Posts tagged ‘Holiday’

September 8, 2017

Sixteen hundred

by Jem Croucher

Part 20 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

And of the sixteen hundred
just one-thirty occupied
Five this week we’ve been to
many more of which we’ve spied

Corfu, Kefalonia
Crete, Santorini, Rhodes
Five islands we’ve just been to
Though Greece, of course, has loads

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August 20, 2017

At Sea

by Jem Croucher

‘At Sea’ – 2 0f 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Slumber with the engine’s thrum
through decks one to five
Come morning though, the sunshine
makes us come alive

Streaming through our window
across a deep blue sea
This borders on perfection
for my soulmate, Sal, and me

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August 19, 2017

Leaving Blighty

by Jem Croucher

It’s getting quite exciting
watching big planes come and go
Sitting in Departures
and going with the flow
It’s quite warm here but warmer still
in Corfu where we’ll be
Waiting for our flight to board
My wife here (Sal) and me

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August 11, 2017

Helios presides

by Jem Croucher

In cool blue water
Sailing into Grecian sun
Helios presides

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August 4, 2017

Fridays

by Jem Croucher

Fridays come and Fridays go
and most of them are great
But today’s an extra special one
Now here, well worth the wait

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July 18, 2017

Counting the days II

by Jem Croucher

I’m not past my prime
yet sometimes I feel
it takes longer these days
to recover and heal

And I know that the sun
should help me feel well
But sometimes it seems
very much the hard sell

So I think what I need
is a break well away
A bit of a rest and
a nice holiday

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June 3, 2017

First University summer vacation

by The Cheesesellers Wife

First University summer vacation
Getting the band back together

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April 16, 2017

Easter Memories

by scatterednotebooks

Poetry challenge: Easter poem.
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We waited for the Easter Bunny
like we did for Santa Claus,
but he would bring the gift of spring
with his soft, little bunny paws.

We did the prep work hopefully
thinking nothing of the chore,
like colouring pretty Easter eggs
and decorations for the door.

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February 27, 2017

Had a week off

by Jem Croucher

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Had a week off
didn’t do very much
just listened to music
and reading and such

Tidied a bit
sorted some stuff
and to be perfectly honest
that was enough

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January 29, 2017

Weekends

by Jem Croucher

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I’ve come to the conclusion
that weekends are too short
So there’s a simple message there
and lawmakers really ought
to consider very seriously
turning two days into more
As adding just a couple
would be well worth waiting for

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October 14, 2016

Roadtrip II

by Jem Croucher

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We’re off to the New Forest
for a long weekend of fun
Seven of us together
in the cool October sun
We’ve hired a big log cabin
In the woods at Sandy Balls
packing lots of warmer clothes
in case the winter calls

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September 12, 2016

Thankful and glad

by Jem Croucher

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We’ve had a lovely holiday
but it’s great to be back home
Back in Sussex by the sea
though many miles we’ve flown

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September 10, 2016

Seville

by Jem Croucher

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We thought it was hot in Lisbon
but when we got to Seville
the mercury was climbing
above thirty-eight until
it peaked up there at thirty-nine
as we wilted on the street
and if it wasn’t for the water sprays
we’d have melted in the heat

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September 9, 2016

Lisbon 36

by Jem Croucher

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It was thirty six in Lisbon
when we climbed up to St Jorge
An eleventh century castle
built by Moors above the gorge

But it was cool beneath the olive trees
inside the castle walls
taking pictures of the things we saw
and marvelling at it all

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September 8, 2016

Terracotta Rooftiles

by Jem Croucher

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We found the historic centre
by the Douro riverside
Where wine merchants rolled their barrels
and their ageless trade they plied
Then rode the new funicular
high over Eiffel’s bridge
to the magnificent cathedral
up there on the ridge

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September 5, 2016

Vigo

by Jem Croucher

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We actually weren’t expecting rain
but it only stayed an hour
Refreshing as we climbed the hill
for the Vigo castle tower
The view up at the very top
took in the sweeping bay
with our ship down in the harbour
on this, our third cruise day

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September 4, 2016

Three sixty degree seas

by Jem Croucher

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Three seagulls have been following
and flying in our wake
Means we must be close to land
of that there’s no mistake
For though three sixty round about
Iberian waters lie
we’re fairly close to Portugal
the seagulls seemed to cry

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September 3, 2016

Lounging

by Jem Croucher

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Every inch of deck space
where there’s a little sun
was taken up with loungers
since the day had just begun
Reservation is forbidden
but people do it all the time
Leave their towels then disappear
It really is a crime

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September 2, 2016

All at sea

by Jem Croucher

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There’s a world outside my window
but I’m all at sea today
Sunshine through the porthole
with waves out there at play
The Spirit’s cutting westward
but it has a way to go
and with sea all the way round us
a true ocean voyage we’ll know

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September 1, 2016

Gibraltar II

by Jem Croucher

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If it wasn’t for the breeze from Spain
I’d be all a-swelter
for the sun in the Gibraltar Straits
is certainly a belter!

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August 31, 2016

Gibraltar

by Jem Croucher

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To the Rock of Gibraltar
on Monday we came
The English weather
living up to its name

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August 30, 2016

Malaga I

by Jem Croucher

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Boarding our Dreamliner
Thompson did us proud
For we had extra legroom
and the engines weren’t too loud
The outbound flight as always
thrilled us to the core
England disappearing
through the window there we saw

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August 29, 2016

Departures

by Jem Croucher

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We’re sitting in Departures
waiting for our flight
We’re feeling quite excited
just like we were last night

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August 20, 2016

Three weeks

by Jem Croucher

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I’ve turned the Blackberry off
and my bag is stowed away
as I’ll not be thinking ‘work’
for a three-week holiday
Part of it will be abroad
and part spent by the sea
relaxing in the sunshine
where I really love to be

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August 16, 2016

Holiday III

by Jem Croucher

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It’s great to sit out in the sunshine
and feel its warmth upon my skin
Especially when, time on my hands
there’s no need to go back in

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May 9, 2016

We’re off (at last)

by Jem Croucher

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And so the waiting’s finally over
the day is here at last
As I go walking with my brother
On the South Downs for a blast

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January 23, 2016

A weekend away

by Jem Croucher

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We’re travelling down to Hampshire
for a mini-holiday
We don’t do this very often
so it’s nice to get away

Staying close to Lyndhurst
the New Forest all around
Taking wellington boots in case
it’s soggy on the ground

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November 24, 2015

~ The Flurry Folk

by ladyliterati

~ The Flurry Folk
Sitting on a cloud so high

Slate grey haven in the sky
The Flurry Folk work all year

Making flakes with lots of cheer
While Ole Man Winter soundly sleeps

The Flurry Folk happily guard his keep
As the Winter Solstice slowly arrives

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