Later this week, together with a few singing friends, I will be exercising my vocal cords to this amazing song, The Rose. We have been entered as a choir for a Trinity music exam and will be singing our hearts out in the parish church.
I'm excited and terrified at the same time!! For the last fifteen years it has always been my children taking music exams with me supporting and encouraging them. Now I will get a taste of what I put them through!! So I would love you to wish me well or say a prayer for me on Thursday morning. You might even sing along too.
Some say love, it is a river
That drowns the tender reed.
Some say love, it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed.
Some say love, it is a hunger,
An endless aching need.
I say love, it is a flower,
And you its only seed.
It's the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live.
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter
Far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed that with the sun's love
In the spring becomes the rose.
I tried my hand at Freecycle yesterday, when an alert came through for a box of unwanted china. After an exchange of emails and a brief visit to a very charming lady, I came home with lots of pale pink vintage china, absolutely free!
I already had some oddments of old pink and white china with roses which came from a table-top sale last year.
and a cake stand I bought recently from a car boot for two pounds. The white lace table mat was an accidental find from eBay (I thought it was going to be the size of a dinner plate!!)
I'll be needing somewhere to store my precious finds, so have posted a request on Freecycle. I wonder if my luck will hold up?