@writersbootcamp Day 26 Friends
ah friends why don’t I feel like writing about them? It’s just too many and too many years between school friends, and the growing up friends, and the adult ones, it’s so many…
My sister is one of them but distance makes it difficult. My cousin, she has been around at the best and worst times. Some nice gals at church that keep me sane. One extra special girl who also emigrated but we have managed to stay in touch.
A few girls from primary school, we have stayed in touch and thanks to FB we get to catch up on those important family functions and milestones.
My best friend Nat that has also been around for some tough and good times and we have watched our children come out of cocoons into little butterflies…
My work friends that have worked with me for, oh, something like 20 plus years. They spend the whole day with me so they really see the good, the bad and the ugly of me and still stick around!
And this sums, it up for me – if distance and silence can exist and we remain friends, that’s all that matters. That’s friendship ♥ and I’m grateful for those special girls in my life that are there when I need them most
@Writersbootcamp – Day 24, What’s on my desk / in my handbag / in my pocket / in my car
What’s in my handbag?….lots of stuff, really lots and lots of stuff, some things too 🙂
my purse, car keys, lip-ice, some make-up, mints, pen
access (staff) card, perfume, headaches pills, hand lotion x2
gum, mirror, comb, and other stuff.
It’s a girls bag so it is full of little things
Day 25 (Yes, I missed day 24, will get to it tomorrow or later) Write about whatever you want to @Writersbootcamp
I will dedicate this post to my gran (from my mother’s side). She turned 90 this week!!! She raised 3 girls and 2 boys. She has 8 grandchildren and 9 and a half great-grandchildren (number 10 on his way).
She did not have an easy life, lost her husband when her children were out of the house but she was still young (in granny terms) and was left with no companion. He was in a wheelchair his last few years so that must have been hard on her too…
she was 88 or 89 in this pic?
Distance has kept us apart, she is my last grandparent to be alive. She is in a home and although her heart is still going strong, her mind is not too good and she needs constant care. Not being able to wish her personally or speak to her on the phone – I dedicate this to the small strong woman that we call avó Maria. Parabens vózinha!
@writersbootcamp Day 23 – Music
Everyone loves music. They have to, I’m sure they do. And so do I!! I love a good party and although I can’t dance to save my life I really enjoy a good party or concert and can very easily behave like a crazed, no-care-in-the-world teenager 😀
My favourite voices are male, not too sure why, but I listen to more male than female music. I listen to everything, absolutely everything – classical, opera, jazz, country or rock – expect rap! Well there is one rap song that I actually like (Eminem – Mom) so I guess you can say I even listen to rap. I’m still a fan of Prince and Purple Rain, so it’s quite a different mix. Here are some of my favourite voices and kind of music….Just one thing, when I listen to music on my own at home and especially in the car, it is loud, crazy loud, roof top open and I sing along to it.
For anytime any day and any mood
Bon Jovi – Bed of Roses
The Eagles – Hotel California
Tom Jones – Darlin
Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
For the crooners and tenors and in the mood for love music
IL Divo – I will always love you
Julio Iglesias – Crazy (I grew up listening to this, my dad played it all the time)
Patrizio Buanne – Forever Begins Tonight
For relaxing or ignoring the crazy traffic, or to block out the crap at work, this works for me
Beethoven – 5th Symphony (or Chopin or both)
In the office and just easy listening also in the car Josh Groban – Vincent
Pavarotti – Caruso
My choice of religious music
Wintley Phipps- Amazing Grace
Gaither – It is well with my soul
Conrad Fisher – I Need the Prayers of Those I Love
Buddy Greene – I Don’t Belong
The one female voice I love – Barbara Streisand – Memories
To prove to you I am Portuguese this is what I listen to – it can only be FADO music – Carlos Do Carmo – Gaivota also big reminder of my dad ♥
And I am an African child too, and always will be so this is my music – Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata
Johnny Clegg (With Nelson Mandela) – Asimbonanga
African Rain Storm
And finally to prove to you that everyone really does love music…here’s a little concert, musicians playing for cows. They look like they enjoying it 🙂
Jazz for Cows
@writersbootcamp Day 22 – Letter to my child / childhood self
Letter to childhood self
You lay in the bath under the water for as long as you could. But you eventually came up for air. You know you also can’t run away, just be patient, one day life will be a little better…even if only for a while…
Letter to my sons
You challenge me and inspire me. You stole my heart and my heart was yours the minute I felt you move in my belly. I will take my last breath to tell you I love you.
You are beautiful, amazing, intelligent and wonderfully and fearfully made in God’s image. I love you ♥ with all my heart