Salford , 30th July 2019
Basic and spinal injury centre, Salford.
We’ve all played the board game of snakes and ladders before
Snakes and ladders board game cartoon illustration
The idea is you roll the dice, go up the ladders and down the snakes
all very straight forward , but has anyone tried playing it the other way round ?
Where you go up the snakes and down the ladders ?
It’s just as fun – and requires a lot of concentration – as you hit a ladder at the top and find yourself going down it instead of up.
We played it both ways – the reverse game is a lot more challenging.
Salford 25th July 2018
If i could go back to school, to master a subject – i reckon it would be Geography i’d do
Not English or History (even though i’ve got an interest in those subjects) – Geography.
You see, even though i’ve made my way through the toughest routefinder map, i still have my doubts how all those lines determine height and depth. It would interest me no end on how those maps of mine translate to modern day life.
It might also fill an hour (or two) of my day. with some unofficial field trips to the pennines and lake district 🙂
Brain and spinal injury centre, Salford
26th June 2018
two friends locked in a meeting of minds
heads of two mighty armies
engaging in rank from rook through to queen
keeping an eye over each army
is the ruler of the of the land at either end
night facing off against day in a battle royale
grey matter in play, as tactics employed
Salford, 8th May 2018
Many need one , a person to
Elecute an idea as you’re
Navigating your own path
Through a new job, or course
Of course – they’ve been through the process themselves
Roads experienced – so they’ll guide you round the obstacles
Salford, 17th April 2018
There’s plenty of space to rest your fingers
On the neck of your average guitar
Notes are sounded by the position on the strings
Excellent sounds can be achieved if you put them in the right place
(! and if you get it wrong the first time – you can always try again – Don’t Fret !)
Salford 12th February 2018
Coming to a big decision is
Really down to you
Of course, you have the choices laid out for you
Smorgasbord of things to do , and places to go
Some helpful advice from teachers, academics and of course, family
Reactions from friends – expected – they might be sad but
Over time – they’ll respect your decision
After you’ve weighed up all the advice
Dont panic – and
Somehow you’ll go down the right path
A few thoughts by inky on todays daily prompt
Sat in a room, lined with literary works
The lad peers through his assessment
Understandably, he might not produce the works of Keats this evening, but with
Dutiful observance, and conscientious research – he might just do well at his
Year Tutors Assessment of his work
Sat behind old wooden desks in a grand hall
instructions are given out to the candidates before they
look at the questions set out before them
each can approach the tasks the way they want but
no one can discuss the questions
that isn’t allowed….it’s not a group task!
As the honour was laid on him
the ennobled made a request
could the hall staff keep the dining room warm ?
he thought that it was best
see he’d climbed up great Mount Everest
without even catching a chill
but drafty University corridors
were enough to make him hold still
turn up the heating …. tutors shouted
before our guest he does flee
we need to hear him give his speech
so see the heat up by a degree
Knights of the realm could be toppled by this – but
Not my mum, or my aunties or Nanna
Its where i learned some very basic steps
To create a scarf for my teddy bear.
To be honest, the twists and turns of loops and purls were
Extremely difficult, but by the end of the month – i’d
Done one that was just the thing for a bear in the cold