If God Lets Me…..

shine like the morning sun

1.
If God lets me
I'll always lead the way
If God lets me
I'll kneel down with him and pray
If God lets me
I'll do him very proud
If God lets me
I'll help all lost in the crowd 

2.
If God lets me
I'll shine like the morning sun
If God lets me
I'll do what he needs done
If God lets me
I'll be a beacon of pure strength
If God lets me
I'll go to any given length 

3.
If God lets me
I'll show him my full power
If God lets me
I'll respect his every hour
If God lets me
I'll take the best right turn
If God lets me
I'll let all worry burn 

4.
If God lets me
I'll give him my all
If God lets me
I'll knock down each brick wall
If God lets me
I'll be happy in present time
If God lets me
I'll forever be more than fine 

5.
If God lets me
I'll forgive and forget
If God lets me
I'll get out of all bad debt
If God lets me
I'll love him like no other
If God lets me
I'll make peace with every brother 

6.
If God lets me
I'll hold my head up high
If God lets me
I'll be truthful and not lie
If God lets me
I'll always sing his song
If God lets me
I'll make right every wrong 

7.
If God lets me
I'll live life to the full
If God lets me
I'll obey his every rule
If God lets me
I'll share the good I know
If God lets me
I'll give all hope a go 

8.
If God lets me
I'll believe in my self-worth
If God lets me
Every wave of life I'll surf
If God lets me
I'll be positive and bright
If God lets me
I'll sleep peacefully each night 

9.
If God lets me
I"ll take my second chance
If God lets me
I'll celebrate and dance
If God lets me
I'll show him I am real
If God lets me
I trust he'll make the deal

By Clarabelle
Created on 10 August 2021
London, UK



Life

vibrant throughout

With its twists and turns,
and turbulent times,
with its happy memories,
and sweet sublimes.

Life is colour,
and vibrant throughout,
Life is beautiful,
it's all about.

With its songs of mercy,
and praise in between,
with its dance of joy,
and what has been.

Life is precious,
and tender in touch,
Life is magical,
I love it so much.

Goodbye My Precious

I set you free

I tried so hard,
to win your heart,
I gave it my all,
right from the start.

I guess you didn't,
want that too,
I felt your resistance,
through and through.

So I moved on,
then you came back,
for another go,
to get on the right track.

My soul felt heavy,
for this buried hurt,
cannot be separated,
from cold dirt.

I set you free,
to live and learn,
deep true love,
you have to earn.

It takes respect,
trust and forgiving,
loyalty and smiles,
the same joint vision.

Goodbye my precious,
may you find your one,
to my dreams on the horizon
every mile I run.

by Clarabelle
3 November 2021
London, UK

CHAMPION HEART

give life your all

When the wild wind blows,
and you're down on your knees,
begging for mercy,
praying for please.

Lift your head high,
stand up tall,
break down those barriers,
give life your all.

Many would hope,
for your inner strength,
running on empty,
but going every length.

Your champion heart,
can carry you forever,
up the highest mountain,
across each raging river.

See yourself winning,
battling each storm,
building the new,
challenging the norm.

by Clarabelle
29 October 2021
London, UK



You’re the Star

forever inspiring

You're the Star,
that shines so bright,
giving me hope,
bringing me light.

You're the Star,
in my heart,
forever inspiring,
igniting each part.

You're the Star,
strong in power,
fading the darkness,
sparkling each hour.

You're the Star,
soulful in time,
guiding to goodness,
simply divine.

By Clarabelle
28 October 2021
London, UK

Oh Beautiful Flower

growing so free

Vibrant youth,
bountiful in art,
graceful in nature,
sweet miracle heart.

Oh beautiful flower,
in my soul you do live,
the scent of your life,
forever it gives.

I watch you in awe,
growing so free,
a magical creation,
a wonder to see.

By Clarabelle
27 October 2021
London, UK

When You Lose a Life

missing their touch

Most of us who have suffered the great loss of a precious loved one, may indeed connect to the following poem. 

I want you to know that I feel you and I truly understand the deepest hurt losing a loved one can bring.

WHEN YOU LOSE A LIFE

When you lose a life,
you loved so much,
absence of hugs,
missing their touch.

You grieve their heart,
you once embodied before,
many sleepless nights,
craving them more.

An invisible pain,
that never goes away,
so lost without them,
a hate for each day.

No one shares,
the hurt in you,
life feels numb,
purposeless too.

But know their presence,
lives in your soul,
a bond so strong,
making you whole.

Believe they stand,
right by your side,
giving you energy,
watching with pride.

They are your candle,
giving you light,
they are your blanket,
comforting you at night.

They listen to your whispers,
guide your inner thoughts,
solving your problems,
untying the knots.

So remember their smile,
laughter and glow,
bringing you solice,
when you feel low.

Know that their spirit,
embraces your love,
forever your star,
shining from above.

By Clarabelle
24 October 2021
London, UK







Breathing in Time

Forever sublime

A world of love
Breathing in time
Cherish its growth
Forever sublime


By Clarabelle
23 October 2021
London, UK

Oceans Run Deep

waves rush through

Oceans run deep
waves rush through
time is of the essence
beneath the sky so blue.

A thought on hold
may change your ways
igniting your spirit
to happier days.

Beauty embraces
energetic light
forever inspiring
enchanting the night.

Hope in your heart
unlocks your mind
captivating magic
you're one of a kind.

By Clarabelle
20 October 2021

Be Brave

She said, “be brave”.

Today she dreams
of what will be
her vibrant heart
beating free.

Her thoughts they shine
beneath the sun
glowing brightly
in everyone.

When it was dark
in pasts gone by
she battled her way
she challenged her why.

She said "be brave"
be the one
who strives to make it
until it's done.

No other path
could take her where
the heavens opened
soul stripped bare.

She gives her mind
to this cause
silence in love
kind self-applause.

She raised her spirit
embraced inner beauty
to achieve her purpose
she made it her duty.

By Clarabelle
19 October 2021










Misdirected Energy

How’s your energy this fine day?

Good Monday morning to wonderful you.

Sometimes we slow down in our progress because of our misdirected energy. What do I mean by this?

Well, when our focus is out of alignment and our core values are not being honoured on a daily basis, our energy takes a different path or indeed a different form.

Think about what “doings” give you the greatest life energy and direct your focus more into that.

I was so excited this morning to write to you in this blog and that’s a very good example of where my energy needs to be.

As you move through your Monday, may you channel your energy in the right direction.

Create your day from the heart and your energy will be in abundance.

How’s your energy this fine day?

Love to you,

CLARABELLE ūü¶č

Castaway Troubles

“remember your strength….”

“My love for writing to you, brings us so much closer together.” Clarabelle

Castaway troubles
live in the light
beauty is being
sunny and bright.

Now is your chance
to forgive and move on
your rainbow of love
awakens a new dawn.

When midnight calls
and dark skies appear
remember your strength
why you are here.

Your future is glowing
shining from your heart
tomorrow brings treasures
but today you must start.

By Clarabelle
15 October 2021
London, UK


Life As We Know It

“A time to listen,
a time to reflect,
nothing is real,
nothing perfect.”

I wrote this for you today, in the moment and captivated by the feeling….

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT

Across the seas,
I feel your smile,
heaven opens,
the rainbow mile.

A time to listen,
a time to reflect,
nothing is real,
nothing perfect.

Life as we know it,
will pass you by,
tick tock goes the clock,
no reasons why.

So cherish the good days,
embrace the rain,
it’s in moments like these,
we castaway pain.

Today just savour,
the clouds moving slow,
to your dreams in your heart,
let that love glow.

by CLARABELLE 05.10.21 (London, UK)

Launch of Clarabelle Online Lifestyle Magazine

Clarabelle Online Magazine

Clarabelle

Your Inspirational Online Lifestyle Magazine

Welcome to the the launch of the Clarabelle Inspirational Online Lifestyle Magazine.

I always wanted to start my own lifestyle magazine and what once started as a Clarabelle Blog to share my poetry and other creative writings with yourself, has now organically and naturally grown and evolved into the CLARABELLE LIFEYSTYLE MAGAZINE.

This feels like a natural progression for me from inspirational daily blogger to the next chapter of my book.  I have BIG PLANS for this Clarabellle Magazine and I hope you will stay on this inspirational journey with me.

Because…..It’s Your Life – GO GET IT!!

Clarabelle
Editor

 

Snow Glow

I have a right “snow glow” at the moment. What’s a snow glow I hear you asking? Well, I just made the phrase up this morning as I was happily trudging through the winter snow here in the Highlands of Scotland. So my interpretation of a snow glow is having the feeling of that clean, crisp winter freshness living and breathing inside of you. It kinda feels like you’re a snowflake dancing in the wind and when I think of that thought it inspires the poem below:

Snow Glow Face

The freshest feeling,
On my snow glow face.
A wintry perspective,
A higher place.
The Highlands of Scotland,
Clear out the old,
A new way of living,
It’s precious gold.
I treasure this experience,
More everyday,
I’m living a dream,
In a magical way.

By a “snow glowed” Clarabelle

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Happy Little Blogger

I am such a happy little blogger, I really am. I want to share all these happy vibes with you, everyday, so just so you know, I am blogging 3 times a day. New fresh posts will be published at UK time 4am, 12 noon and 6pm, so there will always be some very special words of wisdom, inspiration and motivation coming your way.

Do what you love, and I love blogging for you.

Love Clarabelle

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A Life Worth Living

What’s a life worth living to you? What does it really mean to you in your heart of hearts?

Remember, you are in control of your life, you are always in control, so if that means you need to change direction then this you must do.

Do what you can to make your life, ” A life worth living”.

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Trip of a Lifetime

Take a trip of a lifetime, you know the place you’ve always wanted to go to, plan making that trip now. Even if it takes you 5 years to get there, start planning NOW how you’re going to do it.

Think about how amazing it will be when you get there, see yourself there, having the BEST time of your life, how great does it feel?

Life is made up of experiences, so try your best to have more experiences that take your breath away.

Where do you want to go to?

New York at Christmas Time?
Graceland, to be inspired by the spirit of Elvis?
Route 66, a truly amazing train journey?
San Francisco, to stand close to the Golden Gate Bridge?
Iceland, to watch the stunning Northern Lights?
The snowy Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland?
A luxury world cruise?
Watch the sunset from the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town.

WOW, I bet you’re getting really excited, just thinking about it, I know I am. I have been extremely lucky to have been to some of the above places, inspirational journeys that really did take my breath away.

Start making plans today, I see you there and you are having the BEST time EVER.

Little words of inspiration to move you, love Clarabelle

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Edinburgh Marathon 2015

The Experience

So this year I take on the challenge of running my 4th marathon. I am super excited because the whole journey from start to finish makes me feel so good. There are so many positives from training for and completing a marathon, they actually live inside your heart forever…….they really do. The experience is so amazing and highly emotional (in a good way), that you’ll never forget it.

Love Running

I love running outdoors and I love the challenge of a marathon…..you never get the same experience twice and you find out how strong your heart and mind really is.

Fast Course

This year I am going to try and run the marathon under 5 hours, this will be a tough challenge but Edinburgh is a fast course (so I’m told) and it would be so good to achieve this in my home Country.

So my marathon history to date is:

2007 New York City Marathon, time 5 hours and 1 minute
2010 London Marathon, time 5 hours and 56 minutes
2013 Loch Ness Marathon, time 5 hours and 12 minutes
2015 Edinburgh Marathon, time TBC ūüôā

Go on set yourself a goal this year, a real challenge, something that will change your life forever…….fancy doing a marathon?

Keep running towards your dreams.

Love to you, Clarabelle

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Dream Vision

On the dawn of this New Year, hold your dream vision tight in your mind’s eyes. Stay super focused on achieving what you want in life, and no matter what comes around the corner, keep it together.

I look forward to hearing about all your successes in the coming year.

Love Clarabelle

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Icy Puddles

I was out walking the other day and took the photo below, I just thought the scenery around me was stunning. Beautiful Bonny Scotland, on a winter’s day.

Icy Puddles

Icy puddles,
Reflecting on me.
Frosty edges,
Pure beauty.
Landscape wonders,
Spellbound eyes,
A magical mirror,
Full of surprise.

By Clarabelle

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I Spied With My Little Eye

I spied with my little eye,
Something beginning with me.
I looked at my life,
And discovered the vision I see.
It was colourful and bright,
All I wanted it to be.
Dancing and Smiling forever,
Like waves of gratitude in the sea.
I spied with my little eye,
Something beginning with happy.

By Clarabelle

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Touched by Emotion

Touched by emotion,
Loving life.
Freeing my spirit,
From worry and strife.

Keeping it together,
Hoping for all.
Rising faith,
Breaks down the brick wall.

In the twist of the wind,
No enemies appear.
All friends together,
Filled with good cheer.

An unfulfilled heart,
Takes you beyond.
Frozen miracles,
Reflected in the pond.

Catch the light,
Let it shine all around.
Mystic and magic,
Will soon be found.

By Clarabelle

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Thanking United Kingdom

I have now completed thank you poems for the following countries for visiting this Clarabelle blog:

1 USA
2 India
3 Canada
4 Romania
5 Philippines

Today I am thanking all of you lovely people from the United Kingdom for continuously visiting this Blog, this poem is especially for you:

Thanking United Kingdom

Lovely people who visit,
From the UK wide.
I’m thanking you all,
Full of pride.
I treasure you here,
I am glad we talk,
I love this land,
You walk the walk.
Stay with me now,
Forever and a day,
United Kingdom,
Camp here this way.

By Clarabelle

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How are you?

Hi there, this is a rather more informal blog posting, I was just wondering how you were, are you doing okay out there or maybe you’re doing even better than okay? So, please may I ask you,

How are you today?

I’d like to know more about you. ūüôā

Love Clarabelle

PS: I’m happily enjoying a lovely cup of Earl Grey tea at the moment, and it’s, well, just lovely.

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Snowy Cairngorms, Scotland, A Wintry Wonderland

I had indeed a very very beautiful 2. 5 hour walk yesterday in amongst the snowy mountains of the Cairngorms, it was absolutely beautiful and to top it all off I spotted a stunning little doe deer, it was such a lovely surprise. I took a 1 minute video almost 2 hours into my journey. Look at how stunning Bonny Scotland is.

Experience Life

A Good Life

A good life can give you all the stability and certainty you need….that I feel, maybe a staple foundation for a good life…..you know, you have a safe and secure routine and it kinda works out alright for you – I know this because I’ve been there…..for 20 years I had a good life like that.

A Great Life

A great life, a super duper amazing life, may often give you much less of the above – less stability, less certainty, less security however for me, this great life offers so much more, more excitement, more freedom, more creativity, more time for myself, more love for what I do, more giving, more sharing, more authenticity, more surprises, more adventures, more new experiences, more new people, more fun, more exploration……wow, the list goes on.

A Gamble

So today I gamble my “good life” for a “great life” and you know what, it really is working for me right now. It was a brave step forward but I know in my heart of hearts it was definitely the right thing to do for me. Not everyone sees it that way but this is MY LIFE and I have to live it and experience it my way…..the great way!!

Are you living a “good life” or a “great life”?

I trust you know the answer to this one immediately.

Lots of love to you, Clarabelle

Fairytale Ending

Do you believe in Fairytale endings?… I certainly do, you’ve got to. You’ve got to believe that everything you are working towards on the pathway to your dreams is going to manifest just the way you want it to or even better than that.

Your Fairytale ending is the ultimate vision you want for your future, even if it only feels like a whisper in the wind at the moment. Keep digging, keep trying, keep putting the right energy out there and something’s got to catch, like a ripple effect on the water, only this ripple is connected to your Fairytale ending.

See your reflection in the lake, see it as a mirror image of the person you are becoming, your future self dancing joyfully in your Fairytale ending.

Do something today to get you closer to your dreams…….keep up the great work and never stop putting in the effort that you need to put in until you get there.

Do you believe in Fairytale endings? I do. ūüôā

Happy days, Clarabelle

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When Will You Get There?

Let me tell you something, I was thinking about this, only this evening. If you’re looking for the end, if you’re wanting the process to “hurry up” then whatever it is that you are doing, may not be for you.

I write to you, everyday I write, I never look for the ending, I never think, when is this piece of writing going to end. The reason being is that I love it so much, love never wants to end, it’s continuous it’s unbreakable, the bond only gets stronger.

So if you’re looking into the distance and questioning, when will you get there…….maybe you have to change the question…….and if you have to change the question, then I guess you already know the answer.

Never ever will I stop writing to you, because even when my soul has passed on to another dimension, my spirit still shines in you, the reader and this then inspires you…..and the light continues to shine on.

You may only be one candle, but this one candle, has the power to light up the Universe.

Please remember how empowering you can be.

Light up your world and you light up the world of everyone around you.

I see your light, love Clarabelle

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Write Don’t Type

letter writing

Write Don’t Type!!

As I “type” this ūüôā I urge you today to handwrite a letter to someone. ¬†By writing a letter to a friend or family member, to me, it actually feels much more meaningful, it gives it much more sincerity and thoughtfulness. ¬†That’s not to say that an email can’t be, but I just think it is really nice now and again to handwrite a letter to a special person in your life.

Today I had the choice to send an email or handwrite a letter and for the first time in a long time, I did the latter…..I sat down at my desk and wrote a letter to the person. ¬†Now I did deliberately make more time for it and yes my hand was a little sore after filing 6 pages but, you know what, it felt really really good, I felt that I was putting some beautiful loving energy onto that paper and now that person will receive that lovely energy even more so when they read.

Who do you want to write a letter to today?  I encourage you to take some time out of your beautiful busy life and handwrite a letter to someone important in your life.  Believe me you will receive many benefits by doing this and so will the person receiving the letter, I am so sure of that.

Happy writing, love Clarabelle

Clarabelle's Musings

Dedicated to Paratrooper Steve

Following on from my previous post, I dedicate this poem to Steve who is sadly no longer here:

A Paratrooper….

I saw an Ad
To write to you
You wanted a friend
Another focus too.

In January 97,
You said “Hello”
“My name is Steve
I have a sore toe.

From all the marching,
And running too,
It bleeds sometimes,
But this is what I do.

I jump from planes,
It was scary at first.
But now these skyfalls
Quench my thirst.

I love to travel,
I love the sun
I’m studying like crazy.
When not with a gun.

A paratrooper by title,
I was 18 at the start,
5 years later,
A strong soldier with a heart.

Sometimes I’m lonely,
A lot of times I’m not.
So busy with my life,
I make good of what I’ve got.

I love my fitness,
It’s important to me.
I try to improve,
Be the best I can be.

Sorry if this letter,
Arrived a little late.
But I’ll send you some photos,
Just a little more to wait.

I love to get your mail,
Please write soon Claire.
Keep smiling, soldier on.
Love from Steve, take care.”

31 of these letters,
I treasure with happy tears
So sad that you are gone Steve,
Thank you for those two years.

By Clarabelle

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It’s Hard

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Every moment is a moment to change, don’t give up the fight, there are hands and many hearts helping you forever. ¬†Keep going my friend. ¬†Love Clarabelle.

It’s Hard to Believe

It’s hard to believe,
in the torrential rain.
That the sun will shine,
and free you from pain.

It’s hard to let go,
when love pulls you in.
But a one sided love,
can never win.

It’s hard to smile,
when you’re hurting inside,
when the river runs deep,
and you’ve lost all pride.

It’s hard to be you,
when you feel so drained,
emotional pain,
keeping you chained.

But believe my heart,
believe what it says.
The rainbow is ready,
and the Angel prays.

She flies above your home,
drying up your tears.
She sends you much love,
and banishes the fears.

And as you sleep,
in bed tonight.
the little Angel of love,
Shines on you bright.

With a warmth like no other.
and a pure glowing heart.
Sad times move on
And you’ll have a fresh start.

By Clarabelle

Double Rainbow

Today, I went a long 9 mile round trip walk to the White Horse Hill in Uffington, Oxfordshire. I wanted to view the beautiful morning sunrise from the top of the hill, however it was a little too cloudy for that. Never mind, I saw something even better on the walk back, a beautiful double rainbow, wow, it truly made my day.

Rainbow days to you, love Clarabelle

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Morning Sunrise

On your journey of life, don’t forget to watch the morning sunrise. There is just something about a stunning morning sunrise that just puts you in real awe of the moment. Tomorrow morning, I urge you to wake up early in time to watch the beautiful morning sunrise and in that moment remember how you feel.

Wishing you the best of days today.

Love Clarabelle

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Vision and Heart

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Put Vision and heart into your life, create the life that you deserve, design it your way. Your actions and behaviours today will make up your tomorrow so please be mindful of how you are thinking, what you are feeling and what you are doing – it is shaping you the way you want your life to be?

And remember Vision and Heart all the way!!

Love to you today,

Clarabelle

From Zero to 26,000+

successful blog
26,000 plus Visitors

Wow, I am so very delighted that this blog has now received over 26,000 visitors since it all began in April 2012. Now 26,000 people, that’s a lot of people and I would like to thank you all for joining my journey and showing an interest in my articles.

The Key to a Successful Blog

I think the key to a successful blog is to truly write about things you are passionate about because I feel this shows throughout your writing. ¬†If you stick to that, then you want to and look forward to writing blog posts, you are excited about sharing your thoughts with the world. ¬†In this mode then, there is no need for the “push” effect because it’s “pull” all the way, like a magnet, a strong attraction to continue to write and share.

So if you’re thinking about starting up your own blog or wanting to stay in the “pull” effect, write about your passions, because when you write about this stuff, you will feel good and readers will also feel good reading it too.

This is just one key to building a successful blog and having people camp out in your blog for a while.  Thank you and Happy Camping!!

Lots of love,

Clarabelle

Keep the Faith

keep the faith

Keep the faith my friends, keep the faith my friends…..such a good statement I said it twice. ¬†Faith for me, is peace in your heart forever and if you mix that with love, true love, wow you have everything you will ever need to go forward in life. So I will say it again, “Keep the Faith”, maybe you just needed to hear that today. ¬†Lots of love to you, Clarabelle.

On this journey of life….

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Poetic reflections on the journey of life…..

On This Journey of Life

On this journey of life,
there are twists and turns.
Happy moments,
as the candle burns.
The sweetest temptation,
and all that’s good.
Sunshine and sunsets,
and delicious food.
On this journey of life,
there is also some sad.
Lots of good,
can turn to bad.
Tears may fall,
on sleepless nights.
Friends disagree,
and there’s family fights.
On this journey of life,
you get one shot.
You live it your way,
or give away a lot.
You can be kind.
and share your heart.
Love may last forever,
or tear apart.
On this journey of life,
I want you to know.
I want you to shine,
and abundantly grow.
I want you to be,
all that you can.
That strong Superwoman,
or courageous Superman.

By Clarabelle, 21 April 2014

True Story – Making It Happen

Clarabelle Photo Shoot

True Story

I want to tell you a true story of how you can achieve whatever you want to achieve if you really put your mind to it – even if you have no experience at all in that field of interest.

The Beginning of Clarabelle Music

In March 2013 I purchased myself a second-hand keyboard because I wanted to create some instrumental music. ¬†I couldn’t play the keyboard at the time but I wanted to learn – teach myself. ¬†I created about nine instrumentals within about a two week period – I couldn’t read music, I just wrote numbers on the keys with pencil and “felt the music” and I also just memorised the keys I was playing.

Clarabelle's Keyboard
Clarabelle’s Keyboard

Tony…

I wanted to transfer each musical piece onto my laptop but I didn’t have the right connecting cables. ¬†So I went into a shop in Glasgow City Centre, RS Sound & Light and got chatting to the owner of the shop, Tony. ¬†Tony was a very warm and inviting man and he sold me the cables I needed. ¬†Whilst chatting to Tony he asked me why I wanted the cables and I told him I was going to be making up my own songs – I said to him “eventually I will have my own CD Album”. ¬†Tony said that this was great and that when the CD Album is ready, to bring it into him and he would play it in his shop and also pass the CD onto other DJs he knew so they would also play it for me.

RS Sound & Light
Tony’s Shop in Glasgow

So Inspiring

This was so inspiring for me because although I had very little music experience (practically none), Tony didn’t disregard my idea and aspirations – he encouraged and supported me with it. ¬†That was it, I was on a mission……..a passionate, exciting, true to myself mission of giving Tony my CD Album – I could see that vision, I could feel it and I believed it.

At this point I hadn’t written any songs……but here’s what happened.

From May 2013 to September 2013 I wrote 25 songs…..from the heart, including the melodies. ¬†Between October to December I chose four of my favourite songs which I had only recorded acapella style on Youtube and hired musicians in Ireland (Denis Kilty), Canada (Gary Stitt) and New York (Shako) to create a simple piano and guitar backing track based on my melodies. ¬†In January 2014, I went to the Professional Recording Studio, Reeltime Music and recorded my very first EP, Hearts Apart, which contains these original four songs – I had never been to a recording studio before either!!

Clarabelle Heart's Apart

Across The Globe

Two weeks later I had released my first single, “Runaway Love” on iTunes and other music platforms across the globe and one month after that I was holding my newly created CD Album in my hands – I cried….my tears were of joy, love and pride in what I had accomplished. ¬†One of the first things I thought of was, I can give Tony my CD now.

Runaway Love, Clarabelle

Tony Helped Me

Almost exactly a year later to the date when I first went into Tony’s shop, I very proudly handed him a copy of my CD Album and also a copy for his daughter. ¬†Prior to that, Tony had also helped me choose my first PA system and is also supporting me as Professional Compere for my first ever public Gig on 3rd May this year in my home village of Carfin…….how exciting.

EP HJearts Apart by Clarabelle

So Grateful

I am so grateful for all the help from Tony at RS Sound & Light in Glasgow City Centre and everyone else who has been involved in helping me achieve what I have achieved so far…..I certainly could not have done it without them. ¬†A massive thank you also goes out to my best friend Donna Marie Dick who has been amazing in helping me co-ordinate my first two live Gigs in May – she truly is a shining star.

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Donna (L) and Clarabelle

Special thanks also goes out to my wonderful photographer who took some amazing shots of me for my music portfolio (he’s still a bit shy, so doesn’t want me to mention his name yet). ¬†There are lots of people I need to thank personally and I will…..not sure if they all want to be mentioned here on this blog, so I will protect their identity for the moment, but I know they know I am so grateful for their contribution.

Clarabelle Photo Shoot

So Blessed

So there you have it, that’s a short summary of the truth from my musical journey, how amazing is that, I feel so blessed for everything.

I want YOU to believe in YOU, believe in your DREAMS, believe YOU can make them happen and have faith that the right people will cross your path to help you.

I had many barriers in the way…….far to many to mention but when I look at how far I have come I can only ever feel very VERY happy.

I wish you forever happiness, I truly do.  Thank you for being here.

Lots of love Clarabelle

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Follow Your Heart

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I am delighted to share that I posted some of my CDs to different places all over the world this week, here is where my EP, Hearts Apart went to:

  • Mexico
  • India
  • London
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • America
  • Germany

Heart, Mind and Soul

It’s so wonderful that I created something from my heart, mind and soul that I can now send to people anywhere in the world. ¬†Isn’t this just wonderful because last year at this time I had no idea I would be doing this, it just evolved from this blog by doing poetry and then buying a second hand keyboard. ¬†I was also inspired by some other people along the way, people that were already singing and just doing what they love and putting themselves out there. ¬†This journey truly is a dream come true and who knows where it will lead to, but all I know is that I am following my heart by doing this and I hope that it touches other peoples’ hearts along the way.

Back to My Roots

I am so looking forward to performing at my two live Gigs in May this year in Scotland…..I will be singing my original songs in a local venue in the little Village of Carfin, where I was brought up as a child…..isn’t it funny, I’m going back to my roots…..it’s like I’ve come full circle.

Follow your heart……what does that truly mean for you?

Wishing you a very beautiful day today,

Lots of love, Clarabelle

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The Story of Life

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What’s Your Story?

What’s your story? ¬†Where is your heart’s passion taking you? ¬†Today, in this moment, tomorrow is unknown, with no guarantees of what will be, until it happens. ¬†You have right now, you have this moment, yes, pinch yourself, this one, right now, this moment…..to do something that is going to enhance the story of your life. ¬†This next poem is all about that., I hope you like it. ¬†Much love to you today, Clarabelle

The Story of Life

The story of life,
its twists and turns,
a loving a heart,
a flame that burns.
Head in the clouds,
Dreams at my door.
Living life curiously,
wonders to explore.
To never give up,
To never give in.
A stubborn mind,
Or an attitude to win.
For all you have,
Is here and now.
It’s in this moment,
Take a bow.
For what you seek,
Is seeking you.
Words of wisdom,
do come true.
So believe in your soul,
Have faith in the dark.
Your story of life.
Is making its mark.

Created by Clarabelle, 3 February 2014

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Where are you going?

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Photo by Jerry Nelson

Destination Unknown

One thing I have discovered for sure, is that if you don’t have clarity on where you are going, chances are you might just go around in circles. ¬†It’s so easy to drift when your destination is unknown, so I would encourage anyone who feels like they are in “drifting” mode to take time out to really answer that question for themselves.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING?  

It may seem like such a simple question but it can be a difficult one to answer and/or even a more challenging one to pursue. ¬†You know what you’ve got to do though and I think this is a good place to start.

Please also ensure that the destination is in alignment with your core values, what and who is most important to you in your life, your passions, wants and desires.

I would love to hear all about it, please keep me posted or better still send me a postcard from that beautiful destination, yes that one place that just feels like home, like no other. ¬†ūüôā

Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle

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Growing Fast, Thank You

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I Am So Amazed!!

8 days ago I shared with you my absolute delight of reaching 17,000 blog hits¬†but I honestly wasn’t expecting to be updating you again today, yes only 8 days later, now celebrating 18,000 + blog hits – wow, I am so amazed!!

This month in December has been particularly successful for blog visitors and views, with the highest ever number of daily, weekly and monthly stats since the blog’s birth in April 2012.

Rapid Increase

I have noticed that the Search Engines seem to be finding my blog more, which I feel is the biggest reason for the rapid increase and I am so glad people are liking my posts too.  This just inspires me even more and more to keep going and sharing meaningful posts with you from my creative spirit, heart and soul.

So I offer up to you a massive thank YOU for being here, it just wouldn’t be the same without YOU.

Big Plans

I have big plans for this Clarabelle Blog and I am so delighted that it is going from strength to strength, for what once started out as a hobby and a “nice thing to do” is evolving into something really magical for me and hopefully for you.

My Heart to You

This is my life project and I will continue to inspire as much as I can through this blog and I do hope you will continue on this beautiful and exciting journey with me because every time I post, it gives a little piece of my heart to you.

Love to you, Clarabelle