I’ve read books about Spot the dog, and pop up books and rhymes And feel I’ve read the Gruffalo about a million times Biff & Chip and Kipper are imprinted in my brain And sometimes I do wonder, who chose those children’s names I was prepared to read The Twits, but my son had other ideas He said ‘I don’t like Roald Dahl ’ as it quickly disappears Then we had the Astrosaurs and Captain Underpants So any of the classics just didn’t stand a chance But now he is a teenager and I can safely say He ‘likes the…

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She strode past the other models, not even giving them a second look, they felt a shiver as she passed them by. Out onto the catwalk and she was home, this was her place, the excitement of the crowd buzzing with anticipation the media flashbulbs ready. Long limbs in flowing fabric, stunning in the show lights she tossed her well recognised golden hair, once a ‘supermodel always a supermodel’ she thought. She paused at the end of the runway, keeping her composure she turned with a glint in her eye. Ha, she thought, I might be dead but I’m not…

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Christmas is over, decorations away Santa left stuff for the kids to play New games and gifts have replenished the stocks But after a day kids are back on xbox I’ve eaten the chocolates, cakes and crisps Think i’ve shrunk my clothes they won’t fit past my hips I’ve lovely new boots that I can’t parade As I daren’t go the shops till the husband’s been paid I nearly got choked and everything stinks Never give 13 year olds gift sets of Lynx Ask kids what’s the highlight and here’s what they’ll say When Nan showed her bag saying it’s…

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Are you looking forward to christmas and all of the fun Have you bought your presents and your shoppings done I’m not quite into the swing of things i’m a bit unsettled you see On tuesday I helped at the food bank and it’s really bothering me The man who got upset as he came in from the street His choice was have the heating on or buy food to eat Talking of how life was fine then BAM! your job is gone No money for rent, the bills, the food, the list goes on and on He left a…

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