The spendthrift

Character

#fowc #spendthrift

1st June 2019

A cautionary acrostic by inky

spending money like there’s no tomorrow

paying out for things he really doesn’t need

expensive clothes and fancy jewellery , worn on

nights out, where he and his entourage

dance the night away under bright coloured lights

the champagne gets poured by the magnum

he parties and gambles till dawn

reality bites in the morning – when his bar bill needs paying

it’s only then will he return to reality

for food needs to be bought –

there’s nothing in the fridge

mystery ii

Poetry

Salford 30th March 2019

#freedomofexpression #iscriblr #mystery

a response to iscriblrs wonderful mystery challenge…enjoy.

A strange thing happened the other night

Under the cover of dark

Something with a sweet tooth paid us a call

He snook into the kitchen, without giving us a fright

And sitting down at my birthday cake, he did park

Having eaten his slice, he went out the door

Lighting up the kitchen , as he passed by the walls

And leaving a trail of cake crumbs on the floor

Old friends

Poetry

Salford, 14th November 2018

Memories of a mate, brought back in an instant

A blast from the past, delivered with a click

Noted – you’ve not talked for a while

Changes in address do that 

Hoping – they remember your name

Expectations raised as they recognise your face

Someone should have said – its the passing of time

Talk about the old days, in a familiar place

Engaging about others 

Round a table with Tea and cake

Charlie

Growing up, Life, Poetry, Romance, Romantic

Who am I, life’s Charlie Brown ?

For she catches my eye, and I’ve fallen down

Tongue tied with her beauty, so close at hand

Even though the words in the head I’d planned

a wonderful sight, with a beautiful mind

sometimes she’s harsh, but on the whole she is kind

Catching me out with those dark brown eyes

Occasional glances catch me by surprise

Heart rising by a beat when she’s so near

No more than friends, to me that is clear

Talking shop on the backyard, sharing an occasional smile

With the girl with the red hair, I want to stay awhile

Poppies

Army, Art, Poetry, Remembrance, War

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Wave – On display outside Imperial War Museum North , Manchester (p) Brian F Kirkham Sept 2018

Red poppies are flowing down the top of the earth shard of IWM North

Each poppy was created to remember those who fell in the war to end all wars

Memorial to the host of soldiers who went to the front

Expecting to be home by Christmas

Men not only from the home nations,

But the commonwealth and allies from Europe too

Regiments who met and fought on a field in flanders

As part of the first world war centenary, this artwork is a

Noted reminder, of those who went away to fight and

Came to rest in a foreign field

Each one remembered in the symbol of the poppy

Back behind the Bridge

Animals, BASIC, Photography

Location : BASIC Clicks Base, Portacabin, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford

Date : 14th July 2017

Camera : Sony DSC-H300 (No Tripod Required)

 

 

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Diving over a tree!

 

 

We’ve been playing with Objects and Backdrops today – and the toy cars!

Continuing on from last week we set up our shots on the stations before taking the shots with our camera

 

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Campervan on the beach

 

Using the clips from old magazines and the toy cars produced some really good shots and saved us the cost of location (Hee Hee!)

 

 

 

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Pointing out the birds!

I revisited this picture from the last session. Using the pencils as “Pointers”.  I hadn’t spotted this till after taking the pic, but I created a “Sunrise” effect by marking them out.

 

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Sat on a Polar Bear

As well as the lego men, Graham, one of the group brought in some railway model men

this allowed the group to be a bit more adventurous with our photos….

 

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Convoy 🙂

 

 

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Land of the Giant Polar Bears 🙂

 

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Off into the Wild blue Yonder

and here’s a couple when I got home 🙂 Created along the same principles – studio a bit more rustic than that of BASIC Clicks…but objects and subject matter stayed the same (Astronomy book provided a little colour!)

 

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Heading home from the moon

 

Riding across jupiter

Riding across Jupiter!

 

 

 

If you’ve got any favourites – feel free to let me know!

 

 

 

 

Visiting Duxford

Airforce, Museums, World War I, World War II

Monday 5th June 2017

Venue : Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge

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An early morning start at IWM North on Monday, as we met up with fellow volunteers and staff from the other branches at IWM Duxford for Volunteers week.

We travelled south through the Midlands on our journey, stopping off on some familiar services on the M6 and M1… the route usually adopted when I visit my relatives there.  It was a bit rainy on the way there, but I was looking forward to visiting Duxford.  Due to that branch holding most of the museums Aircraft Collection

We arrived at Duxford’s Entrance around about noon, and then after a short repast, we all entered the main hall, where the chairman of the imperial war museum welcomed us all and the ceremonies for the volunteer awards commenced.

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I received my award for “Developing in a Role” from the chairman – and heard my Vollie Manager deliver a wonderful (more than a ) few words on why i’d won it!

How I started as a guide, then doing object handling and family history….

I did whisper at one point….”Ta boss! you can stop now….!!!” (sic)

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Matt by Fighter Aircraft

After the awards ceremony, we took a look around the hangar and the various activities on display, this included seeing how concorde dipped its nose, to sending messages by morse code – to walking on board a Lancaster bomber.  I enjoyed walking round the RAF Fleet, and got a really good view of the planes from the top deck of the gallery.

Flight

Acrostic, Airforce, Airport, Leisure, Museums, War, Winter, World War II

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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

 

 

The News Barons Lament

Poetry

#Fowc #News

Read all about it!

(I wish you would)

Going to the Newsagent instead of

Saving a wood

For as the news changes

and updated each hour

my papers sit dripping

in a cold and wet shower

For you’re getting your news

from the Telly and Web

Leaving my paper at a

really low ebb

And its not as if I can turn

and give them away

as you read the old news

its another news day

In Hiding

Poetry

#fffc #sheep #farm #hidenseek

Salford, 15th July 2019

The Sheep-pen was empty,

They’d gone on an amble

farm staff perplexed

for miles they ramble

For they went through the

wheat fields, the potatoes and corn

and not a trace of a sign

just bracken and thorns

but beyond the cornfields

hiding away

were all of the sheep

happy at play

So they left out the feed

a favourite of the sheep

in the hope they’d return

for the reward they would reap

Things that come from clouds

Poetry

Blue skies

Ripples on the water

Interspersed skies, with white fluffy clouds

Lovely formations to play with the imagination

Looking like candyfloss or even Marshmallow

Instant cover from the fierce sun

And when depositing past sunbeams – colour

Notice their change from winter to summer

They’re much happier in summer, and we’re less wet!