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Acrostic Fun Home

Clear

Salford, 23rd January 2020

#fowc #clear

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

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Fairground Fun

Hoopla

#Fowc #Hoopla

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

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Acrostic Character Food Fruit Fun Life Poetry Sweets

Lollipop

Lollipop

#CFFC #LetterL #Lollipop

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Lieutenant (or inspector ?) sits on the corner

of Trafford and Regent Road

looking out for

local hoods

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?”

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Fun Poetry Water Waterside

Afloat

Friday 14 April . As the quays duck race takes place today on the quays, I thought I’d reblog this

The Inkwell

After Salford University’s hugging students: More weird world records broken by Brits

Salford 6th January 2017

In response to the daily post prompt Float

A tale of a Rubber Duck Race down the River Irwell in Salford, Lancashire.

There was pandemonium

at the rubber duck factory

as ten thousand streetwise ducks

waddled out of the city

They moved down the irwell

passing the boats

avoiding the locks

and staying afloat

Cows in the cowshed , watched somewhat bemused

and captains of small boats looked somewhat confused

as geese and their brethren all went amuck

following the trail of a little yellow duck

Led by their leaders, of United Red and City blue

passing under bridges and past an audience too

divided in a moment, by a Liverpool ferry

but meeting in middle – and still keeping merry

In the end after journey , down canal they all flocked

meeting at gateway at Mode Wheel Lock

and first one in net, out of water they rised

and…

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Destinations Exploration Fun Travel

Blackpool

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

 

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Blackpool Tower

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)

 

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looking at the big fish!

 

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Jellyfish

 

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Mr Lobster

 

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Stingray

 

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Big Grumpy Fish

 

 

 

 

 

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My nephews with their Mummy (my little blister)

 

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The Circus Ring – Before the Show

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Childhood Fun Poetry Schooldays Tale

Billy the Conqueror

Conquer

 

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😉

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Childhood Fruit Fun Life Poetry

Fizz bomb

#coloryourworld #atomictangerine

the atomic tangerine 🍊

dropped into the pool of

clear hot water 💦

Reactions to the spheres arrival

as it nose dived into the blue

were instantaneous….

Little children 👶 smiled away

not it in the way

it fizzed away

Like orangeade exploding

into the blue

but  mostly how its scent

originally meant

for the upstairs bathroom

could be found In the kitchen too

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Food Fun Growing up Poetry

Tempted

Tempted

Sat on the table,

with a note by its side

“Do Not Touch” – Says the label

that’s by the cake on the table

prepared by nephews, nanna and me

for little sisters birthday tea

But it looks so nice there – sat on its own

hungry Horace is a sneaking – but his cover is blown

he wonders into a very sweet dream

pondering chocolate and fondant and cream

Temptation makes him into the kitchen stray,

but Grandad’s in sitting room – and watches him sway

“No – one will know” , says Horace to himself,

till Grandad enters kitchen – putting cake on the shelf!!!

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Food Fun Poetry writing

Sandwiches

Revisiting a published favourite…. #GBWO

The Inkwell

With Christmas drawing to an end, I thought I might share this piece I wrote for the Great British Write Off, hosted by Forward Poetry to get you in the mood for warmer spells.

Little Jim’s done something very bad!

He played a trick on his Mum and Dad,

enjoying an extra seaside tea –

Wolfing down the fillings with some glee.

It would not been as bad, before –

If bread had not met seaside floor.

And so, the butties, once so grand

have fillings that are mainly – Sand.

To avoid detection, he will sit

by the sandwiches – now full of grit

Whilst Mum and Dad wonders, what’s hiding in their tea?

That extra filling that’s come from the sea.

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Animals Birds Canalside Fun Humour Pleasures Poetry

Afloat

After Salford University’s hugging students: More weird world records broken by Brits

Salford 6th January 2017

In response to the daily post prompt Float

A tale of a Rubber Duck Race down the River Irwell in Salford, Lancashire.

There was pandemonium

at the rubber duck factory

as ten thousand streetwise ducks

waddled out of the city

They moved down the irwell

passing the boats

avoiding the locks

and staying afloat

Cows in the cowshed , watched somewhat bemused

and captains of small boats looked somewhat confused

as geese and their brethren all went amuck

following the trail of a little yellow duck

Led by their leaders, of United Red and City blue

passing under bridges and past an audience too

divided in a moment, by a Liverpool ferry

but meeting in middle – and still keeping merry

In the end after journey , down canal they all flocked

meeting at gateway at Mode Wheel Lock

and first one in net, out of water they rised

and their owner received, a very special prize.