderful mother from the very start 

You have wiped away tears in her eyes, You have seen her grow respectful of herself,  and taught her that belief and hope in the heart never dies

You raised her to know her heart will always be free, You fought for her to always be treated equally

Because of you,  she knows of her dreams and that no one can ever stand in her way,  Because of you she believes in herself, 
Because of you she’s the success that she is today

You made sure she will never be oppressed,  you made sure she will never be supressed, she is the result of your dedication, and life and love shall she be blessed, 

You should be proud,  your daughters heart and eyes are filled with love,  I believe truly that you gave birth to a beautiful destiny,  sent from the heavens above

You brought to the world the most beautiful face,  and you made my world a better place

Your daughter is the greatest I have ever knew,  she has lit up my world,  with her heart so special and true

So I am eternally grateful,  and I just want to say I am blessed to know her and its all because of you

The new royal baby

Today it was announced that Kate Middleton is expecting her third child and the world shall bask in this wonderful news. 

I have always been a fan of Wills and Kate and they bring a breath of fresh air to the royal world.  I wish them all the best. So the excitement begins of whether it will be a boy or a girl. The world shall follow this story with wonder and excitement. 

Kate suffers badly with pregnancy she is always heavily morning sick. May she be OK and we all wish her well. She is a true English princess and has the potential to follow in the footsteps of Diana. There is the aura of an angel about her just like Diana and she has made the royal family exciting once again and her story is one of a fairytale princess story we all witness as children through Disney. 

It shall be an exciting time once again with people eager to find out the news. Crowds shall gather outside the hospital in 9 months time hoping to catch a glimpse of the new born royal baby. The media shall circulate the globe. The princess we all love shall be top of the news again and talk of the world. 

It has come at a good time. Just when the world needed good news and a good thing to grip onto it shows up. This beautiful baby has reminded us all of the beauty of life and what matters most. We must make a nice new world for these new born babys and children and not one of danger. It has reminded us that beauty and love and life shall win through. 

May their baby grow strong and healthy and be wise and live in a world of beauty and peace.