Tuesday, 28 February 2012


See: www.quagan.blogspot.com.  I wasn't sure whether I should use that blog, or this one, for my latest post!!! x

Sunday, 26 February 2012

I feel depressed! :-(

My soul is immersed in darkness.  My motivation is on the floor.

That's all.  Guess I'll get over it!!!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Still struggling...

At least I have managed to update my Poemhunter page, anyway.  :-)

Changed the name of my spiritual blog to "Imperfect Expressions".  See: www.quagan.blogspot.com

Regularly adding poems to: www.paulapoems.blogspot.com, although not always new ones.  If I have written, and wish to share, new work, that will go on the blog.  But I am also adding "poems from the archives".  This site runs alongside: http://paulapuddephatt.tripod.com/poetry

I also have a Deborah Gibson blog at: www.pauladebblog.blogspot.com.  It's just lots of Deborah clips from You Tube!!!  :-)

Not much else to say, really.  This isn't a very exciting blog post, but it will have to do for now.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Poetry, etc...

Recently updated both www.paulapoems.blogspot.com & http://paulapuddephatt.tripod.com/poetry - new poems added - yay! :-)

Shared a Debbie Gibson video on here.  Loads more on: www.pauladebblog.blogspot.com, though.  Including that one, but just thought I'd put it on this blog, too - why not???

Struggling with a virus, as well as depression and IBS - but hey, I'll have better times, right???

Debbie Gibson - Electric Youth

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Just been looking at my Blogger stats...

Interesting results.  Quite detailed.  Surprised I didn't investigate these sooner!  I only recently started to look at them at all, and I spent a little longer looking this time.  Blogger stats pages are officially addictive!!!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

On a different subject...

Just feeling that I need to distract myself about my feathered baby...Anyway, I changed the template for my Tripod poetry site again.  I have had to adjust some features of the standard layout to match the new template, but I like it.  But I'm not sure if people will find the location of the menu on the new design confusing.  I think that it works well, at least in comparison to many of the other templates, which all have definite pros and cons.  See: http://paulapuddephatt.tripod.com/poetry.  I have also been updating: www.paulapoems.blogspot.com

Love and blessings to you all! xxx


All six finches are around.  Gordon seems to be going to the ground more than average, but tended to be a little like that anyway - not sure if there is an injury to his foot.  I did put seed and a millet spray on the floor for him, in case he had trouble accessing food supplies.

Keep hoping/praying. xxx

It's coming back to me now...

Gordon had a slight balance problem already.  He has had it for a few years.  Anyway, can't see them all now, but some are in nests.  But I think that Gordon was on a perch, and struggling to balance but managing. 

Little birds are such a worry.  Often the stress is the hardest part for them to deal with.  That leads to heart attacks.  Not sure that people are that different really, when I think about it.  A little finch is so vulnerable, though.

So relieved!

I could only see five finches.  I began to feel around on the bottom of the cage, in the corner etc, for the little fella, fearing the worst, but came up with nothing.  Then a finch emerged from a nest, and there were six of them, all in a row.  (I don't actually think that the missing one was necessarily even the injured bird.  Most of them look very similar, and I was just in such a panic because I could only see five.)

I thought about the goddess Rhiannon just before checking on the finches, because I remembered that we can ask for Divine help when we feel that we are alone in this world.  Please pray for my little finch and send out positive healing energy.  I know that you guys have all different spiritual and religious views, but it doesn't matter, as all of our prayers are heard.  I believe that.

I will post updates on Gordon via this blog.


I am on my own here and I have just had to rescue a zebra finch - seems to be Gordon - from a nest.  His foot was caught and he couldn't get out of the fix by himself.  It was so scary, and I am so bad at dealing with these things, as I am dyspraxic and I also panic, but I had to deal with it.  I managed to get him out alive, and he was on the floor at first, but soon began to fly up.  But he can't stay on a perch now, and I am scared that I have hurt his foot.  I had to take the whole little nest out with the finch in it.  I am in shock, and trying to leave the bird alone, as stress makes them worse.  I don't want to catch him to look at his foot in case I make it worse, but I am terrified that he will die and it will all be my fault.  He isn't a young finch; none of them are.  Poor baby.

I haven't got anyone to turn to.  I was looking through the diary for the phone number of the friends who Colin was visiting, but he is also going to Asda, so might not even be there.  But the numbers are all written in such a muddle and the words were blurring before my eyes.  I don't know what to do, but I couldn't not tell anyone, and yet have no-one specific who I feel that I can "bother".

Thursday, 9 February 2012

That's enough video sharing for now...

I thought that I had been blocked for a moment.  Would have made my new Deborah Gibson blog pretty pointless.  All I do on that is share You Tube clips.   xxx

I'll finish my coffee - should stick to tea, I know - and then do something a little more constructive.  This is fun, though - and constructive in its way.  It can be good to go back through the videos later...

I'll leave it there for now.  Love to all who read this blog - yeah, of course I have readers.  I do and, if I don't, well, at least I enjoy my own video clips - right??? :-)

I just managed to share a Debbie Gibson clip!

Phew, thought I'd been blocked at first, but I just managed to share a Debbie Gibson clip to my "Electric Deborah" blog.  Shared it to this one too, for good measure.  :-)

Debbie Gibson - Only In My Dreams

Can't share more videos...

Seriously!  Can't blog more videos at the moment, as Internet Explorer have apparently modified a page to prevent cross-script something or other.  No idea what they mean, but think maybe I've shared too many and been blocked - aw, what??? :-(

Alanis Morissette - Unsent (lyrics)

Alanis Morissette-Simple Together

Alanis Morissette - Forgiven - Jagged Little Pill

Alanis Morissette - Right Through You

Alanis Morissette - I Was Hoping

Alanis Morissette - You Owe Me Nothing In Return - Under Rug Swept


I love those Natalie Imbruglia songs.  I listened to "Counting Down the Days" album so many times, during my "in flat - birthday/Christmas/Winter/New Year" months.  Such a dark period of my life, but I learned so much, and continue to do so.  My favourite is "On the Run".  It's one of the main songs that sums up this period of my life, and my emotions.  "With all this mad confusion/I don't want to leave this bed..."  Tell me about it!!!

If "poems are moments' monuments", as Sylvia Plath said, I guess that songs can be, too.  I might also share some of my favourite Alanis songs.  It feels like the right time. 

Love and peace.  Thank you to all of my friends, for being "you" and being there.  xxx

Natalie Imbruglia - Counting Down The Days

Natalie Imbruglia ''On the run''

Natalie Imbruglia Torn

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Managed to get to Tesco Express this afternoon!

So cold!  But at least I got out - yay!  :-)

I had hardly any sleep last night - insomnia - not fun.  Been adding to my poetry blog (not new poems, though - not writing much this year, so far!)  See www.paulapoems.blogspot.com.  Also adding to www.pauladebblog.com (Deborah Gibson You Tube video clips!!!)

Tea next...

A bit crazy in my mind, and also my tummy keeps "protesting" - so what else is new, right???

Friday, 3 February 2012

New blog

See: www.pauladebblog.blogspot.com.  I'm using this blog because I wanted to post all of my You Tube Deborah Gibson clips in one place.  She deserves more recognition as a singer/songwriter, in my opinion.

Anyway, that's all for now...Feeling kinda low in general.  You Tube does help, though.  Got to motivate myself to empty the washing machine, etc.  Might just check out another Deborah clip first...

I had an idea!

I'm going to start up a whole blog for my fave Deborah Gibson video clips.  If Blogger is in a good mood, and let's me...:-)

Hoplessly Devoted-Deborah Gibson

Down That Road

Deborah Gibson Jaded

Debbie Gibson - Foolish Beat (Video)

Debbie Gibson ~ We could be together (1988)

Debbie Gibson- Electric Youth Music Video(HD/HQ)

Earth Song - Michael Jackson - Immortal Version

edie brickell - what i am

Sheryl Crow - Difficult Kind - live - 1999

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Geoff Stevens

Along with many of my fellow poets, today my thoughts are with poet and editor Geoff Stevens, who passed away today in the early hours.  My thoughts are particularly with Geraldine and family, and close friends.