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Christmas

Scrooge

#SoCS #Scrooge

So looking back, How was your Christmas ?

Counting the savings from making the kids wait till Boxing day for their treat

Roast Chicken and less vegetables than usual

Of course, you can defend yourself by saying you’re “Economical” – but

Oranges are meant to be eaten, they’re not just a table decoration.

Got to admit, the mittens you wrapped up might be useful but

Expectation well exceeded reality

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Acrostic Christmas Halloween Poetry

Scary

#Fowc #Scary

Some might say your

Common garden horror flick at Halloween is enough to

Accelerate your heart beat – but

Really, it’s after the festivities of Christmas and New Year

You’ll really scream out – stay off the scales!

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Christmas

New Years Day

They celebrated a new decade with a bit of a bang

in the air rose the golden streamers

new year arriving as they lit up the midnight sky

sensational colours illuminating the city

everyone watching as the clock sounded and they

lit up the sky as colourful as a Christmas tree

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Acrostic Christmas Festive Food Memories

Bubble and Squeak

#fowc #food #christmas #leftovers

Salford, 26th December 2019

By the time the pans were in the sink

undertakings of the Christmas leftovers were being sorted out

bird of the day stripped down to its carcass and

boxed up – and placed in the refridgerator

like the vegetables left behind from the feast

everyone knew what was for tomorrows dinner

Sizzle – went the pan – as meat and vegetables combined

quickly in motion with the aid of a bit of oil and butter

unlike the meal before it – this had a flavour all of its own

encompassing all its ingredients and perhaps one or two more

as the smell of the concoction – drifted on the cold winter air – leaving the

kitchen and wafting under the noses of everyone nearby

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Christmas

Tape

27th December 2019

#fowc #tape

the process of wrapping Christmas presents can be stressful

as its like a strategic campaign trying to get the paper right –

prising adhesive tape off your fingers – and then – losing the

end – as you find yourself trying to find the end…..

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Christmas Religion

Gaudete

Christmas is almost here

As they lit the third candle on the advent wreath

Nativity plays are being practiced

Down in school halls up and down the land as

Lit number of candles is three

Excitement is building – the lords almost here!

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Chocolate Christmas Poetry

Nutcracker (Cookie Jar)

Second day of the Christmas Countdown

everyone knows , that soon this drum major will be

rapping out a tune on his drum – for

gooey chocolate cookies might be guarded by him

expecting little ones to go on a hunt

not knowing where the treasure is hiding

that’s something – the dear major is keeping under his hat

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Christmas Easter Eating Holidays

Finest

#Food #Fowc #Finest

For many years

Its been the family tradition to bring out the

Nicest crockery and glassware at special occasions

Even candles are displayed alongside the fruitbowl

Something to keep

Those festivals special, especially for the little uns

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Chocolate Christmas Sweets Treats

Post Christmas Pressies

#Christmas #Hidden #Sweets

7th January 2019

I received an extra present yesterday.

I’d been wandering what dad was going on about when he mentioned an extra present at the end of Christmas time

I’d enjoyed seeing the brightly coloured baubles on the Christmas tree, especially the new larger ones. They were twinkly inside. I just guessed they were part of the decoration

Time came and each of the baubles came off the branches of the tree

and Dad told me of his secret….The twinkly baubles actually contained SWEETS. The foil wrapping reflected the lights off the tree

and in one of the big round baubles , all coloured red was my special surprise – a bag of vanilla fudge.

Stop press….it’s not just my dear old dad hiding stuff in baubles. My provider of hot chocolate has been at it too…delivered on 7th January. so now there’s another metal bauble for the Christmas tree.

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Christmas Poetry

Six word story : twelfth night

Goodbye to tinsel for another year