#Christmas #Hidden #Sweets
7th January 2019
I received an extra present yesterday.
I’d been wandering what dad was going on about when he mentioned an extra present at the end of Christmas time
I’d enjoyed seeing the brightly coloured baubles on the Christmas tree, especially the new larger ones. They were twinkly inside. I just guessed they were part of the decoration
Time came and each of the baubles came off the branches of the tree
and Dad told me of his secret….The twinkly baubles actually contained SWEETS. The foil wrapping reflected the lights off the tree
and in one of the big round baubles , all coloured red was my special surprise – a bag of vanilla fudge.
Stop press….it’s not just my dear old dad hiding stuff in baubles. My provider of hot chocolate has been at it too…delivered on 7th January. so now there’s another metal bauble for the Christmas tree.
All Hallows eve, Salford 2017
Maybe it was a ghost that paid a visit
yesterday – but if that’s the case
some ghost has a taste for cocoa and cookies
taken from my suppertime plate
each cookie now resembling a crescent moon
reduced levels in the cocoa mug
yes its a puzzle – whodunnit ?
Salford 22nd September
An Acrostic in response to the Daily Post….
Cakes and puddings
Resolutely rounded off, their memory occasionally left
Under the dining room table – a veritable feast for the domestic
Mouse, guinea pig or hamster who help themselves to the
Bits of topping missed by mum or dad
Look out , underfoot – and
Expect to find a very happy pet indeed – eating the crumbs
This week, the challenge was to find pictures with words with two Es in them. So, to start off – here’s an artwork, created by me from a stock photo from google. It’s an
African Elephant – and its recognisable by its two big ears! I chose this to begin as they reminded me of my first visit to Chester zoo…i still have the mug!
Living in Salford, meant my first trip to the Zoo to see the
Elephants was by coach down the A roads and motorways to get there. Later on, i travelled by car with mum , dad and my little sister, it was an FSO – built like a Jeep , so this model is perfect as a replica!
I enjoyed walking around the
enclosures , and seeing the big cats and the chimpanzees
And here’s one of some
Cheetahs , some of the big cats at Chester Zoo, alongside the Lions and Tigers and Leopards, (there was even a panther there!)
Saturday afternoon tea
toasted tea cakes have to be done just so or
right royal rumpuses will take place
up on the fine China service
choice bites of savoury stuff are
taken from the porcelain platters
unless you’re of a certain age…as
raspberry fancies meet a swift but happy end.
every wonder served on a tiered plate…lovely and tasty.
hiding in the batter sleeve
the mars bar oozes out on to the plate
stopped by the vanilla ice cream
collected on the silver spoon
A San-San By Brian F Kirkham (Inky)
The branches against the household wall
holds fruit that’s ripening for a pie
blackberry stems bring fruit with flavour this season
that answers to the pastries call
over with envy the birds do fly
could this be why it cooks with haste ?
depriving the feathered hunters a reason
to head for the window to grab a taste
Alfred decided he would try
to bake his mum and dad a pie
he made his base from floury dough
and garden for the filling he did go
but after sending the pie to the fire
young Alfred he began to perspire
so off to bed – for forty winks
he did go – now what do you think –
happened next to the pie ? Sat over flames
changed colour it did – well that was the aim
only fire turned pie from brown into black
and when Alfred returned
all he got back – was a burnt up mass – only good for the rooks
so looking for help he turned to the cooks
returning with apples and honey and flour
they whipped up a sponge (in less than an hour)
and Alfred he looked, and indeed he did watch
as another dessert – he didn’t want to botch
Athought from inky in response to the prompt
Give your love a sweet Valentine invitation
on a piece of rice paper parchment
send it with hand picked roses
made from flavoured marzipan
and those vegetables she doesn’t like on her salad
will taste o so much sweeter when she finds they’re strawberries
The Oranges sliced, sing on the plate…
they’ve been quite lonely as of late
all alone in their bowl of blue
looking quite bright – but with nothing to do
Now with apples, diced they share
bowls that cooks of note prepare
with other fruit from orchards near
and strawberries grown in the fields each year
In places, you may find some peaches or pears
(depending on what chef has prepared)
mixed up lightly so the fruit is served loose,
served up in its own syrup or juice.
Served up from a place that is quite cold,
so they stay fresh and don’t go old.
A lunchtime, brunch, or evening treat
that any child would love to eat.
And served up wi’ th’ fruit to make children’s dream
is a serving of custard, or better – ice cream!
All served up in a coloured round bowl
An empty dish is the little child’s goal.