Sunday, 28 December 2008

28th December 2008


No more Woolworths in 2009, no more Pic n' Mix !

Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Poetry Sessions 2009

Confirmed dates for Poetry Sessions in 2009 at Buxton Library are confirmed as follows:

Fridays, Feb 13th, Apr 17th, June 12th, August 14th, Oct 9th and Dec 11th.

All take place between 1.30pm - 3pm

All welcome.

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Buxton Poetry Competition



Poets of all ages have until April 1 2009 to create poems inspired by this year’s theme, ‘stone’, which is intimately connected with the competition’s beautiful Peak District origin. The White Peak’s stunning limestone landscape and the dramatic gritstone edges that shape the Dark Peak, form some of Britain’s best-loved countryside.

Winners of the Buxton Poetry Competition will have their work displayed in the spa town’s Devonshire Dome and read at an awards event during the Buxton Festival. The poet laureate Andrew Motion and Lady Jasmine Cavendish, daughter of the Duke of Devonshire, are the competition’s patrons.

The competition has three categories:

Open Poetry for the over 19s
Young People’s Poetry for entrants aged between 12 and 18
Children’s Poetry for the under 11s


Entries will be assessed by a panel of distinguished judges including the award-winning poet Fleur Adcock OBE and Michael Schmidt OBE who is professor of Poetry at Glasgow University. Five finalists drawn from each category will feature in an exhibition held during the Buxton Festival, July 10 – 28 2009.

Writers may enter up to three poems. Entry is free for the Young People’s and Children’s categories and £5 per poem for the Open category. First prize in the Open category is £300, second prize £200 and third prize £100. The Children and Young People’s winners will receive book token prizes.

The contest proved highly popular in its inaugural year, 2008, drawing over 1,000 entries from as far afield as India and the USA.

Buxton Poetry Competition is run in collaboration between Buxton Festival and the University of Derby, Buxton. The competition compliments the Festival’s highly successful literary series and the University’s range of creative writing courses.

To enter contact Claire Rhodes at Buxton Festival: 01298 70395,
claire@buxtonfestival.co.uk

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Hallelujah

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTiXoMCppw&feature=related

"Hallelujah"

Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room,
I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light
In every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even thoughIt all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Friday, 12 December 2008

Friday 12th December 2008

Full Moon tonight, but no sight of it due to thick cloud !

Quote:

"When I admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in worship of the Creator"(Mahatma Gandhi)

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Quote

We make a living by what we get,

but we make a life by what we give.

Winston Churchill.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Saturday 6th December 2008

The snow has gone, washed away by the rain and a few degrees higher temperatures which leaves today in bright winter sunshine, clear skies and just a bit nippy outdoors !

The shops are busy everywhere though there doesn't seem to be too much buying going on, I guess the interest rate cuts and VAT reduction are not enough to boost confidence that things will get better. Even Woolworths, who announced they had gone into administration recently, have a 50% Sale on everything in store but fail to capture interest.

Maybe this Christmas will see a less consumer-led fubar ?

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Wednesday, 3 December 2008

The wind cries...

The wind is crying outside, howling it's head off , picking up anything and throwing it about, bringing more snow later !

It feels colder when the wind blows and it certainly woke me up this morning at 2am - with a bang ! My neighbour's shed door got blown off it's hinges !!

Back to bed..... death by duvet :-)

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Sorted !

A Bosch is better !
Bought this one today online,
delivered on Friday,
installed on Monday.

Yippee !
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Wednesday 3rd December 2008

A bit of snow and the place turns into a winter wonderland !