Open up your bag and rounda 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!
Salford 12th June 2018
Sits on the window – awaiting his next
Order – arrival of supplies, a
Little late, but
Destination is assured
In time – he’ll receive the goods and keep them safe from
Eager little hands, – the precious cargo will be
Right where they cant see it
Salford, 4th January 2018
That Tin box in the Christmas bag hides something
Really sweet and tasty
Everyone knows its something special
As you don’t have it to excess
Thing is – you can have some every day – after you’ve eaten your dinner
Its a little thing…
it starts with the little things
growing up as a kid,
you really want to ride the big dipper,
but end up on the small caterpillar ride instead
And you want the best of the ice-creams
you saved some space after lunch
but the outcome’s much smaller than the picture
those biscuits look like they’re munched
But the fellow behind this is not fickle
and he’s not as mean as he seems
though harsh it may seem at the start
he wants to fulfil your dreams
So that space in that tum is not full yet
there’s a place that is not out of reach
selling bonbons and fudge and candyfloss
that you enjoy walking down street towards the beach
A tale of Sweets past in the Window of Matthew Tomlinsons grocers shop at Lark Hill Place, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, by Peel Park.
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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
Open up your bag and round,
your choice of treats for a shilling a pound.
Toffees and sweets from the east to the west
Tastes and sensations that’s surely the best
Bonbons of lemon and strawberry from France
Cola cubes and Chocolate if given a chance
Fruit gems and sugar mice and candied fruit drops
and liquorice or aniseed for your mum or pops
Don’t eat them all now, or else there wont be
Any room left in your tum for your tea!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Ready, Set, Done!.”
In my room, on the top of a cupboard by my writing desk, lives a relatively old biscuit tin. Its Metallic red in colour and has the main characters of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories on it.
There’s Winnie-the-pooh (or as I like to call him ‘Pooh Bear’), his small friend Piglet, His not so gloomy friend – Eeyore the donkey and his Bouncy friend, Tigger. The outside rim of the tin has pictures associated with the Hundred Acre Wood where they live in the stories, namely bees and their hives and butterflies.
At the moment – the tin isn’t being used for anything sweet…more to hold the device used to buy something sweet, Odd stray coppers, and silver coins liberally adorn the gold coloured base of the tin. At Christmas, the coins will vacate to be used for the next occupants – namely bags of fudge or sweets and later, biscuits – which will be the ones made for the tree itself – made of shortbread and tasting of vanilla honey or chocolate (Pooh Bear would appreciate that a lot)
After Christmas, the biscuits will be long gone – so with the coins away at the bank and the tin lying empty – Honey Cakes will be a perfect replacement (with Easter around the corner), as will the various flavours of fudge which appear around my birthday time. My Favourite Flavour – Chocolate, but I’ve had everything from Strawberry to Coconut fudge in that tin…and everytime I’ve opened it for a treat there’s always been a little someone pop their head round the kitchen door to see what’s inside it.