Monday, 11 June 2018

The Canon and The Saxon Queen ...

These are random mumblings. I’m thinking that I’m getting too precious about this blog, and in waiting for something  meaningful to say, have said nothing!

So, on Saturday I witnessed one of those weird moments when the Universe conspired to do me a favour. There were two things on my mind, an enjoyable time in Gloucester with my friend Carol at a Saxon Funeral Re-enactment, and buying a printer. 

Well, on the way back from the Queen’s Demise Event, we happened past W H Smiths. They are doing a deal on printers: all you could want for a penny under £20! Irresistible.

So, thank you Queen Aethelflaed! 

Crazy thought: it is now cheaper to buy a new printer than it is to buy cartridges. Bearing in mind new printers comes with cartridges ... 

I am now getting out of this bath and leaving to dispense tea at the Salvation Army Citadel in Gloucester. Worry not, I intend to get dressed first.




Monday, 9 April 2018

Rebooting Mondays

Flat-As-A-Pancake Day, bereft
Of froth and babble full of dread Mundane work-a-day
SOMETHING must be done!
Let's do it!
Smile. At everyone, some will stick ... And come flashing back.
Run up the stairs
Make coffee and
Hand round a crisp, white paper bag
Full of very sticky toffees.
Tip a beggar
Listen to a concerto
Or a rock band and
At the beginning of every email
Say something ...
Different. Kind, perhaps.
Remember, when you
Actually finish something,
How it felt when you were in the Juniors and your teacher
Pressed a gold star on your
Careful scrawl.
Good eh?
Pick a moment when everything
Would otherwise be too tedious to bear
Take yourself off to tthe Caribbean
Lie on on a beach with your lover
Let the surf nibble your toes ...
Or, if this is too much,
Be ten again and play
Hide and seek in a bright Spring wood
With your sister ...
See! It's working isn't it?
Already you're looking forward to Monday,
And have change jingling in your pocket
To buy toffees
And tip a beggar

Thursday, 5 April 2018

#Glopowrimo Day Five

A stranger to all Germanic languages, I typed "Bloom" into search, and here we are:

Footpath From Taynton and Beyond