Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Eurovision Sing-o-alla

Singoalla are today's delectation of choice
Swedish biscuits with a Eurovision voice.
Munched in Malmo by the euro conglomeration,
devoured with gusto by every pop nation.

Sing, sing, sing-o-alla
sang the Danes with teardrops in their eyes
as they wowed the crowd
and claimed their Eurovision prize

Oh dastardly Denmark,
victorious you came through,
Poor Bonnie Tyler
only a few believed in you....

Biscuit: Goteborgs Singoalla 
Taste test: 8 out of 10
Cost: A gift from Kristina from Sweden :)

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

The Biscuitology of Brain Injury

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Morning Coffee biscuits
are caffeine injections for my voice
propelling me to talk about brain injury
how it changed my life and took away choice

When a bomb goes off in your head
people say "you're lucky you're not dead"
yet with all the turmoil hidden inside
I know, on that day I wish I'd died

The fear and the pain in the eyes of my family
were part and parcel of the unfolding tragedy
the constant confusion of being alive
battled to suffocate my will to survive

Now it's hard to find the right person to love
although I would and could -
but can't
because the whole damn world exists on a slant

The person I am now is simplified
and I feel for once time's on my side
I'm on a journey - no desire to regret
Just tell me please, am I there yet?

Biscuit: Crawford's Morning Coffee
Taste test: 5 out of 10
Cost:  2 for £1 from Poundland in Shirley

Friday, 10 May 2013

Ye Olde Double Choc Chip Biscuits

On a chilly, damp morn in April
Headway set off for Lurgashall Mill.
We journeyed acros downs tirelessly until
beyond the mist laden vale we spied the hill

Home to the Weald and Downland Museum
a great place to spend our £5 per diems.
Bales of hay on which to relax
amidst the dusty, medieval artefacts.

A village lost in time with a ticking past,
its spartan, simple ways here to last.
Volunteers resplendent in yesteryear attire,
baking their flat bread by the vast open fire.

As poets on tour we were straight to the grindstone,
searching for sweet biscuits to set the tone
of our weekly verse inspired by the treats
that were found in the shop surrounded by sweets!

Biscuit: Lurgashall Mill Double Chocolate Chip Biscuits 
Taste test: 8.5 out of 10
Cost:  £2 from Weald & Downland Open Air Museum