Cheers!! Summers finally landed
we've waited long enough we've descended on the beaches my goodness we look rough? We’ve piled on the calories been starved of vitamin D squeezing into cozzies to small for you or me That pale white skin is burning, to a funny shade of pink we've all been starved of sun rays and been knocking back the drink Stampeding to the beaches as the mercury finally rises inhibitions disappearing In all our shapes and sizes We do it every year this year's no exception we binge bathe all day in the sun🌞 to darken our complexion We’ll show off all our white bits as though a badge of honour then watch it peel and disappear and wonder why we bother? Kim Hicks June 2021©️
Happy Heavenly Father’s Day ‘pops’💙
A man of few words but as sharp as a tac a mind full of knowledge any topic or fact A quiet pint In the pub dinner was 1 pm on the dot If you were one minute late all niceties were dropped! The most placid of wives turned into psychopathic killers that’s why men were on time and never late for their dinners His black and white collie sat faithfully at his feet the odd dropped pork scratching for the occasional treat On the back of his hand a large snort of snuff to clear out his sinuses? one was always enough! I think of you often the memories and places but what sticks in my mind is the Brylcreem and braces “I miss you dad and your faithful pup ‘Jess’ Happy Heavenly Father’s Day ‘pops’ You were one of the best”
We your servants wait in glee to witness your platinum jubilee we think you truly have excelled to the point of being overwhelmed The pomp and hype that you’ve endured throughout the decades you’ve matured now you’re solo without your rock all emotions you dutifully block Hearts in our mouths that the horses behave loving that unmistakable royal wave the booming 82 gun royal salute Paddington Bear was exceptionally cute The Mall a sea of Union Jacks worldwide attention which always’ attracts the national anthem traditionally played the horses and men stood on parade Glinting medals in the midday sun the booming of the canons gun trooping the colour in military red Prince William rode and professionally led The Queen has reigned for 70 years God knows how she’s persevered? constantly watched by the media and press she surely deserves now a well earned rest
If ever you wanted any reason to smile and you’ve room in your life for a four legged child You have to rescue a dog or a cat your life really couldn’t get better than that You’ll be so rewarded by unconditional love loyalty and laughter beyond and above Appreciative licks warmth and love felt overwhelming cuteness your heart will just melt Puppies are always wanted though grow up so fast an older dog would love you If just given the chance Go to a shelter and rescue a lost soul you’ll find your best friend with a heart of pure gold
Friends were family
I remember so clearly the neighbours in our close that warm friendly atmosphere it’s what I miss most We knew everyone’s first name It was a safe happy time we shared so many memories happy moments of mine Trust was so important the kids safe next door your home was always open It was a different time before You joined together in happiness consoled each other in grief went on big family holidays it was normal in our street Loved the security of closeness when family and neighbours were one It would’ve been so lovely to pass to daughters and sons We had so much interaction genuine salts of the earth we didn’t realise it at the time what friendship is worth Yes, we had some ‘wrong uns’ who just didn’t fit the bill but there’s one in every family that black sheep on the hill The kettle was always boiling for a friendly catch-up chat nothing remotely vindictive only about this and that I get out the old biscuit tin with photos from decades ago those memories come flooding back from a time i used to know…
Go to the dentist!!
Well, I’ve put it off now long enough It’s time to bite the bullet It’s now up to the jawsmith to fill it in or pull it? It started with a twinge then cranked up to an ache so now I’m in the dentist chair with goggles on and cape I involuntarily stiffen up with more spit than I can swallow will I have any teeth, when they’ve finished with me? will I be in work tomorrow? I try to think of calm things and try and remember to breathe It’s the same thing every 6 months to clean and repair my teeth My gums are now receding my teeth more cream than white I may invest in some whitener so I glow in the dark at night 😁 Holding the chair so tightly like a scary white knuckle ride dribbling like a baby from a mouth incredibly wide I must keep up my appointments put aside any fear or caution as I have these reoccurring nightmares that I’ve morphed into Les Dawson?