Making my way through Maps

Learning, Life, Outdoor Pursuits, Outdoors, Poetry

#365daysofwriting #Backtoschool

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 🙂

Chequered

Concentration, Learning, Leisure, Poetry

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

Fret

Acrostic, Learning, Music, Poetry

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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 !)

Crossroads

Acrostic, Learning, Poetry

Salford 12th February 2018

Crossroads

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

 

 

Degree

Learning, People, Poetry

Degree

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

Knitted

Acrostic, Growing up, Learning, Leisure, Life, Toys

Knit

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

Ink

Learning, writing

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#CFFC #LetterI

We start with the title of this website for this challenge – the #inkwell composed by your host #Inkdrop

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Now some of you might not have read my explanation of my pen name.  I was handed my first fountain pen at the tender age of ten.  Just before my entry into the big wide jungle known as high school.  I dabbled with the fountain pen all for five years in an attempt to improve my handwriting, positives – it kinda worked, it also got me noticed by the young ladies in the common room