Reflecting

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Stirring Stuff

My spoon is rather…

Gorgeous.

How can I

Convey

The pleasure it brings

To the touch –

Supremely

Smooth,

I cannot resist

Running

That silken curve

Down my jawline –

Itself, admittedly,

Not as smooth

Nor as firm

As once it was

But still able

To luxuriate

In the

Feel

Of this miraculous piece

Of Spoon-Smith’s

Craftsmanship;

Hard to resist

Once the initial

Contact

Has been made.

Then back to

My thumb

Caressing

The barely

Hollowed wood…

Hallowed wood

A feast for

All the senses;

My eyes follow

The richly diverse

Tones of the grain

Which seems to

Emulate

The silken tresses

Of an expensively

High-lighted head;

I close my eyes

And inhale

The distinctively

Subtle scent

Of the

Tung Oil-moisturised

Skin –

Ah… stirred by a

Wooden spoon!

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Little Painty Spider

Little Painty Spider.
Your Mum and sibling
Escaped
To the white expanse
Above,
With its artexed craters
And valleys, to hide.
You though
Didn’t realise the
Yellow
Roller was coming your
Way…nor did I. Then.
Too late.
Nevermind. You are now
Truly part of the
Décor
As your kind have long
Hoped for.
Gone but not forgotten.

Little Painty Spider

Image: http://naturemoms.com/blog/2006/05/30/natural-ways-to-get-rid-of-spiders/
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Well Matured

My mum was 18 (again!) yesterday

Knowing how she didn’t want anyone to know she was 80 last year (her friends all thought she was much younger and she didn’t want to disillusion them) we reversed the candles on the cake and there you have it – childish glee … but the camera angle kind of gives the secret away doesn’t it?
Well Matured

Still smiling

I think that I may be hearing beeps in my sleep. Enjoying my new job – the distinctly unglamorous role of Checkout Assistant in a local supermarket. The contrast between this and my day job couldn’t be more marked, but smiling at people all the time instead of asking them to “Sit down”, “Quieten down” or “Please write some answers down” really does lift the spirits! I finish the shift with a smile still on my lips and cheerfully weary I make my way home to iron my school ‘uniform’ for the morning.
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image: http://www.hoothollerscribble.com/help-is-required-for-your-failure-please-set-it-aside-and-continue-scanning/

“Quintessentially British my dear!”

Contentedness is…
a day off
and a rather nice
Afternoon Tea on the lawn.
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Image: http://americangallery.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/gregory-frank-harris-1953/

World cup Fever – 10 Quotes to help understand the strange world of football for the uninitiated.

It’s the England v Italy game tonight. I wasn’t anticipating watching as am not really a sporty person and had been invited out to party to celebrate not going to either the Isle of Wight Festival or being a football fan. HOWEVER, I find myself sitting near to the landline (family!) and so I thought I’d ask for a quick guide on the rules of the game in case anyone could help…

“All I know is that men are kicking a ball. And they sometimes shout! Think that’s it isn’t it?!”

“And they roll over on the floor crying.”

“Think there might be some hugging too. Any rolling around on the floor could result in green painty stripes on kit ” (reference to Brazil painting out the brown lines on the pitch to make the grass look more healthy and the pitch in better condition!)

“And some tugging on each other’s shirts!!”

“Some people think it doesn’t matter which net to kick the ball in as long as they get a goal!” (the first goal of the World cup was an own goal by hosts Brazil)

“They have to get the ball in the net..the person who does the most rolls aroung the grass gets the most free.kicks”

“…is that where they use foul play (pretending they have been freely kicked) to get a free kick…?”

“I think so!!”

“And sometimes they like to collect coloured cards”

“I think some of them wave them in the other’s face – showing off obviously!”

I feel much better informed now…

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