Tuesday, 29 July 2014

★☆ I've fallen in love with Marrakech

a special birthday treat 
 spent in a 12th Century storytellers Riad
 in the Medina
close enough to walk to the square
but far enough to hear the distant calls to prayer
an oasis in the bustling old city
the sights, sounds and smells of the Souks
stay with you
then four nights in an olive grove
in the Atlas Mountains
 amazing food and a few drinks
5 star

Thursday, 24 July 2014

☯ the circle doesn't end

these are the hands of my birth Father, Michael
the name of my Mother tattoo'ed on both
they were only married for a short time
he was a heavy smoker
and it was to be the death of him this year

about 4 years before he died
we found each other again
I'm pleased I was able to meet him
what he leaves behind are all my other family
his widow, aunts, uncles, cousins,
second cousins and my half brother
I've found all of them too