Bubble and Squeak

#fowc #food #christmas #leftovers Salford, 26th December 2019 By the time the pans were in the sink undertakings of the Christmas leftovers were being sorted out bird of the day stripped down to its carcass and boxed up – and placed in the refridgerator like the vegetables left behind from the feast everyone knew whatContinue reading “Bubble and Squeak”

Post Christmas Pressies

#Christmas #Hidden #Sweets 7th January 2019 I received an extra present yesterday. I’d been wandering what dad was going on about when he mentioned an extra present at the end of Christmas time I’d enjoyed seeing the brightly coloured baubles on the Christmas tree, especially the new larger ones. They were twinkly inside. I justContinue reading “Post Christmas Pressies”

Tangerine Days

#Coloryourworld #Cyw #Tangerine Tangerines – always hang about after twelfth night notice their smell – generally piercing through the aroma of new years day dinner everybody – enjoys one while they wait for the roasted duck , pork or chicken to come out of the oven in fact – the break from the chocolate will bringContinue reading “Tangerine Days”

The Garden Christmas Tree

All dressed up, and nowhere to go a tall high fern sits gathering the snow collecting white stuff from branch to root as flakes cover all things that are under foot He’s had a haircut since last year when he gave children some Christmas cheer Birds are away, having flown west So up in theContinue reading “The Garden Christmas Tree”

Its not this time of year until….

It’s Not This Time of Year Without… 1. Festive lights on Trees outside every shopping centre in sight Evidence for the defence…. This is the Entrance of the Lowry outlet mall in Salford (Look it up guys, it’s my hometown. Situated next to Manchester – who like to get developers to subvert their name onto everyContinue reading “Its not this time of year until….”

The Christmas Market

10 December 2010 The Christmas Market The beginning of the Christmas season, for me, always starts when the first frost hits the fallen leaves from Autumn, which are lying on the ground. This year, it coincided with the first of the festive celebrations at the northern branch of the Imperial War Museum, where I amContinue reading “The Christmas Market”


An Acrostic on Christmas Decorations Down from the loft stairs it comes, the family Christmas tree Every year, the same routine never fails to disappoint Children hang their favourite toy off the tree – with the aid of mum or dad Old family baubles are joined by newer items Round the Christmas tree they goContinue reading “Decorations”