Happy thoughts

Salford, 20th December

#Writeclub

A piece from write club (it may be the third of Jan – but thats when i wrote it)

The clockwork machine stopped working

Its stylus stopped writing on the paper

As ideas rose in the air like a hot air balloon

The engine wheels moving by minature mice

The cogs grinding away to keep the processes working

As cold air filled the room, frosty particle clung to every crevice and corner

holding each thought icily in its grasp

Signs thought the mice – somethings happening

which made the clockwork machine chime away

happy as can be – Santa’s landed on the office roof!

Can you hear the sleigh bells yet ?

Salford, 28th November 2020

I’m not feeling particularly festive at present.

Its Dark and cold outside, as the last of November’s nights draw in

and yes, that means, the run to the festive season has already started

Tomorrow – is “Advent Sunday”, and i’m guessing the advent calendars will be on the walls of every kid in the neighbourhood.

Of course, things are slightly different with a health lockdown in place.

They’ll be lighting the first of the Advent candles at church, but we’ll all be watching from the safety of our computer screens.

I just hope, we’ll either see little blister and the nephews in and around the lifting of lockdown, or we’ll have a “Spring Christmas” when it’s safe to do so.

Perhaps , its the lack of Tinsel and a Tree in the Front Room that’s causing my spot of melancholy…..

<HEX> HEY! – I WANNA SEE THE HOGFATHER!!!!

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(Seems my computer is getting in the Christmas spirit …..)

Click

#Octpowrimo #Photography #Digital

I remember when

photos were stored away

on rolls of brown film

and getting the picture

required alchemy

Magic paper

bringing scenes of colour

to life onto

white backgrounds

with square borders

Trips to the chemist

a necessity

for those precious memories

of a warm summers day

to be brought to life

computer succeeds the chemist

speeding up the process

chemical symbols changed to 0s and 1s

delivered in a day

Smile!

you’ve got more pics in your hand

more memories to store

more smiles to save

Talented

#Writeclub #Prompt #Object #Writing #Acrostic

The finely crafted fountain pen from France,

and his wood-turned friend from Ireland,

looked on in ultimate envy, for

even as they sat there, they could

never out-perform this mechanised workhorse

tripping out material from its masters mind

eventually, they’d be used – to sign a cheque or write a letter

destiny ? they only need look at their old chum the quill.

Life through a Lens

#Spectacles #Life #Hydrocephalus #Photography

Distance viewing is a pain for me

It’s why i capture images with my camera

Going from place to place grabbing

Images of locations from

The local park to

Artefacts held in the

Local history library

Perhaps you’d put it down to my specs

holding the key to my blurry eyes –

only – it isn’t

the camera is working fine – the computer isn’t – so

on days when i’m headed out on the

green fields of england , you’ll find a pair of glasses

round my head

aiding my eyes to see things a little bit clearer

putting scenes into a picture and

helping me capture a scene

you might all like

Rectify

Salford 3rd September

Reduced to a second relic in the corner

Even the technician suggested it was past its best

Computer’s do have a shelf life – but

To others – all that was needed, was a bit of

Installation and dusting down

Fresh drivers and a spot of cleaner – soon back to its

Youthful side, particularly with a new CD-Rom Drive

WiFi

#wifi #fowc

Salford, 13th March

An acrostic on WiFi technology in response to fandangos one word challenge

Wireless….

It’s like your stereo, but it’s much more

Fun….particularly if you like gaming

It allows you to move around with your devices

World Wide Web

In the palm of your hands

For the time you need

Instant information

Wondering around

In the great outdoors, whilst

Following the goings on at home on

Instagram, Facebook, and twitter

Where would we be without this technology?

Internet and telephone

Fixed into the wall….dial up networks ?

It’s not fun at all…you’re waiting forever to connect

Weeping

#Technology

It’s funny – four days into 2019 and my computer died.

the casualty

My trusty pavilion 15 from Hewlett Packard decided to pop off its mortal coil and join the choir invisible. Switching it on – it gave its warnings – beeps beeps and more beeps. It was – in effect – a dead parrot

(Cue Cleese, – It is no more – it has ceased to be – gone to the great tech cloud – Yada Yada)

It’s death was confirmed by the tech expert at my local Currys store, where, after a brief period of mourning and a check of the finances, I purchased its younger brother (slightly better spec, different colour, No need to update to Windows 10 ….)

I will however miss the old one (we had some good times….(SOB!))