Oh Pudsey how your image, inspires us to donate On a night of fun and frivolity, that makes us all feel great But interspersed with sadness, of tales so raw and true As images of children in need, inspire to support you In a time of government cutbacks and money being tight who’d have thought last years target, could be smashed in just one night So now the night, is over and thank you everyone and this is where your money goes so support can carry on: Helping under 18’s dealing with Illness, distress, abuse or neglect Any kind of…

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This poem was written by me about 25 years ago for my god-daughter’s school project. It holds fond memories for us, and now her own three girls. Dare you read it all alone.  Haunted House I think there’s something moving, over by that chair But when I take a closer look it seems there’s nothing there Look something shot across the room, that gave me such a fright I hate being at home alone, especially at night And now there’s something creaking, it’s the bedroom door Oh I really hate this house, I’m not staying anymore I know that i’m…

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On Saturday I went food shopping, it’s not the best day to do the shopping as it is exceptionally busy, but needs must so I braved the mayhem.   When I got home I called the 15yo to help bring it in and straight away my husband said, “I’ll do it.” I insisted our son helped and it was all brought in. I have noticed this happening a lot in our house, why does my husband think the 15yo doesn’t have to help around the house. Every time I ask him to help with something Dad steps in and it’s driving…

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We’ve just had National poetry day, not everyone’s cup of tea but I like a bit of poetry, especially by me It helps me feel creative and gets my brain in gear the mix of words and rhyming lines just suddenly appear I don’t write about agony or poems full of angst and pain I’m more about the tired out mum who’s mojo’s down the drain but that’s the beauty of a poem whatever you choose to write you strike a chord in somebody who will find it a delight so if you have a spare five minutes give a poem…

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A poem dedicated to parents of children who chatter all the time. May you get 5 minutes peace. x Dear child, don’t you know just how much I love you so but all the questions on and on I feel as if my brain has gone No the sun won’t melt you yes Superman can fly but NO! little children can’t so please don’t even try Yes, I’m making lunch now no you won’t grow as big as a tree and I don’t think it’s a good idea to invite a pig to tea I know you are inquisitive and it’s…

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