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Holidays Nature Travel

The Lagoon Beach

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THE DUCKS GO FOR A PADDLE

There were two beaches within the apartments reach at Oludeniz,  My favourite one was the one known as the Lagoon.  This was a stretch of Beach around a nearby cove which was owned by the various hoteliers.  The Sand was wonderfully soft and the water in the Lagoon so clear you could make out the shoals of fish running about in it.  A Key thing though – it was vast.  In places the hotels were using parts of it for watercraft.  What surprised me though was how the Local wildlife mingled quite happily with the sun worshippers.

Ducks , Swans and Bluebirds pottered their way around the sunloungers whilst the odd lizard played peek-a-boo from the tops of nearby trees…with me and my half-way aquaphobia – they put me at ease. And I even raised a smile when the big fishes circled round my cumbersome feet.  They gave me an Impetus to get back in the water…and enjoy it.

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Holidays Poetry

Peacocks

Perhaps my eyes were

Engaged on the tasty dish in front of me

At first, but my eyes were

Concentrated on all the

Overall colours

Collected in feathered fans around the fountain

Kreativity in Nature’s hands – Certainly!

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Holidays

Back from Holiday

Hi all.

Back in Blighty after two weeks in the Sun of “Suncity” – in Oludeniz in Turkey.  Plenty of time spent in the sun, taking in the sun and enjoying the Sea Breeze and the Heritage and the Food of the place.

Having not been to Oludeniz before, it was a bit new, as it involved a longer plane ride than usual and was a bit off the beaten track.  – but being close to the sea, and near to a national park – had it’s benefits.

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The Main beach near to the resort had a mix of lovely soft sand and rocky pebbles – it reminded me a little of the beaches I had been on as a kid – though they were much fresher !!!!
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Childhood History Photography Toys Victorian

The old toy shop

Radcliffes Toy shop Lark Hill Place Salford Art Gallery
Radcliffes Toy shop
Lark Hill Place
Salford Art Gallery

A tale of Lark Hill Place, Salford by inky.

As you walk into Lark Hill Place,

and head over limestone and cobbled space

at the end of the street, something catches young eyes

in Radcliffe’s toyshop there on by

Stuffed toy animals, puzzles and blocks

Snakes and Ladders, and marbles from rocks.

Noah’s ark, animals – punch and judy too

Made for the kid who’s after summat new.

Whipping tops provide a young lad with a smile,

whilst saving his pocket money for a brief while

praying that Santa will deliver of course

a brand new and wonderful bright rocking horse

But for now he’ll play marbles wi’ kids on the street

and then after chores head to shop for a treat

then he’ll play with his animals on the step or in th’park

before heading for bed – just before dark.

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Birds Cityscapes Monuments Statues

Monumental Critic

Manchester 25th September 2015

Inky’s thoughts on what the winged residents of Manchester think of the statues great and good…..

Victoria sits, on her throne – aghast

as the winged horde give their all

on statues laid, that her people paid

of her best men standing tall.

And as Peel and Cobden stand there,

opposite the great civic hall,

winged terrors at best – are making a mess

disgusting the nobles one and all.

So, the fathers – from the hall’s called in an “Expert”

and winged reinforcements he’s brought.

But in rain – the birds laugh (as they have a good bath)

as they know they can’t all be caught.

And with workmen working twenty-four-seven,

and the birds of prey flying day and night

they’ll be working there – in the middle of the square

trying to keep surfaces bright.

But a last word – a thought – for the birdlife

of these statues – they’re really not keen.

as what is now public space – was to them quite ace

when their square was once lush long and green.

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Cycling History Transport

Penny Farthing

A Marvel of Invention –

the people look on proud.

A noble gent is making

his way through the crowd.

He’s sat on a seat – made of wood and of brass

awaiting peelers whistle – which lets him go past

Seeing his neighbours going on by

and passing pigeons off tiled roofs they fly.

Just then, rider moves and his bike starts to wobble,

so he looks briefly round for a stray or loose cobble.

But our hero must take care – or else he will fall

So he rides with his head high, body straight and tall.

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Food Poetry

Formation

Tomato (BF Kirkham 2012)

Oh Happy and Humble tomato!

In your youth you joined the ranks

of the horticultural army

labouring on your leaves

in the summer sun

Rewards a plenty

as the best recruits are picked

for display in a culinary tattoo

in a Salad or Pasta dish

Numbers in your ranks depleted

but new recruits appear

ready for a new assault

at the summers blue sky

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History Museum Poetry

Lark Hill Place

DSC_0007_1A reaction to a visit to Lark Hill Place, a reconstructed victorian street located in Salford’s museum & art gallery.  Created by Inky for the Inkwell.

On your way to Peel Park,

lies an old cobbled street

from that time before Tarmac

Lay under your feet

.A Modern carriage waits

for its wheels to be fixed

By Bracegirdle’s Blacksmiths

the metals are mixed.

Off Ackers’ is Tomlinson’s

wi’ sweets of the past

and those fruit drops in th’ window

How long would they last?

To the kid chimney sweep on 2’6 a day

those sweeties would take up a part o’ their pay.

Over Ackers the music shop

plays wax discs of the day

and outside the toy shop

the local kids play

And the sound from th’ Blue Lion

rise up with a cheer!

why not its where

flagons are loaded wi ‘beer!

And as you go from the tavern

you pass the states mans home

next to th’ undertakers wi’ its

deathly tome.

The old toy shop

The Blacksmith

Penny Farthing

The Terrace at No 3

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Holidays News

Earth cow on the move!!!

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Earth Cow is on the Move (for a short while)

After an eventful few weeks mum and dad have decided we need a holiday…so we’re off for some r and r in Turkey.  

This is where I can happily post a disclaimer….I didn’t pick this one….despite the goings on in nearby states my nearest and dearest said it was a great deal….any grief…I’m on the next plane home….and one shall console myself with the Turkish food

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Birds Poetry

A New Nest

As the humans left

the old Victorian building

squatters moved in

to take their place

The new owners

took a shine at first

to their feathered friends

but not for long

High pitched noises

Made it clear

to the Winged residents

“Not Wanted Here!”

And so, buildings been done

without a need

to give feathered locals

a regular feed

But, on nearby rooftops

the winged ones are back

and heavy set builders

fear feathery flak