A little frivolous Limerick in the lead up to Christmas:

There once was a snowman call Claude
who stood in the cold and was bored.
That's not how he felt
as he started to melt
next day when the cold weather thawed.

In a Flap

Just a little bit of nonsense for today! –

Christmas is coming
and I am in a flap,
feeling quite exhausted,
I think I need a nap. 

But my brain is whirling
and I cannot settle.
A cup of tea is called for -
I'll just put on the kettle.


New Year,
both now gone.
Not so all the 


Holly with red berries
now cut and in the shed.
I got in quick before the birds,
they're welcome to the rest.
Soon I'll bring it in the house
and bedeck the hall,
begin the merry-making
and wish all a blessed Yule.
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I am taking my usual Christmas break so this will be my last post until the New Year. I wish all my readers the happiest of celebrations over the coming weeks and hope you all stay safe and healthy. See you in January.



Looks like Christmas is scuppered;
family gone down with the plague,
though with luck they may just have recovered
in time to give us a reprieve!
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Our eldest son tested positive for COVID on Monday, having apparently picked it up at work. He and our grandson had spent Saturday afternoon with us so we were contacted as being ‘close-contacts’ with a positive case. Today our daughter-in-law has also tested positive and our grandson is showing signs. The earliest they will be given the all clear is Christmas Eve so everything is up in the air. Being fully vaccinated we don’t have to isolate (though our youngest son, who lives with us, does) but we have to do a Lateral Flow Test every day for 10 days since first contact and take reasonable precautions – so far so good!


How bare it looks now,
Christmas decorations gone.
Thoughts of spring cleaning.

Stay Calm

Christmas is coming
and I am in a flap,
I haven’t finished shopping yet
and I have it all to wrap.
I’m trying not to panic
for that will never do,
stay calm, it will be done in time;
I tell myself it’s true!

Seasons Greetings

A Christmas Acrostic

Carol SIngers


Carol singers
Hurry to huddle
Round the hearth.
Invited in from
Snow covered paths to
Thaw cold fingers, toes and
Munch mincepies,
After they have
Sung a song for Christmas.




With very best wishes for the Christmas season and the New Year to all my readers.


Since they first appeared
before Christmas the magnolia buds
have been slowly swelling, voluptuously.
Surely soon such self-control
must erupt into ecstasy.

Holly Berries

The holly in the front garden
still has berries
that I couldn’t reach to cut
and bring in for Christmas.
The birds have left them uneaten;
I wonder why.

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