Change a child’s world (Prose from 4 words)

Shaun  from prayingforoneday gave me 4 words (yes he cheated ) 🙂 these are – child – confusion – unaware and woman – this is what I made of them.  If any of you know Shaun’s story, you will be able to relate to what I have written. I had grabbed only ‘parts’ of his history and upbringing to write this.   You can read his story here –
Beatings, drugs and more through the eyes of a child


I didn’t understand
alcohol ~ drugs
women thrown against walls
for men to force themselves upon

I was unaware of crime
weapons that were carried
a favour for a favour
in the world of underground

I was a child and bore the cross of confusion

this was my life ~ unfolding
could I be rescued, before I grew too hard
a life of which I saw no change
only violence and hate

innocence was lost between those days

as I watched my father’s life
witness to the bloodshed
when I had no say till ‘of age’ I
found someone, I finally had a place

my saviour was a woman
a young girl as she was then
whose kindness and comfort
turned my shattered world around

teaching me to love, to
leave the past behind and
I have grown a stronger man
for her being by my side

you may all say ~ a fairy-tale
but for years, she’s stood by me
and I am in a better place
the best that I could be

©jmtacken Sept 2013

I have 2 more pieces to write for my 3 word challenge (or 4) if anyone would like to add, please feel free. I thank you all for the inspiration.

Why is that Men like Sport so much? My 1st Challenge for writing.

Ladies and Gentleman I beseech you – I gave out the challenge for my followers to give me something to write about – anything, everything as yes I have a few weeks at home where even my rambly, rattly brain will possibly run out of ideas. I would need mmmm possibly 5 ideas from each of you – that should keep me going.

I so prefer writing to housework or thinking what the hell do I cook for dinner so please feel free to add to the list.

This topic is from (aka Paula).

Stands straight, shoulders relaxed, concentrates on diaphragm , grasps the microphone and clears throat.

Men – love or hate ’em

Can’t live with them – can’t live without them. (or so we are told) hmm this is NOT the topic..ok moving on

Sports – a testosterone thing

Men bond by doing – women bond by sharing (known fact)

Men want to get out there – amongst it (whatever that IT is) Women want to chat and drink Champagne

It’s about competition and tribal

It’s the rah rah rah thumping of the chest (King Kong)

It’s Brave Heart in a Basketball match

It’s George Custer playing Football

Its man in his cave going forth with others to kill and hunt (yes that was a sport..ok and perhaps survival)

It’s the sheer pleasure of sitting back with his mates, having a drink, yelling obscenities without being told to shush

It’s the joy of yelling at the Umpire whether you be at home or at the game

It’s the thrill of listening to those who barrack for the opposite team and thinking you morons

It’s camaraderie just you and your mate sharing, enjoying, getting frustrated

It’s them having a beer and a bucket full of potato chips and relaxing and not having to think of anything else but the match

It’s so many things to a male.. some love sport – some can live without it – but it’s their little pleasure, whereas ours is shopping, socialising…dare I say blogging?

As long as it doesn’t consume their every minute

As long as they are willing and prepared to spend some quality time with us

As long as they don’t talk to US about it (as clearly we aren’t interested)

Who knows they could be so engrossed in the game when you lean over and ask for the credit card they will just hand it to you – no questions asked

So that my friend is my take on your question 🙂

I thank you


Don’t know how he got in here


Yes Viagra for Women and other bits & pieces..nooo not those bits & pieces…

Good morning/evening everyone.

My posts are becoming like a public daily diary aren’t they? It’s ok you don’t have to answer the question.

Browsing around my homepage this morning after my rave & rambling post from early this morning (how weird was that!?)  24th, 25th, 26th and 27th 41 visitors…is 41 my lucky number? Not sure  ‘lucky numbers’ don’t hold much credence for moi, so I shall just say it is a coincidence.

Anyway it is Sunday morning, only just and I have been the dutiful blog person and responded to my followers and those that have ventured into my domain. I find this an absolute necessity.

They have taken the time out of their day to read my sometimes utter gibberish and majority of the times leave a comment and for that I am grateful. Please do stop by to see if you don’t follow her already, she has written an interesting post on the ‘like’ button, with some very amusing and intriguing responses from her followers.

To round off my post this mornings paper in Melbourne has the headline VIAGRA FOR WOMEN – The drug trial that could change every relationship. Mr. S was reading when I popped over his shoulder and basically said WTF? He laughed “Yes I have some on order!”  Cheeky bugga.

The article – I shall be brief…

“Experts say the treatment could help nearly 1 in 3 women around the world who do not get full satisfaction and will fundamentally transform relationships”.

We do have other ‘interventions’ but  now us women apparently need a medical one in the bedroom? So what is this new nasal spray going to do I wonder? Allow us to become aroused? Supposedly it will give a woman a better chance to… well you know the ‘c’ word.

My how life has changed…I wonder how the men folk would look at it..

“Sorry honey I know I’m not ‘doing it for you’ so whack your sprayer up your nose and see how you go”.

Is it a primarily a spray for the ‘older’ woman ..or will the young also be experimenting?

Will women just have a spray whilst walking around the supermarket?


Though I am assuming that it doesn’t just set you off like a fire cracker at New Years Eve…that you actually do have a partner there to err..well help the proceedings.

One has to apparently have a spray a couple of hours before they think of having a sexual encounter.

So I can see the girl in the pub checking out the guy at the end of the bar saying to her girlfriend…”Back in 2 secs..spray time”.

Or the male saying at 5.10pm  “Honey do you think tonight we could….perhaps at 7.10pm.. “Do you remember where you put your spray?”

Now how is that going to make a woman feel? Maybe she would be happy…that he is concerned about her..end results.

Or the other way around yelling from the kitchen  “Sweetheart it’s 2 o’clock just taking my spray…so ready for you at 4?”

What if he wants to watch the football and it finishes at 5?

Heaven forbid  that you get your antihistamine nasal spray mixed up with your Viagra one.

All nice and cosy with your partner and your nasal passages and mouth are so dry need to quench your thirst every 5 minutes…oops sorry honey..sniff…wrong one… I’ll be back…again…(has to be spoken as though you have a blocked nose).

Anyway I’m not judging nu-uh not moi. What do my readers have to say about it?

Is it a live and let live. If it can ‘only help’ a situation is it ok to use chemicals to get you where you want to go…so to speak?

I shall leave it there as it’s 1 too early to be discussing this and 2 if my penguins read this I’m not sure what their reaction would be 🙂

Happy Day to everyone!

Here we go Here we go Here we go
Pic Courtesy of Google

Say no more    –  Pic Courtesy of Google

To Laser or not to that is the ?

Well since I have just undergone the treatment I shall let you know what it’s all about.

So for you MEN out there that follow my blogs – probably best if you tune out, go grab a beer, kick a footy around or put the telly on ‘coz I’m tippin’ this won’t be any interest to you whatsoever.

                            I like *cough cough* a lot of women my *vintage* kidding…no really.


Anyway this is serious. I had as we do – (PLEASE someone else put your hands up?? ) a few broken capillaries or rosacea as it’s known in the medical world, in addition to that I have what refer to as a sun spot (yes I was born in the 50’s mid to later, not earlier thank you) and I was a lover of the sun. Thought nothing of lying on my parents concrete back yard lathered in vegetable oil, baby oil or coconut oil. Digressing as I do. So after putting up with the rosacea and the flat keratosis for quite some time I had IPL treatment which is a broad band of light laser, I have 5 sessions in all. Each costing around $200aud a piece. The rosacea went away (3 cheers for me) but the keratosis (or sun spot) though faded slightly did not.

Last Friday I had (trumpet please or drum roll, which ever you have closest) “medical laser” ie a Gemini Laser was used on the rosacea and a Medlite Laser was used on the keratosis.  For those not knowing what the dickens I’m talking about the Medlite laser emits extremely short pulses of laser energy at 532nm and 1064nm and the Gemini laser emits two different wavelengths, 532nm and 1064nm each targeting different skin conditions/problems. Don’t worry I got the explanation of their website..I don’t know that much.  So what does all this tell you?

Conclusion:   The IPL though useful for hair removal and broken capilliaries did not work for my sun spot and cost me a small fortune. My face was slightly red as a result and the pain is akin to having 10 rubber bands flicked onto your face in one hit, in one small area….ouch.

The Medlite and Gemini Laser treatment cost me $275.00aud for both the sunspot and the rosacea. I took on the appearance similar to a toad fish for the first 15 minutes (but eased dramatically with the help of ice packs). The rosacea’s have vanished. The sunspot is now in the healing process and will take about a week to hopefully scab and be removed permanently. If not I have a 2nd go at it. The swelling is only slight under my eyes now and diminishing.

Pain wise I was shaking with vivid memories of the IPL rubber band treatment but the Gemini for the rosacea was a pin prick nothing more, nothing less. Mind you had quite a few of them, but my body didn’t even jolt. The Medilite was a little stronger but no jolting and no laughing gas or sedatives required.

This was a non paid medical announcement from ramblings.

Repeat after me…. “Arr”

For those of you that are in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s you may only have to say this as a remark when seeing something new, figuring out the Rubiks Cube , looking at something sweet or finally understanding something.

For those of you in your 50’s and beyond (as I am) you will find this word per se used with more common frequency than ever before.

Examples: –  Getting out of bed, trying to get up from the couch, sitting down on the couch, bending down to put your shoes on, reaching up for something on the top shelf or lifting something.

We get older we tend to ‘arr’ far more, I don’t know the reason, it just spills forth with every action we seem to do, unless you can catch yourself prior to ‘arr-ing’ it will just appear without any explanation as to why. So good luck trying to stop this natural progression you ‘youngens’ 🙂