Monday, 26 May 2014

The Floating Picnic Party: A Poem

Past the boathouses we go, heading up the Thames. College crests and nipping winds remind us we are not in Venice, (although you strike a handsome figure my gondolier).  Down the river you steer us in the company of ducks, a floating picnic party. We glide under branches burdened with the season. Natures own Rialto bridge.  Soon the punt will sleep in Magdalens’ shadows, until the sun breaks through the clouds in spring, and we take to the river again.

By ThePoshGurl (HRHardy) 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Friday, 23 May 2014

Thanks for This Life

I am not one for writing about my faith but for the last few weeks it has just been drilled in to me how absolutely amazing My God is! After being in the darkest place in the company of the most nasty of all human beings I have found myself on the tallest skyscraper looking down! Maybe this year is one to rival 2012. 

In the space of two weeks I went from jobless to having three job offers-one being of particular interest for me (I start on Tuesday). I had coffee with every person I had lost under the haze of stress from Queen Mean, TidyBoy and I went back to the honeymoon phase, I finished the first draft of my creative thesis.  AND the biggest surprise... we found a new Home (look below)-in a beautiful village, a three storey maisonette, neighbours with Blenheim Palace. 


Life is good. 
I have friends like no other, a gorgeous TidyBoy, a new beautiful home, and a good job. 

God is Good!


Now is the time to be who I want to be.

Friday, 16 May 2014

A Great Summer Cocktail!!

I just made the most delicious cocktail ever! 
Perfectly refreshing for the Summer

1 Shot of Gin
1 Shot of Limoncello
Juice from 1 Lime
5 Basil Leaves
Shaken with Ice

YUMMY!

Feeling Good!

This week has been absolutely fantastic. I have been a student of Oxford University for the first time since my first Michaelmus term here.  Today I even studied in the Bodleian Library. 

However, there has been something else new this week... FITNESS!
 I have been working out everyday this week. It has been painful but it has made me feel so good! 

I just can't get over how brilliant this week has been.
Writing everyday, studying in the library, eating well, working out and spending time with TidyBoy & Friends. 

I will leave it to Mr. Williams to let you know how I am feeling.


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Breaking Free


For so long I have been under this blanket of hard work not focussing on what I am in Oxford to do, but concentrating on what I needed to do to in order to stay in Oxford. I got stressed, and sick and uninspired resulting in even more stressed. 
Then... I broke free. 
Nothing has ever felt this good. Pulling off the blankets and stepping out from under this constantly pouring rain cloud. I feel inspired, healthy, stress-free and most importantly creative. 
Never will I allow myself to become bound and chained in that dark place of everyday tedium. 
I live to create. I live to dream. I live to inspire. 

I saw this quote the day after I quit my job, and the day before I was awarded a college grant. 
Now I plan to live everyday with this lesson...



Now is the time to be who I want to be.


Monday, 12 May 2014

The Garden Bench: A Poem

Lavender caught on the breeze of your garden. A bench, warmed and swollen holds me in memories of you. Beneath the honeysuckle bathed in the low sunlight of an Autumn afternoon we sit together. Leaves and petals gather below the heaving trellises but, you will not rake today. I return in winter, snow wraps our bench, a present from the season. I stand and beneath the white I glimpse you, buried in the greenness of the garden. You never left, you are still here, where I can always find you. 

By ThePoshGurl (HRHardy)

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Refresh: A Poem

Your face: a smile, a location
Instant Capture
Instagrammed
You're there
Click, I'm Here
Apart
Refresh

Your voice: spoken in capitals
I hear it tweet
Like a birdsong
I'm twitter-patted
Hash-tag, Miss You
Reply
Refresh

I stare into space
Your Space
Media player sings
YouTube babbles
I am lost in posts of you
Comment, Come Home
Post
Refresh

I need a distraction
Fashion, fluffys, cushion, couch
You're here too shared by others
A Pintrest
Label, My Man
Repin
Refresh

A buzz, a beep
A slide, a click
A moving image
A spoken word
FaceTime
My Time
Together, Alone
No Sharing
No Refresh


By ThePoshGurl (HRHardy)