Food…..or should I say Foooood!
I could be some time with this particular part of the challenge !(sic)
I mean where to begin – I’m a bit of a foodie. I enjoy my food – not just the meats but the pasta and vegetables as well. Christmas time sees a smorgasbord of delights, from Spiced Ham to cheesy pasta bakes – not forgetting of course Christmas pudding and Battenburg Cake
My Nephews are partial to a bit of Jelly and custard at Christmas, and for the adults aside from the Christmas pud, there’s usually the Content for a trifle on the go. But this year they helped make something really special – a tray of gingerbread men…now I don’t know if any of them escaped the Christmas table but one or two of them definitely did a disappearing act…
Things in 3
A shelf with a host of miniature objects. At the Front – Three Snowglobes
The First – a Winnie the Pooh Snowscene….
The Second – a Windmill Snowglobe from the Island Rhodes
The Third – a Snowglobe from the Sea Life Centre, Manchester
It didn’t matter if it didn’t snow this Christmas – these provided the snow to order!
Salford , 6th January 2019
Its the twelfth day of Christmas
the star has finally landed
So why on earth is the tree coming down
and decorations are being disbanded ?
Who had the last Hazelnut whirl ?
Goodbye to tinsel for another year
Salford 2nd January 2019
If you find this post a little scrambled, there is a reason
Six hours kip doesn’t do much for the festive spirit
But just what do you do after new year ?
Back to work or school after two weeks away
If you’re a kid all you want to do is play
With all those toys you pulled with name under tree
And played all week , your time is free
But now clock has chimed…schools calling for you
And work says mum and dad is needed too
While all the time the tree is in the corner with toys
That gave you a surprise, and some extended joy
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
Sat on the serving tray
Each little bit of you oozes festive smells,
Allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg
Salsa away with seasonal fruits, mingling
Over a drop of festive tipple
Note how the alcohol burns away in a wonderful display
And leaves a fruity taste to accompany the
Lovely sultanas, currants, candied peel and cherries
Newbold Verdon, 25th december
The Ham, Mentioned in the verse.
While the children played their games
Under the gaze of the decorated Christmas tree
You sat bathing in a sugary herbal bath
Turning like cleopatra
As you cooked away in the oranges, spices and cloves
Sending sumptuous smells through the house
Till it was time for you to join the vegetables
To the sound of the chef in the kitchen
“Luncheon is served”