Fulfilling a dream

Theatre of Dreams, Old Trafford A reminiscence Watching my first football game Enchantment on Boxing Day Seeing young charges, trying to Outdo the achievements of players and Heroes past Moving towards the opposition net and Enjoying the home team score a goal

Turtle

#Octpowrimo #Memories #Holiday #Turtle #turkey Soapstone turtle from oludeniz, turkey Travelling from quite a fair distance Up on my bedside cupboard, lives a soap stone turtle Regaled in fancy patterns, carved by the artisan Turns heads with newcomers who haven’t seen him Likes to hang about with others of his kind Except – while he …

Castlerigg

#Napowrimo #Room #Dorm Reflection of a shared room (school retreat) Painting from photo : Castlerigg Manor, Keswick (p) Brian F Kirkham 2020 Keswick, 1987 Up in the hills by a mountain stream a place of reflection and retreat the room shared three with a view of the lakes a place to ponder, relax and take …

Bubble and Squeak

#fowc #food #christmas #leftovers Photo by Keegan Evans on Pexels.com 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 …

What makes me

#Octpowrimo #Whoami A notable thing is character Being ones self Creative experiences that Define who you are Even if its the only thing they’ll know you for A few bumps and scratches along the way Brain ops and chicken pox two little obstacles Cerebral Palsy and “Juvenile arthritis” the other Determination to walk and overcome …

Out to sea

The Shipwreck cove (Navagio) : taken from a boat off Zakynthos coast #Octpowrimo #Ocean #Sea Sat on a boat in the Sunshine enjoying the ocean blues as the sealife swims alongside Shoals of excitable marine life are following the line of the boat Slicing through the waves each passenger lifts up slightly as the boat …

Cash

#Fowc #Cash I remember as a kid collecting the copper coins in an old tea caddy Ten penny chocolate drops your average spend for a little lads pocket sweets switched for comic books saving enamel for copper and a weeks reading funnies Hello Mister Twenty Pence Farewell Mr Pound Note Miss Shiny Pound has Arrived …

Time travel

#Promptuarium #Photo Album The Sands of time seem to passso slowly when you’re youngthe cogs in the clockseem like they don’t even moveAnd yet, sat with your nephewson the big comfy sofayou watch time go backalmost in an instantMoments of funspent as a childcreating lines of sandcastleson a northern beachDecorations of seashellsand seaweed – covering …

Tortured

salford, 12th October 2018 #octpowrimo taken into consideration over years of treatment, therapy, and exercise reaction to my medical condition could be taken as torture as under orders from the quacks I’ve been really put through the ringer… even though , looking back, it was doing me good