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Come Sit By Me A While:Goodbye November And Hello December !!!

Updated on November 30, 2013
Erin and Val's Garden.
Erin and Val's Garden. | Source

Mmm where to begin ??? Right at the beginning I suppose ;sorry about the waffling folks I think its that sort of day.

To kick off I want to apologise for not having you 'come sit be me a while ' for a long time and to you newer members of my hubfamily who may not know what I am talking about let me fill you in .

Each 'Come Sit By Me A While' which I share with you all take place in my haven ;our paved patio where we grow all sorts of flowers, shrubs, fruit and vegetables.

We have also planted a mini garden in memory of my beloved sister Val and my beautiful daughter Erin my sweet baby. Both are today two sweet angels singing in heaven.

Here they are with me daily in my heart and by my side. therefore here are a couple of links just for you.

You will find links to some of my other hubs in this series at the end of this one.

Its cold but sunny out here in my little haven so keep your coats on but it always amazes me that after a few moments by Erin and Val's garden I always warm up. I apologise that I have nothing nicer today than a few biscuits from my biscuit barrel for you to nibble on!!!

This afternoon I am looking forward to trying out my new food processor once again to make fruit pies and tarts and I shall try my utmost best to keep some for your next visit.I used it last week and the pastry was so soft so I guess I am converted !!!

Oke doke do you all have hot teas and coffees ?? There is a sombre story beginning this hub but I can assure you that it ends on a positive.Pull up a pew and lets begin !!!

I work two shifts daily caring for two wonderful children who have special needs to and fro school. A journey of around 20 miles!!

Yesterday morning as we were heading towards school some lunatic in his car decided to overtake the one that was coming towards us; it was obvious there was not enough room to do so and he crashed his car into ours causing our drivers side window to shatter into ours ; then to make matters worse the lunatic then sped off without stopping !! If Bernie our driver hadn't had the quick reaction to swerve as much as he could to the side we would have had a head on collision ;it doesn't bear thinking about and thankfully we were all ok.

Police can't do much because we didn't get the car registration in the middle of it all !!!Some people are disgusting and its always someone else they hurt. Just so glad it wasn't worse .

So many visions swept through my mind and probably this is what brought on today's hub !!

A time to be oh so grateful !!!

Grandsons Kian and Kayden getting into the Christmas spirit.


For some reason this year I am looking forward to Christmas almost more than usual. It may have something to do with the fact that we decided to buy very large Xmas stockings for each of our grandkids this year and have been busy filling each one with all sorts of surprises instead of the one big present or money as we usually do.

They already have almost everything sin their homes so we thought this would be a great idea .We in turn are having so much fun buying little stocking fillers ;on Sundays we often visit an indoor market about 20 miles away and they have a vast selection of all sorts and like two kids we bought stocking filler after stocking filler. There are 13 grandchildren in all so as you can imagine our spare room is beginning to look like Santa's grotto.

Today's title Goodbye November And Hello December is very apt for me because tomorrow we are into December and this morning I felt a need to contemplate a little of these past 11 months .


Freeverse:Looking back at the year 2013.

There have been tears

there has been laughter

but always there

a voice

a strength

leading me onwards.

There has been pain

there has been peace

but always

that voice

that strength

leading me onwards.

There have been storms

there has been sunshine

but always

that voice

that strength

leading me onwards.

My hubfamily

I treasure you so


your love

your kindness

your care.

To rest in your midst

a solace I found

a place to rest

my weary being


in your love

your kindness

your care.

You may have cried

you may have suffered

you may be grieving

you may be ailing

I share

that voice

that strength

from deep

in my heart

to lead you onwards.


Acrostic:The Way Of Life.

The way of life

heartfelt emotions

each day


Wonders touched with sadness

a mountain to climb

young souls mature


Of such heartache

frenzied storms rumble


Love then emerges

in each heart a sweet song

for each life taken another born

eternal solace.

Haiku: Each Footstep So Clear.

Each footstep so clear

The paths into tomorrow

Clearly understood.


Each tear and laughter

Blossom into sweet rainbows

The gold in each heart.


To find such solace

In those footsteps in the sand

Each one we now share.

Rictameter: Each day.

Each day

So precious

Oh to appreciated

Another brand new dawn is here

Another day to be treasured

Never a moment will I take in vain

There is sunshine in each rainstorm

Such beauty in each cloud

Oh how precious

Each day.


I hope you all enjoyed today's hub and I take this moment to thank you all for your life long friendships ; kindness and care!! Many of my hubs in the coming month will have a festive mode and how nice it is for us all to find that kid inside. Mine is never very far from the surface and thank goodness for that!!! We have also shared much joy and laughter and how important it is to keep laughing and living. One very true quote is:

'Laughter is the best medicine!!' oh yes so very true. I shall now leave you with these words:

Here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here and I send you all a whole load of love all the way from my little corner of Wales.

Have a wonderful weekend one and all.


It's not only grandkids who have Christmas gifts.

Tabatha with her Advent Calendar and Christmas Stocking.
Tabatha with her Advent Calendar and Christmas Stocking. | Source
Megan with her Advent Calendar and Christmas Stocking.
Megan with her Advent Calendar and Christmas Stocking.


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    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much dghbrh.

      Have a great new year .


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Denise your words mean so very much and I wish you a wonderful new year ahead.


    • dghbrh profile image


      6 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very nice hub...Thank you for the nibbles...they are pretty tasty as well like the many moods reflected through out the hub for last 11 months of this year almost gone by. Take care and loves to all your grandchildren... i hope you are almost done with you stockings fillers...I know how much you must be enjoying doing that specially for the loved ones. Take care and many smiles your way. Shared and votes up.

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      Denise Handlon 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautiful poems, beautiful hub, beautiful lady. You are so talented and it has been my pleasure to be your friend and watch you, and your writing career, blossom. Look how far you've come personally and as a talented author! My gratitude for all of your shares here, Eddy, and your willingness to reveal yourself in such a candid manner. You are a wonderful role model for the courage of open vulnerability.

      Up/A/B I am so grateful that all were uninjured by the heartless, cowardly driver. I hope there was not too much damage to your vehicle.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      As always Rasma thank you so very much and have a great day.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Another pleasurable journey. Eddy the time flies much too quickly I was just getting used to November and now it's almost holiday time...

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Deb for all your wonderful comments and here's lot so of love to you from my little corner of Wales.


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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Life is for loving, today, tomorrow, and always. Your material shows that there truly is hope. Wonderful work, and my spirit rests in Wales from time to time.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales




      Thank you for your comments each one means so very much and here's to wishing you all a wonderful day.

      Lots of love


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      drbj and sherry 

      6 years ago from south Florida

      How fortunate that no one was hurt by the thoughtless actions of that crazy driver. His behavior will catch up with him, believe me. Happy you are all okay and know you are enjoying filling your 'grotto' with Christmas gifts.

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      Suzette Walker 

      6 years ago from Taos, NM

      Wonderful series, Eddy! I love the song, "The Prayer," sung by Celine Dion and Andrea Boccelli - it is one of my favorites especially during this Christmas season. Your musings, as always, are beautiful, Eddy. I am sorry about the car accident. That is horrible - probably a drunk driver. Your poetry is lovely and your grandsons precious. You are truly blessed!

    • FlourishAnyway profile image


      6 years ago from USA

      A creative and beautifully crafted work that is a delight to behold. I am thankful for your safety.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much for this kind and caring comment DAL. It means so much and I also send you lots of love from Wales.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      What a wonderful comment Suhail and it is so greatly appreciated. I wish you a wonderful day and here's to lots more hubs for us both to share on here.


    • D.A.L. profile image


      6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Beautifully created this work, your unique style shining through. It seems to me that the knocks that we get in life, just inspire you to write such beautiful poetry, and as always enhanced by your images. As always a pleasurable visit. Have yourself a good and peaceful week.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales






      Thank you so very much for these comments. Each one read and re read and so greatly appreciated. Here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here. I with you all a great run up to Christmas. Lots of love to you all from my little corner of Wales.


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      Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

      6 years ago from Mississauga, ON

      Awesome and beautiful article! Voted up and shared!

      According to a survey conducted in Canada, November is the most boring month for fall colours have just vanished and it is still too early for Holiday feeling and the snows of skiing, snow-shoeing, etc.

      But I see it differently.

      November is exciting for me because Christmas and Holiday season is round the corner. It gives us Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving Day, and CFL's Grey Cup. NFL advances into excitement, and hockey season starts to pick up. For a hiker like me, the month in its early days turns everything into gold, especially under sunshine. It gives us a dusting of white in the end, harbinger of beautiful snows yet to come.

      And finally, it yields into December with your beautiful hub stamping it for a good measure.

      I loved the poetry and your style of writing this hub.

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      Mike Robbers 

      6 years ago from London

      Very beautiful once again Eddy!! Have a nice week and month!!

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      Janet Giessl 

      6 years ago from Georgia country

      I'm so glad to hear that nothing happened to you and the children in this hit and run accident. Fortunately, you had a good driver. Your poetry is awesome and it is nice that you got back to your "Come Sit By Me A While" hubs.

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      Leni Sands 

      6 years ago from UK

      I love this, truly - so innovative and I love the poetry. I will endeavour to read more of your 'Come Sit By Me A While' hubs - such a lovely idea.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Awelcome back to the come sit by me series. Do sorry for your accident and so happy all of you are ok. Beautiful poems sms pictures, Eddy! Up++

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales










      Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments as always and would like to stress that each one is read, enjoyed and 100% appreciated. I wish you all a wonderful day and lots of love all the way from my little corner of Wales.


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      6 years ago

      I see life through my eyes but I get to see some in this piece as well. Great writing. The hit and run was bad while at the same time preparing for the holiday in the local market permits dreams of great holiday wishes fulfilled. Thank you for the glimpse.

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      Karen Silverman 

      6 years ago

      i'm so happy to see a 'Come Sit By You' hub!

      Grrrr@the dickhead who hit and ran!!!! It irks the libra in me that there's no recourse!

      I have no doubt that you will turn lemons into lemonade, Eddy - as is your way..

      Happy holidaysxx

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Oh, wow! That accident was scary, especially with children on board. I'm so glad that you're all safe. Thank you for our visit to your garden - loved it. Do take care over this busy season - some people seem to think it's just a time to eat and drink more with little thought to the 'reason for the season,' but I know that's not you. Wishing you a lovely Advent season.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Tomorrow is the first of December here and a month of giving and sharing will take place. I hope everyone will remember the people who are having a hard time here in America. Please put an offering in the red kettle. Loved your poetry and pictures, happy you were not harmed. Cheers my friend...

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      Connie Smith 

      6 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      Dear Eddy,

      I am so relieved that you suffered no physical injuries, and I share your anger at such a stupid act!

      Christmas at your house will indeed be fun and very special for all! Can I come?!

      You are very sweet to make sure your kittens are included in the festivities. God bless you and keep you my dear friend ;) Pearl

      Voted Up ++++

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      Linda Crampton 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Thank you for sharing all the beautiful thoughts in the poems, Eddy. I am so happy that you and everyone else in the car are safe. It's very scary to think of the other possible outcomes of the accident!

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I am sorry to hear that you had that accident, Eddy! I am happy to hear that everybody is fine. The kids must have been frighten! When this type of accident happens, you wish you had a camera at the front of your car to have the plate number of the other car! It's good that you had an excellent driver who could react quickly!

      Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry and lovely picture of your two grandsons dressed in a Santa costume :-) Just lovely!

      Have a great weekend!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      December may well be my favorite year, and this year it is coming in with cold breath. :) I love the holidays...just a big kid at heart.

      Beautiful visit my dear; thank you and enjoy the remainder of your weekend.



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      Eric Dierker 

      6 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Eddy I figure that you got hit because around the next corner, had you not stopped, there could have been a much worse accident. We just never know.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much sallybea and also for your kindness. It would be nice to think that the driver would own up but sadly I doubt that very much. Here's wishing you a great weekend sallybea.


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      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      6 years ago from Norfolk

      Hi Eddy,

      So glad to hear that you did not suffer too much physical damage whilst you were drying your car. Perhaps the person who did the dastardly deed will come to his senses and admit his blame in the accident. Guess that could be wishful thinking though.

      Hope you enjoy putting your Christmas Stockings together.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also DDE and here's a whole load of love from Wales for you also.Enjoy your weekend.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Hi Shauna and thank you as always for your kindness and care. It also angers me that he is going to get away with it but I am also thankful that we weren't badly injured.

      Have a wonderful weekend Shauna and lots of love from Wales.


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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Come Sit By Me A While:Goodbye November And Hello December is such a beautiful piece of work, with your gorgeous photos and you accomplished many great works the time for many to rekindle life and its memories. The joy, sadness or laughter one brings to life affects everyone in different ways

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, I'm so glad no one was hurt in that thoughtless accident. What a jerk for taking off and not making sure everyone was alright!

      And still you find it in your heart to write beautiful poetry and see the beauty in life. Thank you for your sunshine, Eddy.

      Enjoy your weekend and happy stocking stuffer shopping!


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