Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Builders' Biccy Break








We're eating builders' biscuits
We're drinking builders' tea
Everything's expensive
When they add on VAT
These biscuits didn't break our bank
Because we got them free
Katherine kindly gifted this treat
We're eating them with glee

Paul once built some houses
For the gentry in Romsey
Karl created Lego dwellings
Building made him happy
If builders hadn't fixed Mandy's roof
It would still be seriously leaky
Keep the biscuits coming
And they'll work much harder you'll see.

Feed your builders well
Whilst they're working on the job
A custard cream, a jaffa cake or a chocolate hob nob!

Biscuits: Family Circle
Tasting Notes: Short and bready. Thanks Katherine x
Score:  8.5 out of 10

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

It's all about circles





One footed turtles
always swim in circles,
if you like going round and round
you'll feel sublime
on the Circle line,
in the EU starry circle
you're sure to find Angela Merkel,
if you want to raise objects vertical
contact the Magic Circle,
when in a knitting circle group
careful you don't drop a loop,
everyone's a member of the circle of life
we all have our share of happiness and strife,
were crop circles caused by UFOs
or was it farmers with planks and hoes?
we're a friendship circle within a poetry group
eating biscuits, sharing rhymes and feeling cock-a-hoop!

Biscuits: Family Circle
Tasting Notes: Familiar. Thank you Cami for bringing them in.
Score:  7 out of 10

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Christkindlesmarkt


Everywhere you look there's a Christmas Market.
If you go in a car there's no where to park it,
travel on foot and 'Alles ist gut',
Drink mulled cider to make you wilder,
and feast on bratwurst until you burst.
The Germans prefer Gluhwein to Mulled wine,
and Stollen to Christmas cake,
mix it altogether and you're sure to get bellyache.
If you can't get to Germany then pop to Aldi and Lidl,
or somewhere in the middle,
wear a Christmas jumper and Lederhosen,
and hang out 'til closing!

Biscuits: Butter Speculatius
Tasting Notes: They transport you to a German Christmas Market!
Score:  7 out of 10

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Terence Aloysious John Rattigan Brown




Terry is a carpenter, restaurateur and ceiling suspender, 
But most of all a jester and word bender, 
For 17 years he’s attended Headway, 
Entertaining us with a new joke every day (well almost), 
An active poet, wordsmith and artist, 
At our Biscuit Poetry sessions he will be sorely missed, 
He’s off to pastures new, 
To meet new friends in his room with a view, 
He might escape to the pub he must confess, 
Yet he doesn’t drink any more or to be fair any less, 
Goodbye Terry from the bottom of our hearts, 
It won’t be the same when we’re apart, 
Thanks for all the laughs! 

Biscuits: Tesco Lebkuchen
Tasting Notes: German and Christmassy

Score:  7 out of 10

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Streets where we live



In life there's many streets
often with potholes to massage your feet!
Jo lived on Windy Willow Way
in the good ole USA,
Martyn resided in a homely abode
downtown on Malmesbury road,
Terry spent years in Spain
and also on Ash Hill lane,
Olly's Mehetaled Road traffic did lack
because it was a cul-de-sac,
Brian's been in Woodlands for half a century
and it's kept it's rural landscape and identity,
Paul's been a lifetime in a close called Laburnum
and he comes to Headway without a frown,
at present Mandy dwells in Thurmond Crescent
which keeps her mood effervescent,
Ormsby Drive is where Jegan resides
round the road is where he used to ride,
In Westfield Road Karl spent his youth
the neighbours were friendly - not aloof,
Our favourite place not to be forgotten
is right here in Commercial Road - Totton!

Biscuits: Hovis digestive biscuits
Tasting Notes: Taste like 'travelling the road to home'
Score:  8 out of 10

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Marvel-lous


Many a child's imagination was sparked by Marvel comics
Alter egos Spider-man, Iron Man and the Hulk
Reeked revenge on criminal minds like the Green Goblin
Victorious every time, they left the bad guys to sulk
Evil was overcome, their superhuman feats were mind boggling
Locking baddies behind bars away from society
Leading the way with moral authority
Overcoming maligned and mutated villains who were hated
Unfortunately the marvellous Marvel creator has gone
Stan Lee will always be a superhero, his legacy will never go - who knows he may well play a final cameo....

Biscuits: Cosy wafers from Vietnam
Tasting Notes: MARVELLOUS!!
Score:  5 out of 10

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

What Makes Us Nutty



Banana skins under our feet
Too much traffic on the street
Doggy do on our shoe
makes us swear 'til our faces are blue

Illegal parking in disabled bays
Roadworks sending us different ways
Advert breaks on the box
The washing machine eating our socks

People spitting on the floor
Christmas shopping in the store
Using phones at the dinner table
making others feel unstable

Throwing litter on the grass
Bullies - someone kick their ass!
A Mum being specific about her baby's age
A few random things that make us rage!

Biscuits: Nutty Bites
Tasting Notes: Like bird seed
Score:  5 out of 10