Salford 23rd December 2017
Christmas festivities have been going on a pace this week, and as a typical Salfordian Male – i made the error of letting it wash all over me till This week
Strange as it may seem though – i’ve covered everybody’s christmas presents (even dad’s)
The Nephew’s will be getting their Merlin Passes renewed – the largest purchase – and i’ll leave that till after boxing day
Mum and Little Blister have their chrimbo pressies sorted as have Dad and B-I-L but i’m not bringing up what i’ve bought them less they read this blog.
Will no doubt be meeting up with Uncles and Aunties over christmas – and purchases will be made post boxing day and delivered in the run up to new year
Happy Christmas everyone…..If it seems i’ve gone ‘off grid’ for the next few days – its because i have….this bear will be hibernating….love christmas….cant stand the cold!
As the honour was laid on him
the ennobled made a request
could the hall staff keep the dining room warm ?
he thought that it was best
see he’d climbed up great Mount Everest
without even catching a chill
but drafty University corridors
were enough to make him hold still
turn up the heating …. tutors shouted
before our guest he does flee
we need to hear him give his speech
so see the heat up by a degree
When i saw this prompt from cees black and white challenge, I
expect you knew the response you see – It’s blooming
Autumn, they cried!
The weather’s bound to be bad, said some we’re gearing up for winter
Hot climates moved back, said others, towards the equator…
Everyone’s thinking of heading where its currently Summer,
Relax – I said, enjoy the White Christmas!
Perhaps you say, it could have magical properties
as the recipe has been passed down the generations for years
notably, it reaches parts your chemists cold cures dont
and it’s tasty to the person that’s eating it
changes to little things like seasonings, are expected through time but
everybody knows the core of chicken, onion and carrot
and mum and dad know – they’ll have empty bowls and seconds asked for
In the cold light of day
you could break off the mist
and eat it all up
Say that its biting
it keeps things fresh
not frosty at all
Just cold enough
to take the heat off
and highten tastebuds
Salford 16th May 2017
Back in Nineteen eighty two – i started taking this long woolly blanket to camp
Like many other scouts i stuck it at the end of my tents sleeping bag, and
As it got cold, i wrapped it round me to keep warm
Now, each camp i went to – i picked up a patch from the campsite – and these were
Kept on the woolly blanket…covering areas from Cumbria to Derbyshire – I
Even had a whole heap of locations such as
Torquay , paignton and brixham and these found a spare spot on my sleeping spot
Salford, 10th November 2016
The weather has taken a bit of a turn at Inkdrop House,
Believe it or Not, despite these dirty great grey clouds outside the window
THE SUN IS SHINING OUTSIDE!!!!
There is however – a serious drop in temperature, which has led some in the house to crank up the central heating.
I could retreat to the warmth of my duvet – but I’ve got another shift at Imperial War Museum North to go to – a second layer is definitely required.
11.34 am – I think somebody upstairs heard me typing
(Amazing what a bit of Blue sky thinking will do eh?)