Thursday, 30 August 2007

Dark Road... I know I didn't get here by myself.

Annie Lennox is phenomenal and her pending single breathtakingly beautiful. I've just finished a very busy, stressful shift in my job as a Nurse. This song has certainly put me in my place. Here's the video, with the lyrics underneath:

It's a dark road
And a dark way that leads to my house
And the word says
That you're never gonna find me there, oh no
I've got an open door
It didn't get there by itself
It didn't get there by itself...

There's a feelin'
But you're not feelin' it at all
There's a meaning
But you're not listening any more
I look at that open road
I'm gonna walk there by myself...

And if you catch me I might try to run away
You know I can't be there too long
And if you let me I might try to make you stay
Seems you never realise a good thing till it's gone...

Maybe I'm still searchin' but I don't know what it means
All the fires of destruction are still burnin' in my dreams
There's no water that can wash away this longin' to come clean...
Hey yea yea...

I can't find the joy within in my soul
It's just sadness takin' hold
I wanna come in from the cold
And make myself renewed again
It takes strength to live this way
The same old madness everyday
I wanna kick these blues away
I wanna learn to live again

Hey hey hey

It's a dark road
And a dark way that leads to my house
And the word says
That you're never gonna find me there oh no
I've got an open door
It didn't get there by itself... ooh
It didn't get there by itself

... goodnight, Ryan x

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

A New Website Coming Soon

I'm currently working on a new Kathryn Williams sister-site. Click the banner below to give me a hand and for a sneak preview!

kw & neil are really supportive of the new sister-site, yet to be named, so there should be some great content on there soon!

There's also a banner for kathryn's main site. If you use other forums or blogs, use this code on phpbb type boards and help us promote THE best of british independant singer-songwriters.

Here's the code to paste into your phpbb or similar forum board signature:


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Now, that's IT!

Flo has been Snipped, Jabbed, Stabbed and god knows what else....

Flo the cat has just got back from the vets, so this is my last post for today. She's been spayed. She's pulling at her stitches. She's got a cone-collar. She can get it off. She's a menace!!! So, I'm off to do a constant observation on Little Flo til Michael comes home.

Oh, today, we graveled the little front garden in green Monmouth slate. Looks ok too... those of you would know me and us in the 'real world' are long overdue a visit. It can get lonely over here, y'know!

Ry x

How to Save a Life

On Sunday 26th, a lovely young lad from the place I work tried to hang himself. I say tried, but for a moment he almost succeeded, and made a determined effort to end his own life. He stopped breathing (respiratory arrest) and was unconscious. Due to the fast actions of the officers, and the amazing expertise of one of my colleagues (I love you W) plus a little help from me, and support from a few others, we saved this young mans life.

A few days later, he was discharged from hospital, and threw his arms around W, as it was only by her voice that he could remember her. A truly emotional, heart-wrenching experience from start to finish, but it gives me so much comfort, even though I'm still very numb, knowing that once in a while, we make a difference.

The irony is the video, above. When I got in, the first sound I heard was that song, through no choosing. I cried, and smiled, and laughed at the way the hand of fate dealt a blessing for us all....

August Update

Again, it's been such a long time since my last update on here. It's a bit like my diary really - I only write in it usually for only two reasons; if I have the time and only if I have something to write about. This time, I have a little time, and a little news.

Rewind to to beginning of August. I had the pleasure of joining Michael, one of his brothers and his two sisters on a week in Stockholm, Sweden.

It was a great week, and Fern (in the middle) experienced her first flight! We flew BA to Arlanda, which was nice and easy. We stayed on the island of Skeppsholmen, part of the Stockholm Archipelago. We ate well, visited lots of great places, and most of the time (!) got on really well, and are already planning the next trip. Usually, it's just Michael and I doing our-twice yearly jaunt in Sweden (summer and winter) so it was nice to be able to take some other people with us who could experience the beauty of Scandinavia with new eyes. They say a picture tells a thousand words (I think?!) so instead of banging on about what happened in Sweden, here are the links to the best bits in photo-form (be warned, there's about 100+ pics):

Album 1 Album 2 Album 3 Album 4 Album 5

Andway, that's Stockholm over and done with. Now, it feels like we were never away, as it often does. I think I'll wrap this post up now, for reasons you'll read about later....

Byeeeeeeee x