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Summer Holidays

School’s out!  At last the holidays
But what is there to do?
So many hours to entertain
Amusement to imbue

To keep the children occupied
To save the words we fear
“I’m bored – there’s nothing good to do”
Those words heard year on year.

So fix a picnic, step on out
Into the countryside
Or park, the beach or open space
For more to do besides

Or kick a ball, or flop, relax
Just chill, or play, have fun
Perhaps go camping underneath
The stars – enjoy the sun!

Or maybe do some art and crafts
Museums – they’re often free
Or swimming, biking, taking in
A film that’s on TV

Or play a game – a board one! Yes?
To generate a smile
To keep the “I’m bored blues away”
At bay for a short while

School’s out.  At last the holidays
But what is there to do?
So many hours to entertain
Amusement to imbue

English: The beach at Old Hunstanton The beach...

English: The beach at Old Hunstanton The beach is empty even though it is mid-afternoon in July – but the school holidays haven’t started yet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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And A Partridge In A Pear Tree: Part XII Twelve Drummers Drumming

Today we reach the culmination of the Twelve Days of Christmas with the arrival of the twelve drummers drumming.  It’s been a crazy few days but we hope you’ve enjoyed meeting Partridge, his merry party and the little hidden moral that negativity can sometimes freeze us to the spot and inhibit full enjoyment of life, whereby an open heart will help move us on in life to open opportunities gateway!  The full poem is available here

But safe to say, all is not lost
As one by one returns
The turtle doves and three French Hens
And calling birds in turns

Arrive with swans and geese and maids
Together with the rest
To party with the Partridge now
With fun that is so blessed

And in their turn the drummers come
A drumming on their way
To wish all there a great new year
With greetings every day

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree: Part IX Nine Ladies Dancing

Day Nine in our Twelve Part meander through the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Partridge is really fed up now – he’s no party creature and isn’t impressed!  But who turns up next to jolly antics in “his” garden?  For the whole poem click here

Then with aghast he looks again
And there he thinks he spies
Some ladies who have come to join
The party in disguise

For in their heads are feathers and
Some masks across their face
The ladies who are dancing too
With birds – what a disgrace!

They dance about the garden and
The patio it’s true
Some dressed in pink and some in red
And other’s draped in blue

They practice all the party tunes
And sing out loud as well
The ladies dancing happily
For all think this is swell

A Christmas party picking up
That’s going with a swing
There’s quite a crowd of fowl and fair
That’s really quite startling

But who should care just what they do
For all are having fun
Well all except the old partridge
Who thinks his days are done

 

Auld Lang Syne

And so last night Auld Lang Syne sung
Around the world again
To gather all as one once more
Before the New Year’s reign

It spoke of times so long ago
Rekindling years gone by
With handshake and a wee draft of
A drink of goodwill’s sigh

It joins, unites and congregates
The masses of the throng
To sing in tune and harmony
“Old long ago” now gone

And with its tune it links anew
Great friends and family
For Auld Lang Syne our hearts implore
Good times for you and me

Auld Lang Syne

Christmas Thanks

So Christmas is now over
The turkey’s paid the price
The tree is looking jaded
The wine’s been mulled with spice

The bins are overflowing
The bottles all lined up
Relations have been tested
By sharing the same cup

The presents are all opened
The games have all been played
Carols sung, the music gone
In a festal time displayed

And now as it has ended
Gone for another year
Let’s not forget Santa Claus
And give the man a beer

And spare a thought for all the team
Now back at the North Pole
After their exhausting journey
With reindeer on patrol

And any other person
Who didn’t get a rest
Let’s toast them for their service
With thankfulness expressed

 

Christmas A to Z

Advent’s here let’s shout today

Bell’s ringing out so loud

Christmas candy oh so sweet

Decorations hanging proud

Elves busy in their workshops

Festive garlands all around

Gingerbread for Christmastime

Holly decking halls so sound

Ivy draped across the mantle

Jolly Santa’s nearly here

Kings following their star

Lanterns lighting with good cheer

Mistletoe for Christmas kisses

Nutcrackers breaking out brazils

Ornaments just for the season

Poinsettia on the sills

Quietness in silent night

Reindeer resting up in time

Stockings waiting to be filled up

Trees decorated so sublime

Us together as a family

Voices singing carols out

Wreaths hung upon the door

‘Xcited children shout

Yule logs glowing in the fireplace

Zeds as children try and sleep

To herald in this Christmas morning

Unwrapping blessings now to keep

Happy Christmas

 

To My Children

To my children, Merry Christmas
For blessings to befall
With faithfulness that’s flowing
And goodness ever knowing
For peace to one and all

And may this special day bring
Joy in many forms
Happiness with thanksgiving
Gladness in lives your living
Blessed memories recall

For with a full and open heart
And caring kind embrace
Be content in feeling warm
To forbear the biggest storm
With hope in yuletide grace

So my Darlings know you’re cherished
And dressed in cloaks of love
To welcome in the Christmas morn
Behold the babe in manger born
From heaven high above

 

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