Sue’s Songs For The Seasonally Challenged – We Feel Ill…

Sue Vincent, over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo blog is feeling ill… She has been rewriting traditional Christmas songs with her own very special lyrics, and yesterday’s offering was a verse to be sung to the tune of We Three Kings.

It resonated.

Why?

Because after not feeling too unwell so far this month, two kind children came in yesterday with the coughs and colds from Hell!!

Seriously!

And I sat in bed last night, unable to sleep as my chest congested, and today, well, my nose has been dripping like a tap that needs a washer changed!

To top it off, it was also Christmas Jumper Day for the Save the Children charity. Mine happened to have Rudolph on it, and by the end of the day, I had the red nose to match!

Anyway, back to Sue and her great words… well, yesterday, I just had to sing them as I read them, and I mentioned to Sue that I crooned away… and threatened to record the song… and she welcomed the idea (crazy woman!) so, bunged-up, and sore-throated, I sang…

And here is the result! Click the link below to hear me making a fool of myself!

https://www.smule.com/recording/christmas-songs-we-three-kings/571646742_2670604866

And the words, if you want to join in!


Dog and mistress suffering are,
Fever-ridden, stuffed with catarrh…
Snuffling, sneezing,
Coughing, wheezing,
Feeling quite under par…
Oh…ohh…
*
Chorus:
Got the lurgy, don’t feel great…
Christmas chores are running late,
Early closing?
Should be dozing!
Think that we should hibernate…
 *
Dog’s complaining ‘cause I won’t go
Out for walks in frost, fog and snow,
She is seething,
I’m not breathing…
So much for ‘ho, ho, ho’.
Oh…ohh
*
Chorus
*
In the shed the tree’s still in store,
Baubles, tinsel, angels galore,
They can stay there,
I just don’t care!
Feeling too stiff and sore…
Oh…ohh…
*
Chorus
*
Haven’t baked a cake or mince pie,
I should make the effort and try,
Guests arriving,
Feel I’m skiving,
Think I’ll curl up and cry…
Oh…ohh…
*
Chorus
*
No gifts wrapped for Santa Claus’ sleigh,
Christmas cheer? Not much here today,
Nose is glowing
And it’s snowing…
… I need a holiday…
  Oh…ohh…
*
Got the lurgy, don’t feel great…
Christmas chores are running late,
Early closing?
Should be dozing!
Think that we should hibernate…

Sue Vincent

Beneath #writephoto

Sue’s #WritePhoto Prompt…

What lies beneath?
No one can tell
Are you living in Heaven
Or burning in Hell

A calm exterior
Can hide so much
Yet the ripples spread wide
From just one touch

We're guilty of judging
From one single glance
But everyone needs
More than one chance

Ritu 2018
#writephoto

Onward #writephoto

Sue’s #writephoto prompt:

An etheree, if I may…

There
Will be
Hills and troughs
That's life, you see
Always ups and downs
But we must remember
That so we appreciate
The highest of the highs in life
We need to experience the lows
Never look back, just keep looking onwards

Ritu 2018
#writephoto

#WritePhoto – Hidden

Sue’s #WritePhoto Prompt this week:

A reverse etheree for you this week! 

Hidden
Hidden amongst the wonders of nature
A calming setting where peace just flows
Where rays of sun bless the surroundings
Giving a heavenly glow
Serenity prevails
A haven from life
Flowing water
Greenery
Fresh air
Calm

Ritu 2018

#BookReview – Sue Vincent – Laughter Lines: Life From The Tail End #Poetry

Another book I have had on my Kindle, waiting patiently to be read, is Laughter Lines: Life From The Tail End by Sue Vincent. And I was finally able to get to it over this festive break!

Laughter Lines by Sue Vincent

My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A wonderful set of poems, showcasing the talent of Sue Vincent, and her four-legged pooch Ani!
Sue Vincent has a way with words, she can tell a tale in rhyme that hooks you and leaves you wanting more.
Thoroughly enjoyed!

Goodreads review: here

Amazon review: here

Sue is a hugely talented author and poet, and co-director of The Silent Eye – A Modern Mystery School… intrigued? Click here to read more!

I have followed Sue for a good while now, and not only is she a fantastic writer, but a most supportive blogger, sharing the words of many fellow bloggers too. If you ever fancy a writing prompt, her #WritePhoto challenge every Thursday is brilliant! The variety of responses to her given photo shows just how inspired we all become! Several of us have even started serial-like weekly stories based on her prompts! Mine have been focussing on the love life of Barbie and Ken the last few weeks!

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