Bag O’Sweets

Poetry

Open up your bag and round

a quarter of sweets for half a pound a drumstick lolly that’s hard to beat lemon drops for a special treat chocolate footballs and fizzy drops the magic candy that fizzes and pops cola bottles and sherbet tubes candied shrimps and pineapple cubes Now , don’t eat them all now, they’re a treat, we agree but eat them all and you wont eat the fish and chips for your tea!

Mis-shapes

Food, Poetry

18th August 2018

#chocolate

They’re the bits of your favourite chocolate bars

that didn’t quite make it past quality control

chocolate covered clumped raisins

meet up with lumps of honeycomb

and those dolly mixtures, that shot past the bag

but didn’t hit the factory floor

producing a chocolate surprise – white or brown

sold in bags in each and every town

no search for perfection here – its sold at cost price

but kids they go for it – it tastes just as nice!

Repurpose

Home, Life, Photography

Salford, 28th January 2017

A post for the weekly photo challenge –

Repurpose

Things reused for not what they were supposed to be…

This can be illustrated nicely in my office cum bedroom

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Its a Tin, an old biscuit tin….regular readers of my blog might recognise it – but a couple of Christmas’s ago, it held much more than the mere coinage than it does today…

its contained everything from creamy vanilla fudge to chocolate mints.

but today?  its a container for my spare change – the odd coppers that end up in my pockets of my trousers and coats.  when its reasonably full – i’ll take it down to the local coin machine and pocket the proceeds…which I might spend on a box of fudge or chocolate – and being empty, the tin will be re used again

 

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I was given this tankard on my 21st birthday.  Now although I drink beer occasionally, I don’t drink it on a regular basis – and i’m more likely to drink out of a pint glass than a tankard.  So, instead of my tankard gathering dust on a shelf (or more likely, collecting windswept desert sand from the nearby Trafford road) I’ve put it to some kind of good use,holding the art materials that I use to create drawings and such you might see on here 🙂   there maybe a time it gets reused as a pint pot – but it’ll be well cleaned before I use it for that ! 🙂

 

Ice-Cream Mix

Cooking, Food, Fruit, Fun, Treats

ic3.jpgA piece in response to the daily post prompt

Flavor #32

A new flavour for Ice cream ?

This is a job for my inner child….if not for letting the younger members of my family loose in the kitchen  to create to their hearts content

There’s already so many to choose from, it surprises me how the likes of Ben and Jerrys manage to come up with new ones.

However, there’s always something missing from the mix.

I mean – walking into Whittard’s there’s a whole host of flavours for coffee and hot chocolate…

So along those lines – how about a new Neapolitan Ice cream ?  a Deconstructed Banana Split, with Banana, Chocolate and Marshmallow flavours.  Thing is with Neapolitan is, it doesn’t have to be the same three flavours – pick your favourites and go wild.  You could go all zesty with Orange lime or lemon – or even deconstruct a northern English favourite with Vimto inspired flavours – i’m thinking Blackberry, Raspberry and Grape.

You could add your favourite sweets into the mix – Jelly Beans, Chocolate Drops, Popping Candy…”Space Dust” – now that would raise a smile.

And of course there’s always the fun fictional fruits – remember “willy wonkas chocolate factory” – Snozzberry ice cream anybody?

So let the kids loose in the kitchen as  their favourite sweets mix with their favourite flavours, banana with chocolate, chocolate with cherries, strawberries and cream…

The Fun thing about it is you’ll have three of your favourite flavours and as it softens coming out of the tub – it’ll mix into a heavenly taste.

 

Photography@BASIC – Ed.5

 

Salford, 9th March 2016

Today’s session involved creating ‘reminders’ for our cameras.

We were each given an envelope with tags with the common functions of our cameras and each of us had to write down how to get each function on our camera.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

I created my set of ‘tags’ for my Sony Cybershot, (DSC H-300) as its the camera I will be using mostly, to create images for this Blog

How to switch on Flash, what modes were on the camera, and basic file operations were some of the things we had to find and when we had – scribbled the ‘how to’ on the back of each tag…with each member of the group having various different cameras, it will help when we go into more complex processes in creating our photos.

Each set of tags will be laminated so we can use them Indoors and Outdoors.

After we had completed the exercise, we did a spot of close – up photography with some jars of sweets.

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Jelly Babies and Cola Bottles

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Humbugs and Dolly Mixtures

Food, Learning, Photography, Sweets

Old Sweets

Acrostic, Childhood, Food, History, Museum, Museums, Photography, Places, Poetry

Sweetshop

A tale of Sweets past in the Window of Matthew Tomlinsons grocers shop at Lark Hill Place, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, by Peel Park.

#Acrostic #Sweets #Museum #Street #Children

 

Over the passing of time

Lads and lasses tastes change.

Damson Drops and Mint Humbugs go

Sideways for Cola Cubes and sherbet dips

When you cross the cobbles of the Victorian age

Every Mum and Dad smiles as they are reminded of

Each little treat – They were introduced to by their Mum and Dad

Tales of when a shilling would get you a host of delights

Smiling away at the delicious tastes in glass jars