Tag Archives: Silliness

The Great Escape

Behind the ragged privet hedge, crowded into a border long years neglected, a meeting is called. All have attended, all but the Oxford Ragworts. But they are squatters and not expected. Daniel Dahlia ‘Ho-lai’s’ to bring the meeting to order. … Continue reading

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Rules of the Game

An Alien Take I’m not into football, cricket or tennis, (A game of snooker’s more my thing.) But to keep a friend company – dumped by her boyfriend, snuffling and sniffling – I allowed her to bully me into watching a game. “But … Continue reading

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Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner Sat in a corner Eating his Christmas pie He stuck in his thumb And pulled out a plum All covered in nuts He later died from anaphylactic shock.

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Health? Or Happiness

For years she was miserable: Counting calories Avoiding chocolates Working out when she’d rather slump Applying sunscreen just to empty the bins Eating 5 huge portions of fruit and veg every day, with no room on her plate for protein … Continue reading

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New Days For Old

365 days a year, and every one a new one. What a waste! If days were paper or plastic we’d say to recycle. Has anyone added the cost? And what do we do with the discarded days? Are they fed … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Words 1

Is a degree an old agreement now removed? And is an accord no longer a cord? And is discord a cord that’s now untangled? Then what’s a misericord? Your favourite distressed cord-jeans?

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Guide to Global Warming

1. Pre-heat oven to 200 C 2. Wrap globe in last year’s winter woolies – the scarf Aunt Mildred knitted will do fine 3. Place wrapped globe on baking tray 4. Allow to warm through for 45 minutes 5. Remove … Continue reading

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