Brighton for Brunch

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To Brighton for brunch on a Sunday
egg muffins and hot cups of tea
Meeting some Crouchers who now live close by
Holly, Grace, Sally and Lee

Later we may do some shopping
I believe there’s a record shop here
so maybe I’ll get some new music
as long as it’s not very dear

To Brighton for brunch on a Sunday
a great way to filter some time
especially here with family
when the company is so fine

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Decades

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Born in the fifties, baby boom years
A child of the sixties, scuffed knees and tears

A teen in the seventies, met Sal, fell in love
and at the end of the decade, wed the above

Brought a house in the eighties, two offspring we saw
and then in the nineties, along came two more

Watched the i2k clock at the Millennium turn
and nothing stopped working, we were quite pleased to learn

A new century turned and into the noughties
as we left a decade behind and entered our forties

Twenty-ten came and went, the best years of our lives
then we found we were fifty, well what a surprise

And now as the teenies are nearing an end
we are looking at pensions on which to depend

But the twenties will follow when we’ll be retired
so perhaps we’ll go backwards and become more inspired

We have decades more to look forward to yet
with more pleasure to come the older we get

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Photo – Jem ‘After Warhol’ – Jempics

Pictures II

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Do you have a picture
one close to your heart
Capturing a moment
from which you cannot part?
Perhaps it looks like mine
though I have many, truth be told
Ones I will keep with me
Until I’m very old

They capture special moments
and I feel them every one
Some started many years ago
and some have just begun
Yet all of them are precious
and completely part of me
Pictures bringing substance
to a treasured memory

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Photo – The Croucher family outside the gates of Hogwarts, Warner Bros Studios, London – Jempics

Harry Potter

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Last night we all met Harry
or at least where he was made
after J K Rowling’s books into
the movies were relayed
Up to Leavesden we all drove
north of Watford town
where the Warner Brothers studio
holds the Harry Potter crown
The six of us together
the family complete
for an evening full of magic
as a very special treat

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Three Alpacas

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We had a walk in the forest
and the woods round about
The weather was warm
and the sunshine was out
Then full of high spirits
it was back for some brunch
as it was too late for breakfast
and too early for lunch

But later on whilst we rested
from exertions incurred
A whoop of delight
from the kitchen we heard
And rushing in to see what
all the fuss was about
Each one of us laughed
with sheer joy and a shout

For there just outside
three Alpacas had come
to pay us a visit
in the late morning sun
Two browns and a white one
with new hairstyles it seemed
gave each of us pleasure
and joy as we beamed

They stayed for a while
and had a bit of a chat
just passing the time
about this, about that
So we took every advantage
of those moments of bliss
For it’s not every day
you get visits like this

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Photo – Jempics

The log cabin we hired at the edge of the Sandy Balls holiday village in the New Forest last weekend  bordered the field where the resident Alpacas lived. Seems that most days they took themselves for a walk along a path from the field which took them alongside the kitchen window of our cabin. The whoop of delight from my daughter as she glanced up to see an Alpaca looking back at her through the window as she was washing up was one of absolute joy. A very magical few moments.

Geocaching

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With the temperature feeling more like
early summer in the sun
We went geocaching in the forest
All seven having fun
Following co-ordinates
we found clues along the way
whilst pausing for some photographs
on this fine October day

Some were hidden in the undergrowth
and some beneath the trees
Some we had to dig for
down on hands and knees
We had the forest to ourselves
although we did once meet a deer
who seemed a little flustered
that some humans were quite near

He didn’t hang about too long
disappearing in a flash
Leaving us to finish off
our first fun geocache
Then, riddle solved and codeword found
with laughter in our eyes
We headed back to all enjoy
some chocolates as our prize

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Photo – Geocaching in the New Forest, UK – Jempics

Roadtrip II

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We’re off to the New Forest
for a long weekend of fun
Seven of us together
in the cool October sun
We’ve hired a big log cabin
In the woods at Sandy Balls
packing lots of warmer clothes
in case the winter calls

It’ll be just like a swan song
and a prelude to a tear
Before our son goes to Australia
where he’ll be at least a year
But that’s not for a while just yet
so as this road trip starts
We’ll be frolicking in the forest
fun and laughter in our hearts

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