#CYW #Chestnut 6th November 2019 Coming from two trees that hold its name Horse and Sweet varieties exist Each Autumn kids can be found playing games with conkers Sweet fare created from the conkers sibling Tartlets and pies and they’re even used at the Christmas table Note however – you can’t eat the conker UnlessContinue reading “Chestnut”

The terrace at No3

#Octpowrimo #Cobbledstreets #England #Northern #Salford #Lancashire A piece of poetry by inky, based on the terraced house on Lark Hill Place. A restored Victorian Street in Salford’s Museum and art gallery. Old building by cobbles, Oak table , and chairs Copper kettle boiling on the stove near to the stairs Fruit from the Grocers, cutupContinue reading “The terrace at No3”

Garden Apple Pie

  A San-San By Brian F Kirkham (Inky)   The branches against the household wall holds fruit that’s ripening for a pie blackberry stems bring fruit with flavour this season that answers to the pastries call over with envy the birds do fly could this be why it cooks with haste ? depriving the featheredContinue reading “Garden Apple Pie”


Master jack horner’s favourite fruit who when he was younger liked it to boot served up with custard and pastry in a pie but now he is older, new recipes he’ll try Putting the fruit inside a pan with spices and vinegar, a sauce is the plan to serve with a roasted duck for hisContinue reading “Plum”

An Ode to apple crumble

O wonderful pudding with a biscuit – like top what wonderful delights will release when you pop   sweet bramley apples – softened by fire with buttery topping – a crumble to inspire sliced and laid out in a tin foil dish fulfilling a little lad or lasses’ afters wish   and whilst in theContinue reading “An Ode to apple crumble”

A fruity San-San

The latest challenge from the boys and girls at as part of my ongoing task to write a poem a day was to write a san-san The challenge is here for anybody who wants to take it up : The rhyming follows a pattern of a-b-c-a-b-d-c-d So, inspired by the nearby Tudor gardens at OrdsallContinue reading “A fruity San-San”

When Life gives you lemons…make a pie

In response to the challenge Pie Yes they’re sour – but they’re still a fruit. and there is nothing more refreshing  than a Lemon Meringue Pie. The colour of the filling practically sings of a summer day. So, you prepare your pie dish – I have been told there’s a cheats way of making this.  ButContinue reading “When Life gives you lemons…make a pie”