Crystal Waters

Meal Beach, Burra Isles, Shetland by Robin Gosnall

For The Magpietales. Pic The Meal Beach, Burra Isles, Shetland by Robin Gosnall

Translucent sun
falls on crests

cascading marshmallows
across parched grains
with thirst
swallow eagerly

I lay with you
watching the mountains

glass waters
never brittle
silken alluring

our bodies
intertwine alone
this deserted

we ride the
crest of our own wave
the sun hits your back
tumbling waves

our orchestra
the only
meal I need


More Old Photos – Run while you still can!

img012Mum and Dad Church in St.Kilda on their Wedding Day.

Top right my adorable parents (mum 21, dad 23 getting married)

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Top Left mum and dads ‘wedding reception’ held in the house where they were renting. Their landlord made them potato salad and fish for their Wedding dinner.

Bottom right mum and her sister Ruth (the elder of the two) when they were little ones.

Middle pic my Great Grandmother – name unknown.

Middle right mum… whoot whoot!

Bottom right dad and my eldest brother Peter.


And yes the piece de resistance yet again….. and if ANYONE dares to comment about the slightly ‘awkward’ boy hairstyle, with the button up cardi and skirt …look out! 🙂 🙂 They were obviously keen on taking photos in front of foliage it seems…but look no crossed legs 🙂

And a time when it was ok for a ‘little’ girl who hadn’t yet developed boobies to be topless in public – come to think of it they haven’t grown much since then either! I do have two eyes I just think the sun was too bright that day and yes still brandishing the same lame boy haircut it seems.

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Eldest Bro ‘P’ in the middle and younger Bro also ‘P’ at the end R.I.P little bro… who passed away 9/01/2004 in India.

As you can see (possibly) I take after dad with the darker skin and my brothers took after mum with their ‘English’ complexion. I was/am the sun lover  whereas they hated it. I wish I could remember those times, my memory is so scant from my childhood. I wish I could take my self back and know who I was then, what I felt like, what made me happy, what made me sad, but alas I can’t. Ahhhh good times though it seems.