Attention Inspiration



A butterfly poem inspired by the prompt…

Jump for Joy!

Reach for those stars.

Go for that Goal.


At all times,

Remember to use Caution

and look before you…



In response to the prompt , Longing for Gravity


Sent out to the red planet mars

Possibly, never to return

A spaceman ponders his future

Could there be a chance of return someday to

Earths blue skies ?

Maybe – but for now, he makes do with talks from A Man on a spaceship

And freeze dried food for breakfast lunch and dinner

Never knowing if he’ll return

Fun Leisure Life Places Pleasures Poetry

Manchester @ Midnight

Tram rolling into the New Bridge House

Spots the sun heading off to pastures new

The new moon sits proudly in the Northern Night sky

Reflecting its image in the Mirrored Glass


Glitterballs twinkle in the coloured light of a hall

as students grab the last of the week – they’re having a ball.

Maidens and their knights make their way into the night

as LED Lanterns guide them by light


And as Emergency Sirens can be heard across town

Cleaning Crew vehicles, scour the ground

Picking up Wrappers from open food bars

as party goers make their way home by the stars


The Final bus – its made its way

There’s no more time – you’ve enjoyed the day

but there’s one more coffee – from the late night caff

as you talk with your mates and enjoy a laugh.




National Squash Centre, Manchester , August 2010

The game of Squash, two players hitting the ball against the wall with the sender of the ball trying to pass the reciever

No oranges here, on the court of green glass

watch as the white ball in the air, it will pass

to the player, who’s aim is to receive – off the wall

the serve, from the sender – in effect – its the ball

And the players will strain their muscles and joints

all to achieve those important points

so as racquet hits ball, and the wall answers back

the opponent tries to defend the senders attack

But each has to give room

or else they will get

The umpire recalling

a point with a let!

Nature Parks Poetry

Ode to an Acorn

An acorn falls

down onto the green

with old oak leaves , around and between

there it sits, there, all alone

alongside the conker, or odd pine cone

food for the squirrels, or feathered birds maybe

more likely planted to become a new tree.


Six word Story : Double Cross

I switched my glass for yours. .


Six word story challenge : Anticipation

27th February 2016

Recently i’ve been taking part in the Six Word Story Challenge run by one of my fellow bloggers Sometimes Stellar…

here’s the link :

This weeks challenge : A six worder on Anticipation – Here’s my Take on it

Chocolate Pudding for Afters – Can’t Wait!

Colours Poetry Weather

Blue Sky Moments

The skies are blue,

broken up in patches

by little white , fluffy clouds

somewhere up there

The sun plays hide and seek

behind a building or a hill

and will keep on doing that, until

the clock turns 12 and its time for his bed

and its time for the moon to play with the clouds instead

Canalside Industrial Museums Pleasures Transport Water Waterside


Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, 26th February 2016

I Went on an excursion with some of the lads from Manchester’s IWM North today to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, where I learned about the canals and their heritage.  The journey involved a brief stop for provisions at the M56 Motorway Services.

I took along my DSC-H300 too – in order to take a few pictures to remind me of the day

There were several Interesting pieces on the Manchester Ship canal which we left to make our way to the museum, including items from the Dock Office as well as pictures and models of the boats.

After seeing some wonderful artefacts, I enjoyed a lovely cup of tea in the café to go with my packed lunch, before going on a fact filled trip on a Narrowboat down the Shropshire Union canal.



Nigel and Bill – Stand to Attention!


National waterways museum, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

Transport Weather Winter

Jack frost – the artist

Anybody telling you the weathers improving – I have evidence to the contrary if you’re living in the Northern Hemisphere. Jack Frost was out again last night


Location – The Drive where Mum and Dad park the car

And as you can plainly see – Dear old Jack has danced all over it!

However, I do like the patterns he’s left on the roof – its quite artistic.

Dad isn’t that impressed – he’s scraping jack’s artwork off the windows.