Tuesday, 29 August 2017
If I was the king of Spain
I’d summon summer rain.
I’d have paella every day
On a plate with gold inlay.
If I were king of Spain
I’d make everyone equal again.
If I ruled the roost
I’d give each pay packet a boost.
I’d give you all a holiday
So you can stretch your legs and play.
I’d sing our anthem with castanets
And cancel all the national debts.
I’d revive the peseta.
I’d be a job creator.
I’d spend all my time on the beach,
Ripening in the sun like a peach.
I’d feed on lobster and John Dory,
An evening menu that’s quite a story.
I’d make cerveza free for all
So we’d all get drunk
And have a right, royal ball
I’d go to Palma Nova
But steer clear of Barcelona.
So, Viva Espana.
I’ll do all that – manana.
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
We saw Usain's last bolt
which brought his record breaking career to a halt,
Mighty Mo ran his last track race
coming first and second's no disgrace,
Britain put on a great display
and smashed it in the men's relay,
Laura Muir nearly medalled and did us proud
she ran her heart out for the UK crowd,
Jonathan Edward's triple jump record was at risk
when a USA athlete almost beat it but missed,
We're exhausted from watching, we've got nothing left
Thank you Team GB - you really are the best!
Biscuit: Butterfinger Cups
Thursday, 10 August 2017
Imagine a land - our land,
let's call it Headway Land,
tea and biscuits are always on tap
conversation flows - it's a good craic!
Different activities stimulate the brain,
from gardening to cooking to sailing in the rain,
we're pushed to our limits, beyond our comfort zone
building up confidence to cope when we're alone.
To some it's a life line, stops us vegetating,
keeps us light-hearted, even when we're educating.
You'll be bowled over by our sporting skills,
and gallery trips providing artistic thrills.
In our new kitchen we'll cook up a treat,
Tasty puddings and meals to eat.
At Headway we're a merry band,
especially scoffing cookies from Maryland.
Biscuit: Maryland Thins - salted caramel
Taste test: 8 out of 10
Cost: £1 at Asda in Totton
Thursday, 3 August 2017
Paul arriving in a cap that’s festive
England women cricket world champs,
Lionesses knocking out France.
Extra money that would Brian’s life enhance.
Jamie so glad to be alive,
Sy happy just to survive.
Giraffes in general,
Graceful and tall,
While Kirsty likes supporting Paul.
Battery technology for scooters and cars,
Planets and stars,
The Milky Way and Mars.
A second chance in life,
My forgiving wife.
Tomatoes in the greenhouse
That have escaped the mouse.
The clean structures of the Bauhaus.
Friendship, blue skies,
The light in Julie’s eyes.
Biscuit: Banoffee Caramel Digestives
Taste test: 7 out of 10
Cost: 50p on special offer at Waitrose in Lymington