Acrostic, Character, Food, Fruit, Fun, Life, Poetry, Sweets

Lollipop

Lollipop

#CFFC #LetterL #Lollipop

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Lieutenant (or inspector ?) sits on the corner

of Trafford and Regent Road

looking out for

local hoods

its possible – he could have had a sugar rush

playing around with his favourite sweet

on occasion making eyes with the

popular girls walking by – “who loves ya baby?”

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Acrostic, Animals, Holidays, Leisure, Life, Outdoor Pursuits, Outdoors, Parks, Pleasures

Scamper

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Coniston, Lake District

an acrostic response to the prompt Scamper

2nd July 2017

 

So here we are, by one of the lakes

Chasing sticks with the pet dog on the marina sands

As little dogs go, he’s very clever

Missing fewer than he catches

Pressing his paws into the soft brown sand

Expecting you to chase him after catching every stick

Really nice way to spend a summers afternoon

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Acrostic, Clothes, Colours, Religion

Colour of the crown

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#Coloryourworld #cyw #royalpurple

Perched on her majesty’s head

Under the frame of silver and jewel

Royal colour emits from the crown

Perhaps – it denotes her status – as head of her church

Like priests and bishops wear the colour in spring at mass in parishes up and down

England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales

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BASIC, Colours, Learning, Memory, Photography

Bokeh and Scotch Pancakes

Salford, 25th February 2017

I’m feeling rather happy today.

There’s a reason for this.  As people know, I’ve been participating in photography classes whilst I get back on my feet

The classes take place at the Brain & Spinal injury centre off Eccles New Road, close by to the Neurological wing at Salford Royal Hospital (Hope)

 

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Subject of the day : One China Cup – Soon to be lit up

I used my Sony Cybershot in the session – and the class put together a series of shots which (I thought) would look good on the screen.

 

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Teacup / Lights  Bf Kirkham

 

 

 

Some came out blurry, whilst some – didn’t come out at all

 

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Snowflake lights – B.F Kirkham

 

I did this test shot, to make sure my camera was working with the lens filter.  I quite like it, as it looked like it was snowing indoors!

eventually though – the lights began to appear through the lens.  Having thrown the image off focus – the effect was finalised using a photoshop filter – glowing edges which created the colourfully lit bubbles rising from the teacup.

I was looking for rainbows today – and they appeared – thanks to a little bokeh magic.

I celebrated my achievement with a plate of scotch pancakes….but there will be more like this soon, so watch this space.

 

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Rainbow lights from a teacup – B.F Kirkham

 

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Cityscapes, Colours, Festive, Fun, Holidays, Home, Outdoors, Photography, Places

The return of the lights

Salford, 12th December 2016

I have had a wonderful few days in the run up to the Christmas festivities

Manchester’s volunteer choir were well received at the volunteer celebration at the Town Hall, whilst the smells and sounds of the Christmas markets have been in full swing.

However, today I had the opportunity to take in the Latest instalment of the lightwaves festival which returned (alas, without the bunnies) to Salford Quays and Media city

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The Doctor has landed on the Quayside.

And his enemies the Daleks decided to join him 🙂

For world-annihilating robot like creatures – they weren’t half a friendly bunch.

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There was the odd astronaut….

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and a children’s cartoon character or two, as Blackpool’s Illuminations landed on the dockside of Salford Quays, near to the Mediacity : UK complex.

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Noddy and Big Ears parked by Postman Pat

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The walkway to the illuminations was lit up by these very special Christmas trees.

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and these floating boats produced a wonderful coloured light show on the waters of Erie Basin.

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I liked the way they twinkled on the water and produced some wonderful patterns.

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Health, Life, Volunteering

Martyrdom

Martyr

I’m a martyr to my aches and pains

I Really Despise that phrase with a passion.

There’s a reason for this.  Firstly, when I was born (a month early – apparently), I didn’t ask for the conditions that were thrown at me.

I’m split – in some ways – in the fact that without the installation of the Shunt Valve in my head – to treat Hydrocephalus –  I’d either be dead, or be unable to walk and function properly.  I’ve learned to live with the occasional involuntary throwing up, the balance problems, the toilet thing and the difficulties with my co-ordination…and oh..er…what’s that other thing again?  Memory!! (Ha Ha!)

However, its a pain in the backside on a regular basis.

Add in the Cerebral Palsy (YES, I walk a bit funny) and there are days I Really feel like staying in bed….the Juvenile Arthritis (Nothing Juvenile about it) was a nice touch delivered from the orthopaedic clinic

If I do moan however – its because i’m in REAL pain, and on those days – i’ll stay in bed to recouperate

The Government of my country felt the need to Park me recently from doing any Paid work, (mainly down to the Memory thing).  But that hasn’t stopped me from ‘working’.  A Number of organisations (Sporting and Museum – based) would be screaming blue murder if I were ever to say I were unavailable….

Now though – its as if they think i’m putting this on….

Someone in Governance in the UK said “Everyone should be working” – It must have impressed the head honcho – it got them a seat with a title in the Upper House of Parliament.

I don’t think their agents read the script – no body at the job centre actually read my skillset / need assessment from disability services.  If they want me to work – brilliant, I’ll start tomorrow…just as long as I get some support in what i’m doing.

(Cue the theme to Mission impossible)

But for now, I’ll just get on with my photography, my blogging, helping out at the sports arena and war museum and (if they want me) events in the area

Anyone without a disability/condition want to call themselves a martyr?  Feel free to contact me, there’s thousands more worse off than me – and they’re getting attacked too – by individuals who really should know better.

I’m just getting on with the day on an hourly basis – i’m no martyr – don’t call me one.

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