Salford 16th December 2018
Morning after the night before
The scene….reminiscent of a burglar
Objects festooned across living room and kitchen
But there’s not a window smashed
Or door broken
Instead, two happy little faces are found
Among brightly coloured carnage
Playing with the toys
That Santa has left behind for them
Tuesday 11th December
A little treat, hides behind the
Doors of the advent calendar
Veiled behind some cardboard and foil
Each door has something tasty behind it
Noting the days passing
Towards Christmas Day
Salford, 1st december 2018
It’s that time of year again, boys and girls
Since a fortnight…. I’ve been putting it off, under the guise of the final days of the poppy celebration and little blisters birthday
However today marks the start of the Advent season, and if I’ve seen one Christmas advert I’ve seen hundreds.
Once again…it’ll be a low key affair. The elves, are currently floating around my sisters place, keeping an eye on my nephews…I’ll have to find something special to go with their regular pressies.
Salford Quays, 22nd November 2018
Christmas is coming……
We might be in November, but we’ve had a bit of festive decoration arrive on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal today
Four Calling Birds
A number of brightly decorated snowmen, have found themselves stood around and about in locations at Salford Quays. From The Lowry to Mediacity UK, They’re all based around Raymond Briggs’ original fun character and have been decorated by local children and young people in the area.
Its Been a buzzy few months for local artworks as previously we had Bee in the City land in Salford as part of the Hive in Manchester. When they flew to pastures new, the Snowmen paid us a visit. While the Bees raised money for the We Love Manchester Fund, This time all funds will go to BBC Children in need
Feel free to comment on the snowmen I’ve captured….I’ll post more as and when i find them.
Two Turtle Doves
Six Geese a Laying
Salford, 4th January 2018
That Tin box in the Christmas bag hides something
Really sweet and tasty
Everyone knows its something special
As you don’t have it to excess
Thing is – you can have some every day – after you’ve eaten your dinner
Salford, Friday 29th December 2017
Camped by a Christmas tree and warmly wrapped in a throw
out of the way of the wind and the snow
Zedding at moments in front of the TV
yet waiting for time that mum and dad call for tea.
Salford 23rd December 2017
Christmas festivities have been going on a pace this week, and as a typical Salfordian Male – i made the error of letting it wash all over me till This week
Strange as it may seem though – i’ve covered everybody’s christmas presents (even dad’s)
The Nephew’s will be getting their Merlin Passes renewed – the largest purchase – and i’ll leave that till after boxing day
Mum and Little Blister have their chrimbo pressies sorted as have Dad and B-I-L but i’m not bringing up what i’ve bought them less they read this blog.
Will no doubt be meeting up with Uncles and Aunties over christmas – and purchases will be made post boxing day and delivered in the run up to new year
Happy Christmas everyone…..If it seems i’ve gone ‘off grid’ for the next few days – its because i have….this bear will be hibernating….love christmas….cant stand the cold!
Salford 22nd December
Falling temperatures lead to heightened
Excitement, among children
Santa Claus is on his way,
To deliver special gifts
In time for Christmas morning
Voices of little ones heard up and down the land in
Excitement..”mum dad! Santa’s been..look under the tree”
Salford 5th December 2017
A poem originally wrote by inky for Allpoetry.com, now making an appearance here as the christmas embargo is officially over!
(wrote on St Andrews Day….)
I’m writing on St. Andrew’s Day,
to make a festive plea.
Don’t neglect mother nature
for the sake of a Christmas tree.
Now, before you all yell “Humbug!”
at my festive rhyme
consider if you will the subject
that i’m spending the time.
yon Scots pines have been up in the highlands,
where its taken some time to grow
for some forester to swiftly chop it down
with one or two axe blows
“Its tradition!” I’ll hear the hardened
who don’t listen to my plea
they say it’ll thrive – its not even alive
as the needles fall from the tree
So get yourself one in a bucket
one wi fresh branches and shoots
after chrimbo and snow – it’ll continue to grow
in a place where it’ll spread its roots
and you’ll see it in garden each winter
as it grows upon year after year
and the children will play, wi the toys on the day
the tree brings the Christmas Cheer
Salford 2nd December 2017
The first days of advent always bring an air of magic.
I think it might be the sight of the Christmas tree
bright shiny metallic tinsel draped around the dark green fronds
Deep Reds, Dark Greens, Frosty Whites and Blues
Not forgetting the silver and golds
but even the advent colours of purple and pink look nice in a metallic sheen
who can forget the lights reflecting in the coloured glass baubles ?
and at the top of the tree, a Star or an Angel dancing over the fairy-lit tree