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Poetry

Tempting

#Fowc #Tempting

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You’ve tried all year to keep that seaside bod

but now from festive cheer

the toned physique you flaunted at summer

is attacked with wine and beer

there’s every kind of cake and pudding

inside that cupboard of yours

and biscuits, cake and gingerbread men

to bite and chomp and gnaw

The Christmas feasts – Ginormous

with three kinds of festive meats

five kinds of seasonal vegetable

and other kinds of treat

So when christmas dinner is over

and you’ve had your festive fun

it’ll be time to take a walk in the park

or perhaps – go for a run ?

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Food Growing up Memories Treat Treats

Looking through the bakers window

#napowrimo #bakers #window

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I can remember walking past the bakers shop

I was six or seven,

a special treat – but only to be eaten after lunch

and that was if – i could find it

you see, my treat was hiding around the bread rolls

playing peek a boo by the chocolate cakes

and skipping around the Chelsea buns

but there was always a moment

where he’d pop up in the bakers window

to say hello

adorned with glace cherries and coloured icing

so i’d forget the iced buns or the Egg Custards

and enjoy my special tasty treat

provided by the baker who made my gingerbread man

gingerbread man
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Character Chocolate Christmas

Taking five

#FFFC #Christmas #Gingerbread

Taking five

He escaped the initial onslaught of christmas day

Hiding in plain sight whilst watching the fondant animals

get chomped by all and sundry

now lying in marshmallow luxury

in his grand gingerbread palace

his life clock – short, much like himself

but he’ll enjoy his time till the hot chocolate gets brewed.

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Food Home Photography

Challenge 30 – No10

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…

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Christmas Cooking Food Poetry

Human shaped

#food #family #christmas #decorations

Salford 21st December 2018

Gingerbread Men – Image by Google – Messed about with by Inky

Expectant faces watched as

Mum and dad mixed the ingredients in a bowl

And as the mix formed and rolled out on the table

Eager hands aimed to create a family

Out of gingerbread

Dad looked smaller than mum

Whilst James loomed over his little brother

But all were smiling

As they took their place

On the branches of the family Christmas tree