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Poetry

Landmark

#Fowc #Landmark

Look around

and you will find them everywhere

north to south

distinct buildings, created for a purpose

many come from far and wide just to see the

architecture, while others like to look

’round the facilities, taking in all the history and artifacts

kept within the walls of the building

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Acrostic Festive Seasons

Dance

#Writephoto #Dance

Standing Stones (Image S.C. Vincent)


During certain times of the year

A number of revellers can be found

Notably dancing around the odd standing stone

Celebrating a harvest or maybe a god or two

Expecting good things in the months to come
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Poetry

Chinese New Year

Salford, January 24th 2020

Manchester’s Dragon, Chinese New Year 2020

#Dragon #Chinese #NewYear #Luck #Manchester

Dancing lightly through the Manchester streets,

Royal dragons parade past the town hall

A colourful line of lanterns decorate the quarter

Going round the gates of China town

Of course, you’ll hear the sounds of gongs and drums

Now and again broken through by fire crackers

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Christmas

New Years Day

They celebrated a new decade with a bit of a bang

in the air rose the golden streamers

new year arriving as they lit up the midnight sky

sensational colours illuminating the city

everyone watching as the clock sounded and they

lit up the sky as colourful as a Christmas tree

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Holidays Photography Poetry

Advent

As far as I know it, the countdown to Christmas day has begun

December starts tomorrow morning, when

Vergers and other officers of the church will be

Engaging with the parishioners about the upcoming

Nativity celebrations

Taking place in the cathedral on Christmas Eve

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Family Freedom of Expression

Father

16th June 2019

A piece for fathers day by inky

For years he’s been there
as someone to look up to
there’s plenty he’s taught you and
he’s there for you every time you need him
every time he sees you – it makes you smile
reality is – he’s the tops!

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Acrostic Freedom of Expression

Celebration

Another piece from Inky, in response to richa’s Freedom of Expression Challenge

Crack open the party poppers, for its an

Extra special day today

Lots of people are coming to share in

Excitement, in honour of somebody who’s having a really significant

Birthday….

raise the roof

and dance till you drop….

tell the celebrant how loved they are

on their very special day – and

never forget to enjoy yourselves too!

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Poetry Time

New Years Day

#newyearseve #newyearsday

Salford, 31st December 2018

Midnight….Happy New Year!

The final night of 2018

Draws in a brand new year

Called out from the east

And working it’s way round the globe

The fireworks and chimes

Bring in a new dawn

Fresh thinking , fresh plans

Across the lands, grow as the sun says hi

As the new wind blows, to the new year say hello

As we wave the old one goodbye

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Acrostic Poetry

Good Times

Salford 25th September 2018

#writingprompt  #goodtimes

Good news has arrived, so celebrations can begin

Out to the favourite eating establishment

On a weekday evening jaunt

Does it matter work starts again tomorrow ? No!

 

There’s happiness ahead

In the news that’s been delivered, so we’re

Meeting up with our friends in shared

Excitement

Smiles in abundance

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Airforce IWM North Museums World War I World War II

Visiting Duxford

Monday 5th June 2017

IWM Duxford – Home to a lot of aircraft!

Venue : Imperial War Museum Duxford, Cambridge

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An early morning start at IWM North on Monday, as we met up with fellow volunteers and staff from the other branches at IWM Duxford for Volunteers week.

We travelled south through the Midlands on our journey, stopping off on some familiar services on the M6 and M1… the route usually adopted when I visit my relatives there.  It was a bit rainy on the way there, but I was looking forward to visiting Duxford.  Due to that branch holding most of the museums Aircraft Collection

We arrived at Duxford’s Entrance around about noon, and then after a short repast, we all entered the main hall, where the chairman of the imperial war museum welcomed us all and the ceremonies for the volunteer awards commenced.

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I received my award for “Developing in a Role” from the chairman – and heard my Vollie Manager deliver a wonderful (more than a ) few words on why i’d won it!

How I started as a guide, then doing object handling and family history….

I did whisper at one point….”Ta boss! you can stop now….!!!” (sic)

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Matt by Fighter Aircraft

After the awards ceremony, we took a look around the hangar and the various activities on display, this included seeing how concorde dipped its nose, to sending messages by morse code – to walking on board a Lancaster bomber.  I enjoyed walking round the RAF Fleet, and got a really good view of the planes from the top deck of the gallery.