Manchester (Via Rhodes) , 5th November 2018
As the fire took hold of the wood
I watched magical trails rise high in the air
Releasing colourful patterns in the sky
Rhodes ancient buildings painted
Over by Beautiful light
Created by Ignition – rising over walls and
Keep of the old city , bringing smiles to
Excited children and adults alike
Taking vacations on the island
Sat a cafe bar on a greek island, enjoying fish and chips
taking in the breeze off the azure blue sea and
observing the comings and goings of the day – when
reactions are heightened by two feathered locals
kept company down the marble path by their owner
! i’d tell you what they were – but i reckon you would guess!
If you were
Searching for an idea of paradise – this is it
Lovely long white sands surrounded by azure blue sea
As for food, fish crustaceans and coconuts a plenty
Note – looking for an alternative ? you’ll have to go exploring on a raft – there’s
Deserted waters surrounding this place – Nothing for miles
18th May 2017
A San-San poem – Origins rooted on the Greek Island of Crete
On holiday by a grecian water
I saw a flying insect having some tea
it flew for the pollen from flower to flower
occasionally passing a grecian sun or daughter
it was happy to pass through the flowers this bee
till it was time to head for home
where it spend a passing hour
away from the sun making honeycomb.
Taken from merchant ships, by
Rascals of the seven seas
Every pirate worth their salty sea legs
Admires the prize of jewels, silver and gold doubloons
Some keep their precious horde hidden
Under tropical sands , deserted shores – only
Revealed many moons later by a younger
Explorer, following the pirates charts and maps
location : brain and spinal injury centre, salford
18th October 2015
welcome to my little island….
its a follow on to last weeks island exercise where we’d landed and set up a community on the island. After landing and knowing nobody was coming to get us, I reckoned on small settlements made from wood and bamboo, and the solar cells from the rescue boat could power vital equipment (!)
we would live off what we would catch produce and forage, fish, crabs fruits and berries.
Hi Folks – Anybody expecting a post yesterday, I do apologise – I slightly overdid it and ended up taking to my bed earlier than I first thought I would!
Note to self – don’t go Marching off to the computer store for an Ipad Cover after an Afternoon Shift at the war Museum….
Anyway, here’s my report on Tuesdays Memory Workshop….
What’s your idea of Utopia?
As part of an Activity to engage an open mind we had Carte Blanche to create our own perfect world
Think of Sid Meiers Civilization Game but on Paper…
we had to answer questions on
What the climate and landscape would be,
What kind of Animals and Plants were on this world
What people were like on this island
What they did for fun …. (Careful..!!!! Inky)
Where they worked
What kind of Place was it like
By the end of the session – i’d created my own little island community, with sandy beaches, Tropical flowers and fruits , full of colourful flowers and surrounded by cocoa trees clear blue seas with lots of fish and plots for vegetables – so we could have fish and chips –
I resisted the temptation to go all wonka and have Lemonade lakes and edible grass – maybe that’s an idea for another island! :))
Daily post prompt – Island
No man is an Island – that’s how the tale goes
But for one hour, around sunrise on Alykanas Beach, I truly was at home on this little Greek island – Zakynthos
We’d gone there on a family holiday. The plane had landed late that night, so I let Mum and Dad and the rest of our party have an extended nap in the family apartment.
There was no one there – just me, the sea and an occasional sea bird.
The rock I was sat on, led directly to the path of the apartment.
So as the waves lapped against the shore, I saw the morning sky turn from dark into light.
And upon taking the picture below, I popped my toes into the coolness of the Mediterranean sea.
It’s got to be the beach at Alykanas – Zakynthos
When the time is right – it’s perfect. Azure blue seas that you can see the local wildlife in if you dip your toes in the water, Gentle breezes to take the heat off from the Ionian sunshine and then there’s the fish that go swimming around your feet.
On a Clear Day – you can get a wonderful view of neighbouring Kefalonia.
It always raises a smile with me.