24 September 2013

Dear Readers - please help vote for this wonderful charity . . .

I am shamelessly plugging a wonderful charity who are currently in 2nd place to win £5000.

NOWZAD are a charity based in Afghanistan and they rescue dogs and cats from the war torn areas, helping those who have been injured or attacked.  What they also do, is help rescue animals that have befriended servicemen from the UK and US and to help get them back home so they can live their lives with those who helped them.

As such, I am asking for you the readers, to take just a minute out of your time to click on this link


to go and vote for Melissa who has just completed a charity ride 

The person with the most votes via Mountain Warehouse will win £5000 and Melissa is donating her £5000 to NOWZAD and the new shelter that they have built to continue to rescue and help some of these animals, some of who are so desperately ill and injured.

Please, PLEASE if you can, take a moment to vote on the link, its literally  a case of clicking a button, putting in your email address (no other personal info) and then clicking on the verification email when they send it.  It is not a scam, just a genuine request to anyone who reads, wherever you are in the world.

Please help :)

Thank you so so much x

04 September 2013

Fleeting moments

Not everything is supposed to become something beautiful and long-lasting. Sometimes people come into your life to show you what is right and what is wrong, to show you who you can be, to teach you to love yourself, to make you feel better for a little while, or to just be someone to walk with at night and spill your life to. Not everyone is going to stay forever, and we still have to keep on going and thank them for what they’ve given us.
Emery Allen 

Sometimes, we just have to take something for what it is.  It may be fleeting and brief.  It may be over before it has begun.  It may be something that means absolutely nothing, but it played a part, however briefly in making things happen.  Not everything has to be something big and wonderful, it can be small, subtle, almost happen unnoticed and yet it can have a lasting effect.

Everything no matter how big or small, will always give something to us.  We learn from the mistakes that we make.  I don't do regrets because every little detail of our life is what has made us who we are, instead we learn from a situation. It maybe that we learn never to repeat it, it may be that we learn heartache, pain or sadness, but we still learn.    

And sometimes those fleeting moments, good, bad or indifferent, we need to take them for what it was at the time, regardless of what it was, because in all honesty, there are some things, some people, we don't want to stay forever.

So for those moments, those people, past and recent, I thank them for what they have given me, and know that as I move on, that they have contributed in their own small way to a potential of something beautiful and long-lasting.

Something that perhaps should have been many years ago.

The dance

In that moment the world ceased to exist. It was just you and IThe way my hands touched your face, the way your lips felt under mine, inhaling your breath as it mingled and became my own.  Lips gently moulding to the curves of my neck, in a brief moment, but not everlasting, we danced as one.

Bodies pressed close together in an erotically intimate sway as the music played, our first dance, yet also our last. We guided each other, watching each other, touching each other, devouring as if we somehow knew that this is all it would be, but would we have danced it differently had we known that was really what it was?

It ended too quickly. The music. The dance.