Don’t give up!

Struggling along yesterday and the words of this song came into my head, well the don’t give up bit anyway, I didn’t know the others.  I had also forgotten Kate Bush sang on it, she is a favourite of mine. The lyrics written by peter Gabriel are about a man who loses his job, but I think they could be said of many difficult situations including illness and its consequences

“In this proud land we grew up strong
We were wanted all along
I was taught to fight
Taught to win
I never thought I could fail
No fight left or so it seems
I am a man whose dreams have all deserted
I’ve changed my face
I’ve changed my name
But no one wants you when you lose
Don’t give up
‘Cause you have friends
Don’t give up
You’re not beaten yet
Don’t give up
I know you can make it good
Though I saw it all around
Never thought that I could be affected
Thought that we’d be the last to go
It is so strange the way things turn
Drove the night toward my home
The place that I was born, on the lakeside
As daylight broke, I saw the earth
The trees had burned down to the ground
Don’t give up
You still have us
Don’t give up
We don’t need much of anything
Don’t give up
‘Cause somewhere there’s a place where we belong
Rest your head
You worry too much
It’s going to be alright
When times get rough
You can fall back on us
Don’t give up
Please don’t give up
Got to walk out of here
I can’t take anymore
Going to stand on that bridge
Keep my eyes down below
Whatever may come
And whatever may go
That river’s flowing
That river’s flowing
Moved on to another town
Tried hard to settle down
For every job, so many men
So many men no-one needs
Don’t give up
‘Cause you have friends
Don’t give up
You’re not the only one
Don’t give up
No reason to be ashamed
Don’t give up
You still have us
Don’t give up now
We’re proud of who you are
Don’t give up
You know it’s never been easy
Don’t give up
‘Cause I believe there’s a place
There’s a place where we belong”
Well Team Princess are not giving up in their campaign and pictures of the auction item s are now on the page.  I have donated some cards and bracelets.  Auction items can be viewed here. The auction rules are;
“Please see each item for details of which charity that item is being auctioned to raise money for. The Auction will go live at 7pm on Tuesday May 12th until 10pm the same night. Bids will only be accepted between these times. To bid on an item write the amount you wish to bid (above the start bid price) in the comments under the photo of the item you wish to bid for. Bidders must be from the UK or be bid on behalf of someone within the UK, due to postage. At 10pm the person with the highest bid will win the item. Those that win should then send a direct message to The Princesses and M.E page with your address for postage and for details of how and where to make your donation.”

If anyone sees anything on my website or blog that they would like me to make for them, if you get in touch and say it is for ME I will make the item and you can pay on my Just Giving page.  Please get in touch by commenting on my blog or contacting me by email

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