Cold: a minute poem
I have a fever in my head And fear with dread My nose won’t stop Drip dripping drop
Happy Birthday to me, happy birthday to me 🎶
It’s weird being the same age as old people!
Old people can be grumpy. I know why.
Old people can be grumpy. I know why. 5 #Reasons Why #Reason 1 One reason to spark a grumpy moment can be the unexpected horror of an early morning glance in the bathroom mirror. Rubbing sleep-filled eyes to peer at the reflection in the glass; then wonder who it is that is staring back at…
Got a Minute to Read a Minute Poem?
Seeking distraction from a cold I delve into how to write a poem in one minute!
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
Romeo She speaks: O, speak again, bright angel! for thou art As glorious to this night, being o’er my head As is a winged messenger of heaven Unto the white-upturned wondering eyes Of mortals that fall back to gaze on hm When he bestrides the lazy-pacing clouds And sails upon the bosom of the air.…
The Twelve ‘Wild’ Days of Christmas
The twelve days of Christmas include Christmas Day 25th December until the twelfth night on the 5th January. The Wildlife Trusts #12DaysWild The #12DaysWild challenge organised by The Wildlife Trusts is a proactive project to encourage us to get out and do one wild thing a day. Over the 12 Days of Christmas I have…
Hot Summer Fan Dance
Hot Summer Fan Dance Hot summer heatCan be hard to bearto beat—To try to keep coolIn a stultifying poolOf breathless repressive airClammy sticky cloying sweatOn the hottest day yetAnd yet! I have a plan. Strip-off till I’m starkersYou’re thinking I’m barkers?Unclad and all bareHey, don’t stare!It’s rude When I’m nude Beat this if you can!Undress…
Colonel Blink aka Dominic Cummings
Eye Test Drive I went to my local Boots the Chemists yesterday to ask for my eye prescription as I need to buy new reading glasses—but the optician section was closed due to the Coronavirus. There was a notice on the entrance to the optician area stating that the nearest open opticians was in Kent…
How to Keep Fit Indoors: 7 Benefits for Having a Bit of a Skip
Skipping Exercise 1. I was bemoaning the fact that due to self isolation I wasn’t taking any exercise and missing the enjoyment of long walks; and that’s when my son Daniel handed me a skipping rope from his Keep Fit equipment bag. I laughed at the idea. (It was a kind and thoughtful offer but,…
How To Keep Cool When It’s Hot!
How to keep cool in hot weather Being starkers is not always convenient (nor desirable)—so, here is a little advice for keeping cooler in excessively hot weather! Keep windows closed and shuttered against the sun—open them up at night when it is cooler. To quote Noel Coward ‘Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the…