My theme for the last Challenge "Blast From The Past" to me was special as it took me back to my formative years when Rock'Roll was just staring out and there were so many singers that went on to greater things. The songs are still being played today, it was a wonderful era to be a teenager.
Which movie was your favorite?
My favorite movie is "Somewhere In Time" starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, It was a real weepie and had some wonderful background music.
This was our third Challenge together. Do you remember anything from the first one?
What I remember from the first Challenge was I was first to sign up, it was fun and I made many friends yourself included. It was also the start of gaining many followers, up til then I only had a few.
Alex this next question is the granddaddy of them all. I have seen Daniel in concert in excess of 150 TIMES. Over a 14 yr period that is. I have seen him in S. Ireland, N. Ireland, England, and Scotland. In the US I have seen him at Branson MO, Las vegas, Palm Springs, Pasadena. Toronto, Wilkes Barre, Providence and Nashville TN.
What is Arlee Bird REALLY like? well Alex not to make Arlee blush, he is a real gentleman. He made both myself and brother most welcome in LA. It was the highlight of my vacation. As you imagine him to be in Blogsphere that is how Arlee is in person.
You are a master poet and the author of two books. When did you discover poetry as a writer?
I wrote my first poem in 1994 when my dog died, I didn't write again until 1998 when my first grandchild was born. Little did I think that from then on I'd be writing poetry 14yrs later. My mother passed away 10 days after my grandchild was born, three days later was told my husband had terminal brain cancer and he too was gone 2 months later. I found I could express my feelings into poetry and as the years have gone on have written much more lighter poems.
Yvonne is the author of two books and I asked her to describe her latest for you:
WRITTEN FROM THE HEART:
This book that I wrote
Was to let the readers see.
That after many years of heartache,
There's fun and laughter in me
Like going to the park,
And descend a slide
While my children and grandchildren
Conveniently disappear and hide.
The book also enlightens people
My blessings I do count.
There are many worse off than me,
That I do not doubt.
My love of traveling is evident to see,
Touring the U.S. and Spain.
So I can escape from
Britain's continual rain.
Also Daniel O Donnell concerts,
I really do enjoy.
I'd travel to the ends of the earth,
To see my "Danny Boy".
The "Blurb" of the book,
I'm proud of I confess.
For the final part was written
By fellow blogger Alex....no less.
I wrote this book in the first place,
To let the whole world see.
But most importantly
That my family would be proud of me.
I know some of you have already bought,
I'm so grateful for a start.
I think there's a poem for everyone,
In "Written From The Heart"
- Yvonne Lewis
Visit Yvonne at Welcome to My World of Poetry and purchase her book at Amazon
Co-host Ninja Captain Alex is the author of CassaStar and CassaFire and his blog can be found HERE