Muddy Footprints

#CYW #Brown #Wet #Mud #Footprints #Camping Camping out in the wilds, has its disadvantages As the weather can be particularly nasty Making your way across the field to the washroom as Persistant little raindrops land on your head If you gave it some thought – you would have moved the tent Now everyone will knowContinue reading “Muddy Footprints”

Burn

Burn the triangle a simple one heat air and fuel started by a little spark amongst the smallest of shavings   Little flame eating everything around it kept at bay by logs and bricks   Starting off slowly the flames begin to grow dining on everything near it apart from the Billy can above  Continue reading “Burn”

Flagbreak

Unfurl A summer morning, Worsley woods, west of Manchester the sun just peaking through the nest of trees circle of tents in various spots and a scout leader starting the beginnings of an altar fire little faces pop out of the niger tents to grab a view breakfast served at 8 am sharp but first,Continue reading “Flagbreak”

Eggy Bread

Egg This ain’t no restaurant “French toast” it’s made over burning logs in the country air Foundation for the morning Set against a glorious sunrise and cups of camp tea Thick crusty bread absorbed in a lake of golden runniness Bacon awaits its partner as it cooks away in its fat Poor Man’s omelette ?Continue reading “Eggy Bread”

Well worn Blanket

Salford 16th May 2017 Blanket Back in Nineteen eighty two – i started taking this long woolly blanket to camp Like many other scouts i stuck it at the end of my tents sleeping bag, and As it got cold, i wrapped it round me to keep warm Now, each camp i went to –Continue reading “Well worn Blanket”

Looking through the photo album

Moments to Remember You can pack an awful lot into forty or so years. That Kodak Extra-chrome box camera captured an awful lot of them as I grew up in my home town. I have the briefest of recollections of my Great Aunt, Nellie.  She was a great woman, and we visited her regularly byContinue reading “Looking through the photo album”

Knots

#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”

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”