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Merry Christmas Everybody. Slade.

Wednesday 7th December 2016 

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Anabel Marsh  The Glasgow Gallivanter made this request. Enjoy if you please. A very popular song at Xmas in the UK

Gerry A/C 2016

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December 7, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Christmas (Baby please come home)

Monday 5th December 2016

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Gerry A/C 2016©

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December 5, 2016 Posted by | Feelings an Attitudes, Interest, Love, Music, Personal | 12 Comments

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.

Saturday 3rd December 2016

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Just for a little light entertainment for today’s selection. Enjoy.

Gerry A/C 2016

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December 3, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 10 Comments

A Song with Christmas in its Title? Number one!

Thursday 1st December 2016

To start the challenge off we have someone that is not quite so well known. At least not with me but I hope you all enjoy this particular tune.

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Gerry A/C 2016

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December 1, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Christmas, Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Christmas Challenge.

Monday 28th November 2016

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I was given an idea for Christmas this year and I thought it was good. Trish an interpreter and operates her site, link above  and has been a great follower and friend for a long time suggested doing a challenge of posting songs with the word ‘Christmas’ in the title. So always open to a challenge I did a little research and found to my surprise that there are many without the word Christmas. And the choice left makes selecting rather difficult. Like most people we don’t like all the songs or the artists, I am opening this to you my followers and friends to make a choice. I have managed to pick a few already which I will post during the month of December. I am intending to post a minimum of one a week, but hopefully I will do more, depending on response. However I look forward to your suggestions, and I will happily put a link to your site if you wish.

Gerry A 2016 Xmas

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November 28, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 16 Comments

WPC – Magic

Saturday 19th November 2016

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Magic

This week, make some magic.

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The Castle in MAGIC KINGDOM – with Walt himself

 

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Enter through these gates – which are to the right and out of shot- then the magic begins.

 

Gerry A/C 2016©

 

November 19, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Space, Uncategorized | 13 Comments

Bold and Rambling Soldier [folk song]

Tuesday 8th November 2016

Forest song

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Gerry A/C 2016

November 8, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Space, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

WPC. Shine.

Saturday 22 October 2016

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Has something bright or reflective caught your eye in the moment? Share a photo of something you were able to explore a bit!

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Gerry A/C 2016©

October 22, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Music, New Forest, Personal, Poetry, Space, Uncategorized | 12 Comments

Walk About the Forest.

Tuesday 18th October 2016.

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When we first set out, mid morning, the sun was shining, but it was not long before the rain started, not just any old rain. It was heavy rain, pouring and beating my poor old car and making my vision very difficult. Later during our walk after a short break it rained again but our perseverance proved worthwhile. The sun came out and spread its warmth and made the walk and day very enjoyable. Hope you enjoy it as well.

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The entrance to the beauty.

 

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This is a sad moment, some child’s lost toy waiting to be found. It was actually quite an emotive vision. The poor teddy bear was wet and bedraggled.

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Information board with a difference.

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Although I like this picture it does not do the actual real live sight justice. But I have the memory.

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The Giant Sequoia

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This little thrush did not want to fly, he happily hopped about the ground. with his friend ‘robin redbreast’ following him closely.

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If one looks closely , the rain can be seen through the trees. My camera is not that good.

 

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During the walk we got caught in the rain. This is my attempt at capturing water drops.

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Beautiful reds, unfortunately we did not see much change in the expected autumn colours.

 

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More tall trees. Beautiful sight.

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Forest maintenance?

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Whilst walking through the forest this vision of branches leaning against the large trees was a common sight. Have yet to find out why and what is the reason for it. I have my ideas.

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Standing on a hill looking across this large building could be seen, I intend to find it on my next visit and discover what it is and what it is used for.

 

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Gerry A/C 2016©

October 18, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, New Forest, Personal, Space, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

My Brother.

12th September 2016

A sad period of my life has just reached its climax. With this going on in my life i have been unable to do any posts, but this one I hope will help me. I kept umming and ahhhing about should I or should I not post this but today decided to post. My brother fully deserves more.

My Brother.front-pageBack in 2009 he had a triple heart by-pass. Everything went well and he was allowed out of hospital within a week. Unlike me. But he was also told some other news that he kept to himself and his family. He apparently led a good active life for the next few years, continuing his golfing activities etc. For the next few years all was going well, at least I thought so and as did my other siblings.

When I was in hospital for five weeks my brother and his wife visited me nearly every other day. He spent his time supporting me and encouraging me, ‘I was in the best hands, the staff are really good and know what they are doing. Just a few things often said. All the time he was encouraging me he was living with his own troubles, and at the time apart from his wife no one else seemed to know.

The following few months he had several serious operations, all with varying degrees of success. One minute he was told it was a success and then he experienced a set back. The next two years he suffered many visits to the hospital and encountered many ups and downs. Every piece of good news was followed shortly by bad. His emotional state of mind must have been very mixed and messed up. He spoke to my sister and burst into tears on occasions. He always showed a strong face and had a smile on his face but beneath it all he was suffering. No matter who he talked to he would always suffer, kind words may have helped but they did not stop the pain.

I and my sister visited him at the Oakhaven hospice in Lymington and he was so upbeat and had visions of getting home and then going on holiday to his favourite place with his favourite people, his wife and family. While we were talking to him he told us that when he was drifting one night our mother appeared to him and pulled him back to the world of life telling him it was not his time. This vision of her lifted him greatly which eventually gave him strength and was allowed to go home.

I had a dream, my brother appeared all well and healthy. I ask him if everything had been cleared, he smiled and urged me to follow. I did for a little way when I woke up feeling good for him and within myself. Later the same day I received a text message, it was my brother saying he was going home. I replied saying how great the news was and that I would visit later once he settled. However this good news turned sour, within twenty four hours he took a bad turn and was quickly rushed back to the hospice where he was look over by the doctor. I am not sure what actually happened for a couple of days, but I do believe he was so weak and ill. At 16.30 on Monday 22nd August 2016 he passed on, and my sister said that his wife noticed just as he was moving over his wife noticed his eyes open wide and brief smile appeared on his face and his mouth moved as if to say something. We believe there are two things that he might have said or witnessed. He might have known his time was up and he saw the other side and said farewell to his wife. Or, my personal opinion is, mother appeared and led him away, he smiled and muttered ‘Mum’.

Apparently it was not the cancer that actually killed him it was his heart, after years of stress it finally gave up.

My Brother.

The path of life, this earth we walk.

Many journeys travelled, memories ready to please,

Sitting by the fire at night you would talk.

Remembered by your family trying to release.

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Today everyone said farewell.

Remembering your life and love.

We all have different tales to tell.

Tears and emotions from high above.

*****

Looking down, another angel cries,

Waiting to meet you even though too soon.

Helping hands will give you more highs,

The brightest star next to the moon.

*****

Watching over your family sharing their fears,

Keeping a watchful eye on them all.

Help to ease their loss and their tears,

Forever in their hearts and standing tall.

*****

Our final memory with be the smiles you had,

Everyone was happy when you stood near.

Many faces looking on not one is sad.

We all love you bro’ always in our hearts so dear.

 

Gerry Ainger/Cobb 12th September 2016.©

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September 12, 2016 Posted by | Artistic., Feelings an Attitudes, Ghostly, Humourous, Interest, Love, Music, New Forest, News, Personal, Poetry, Space | 28 Comments

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