Category: LOVE

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Liverpool Love Locks

Love Locks, photo by JMorton

Love Locks, photo by JMorton

Liverpool Love Locks

The photos were taken of Liverpool love locks on the dockside of the River Mersey in Liverpool.

A love lock or love padlock is a normal small padlock, which is  locked to accessible  bridges, fences, gates, or similar fixtures, by lovers, sweethearts and  friends, to symbolize their love. The sweethearts’ names or initials are typically inscribed on the padlock.

To further symbolize unbreakable love, the padlock’s key is then thrown away. How many cast away keys now reside at the bottom of the the River Mersey? 🙂

Love locks originated in Serbia  100 years ago from a sad Serbian World War One (WW1) story.

This expression of undying love then spread to many countries. Some authorities regard them as a nuisance, health hazard etc., and remove them. When the padlocks  get rusty over the years, a poignancy is seems to be added.

1001 Most Romantic Songs

Lamprocapnos spectabilis (bleeding heart) Hill Garden – Nr Hampstead Heath
Photo by PH Morton

1001 Most Romantic Songs

This is Global Granary’s all tie most romantic music compilation, which is a work in progress.

Our list currently includes the following:

YVES MONTAND – Les Feuilles Mortes

Jim Croce – I’ll Have To Say I Love You In A Song

Bobby Darin sings “Beyond the Sea”

Charles Trenet – La Mer

Sandra Dee & Bobby Darin-Dream Lover

hyun bin-that man lyrics (eng+korea sub) ost secret garden

Peter Frampton – Baby I Love Your Way (’76)

All of Me – John Legend

Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are

Enchanted by Taylor Swift and a reply version by Adam Young of City Owl

Famous Love Triangles

Sometimes, LOVE is not a smooth sailing love affair.  In fact it can be a source of great stress and distress.

Facts and fictions are not without a love triangle.

A love triangle is a romantic relationship involving three people.

Diana, Charles & Camilla

The 20th century’s  most famous love triangle must have been the Diana (Princess of Wales) Charles and triangle.

When Diana was once asked if Camilla was a factor in the breakdown of her marriage, she famously quoted:

Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded.

More Love Triangles:

  • Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie-Pitt
  • Liz Taylor, Eddie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
  • King Arthur, Queen Guinevere and Lancelot
  • Mr Darcy, Bridget Jones & Daniel Cleaver
  • Rick Blaine, Ilsa Lund & Victor Lazlo (Casablanca)
  • Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton & Monica Lewinsky


Valentine’s Day Playlist

Photo by PH Morton

I Pink Roses, photo by JMorton

Valentine’s Day Playlist

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us.  Those who would like to celebrate this auspicious day for lovers, here is a tip for background music for the day and night.

  1.  To Make you Feel My Love – Neil Diamond
  2. Make It With You – Bread
  3. You Belong To Me – Bob Dylan
  4. You’re Still The One – Shaina Twain
  5. One Night – The Corrs
  6. I love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis
  7. Kiss Me – Sixpence None the Richer
  8. L O V E – Joss Stone
  9. The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
  10. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers
  11. Only You – The Platters
  12. When A Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
  13. Suddenly – Billy Ocean
  14. I’m Your Man – Leonard Cohen
  15. What Took You So Long – Emma Bunton
  16. Kiss Kiss – Holly Valance
  17. Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
  18. King & Queen of Hearts – David Pomeranz
  19. Love is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
  20. Midnight Blue – ELO

Time does not bring relief…” – A Sonnet

This is such a sad poem by the Pulitzer Prize winner, Edna St Vincent Millay. It does evoke such a keen feeling of sorrow.

In not so many words, Edna was able to picture to us what it would be like to lose your other half or even someone you love or close to your heart.

It was so poignant the ways she said that time does not heal or let you forget. Probably a part of you dies with him.

She also said that you will remember him in all the places you were together, in every thing you did together. You will also think of all the things that he used to do including those things that used to vex you. You would then regret not being more tolerant! LOL

She also said that it was even sadder to do new things without him…There probably a feeling of guilt and regret that you can do things alone and you will remember him all over again!

This is really so sad. I don’t want to be ever without my Peter.

By the way, according to findings/surveys, widows fare better than widowers later on in life!




Time does not bring relief; you all have lied

Who told me time would ease me of my pain!

I miss him in the weeping of the rain;

I want him at the shrinking of the tide;

The old snows melt from every mountain-side,

And last year’s leaves are smoke in every lane;

But last year’s bitter loving must remain

Heaped on my heart, and my old thoughts abide!

There are a hundred places where I fear

To go,–so with his memory they brim!

And entering with relief some quiet place

Where never fell his foot or shone his face I say,

“There is no memory of him here!”

And so stand stricken, so remembering him!

– Edna St Vincent Millay
(February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright

Heart Attacks

Did you know?

download (8)A study done by the Manchester Royal Infirmary with  600 patients who were heart attack victims, showed that a sufferer halved his/her chance to a repeat attack if he/she has a partner or close friends.

Enjoying a close relationship with a lover, a partner, friend or a relative can lower the stress-inducing hormone called cortisol, which is linked to high blood pressure.

Those without  partners were likely more to drink and take illegal drugs.

A study also examined what victims of heart attack were doing prior to the event.  It was found that more than half of the victims reported of being very upset and under a lot of stress within the 24 hours period.

Love, Unknown

loveSome of my favourite quotes about love and romance are from unknown authors and sources.

In a way, the anonymity of the ‘quoter/s’ makes these sayings the more inspiring as you or I could have easily have said them.

Below is a collection that would perhaps makes one smile, nods in agreement and makes one feel giddy with the feeling it evokes.

Here are some of these quotes by unknown sources:


Happiness is falling asleep next to you and waking up thinking I’m still in my dreams.


I dropped a tear in the ocean and whenever they find it I will stop loving you.


If you think missing me is hard, you should try being me missing you.


I love you not because of who you are but because of who I am when I am with you.


I thought I forgot you, but I guess I forgot to.

Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with everything they’ve got.


Love is the shortest distance between hearts.


Love does not consist of gazing at each other but in looking outward in the same directions.


Never frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile.


Showing someone you’re in love with them is jsut as important as loving them.


The only way out of emotional pain is through it.


You need to trust love but first you need to love in order to trust.


You know it’s love when forever is not enough.


You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful.  She is beautiful because you love her.

A Flower Petal That I Saw

Recently on a pleasant summer day and late afternoon we were in our back yard/garden.

We were generally pottering about, pruning some bushes, feeding our pond fish and tidying up the end of the garden.

A Flower Petal That I Saw

From nowhere,

There came a light cooling breeze of scented air,

From a nearby bush behind me,  a delicate petal lifted itself free,

and came to rest on the good earth in front of me,

I smiled when I saw it and looked up at my Precious, Darling & Wonderful Wife,

In my mind, the words were already on it;  declaring the True Love of my Life…

MY Heart

Live in my Heart and Pay No Rent

Sky rose, Photo by PH Morton


Come live in my heart and pay no rent – this has become a common and can be often heard during St Valentine’s Day.  I thought it was actually rather witty and so now!

But apparently this line is actually from a 17th century poem by Samuel Lover.

Below is that poem and quite a very romantic too.  It is about young love, young dreams and living now rather than later.  Seizing love while still young rather than become cynical and forget what and how to love.  Ahhhhhhh

Have a lovely weekend folks.

Live in my Heart and Pay No Rent

Samuel Lover (1797–1868)
  ’VOURNEEN, when your days were bright,
Never an eye did I dare to lift to you,
But now, in your fortune’s blight,
False ones are flying in sunshine that knew you
  But still on one welcome true rely,
  Tho’ the crops may fail, and the cow go dry,
And your cabin be burned, and all be spent,
Come, live in my heart and pay no rent;
  Come, come, live in my heart,
Live in my heart and pay no rent;
  Come, come, live in my heart,
Live in my heart, mavourneen!
  ’Vourneen, dry up those tears,
The sensible people will tell you to wait, dear,
But ah! in the wasting of Love’s young years,
On our innocent hearts we ’re committing a chate, dear.
  For hearts when they ’re young should make the vow,
  For when they are old they don’t know how;
So marry at once and you ’ll not repent,
When you live in my heart and pay no rent,
  Come, come, live in my heart,
Live in my heart and pay no rent,
  Come, come, live in my heart,
Live in my heart, mavourneen!

Robert and Elizabeth Browning

Love doesn’t make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
– Elizabeth Browning

What I do and ehat I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning & Robert Browning

Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true.
– Robert Browning

Ignorance is not innonce but sin.
– Robert Browning

Take away love, and our earth is a tomb.
– Robert Browning

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