House of Industry

15.5.14
Dog tired
after
stressful day.
Really should
get some rest
but
genealogy research…
awfully
addictive

pauper

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Flaming Longboats!

In the best tradition I put my foot in it. I take my father to Morrison’s to do his weekly shop and while he is trundling up and down the aisles I see an old parent from school. We chat about our children and what they are up to now and then he says that he is still enjoying knocking people on their heads with bits of metal (ie into his Viking re-enactment activities) and has been all around Scandinavia, rowing longboats and generally having a great time. I reply that “it’s all good experience!” and then depart to stick my flaming cheeks in the freezer with the frozen sausages – I had meant to say “It’s all AN experience.” What would it be good experience for exactly…wanting to become a Viking when he grows up?

The Ephesian Artemis

So may Artemis Locheia,
with girdle of fine-spun silver,
protect all those in her care – all
golden arrows and healing touch.
By the light of the crescent moon
the great temple at Ephesus
holds her spirit, the mighty land
of Asia Minor the imprint
of her footsteps and those in need
of her influence, feel now her
mighty force.

A Dragon Falls

To an audience of expectation, we launch full flow into performance number one. They excel themselves and make us proud. Harry galloped horseless in a confined space – narrowly missing Jezebel’s little toes and Zeus’s podgy fingers. No matter. Sam and Thomas make a demise to bring the house down – especially the deafening roar and collapse centre stage. It wasn’t too much of a problem when they rose a bit early for the bows. Sam just ducked his head ostrich-like into the huge papier mache dragon jaws – if he couldn’t see the audience, then surely they couldn’t see him…

A Pox Upon You

#11
February 2013
The Bubonic Plague came to our school today. Lots of little children caught it from holding hands and dancing in circles singing “Ring a ring o’ roses…” We thought that we had better not tell them that the Lord Mayor of London ordered the execution of Rover and Kitty as well as Roland Rat in his panic to eradicate it. They all laughed at the thought of their poo and wee being tipped out into the streets along with the rubbish…

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