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Christmas Festive

Festive

#christmas

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the preparation for the festivities

has been a little different this year

but it hasn’t stopped

little uns writing off to mr claus

all is quiet on the street outside

but if you listen beyond the double glazing

you might hear the sound of a sleigh bell or two

while vegetables are being peeled and chopped

in preparation for tomorrows feast

and in the distance – little elves are busy

making sure the wrapped up gifts

get to the right house

in time for Christmas day

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Christmas Festive Poetry

Reveal

#Socs #reveal

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that time of year is here again

someone’s carefully and thoughtfully

bought you something

and placed it under the tree

to unwrap after christmas dinner

colourful wrapping, tags and bows

get lost in the whirlwind

of little hands getting hold of their gift

leaving a tide of colourful paper

to clear up after play is over

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Festive Holidays Myths Sailing Water Waterside

Dragonboat

#napowrimo #chinesenewyear

They landed while everyone slept

Now floating majestically on

The banks of the canal

Awoken by the sound

Of a mighty drum

Cutting swiftly through water

In a race to the finish

Oars moving as one

As dragons race head to head

For the glory of the win

And water makes waves

As mighty dragons make way

On a path to the prize

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Acrostic Festive Seasons

Dance

#Writephoto #Dance

Standing Stones (Image S.C. Vincent)


During certain times of the year

A number of revellers can be found

Notably dancing around the odd standing stone

Celebrating a harvest or maybe a god or two

Expecting good things in the months to come
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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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Festive

Pantomime

#FOWC

Pull up a chair, take in a show

As you watch a tale, read to little ones at

Night-time,

There’s a range of characters

On the stage, in bright coloured attire

Making Mirth , for your entertainment

If you’re lucky – they’ll be a

Musical number or maybe magic tricks and

Everyone enjoys the antics of the panto animals

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Acrostic Christmas Festive Poetry

Festive

Salford 22nd December

Festive

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Falling temperatures lead to heightened

Excitement, among children

Santa Claus is on his way,

To deliver special gifts

In time for Christmas morning

Voices of little ones heard up and down the land in

Excitement..”mum dad! Santa’s been..look under the tree”

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Colours Festive Fruit Poetry Treats

Tangerine Days

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#Coloryourworld #Cyw #Tangerine

Tangerines –

always hang about after twelfth night

notice their smell –

generally piercing through the aroma of new years day dinner

everybody – enjoys one while they wait for the

roasted duck , pork or chicken to come out of the oven

in fact – the break from the chocolate will bring a smile

no one will bemoan you eating this festive fruit

everyone approves – its good for you!

 

 

 

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Childhood Christmas Festive Growing up

Discovery

Discover

I watched in awe as

the lights twinkled in the glow

of a winters moon

 

Cold air and Crisp Snow

gently drift on northern greens

painting the lawns white

 

Trees collecting snow

up high in their green branches

the evergreens trick

 

Church bells ring out – as

Rainbow coloured lights shine out

“A Joyful Christmas”

 

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Christmas Festive Photography Tradition

Anticipation photo challenge

In response to the photo challenge prompt
Anticipation

looking forward to Christmas 🎄 😋
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