Archive for July, 2011

After forty years of mortarboard and gown

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

The outgoing headmaster is far from retiring,
It’s pastures new, not out to grass,
His mark is made, register overflowing,
On final examination, the best in class.

For Mr Paul Strong who after 25 years is moving on from William Farr School to pursue other projects.

Locked in

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

XWhere shall we go on holiday, dear?

We often like Turkey at this time of year…

I don’t know about you, but I fancy.. Something new!

Have a look on the ‘net, see what’s to do?

So I pulled up my chair and opened a query;
My search engine loaded, the answer was speedy:
“Autumn holidays, not too pricey”
30 million results, that’ll do nicely!

Kalkan, Dalaman, Ankara, Antalya;
Something about these sound quite familiar?
Places we’ve been to, things we’ve seen…
Top of the list from the Google machine.

traffic report

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The herd winds slowly home,
Nose to tail, unthinking! lost,
Frustration the daily grind
Staring and more dull staring,
The reports come in,
Collection of incidents,
All roads blocked, all routes crawl,
Times have been better,
The short lived excitement of the clear run
Now lane swap looking for the extra yard
Attrition of the modern motorway
Trench warfare system.

Veneer of self determination
The traffic jam goes nowhere in a hurry and that is life.