school fun in the playground
taking time out from spelling and sums
rolling out your fleet of ships
as you mark them out on your eight by eight grid
then you guess where your pal has hidden his
each marking the
guesses with a cross where each vessel is
you’ll play this all day – or until the schoolbell rings for class
Salford, 28th November 2020
I’m not feeling particularly festive at present.
Its Dark and cold outside, as the last of November’s nights draw in
and yes, that means, the run to the festive season has already started
Tomorrow – is “Advent Sunday”, and i’m guessing the advent calendars will be on the walls of every kid in the neighbourhood.
Of course, things are slightly different with a health lockdown in place.
They’ll be lighting the first of the Advent candles at church, but we’ll all be watching from the safety of our computer screens.
I just hope, we’ll either see little blister and the nephews in and around the lifting of lockdown, or we’ll have a “Spring Christmas” when it’s safe to do so.
Perhaps , its the lack of Tinsel and a Tree in the Front Room that’s causing my spot of melancholy…..
<HEX> HEY! – I WANNA SEE THE HOGFATHER!!!!
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(Seems my computer is getting in the Christmas spirit …..)
Salford, 31st May 2020
#Pictureprompt #Polar #Igloo #Bears
(Image from Google)
(Tagline and Image Edit by Inky)
“Looks like we’re going shopping kids, there’s now’t in the fridge for tea!”
Salford, 29th April 2020
so, what do you see ?
portrayed in the glass ball in front of you
heaven knows, but the girl in the fancy silks
engages you to look at the image
revealing itself to her in the crystal ball
everyone outside the tent, says its an act – but who knows ?
Salford, 23rd January 2020
Cloudy skies today ? hardly
light from the sun falls down like raindrops
even the sky is a wonderful shade of blue
a warm and bright day
ready for a picnic ? we’re headed for the park
Saturday 20th April, 2019
Have a go, step right up – try your hand at getting the Hoop
On the target
Of course , land it on the right target – you’ll get a
Prize, It’s all down to where your hoop
Lands – and that’s down to your
Aim and Throw
#CFFC #LetterL #Lollipop
Lieutenant (or inspector ?) sits on the corner
of Trafford and Regent Road
looking out for
its possible – he could have had a sugar rush
playing around with his favourite sweet
on occasion making eyes with the
popular girls walking by – “who loves ya baby?”
Blackpool, 11th April 2017
Tuesday saw me take a little trip up the motorway to Blackpool with my sister Anne Marie and my two nephews James and George
It wasn’t really seaside weather so, we visited the Tower circus and the Sea life centre instead….
The sea life centre was our first place we visited – and we all enjoyed the sharks, and the dolphins and Rays (as well as the fish)
There were lots of acrobats, and juggling and trapeze acts at this show, and plenty of clowning around…and lots of laughter.
We finished off the day with a picnic lunch by the tower.
Could it be fate, that
at 11.06 a new king of the schoolyard was crowned ?
In a Hastings school conquest with the town folk watching
Harry saw his hopes and dreams shatter
into a hundred different pieces
over the tarmac floor
But unlike his namesake – he didn’t get any in his eye
Putting the bootlace back in his pocket
he sought reflection, under a nearby Horse chestnut tree
Maidens hearts fluttered as the crowd jumped and cheered
whilst lads in the playground greatly revered
the conker as hard as a diamond….
and its owner – William – the Conkeror!
A small note from inky…readers might be curious on the time in the piece….1066 transposed on a digital clock…and there’s 60 mins in an hour😉