Knights of the realm could be toppled by this – but

Not my mum, or my aunties or Nanna

Its where i learned some very basic steps

To create a scarf for my teddy bear.

To be honest, the twists and turns of loops and purls were

Extremely difficult, but by the end of the month – i’d

Done one that was just the thing for a bear in the cold





Cast that whitelight through the prism

and let the colours scatter, we’ll be

reeling and a rocking , jumping and a jiving

under the rainbow of coloured lights till morning

maybe we’ll meet some one special –

bopping to the beat – its quite an



On the corner

Salford, 6th September


“No man is an island” – or so they say.

Living in Salford, Nr Manchester there’s loads of housing, which makes it a vibrant and lively community.  There are Squares, in the sense of traditional gardens with houses around it,  but you’re more likely to lead into a path onto a main road.

They spread out like trees, with little side streets and cul-de-sacs.  The houses opposite my bedroom/office weren’t even there when we first moved into the house we’re living in.  It was affectionately known as “The croft” – an overgrown waste site which housed the occasional wildflowers and with them butterflies and wild animals


So what’s on my corner – a redeveloped docks, and a dual carriageway and just up the pavement – a patch of green known as the local park, there’s two areas, Ordsall and Monmouth – but those who use it know it as Ordsall Park

Its got its own entry on the blog here


Salford, 29th July 2017


Some say its easy, splashing your feet along the sea on a

Hot summers day, but its important to be

Aware of your surroundings

Lots of people like to dive into that

Long stretch of blue water –

Only they know their limitations

When they wade into it – don’t go in too deep!



Coniston, Lake District

an acrostic response to the prompt Scamper

2nd July 2017


So here we are, by one of the lakes

Chasing sticks with the pet dog on the marina sands

As little dogs go, he’s very clever

Missing fewer than he catches

Pressing his paws into the soft brown sand

Expecting you to chase him after catching every stick

Really nice way to spend a summers afternoon



IWM Duxford , Cambridge, 5/6/2017


For a brief moment today,

looking around the hangar in Cambridge

I got to see the marvels of flight first hand

Great planes – from early pioneers to new planes and even spaceflight

Hoped to see something special – and I wasn’t disappointed

Tomorrow – i’ll take a look at what I captured