Tag: christmas

Lonely Bubble

The boy pulls my arm Look at this bubble! He cries, and sighs In delight. It sits, unharmed, on the rainy tarmac Wet and round and glossy A perfect hemisphere A ghostly fried egg imitator A final resting place With no predicted pop. It…

Chocolate Tasting at Apperley Bridge Marina

It’s nearly Yule and what better way to enjoy this indulgent season than with some delicious choccies? Apperley Bridge Marina hosted its first chocolate tasting event last night. We arrived under a frosty half moon with the boats glistening in still and cold water….

Death of a Christmas Tree

Epiphany! But there was no Kind revelation Or transformation No visiting magi Blessed this bunch Of tattered twigs And glitter. Barely litter; Sitting partway On the verge Of grass And desperation. Christmas over Someone angry? Resenting loss Of festive cheer? Or beer Fuelled madness…

Epiphany

   Myrrh. Image public domain via Wikipedia. Today is Epiphany; not Epithany, as the Daily Mail would insist (I’m not linking to their error as I don’t like to give them clicks!). It’s Twelfth Night, a Christian celebration of the wise men, magi or kings…

Another Winter Wonder

As the car was coated in ice both inside and out this morning (yes, thank you whoever left the back window ajar, hmmph), I decided it was time for another Winter Wonder. Do keep your submissions coming; remember my favourite will win a signed…

Winter Wonder: Ploughing the Dawn

Thanks to Oz Hardwick for today’s Winter Wonder submission, Ploughing the Dawn.   Ploughing the Dawn Dawn comes late, the tread of frost heavy on hard ground. Steady steps stride through snow, shackle spirits to icy shafts, weigh the balance, take the weight, and…