Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Guess the number

I come between two and four,
let's describe me a little bit more.
I'm half of six,
odd yet in my prime,
I'm also the square root of number nine.

The magic number; a hat trick,
this poem's not long
so have a guess, quick!

How many muskateers,
wishes, degrees,
coins in a fountain,

How many kings or wise men,
tenors, blind mice,
Charlie's Angels,
points for a win,
sides on a triangle?

I'm the holy trinity,
Tom, Dick and Harry,
french hens at Christmas,
strikes and your out!

If you haven't guessed me by now,
you must be thrice over the limit,
let's see,
mine's a triple
or maybe just a cup of tea.

Biscuits: All butter biscuit trio
Taste test: 8.2 out of 10
Cost: £1.86 from Waitrose in Lymington

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Waitrose Boss Takes The Biscuit

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Ringing in the New Year!

2018 is the year of the dog.
perhaps we'll stop chasing our tail
and optimism and hope will prevail.

Meghan and Harry
are planning to marry,
Will and Kate's third royal baby
will get us guessing names maybe.

The World Cup in Russia
and Winter Olympics in Seoul,
will get rival countries talking
and England will even score a goal

We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
just like Auld Lang Syne,
and everyone in every nation
will get along just fine.

Biscuits: Rings of Almond
Taste test: 8.5 out of 10
Cost: A homemade gift from someone who is auditioning for Bake Off!

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Our Review of the Year 2017

A Favorina Assortment of Events

Jess, our devoted volunteer
Had her son, Ethan, at the start of the year.

In June, James, Jon, Lee and Katie,
Gary, Mandy, Jen and Jamie
Spent a delightful hour
Enjoying Sister Act at the Mayflower.

Here, Sushma created a nice warm feeling
With each session of her Reiki healing.

We have to thank Aviva Health Care
For heroic acts of garden repair.
In our backyard they cleared the weeds
And planted fresh new seeds.

Paul and Joey too, we must applaud
For their success at the Headway Volunteers’ Award.

Before this, we all tried to pitch in
To buy and fit out our new kitchen.

We’ve learned to draw from new aspects
With our new art tutor, Alex.

In October, our group made a smart getaway
For a fine and dry south coast holiday.

In October too, we said a last goodbye
To our friend, John, cricketer and all-round grand guy.

But we have at least ended the year on a high
With Christmas lunch and another mince pie.

Biscuits: A Favorina Luxury Biscuit Selection from Lidl
Taste test: 10 out of 10
Cost: A gift from Stef

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Nether Netherland

If you're Dutch
you like the fifth of December
very much
it's at day to celebrate and remember

On that day
people scatter biscuits through the house
and give away
presents to each child from Santa Claus

On that day
Santa Claus arrives by boat
over the Zyder Zee
Down the canals of Amsterdam he will float

According to Ruud
Santa's helpers arrive on foot
covered from head to toe in blackened soot

On the next day
Santa leaves for Spain
with every child that's been a pain.

Biscuits: Kruid Noten
Taste test: 7 out of 10
Cost: A Dutch Gift from Ruud

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Truth About Rudolph

Rudolph is the most renowned reindeer in the game
Every other reindeer is envious of his fame
Inebriation may well have led to his nasal rosy glow
Not easy to take off when sloshed in the arctic snow
Donner and Blitzen are always as jealous as hell
Each year they're at the back staring at his tail
Endeavour to deliver gifts despite the foggy night
Red nosed Rudi the sat nav shines his guiding light

Thursday, 30 November 2017

When Harry met Meghan

Harry and Meghan plan to get hitched.
Cynics say, give it a while and she’ll be ditched.

Others say, they’ll jump the broom
and we think Harry will make a handsome groom.

For the bride there’s controversy
About a lack of aristocracy
Or a family tree,
As she’s an American divorcee
With an echo from history
But maybe she’ll bring the royal family
Into the twenty first century.

Harry may be a man of the people
But they won’t be married under a steeple.

Even though the American’s dream might turn sour,
before we go that bit too far

We’d like to say,
‘Good luck Meghan, on your doubled day,
And good luck Harry, patron of Headway.’

Biscuits:Six Co-op Chocolate Coated Sour Cherry Biscuits
& Thornton's Double Chocolate Wafer Rolls
Taste test: 9 out of 10
Cost: From the Co-op in Lymington