Posts tagged ‘fun’

October 22, 2021

A week of adventures

by Jem Croucher

Concluding the Jemverse series ‘Down in Dorset’ (12 of 12)

We've had a week of adventures
but it's good to be home
full of the joy of
the pleasures we've known

We've had seven more days
of summer and sunshine
and although mid-October
the weather's been so kind

October 12, 2021

Courthouse Farm

by Jem Croucher

No.2 in the Jemverse series ‘Down in Dorset’

In Whitchurch Canonicorum
here at Courthouse Farm
we six came for adventure
in a big converted barn
Deep in the Dorset countryside
but not far from the coast
for a week of fun and frolics
of which we'll make the most

October 5, 2021

For fun (aka ‘anticipation V’)

by Jem Croucher
Today I am
quite pleased to say
is when it's gone
is my last day
for two whole weeks
as Monday next
we're off to Dorset
(watch this text)

Yes two whole weeks
of holiday
when I can rest
Hip, Hip, Hooray
two whole weeks
to nothing do
which I'd imagine
so would you

August 5, 2021

Shadowplay II

by Jem Croucher
I played with my shadow
in the evening sunshine
it gave me a wave
so I knew it was mine

We both laughed aloud
at the shapes we made there
and didn't much mind
if it made people stare

But as the sun slipped down low
we bade fond adieu
as we know we'll be back
well you would, wouldn't you?

May 7, 2021

Family things

by Jem Croucher
Another garden, one in Brighton
at the tail end of the week
where we've come for Wagamama's
on order as we speak
Our youngest daughter's residence
below the railway line
on a mellow Friday evening
with the weather warm and fine

April 3, 2021

Easter Egg Hunt

by Jem Croucher

I’m devising an Easter egg hunt

it’s a giggle

as I had to squeeze into some spots

with a wiggle

too cunningly hide the eggs

with some guile

as my children have been at this

for quite a while

February 23, 2021

Social distance birthdays

by Jem Croucher

It was murky on the Dyke today
and you could not see far
which really was a pity as
the view’s spectacular

You’ll have to take my word for that
because the picture shows you nowt
of what Sussex has to offer
and what the Weald is all about

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February 15, 2021

Holiday VI

by Jem Croucher

Five days off, I can scarce believe it
it’s been a tough few weeks
The hours I’ve worked
have been berserk
few troughs but many peaks

Relaxation guaranteed
the most I’ll make of this
There’ll be some sounds
and walks with hounds
in five days of pure bliss

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February 10, 2021

Sussex snows

by Jem Croucher

I said no snow
in Sussex fell
but spoke too soon
(how could I tell)?
the temperature
would fall so quick
and the isobars
take such a dip
allowing white stuff
here to fall
at beckon to
the winter’s call

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December 30, 2020

Eighteen crazy holes

by Jem Croucher

Eighteen crazy holes
Chichester in the sun
an after Christmas present
enjoyed by everyone
The plane up on the falls
gave us all a focal view
and every single hole
gave us a challenge new

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November 19, 2020

Wet paws

by Jem Croucher

It was quite damp in Obi’s field
near Ashurst, Sunday last
the rain came down like stair rods
and the sky was overcast
the ground was rather sodden
more marshland than a field
the penalty for being
in the flat of Sussex Weald

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February 4, 2020

From me to me – on Valentines

by Colly

personal photo

red sky


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October 17, 2019


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Runs Slowly
‘Til The Workweek’s Done
But Like A Shooting Star
Once You’re Having Fun

The Seconds
Tick By,
One By One
Measured All The Same

So Why Does Work Time
Feel So Slow
Yet Fly On By
When You’re
Having Fun

I’d Really
Like To Know
Wouldn’t You?

Copyright © 2019 Charles Robert Lindholm – The Reluctant Poet
All Rights Reserved – Please Come View My Archives!!

September 17, 2019


by Jem Croucher

On the last day of summer
in the sunshine in Bromley
a barbecue out in the sun
The family together
for the first time in ages
for good conversation and fun

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July 18, 2019


by Jem Croucher

We went down to Drusillas
for our anniversary
four of us this time, Bezza
Sally, Grace and me
There were parties of schoolchildren
but we made an escape bid
and marched on up ahead of them
so from the masses hid

Sal and I as senior citizens
got cheaper entry too
First time to take advantage
just for asking, as you do
And we made sure that we got there
when it opened on the dot
As that’s always best on days like this
especially when it’s hot

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June 16, 2019


by Jem Croucher

Wolfgang was bouncing
and after his ball
We caught him on camera
which was a good call
Sometimes he caught it
sometimes he missed
But we always praised him
and gave him a kiss
Cos doggos need praising
and knowing you’re happy
Quite easy to do with
so bouncy a chappie

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November 23, 2018


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Thanksgiving Dinner

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November 4, 2018


by Jem Croucher

I’ve been partial to ‘Chuck Connors’
since I was a lad
And mostly you will find me
with my feet in Converse clad

I have many different colours
Yellow, blue and pink
The oldest ones I had for years
Forty plus I think

I have ones I got on eBay
which I know are very rare
And some which are so vibrant
that folk will stop and stare

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October 21, 2018


by Jem Croucher

We all went to Shocktoberfest
up at Tulley’s Farm
to be scared witness in the dark
whilst keeping free from harm

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October 3, 2018


by Abigail Gronway

Orange, yellow, white
Milk of cow or goat
Made within the mold

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July 31, 2018

Because we can II

by Jem Croucher

Staying til sunset
down at the beach
is something we do
‘cos it’s in easy reach
We might have a swim
or relax in the sun
but whatever we do
we always have fun

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April 21, 2018


by Jem Croucher

I am laughter and fun
and everything good
Which if you look around
as you know that you should
You will as I do
find that most everywhere
there is laughter and fun
with a duty to share

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March 4, 2018

Giggle and cheer

by Jem Croucher

To Alcampo for brunch
with the family in tow
London Road, Brighton
devoid now of snow

Good conversation
Flat whites and beer
A nice place to come
for a giggle and cheer

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February 9, 2018

Graduation II

by Jem Croucher

We’re on a train to London
all the girls and me
for another graduation
this time for Emily

We’ve goodies in a goody bag
and flat whites – good to go
that, and conversation
which we’ll always have you know

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February 6, 2018


by Jem Croucher

Spectral and outworldly
the lights up in the sky
Here on Brighton seafront
as at night I wander by
The i-360 tower
a carbuncle to some
remains a star attraction
and brings a lot of fun

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September 26, 2017

#68 POETRY =

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

Poetry =

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September 23, 2017

Sandwich Delight

by Abigail Gronway

I love to eat
It is no lie
On wheat or rye

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June 7, 2017

Last Day (1) – Senryu

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Students in the halls
Lockers clang open and shut.
Shouts of joy resound.