Archive for January, 2009

Sex, Sex, Sex! Over Sixties Too? Shocking!

January 31, 2009

Sex, sex, sex! Over sixties too?

Most days my post “Sex and the Over Sixties- Blazing Embers,” receives a visit, sometimes several visits. It is the highest scoring post over the last six months. Clearly there is a strong interest in the subject. But is this surprising? Those people who grew up in a more promiscuous age, and one must add ‘enlightened’ age as regards sex, will be already receiving their free bus passes, which means they are on the fast track to wrinkly status but with their tackle still intact and (likely) rearing to go! Or champing at the bit, as the case may be.

Youngsters may laugh, nay sneer, at the thought of silver surfers or golden oldies (or just plain pensioners) engaging in activities, that for some reason – known only to themselves – believe to be the prerogative of the young and smooth skinned. Wrinklies pushing the envelope under the sheets, entwining arthritic bodies? Disgusting!

Not so, sweet youth. There’s many a wrinkly that can teach youth a thing or two. Satisfaction does NOT depend on acrobatics, studs in odd places, how far you can stretch your tongue, swallowing down a gallon of lager, or anything other accoutrement that may be considered as part of the mating game. No. It is love, patience, tenderness, unhurried fore play, desire to give pleasure as much as receive it, a joining of souls in union of desire that bonds a couple and the oldies have had years of practice. What is more — they have the time to indulge their fancies. Not all pensioners want to use a free bus pass travelling here and there day after day. There are other things they can do without cost and which provide plenty of execise!

SEX, Sex, Sex. You don’t have to be sex mad – just enjoy it. Whatever age.

See Blazing Embers on http://www.magpiesnestpublishing.co.uk.

And visit  http://www.AGPress.8m.net  and click on author Gladys Hobson

My books are now being published by the new brilliant Dare Empire. eBooks for four titles are now available in various formats — cheap too! Go to the Dare Empire bookstore and you will see my G B Hobson titles. Click on the title, read the samples and choose the eBook format suited to you. Print copies will be available later this year (writing on 26/03/11). Although cheap, all the books are full length novels, beautifully formatted with terrific covers.

Young, naive and determined to make her mark on life as a fashion designer

A creative designer with a lust for life and love

Checkmate, third part of the trilogy, now a family saga but June is still centre stage — creative and adorable!


A dramatic story of heartache, love, mystery, deception, entrapment and betrayal

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Beautiful women?

January 26, 2009

What Is Beauty?

Since learning about the work of Mercy Ships, especially the surgery they carry out to help victims of facial deformities (often life-threatening or seriously stigmatising) I find it even more difficult to accept the media and society’s view of what, or who, is beautiful. It is distressing that unnecessary and extravagant surgery is carried out in the West, indeed even encouraged, to make people more beautiful, according to the standards of society’s celebrity status, while millions starve or are denied the most basic of medical care.

Who decides what makes a woman beautiful? Why should anyone be made to feel ugly or unacceptable? Society has a lot to answer for. Media celebrities are no more than false gods unless their ‘beauty’ is of an inner nature. If the body is truly the Temple of God, then it must be beautiful in His sight, for it houses the fruit of the Spirit… love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance. This quotation from Galatians, is surely THE definition of what makes any person beautiful.

 

Nature’s Sculpture – poem by Gladys Hobson:

Like a twisted log tossed on the beach

Each groove and knot forming nature’s sculpture.

If mind is open it can reach

A story true

Of life and death —

Crafted in lines bold and free

In hollows and grooves and swirls and knots:

A distorted body —

A soul tormented?

 

Or is the story nature tells

Far from what my eyes do see?

For beauty lies within the heart

And sings a different melody,

Those crafted grooves

That make me shudder

Were earned by life’s experience.

Each tells a story of its own

Yet builds into a perfect whole.

 

Again I look into the mirror

Unafraid of what I see;

For nature’s sculpture so defined

Is beauty of a different kind.

I am who I am —

Yes, this is me.

Panto by Slim Palmer

January 22, 2009

And now for something completely different: Panto, a most readable, interesting and amusing book by Slim Palmer.

 To start with, the cover is brilliant. The colours – red and gold – glow against an almost solid black background.

 Okay, interest is arouse, so what do we find on the first pages? An introduction into the world of the theatre — terms used and stage plan. Then comes a short script. One of the things we (that is my hubby who reads to me, as well as myself) found of considerable interest was the technical side of theatre productions — props and out of sight equipment that make a panto, or any other show, work for the audience. So too, the ‘behind the scene’ characters that allow the magic to work for ‘on stage’ performers.

 The story itself has another kind of magic involving ghoulies and spectres, both from ancient times and the recent past. Characters are memorable, dialogue credible, storyline intriguing and drawing the reader onwards to experience the conclusion. Not a book to put back on the shelf forgotten!

ISBN 978-0-9560484-0-0 Nov 2008 Alberts Press

And now for something completely different: Panto, a most readable, interesting and amusing book by Slim Palmer.

To start with, the cover is brilliant. The colours – red and gold – glow against an almost solid black background.

Okay, interest is aroused, so what do we find on the first pages? An introduction into the world of the theatre — terms used and stage plan. Then comes a short script. One of the things we (that is my hubby who reads to me, as well as myself) found of considerable interest was the technical side of theatre productions — props and out of sight equipment that make a panto, or any other show, work for the audience. So too, the ‘behind the scene’ characters that allow the magic to work for ‘on stage’ performers.

The story itself has another kind of magic involving ghoulies and spectres, both from ancient times and the recent past. Characters are memorable, dialogue credible, storyline intriguing and drawing the reader onwards to experience the conclusion. Not a book to put back on the shelf forgotten!

ISBN 978-0-9560484-0-0 Nov 2008 Alberts Press

Book can be bought through normal outlets to order or through on-line retailers. RRP £7.99