Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Long Lost Friend

The moment that we met
There was something so familiar
I felt like I'd known you for a thousand years
And there inside your eyes I saw a light that I'd been missing
Somewhere deep inside
All of the lonely disappeared
And, baby, now you're here I feel like I have found
A long lost friend that I've lived for all my life

A gentle hand
A part of me I've been trying to find
And now you're here
And the search comes to an end
I've found my long lost friend
Every move I make
Is to the rhythm of your heartbeat
Every single breath you take
You take with me
Oh, I ask myself
How did I ever live before you?

You came into my life
And put all the pieces into place
When I saw your face I knew that I had found
Like a storm out of the blue
Love rained down on me and you
So complete and so unexpectedly
Like a movie in my mind
I've seen a hundred times I feel like, I've loved you before...

Long Lost Friend
Now you're here
And the search comes to an end
I've found my long lost friend!

Dedicated to the one I love....

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Hypnotherapy - The End is Near

Next Sunday is 'D' day for my hopes of becoming a fully qualified hypnotherapist. The end of my studies is 15 November, by which time I need to have completed my three case studies. One year, four essays, eight learning journals, twelve classes, three case studies and more than fifty hours hypnotherapy practice on willing volunteers - and special thanks to those who have volunteered - will hopefully result in success.

Hypnotherapy can be used for so many things such as helping people who wish to give up smoking, lose weight, increase self-esteem and self-confidence, are struggling with stress in their lives, people who have phobias (fear of flying, fear of spiders etc) and all manner of things.

If I pass I aim to have my own hypnotherapy practice up and running in Edinburgh next year. So, if you have any issues you want resolving through purely natural methods - contact me!


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Jack of Hearts

I've interrupted my self-imposed exile from blogging as I simply couldn't let the occasion of grandson Jack being one of the mascots at the Hearts v Kilmarnock game on Saturday pass without comment.

Jack led the team out as they emerged from the tunnel for kick-off and I have to say there was a lump in the Ranter's throat as he did so. Pride seems such a small word to describe my feelings.

The whole experience from start to finish was absolutely brilliant. My thanks to everyone at Hearts, for whom nothing was too much trouble. Ann Budge, Hearts owner, was an absolute delight and many of the Hearts players and Head Coach Robbie Neilson made the young lads feel so welcome and part of the club. Even the Kilmarnock manager - former Hearts boss Gary Locke - was absolutely first class and posed for photographs with a class and dignity that ensures he will always be revered in Gorgie.

Jack told me it was the best day of his young life. Certainly, it was one he, his mother Laura who was also present and this auld Hearts fan will never forget.

 Jack with proud Mum and Papa

Hearts Head Coach Robbie Neilson. 'Right, Jack, you're going on, son'

Bu Kilmarnock boss Gary Locke has other ideas.

Hearts substitutes line up with two of the mascots.

Hearts owner Ann Budge - a classy lady at a classy club

Jack holds up his hero's shirt in the player's changing room.

 Jack joins some of Hearts promising youngsters.

Hearts and Kilmarnock captains line up with the referee and the mascots. Jack is next to Jock the Jambo (don't ask...)

One never needs an excuse to do the '5-1'....

 Jack warming up - not that he needed to in the warm Edinburgh sunshine.

Jack and another mascot with goalie Neil Alexander.

Like I say, you never need an excuse to do the '5-1'...

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Not One to Complain...

I post this from my sick bed. I'm not a well man but I don't really want to talk about it....