Unfurl 17th August 2017 Middlewood scout camp, Worsley, Salford Maybe it was in the act of “doing our duty” that the dedication of raising and lowering the union flag each day at camp, reminded those little or big, to “do their best” even in the smallest of acts – from washing the pots , toContinue reading “Unfurl”


Hike preparation done his backpack full a day on the hillside its never that dull   Planned out a walk cross moorland and hill And stopping at reservoir watching time stand still   Following a way that’s old as Time he’s having a packed lunch when his watch does chime   Armed with a compassContinue reading “hike”


#Napowrimo #Day17 #Knots #Blogging101 A Dictionary poem for #Day17 of the Napowrimo challenge.  Based on my old scouting days! enjoy.   Don’t get stressed, in time – you’ll master it creating an artform from two ends of rope bridges don’t need wood or metal but a few simple knots Reef Knot, Clove and Timber HitchContinue reading “Knots”


In response to the prompt bookworm Interesting thing is the English language. How words can mean different things in different ways Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word. Do a Google Image Search of the word. Write about what the image brings to mind That was the challenge , soContinue reading “Brownie”

Good Companion

Been looking through my old notebooks again, and found a scribble in relation to the Orange One-Man Tent I was assigned during my time as a scouter with the 90th Salford.  The title of the poem relates to the name of the tent – which I slept in on campsites in Greater Manchester, Cheshire ,Continue reading “Good Companion”

A Tale of Old Boots

These Boots Were Made for Walking March 2011 In a part of the corridor, just by the stairs by the front door, lies a pair of Old Black Boots. It’s been quite a while since they have been walking. And if their owner were truthful – they could do with a bit of a clean.  TheContinue reading “A Tale of Old Boots”

Good Companion

Oh little resting place of mine set among forest of green lashed down on the grassland in space of trees between. Your A-Frame and Flysheet, are a real treat, against the clouds you cannot be beat. And under your flysheet is perfect, for drying boots after ‘ hike as raindrops drain down, into gully ofContinue reading “Good Companion”