Monday, March 11, 2019

Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle


I was playing by the lake,
enjoying the sun,
when I saw a little fish
swimming, having fun.

I called to the fish
and asked him whether
he'd like to come out
and play together.

"Come out of the lake?
wouldn't that be sweet,
but I am not a duck -
I don't have feet!"

Featured: A nice day out.
My little nephew Noam
was enjoying the sun.

Friday, March 1, 2019

A Five Star Review

Five reasons I'm giving Five Stars to:
Murder in Park Lane
by Karen Charlton:

1. The Setting: The book, a historical
murder mystery, unfolds in 1812.
It is not too rich in historical detail but it is
nice to see that things could still get done
without computers, cell-phones and that all
important DNA testing.

2. The Protagonist: Stephen Lavender, a
Principal Officer at Bow Street, is 
considered 'the best policeman in England.'
The nicest thing about him is his relationship
with his sidekick, constable Woods.

3. The Gentleness: For when you've had your
fill of violence and gore, and want no more.

4. The Plot: A body is found in a fashionable 
address in Mayfair. I'm saying no more.
This is a spoiler-free zone.

5. The Best Part: I couldn't really tell
who did it. Isn't it awful when you work
it out half-way through the book and then
have to wait for the detective to catch up?

Features: Celebrating Detective Lavender
with small lavender sachets made for coat hangers.

Talking of mysteries, the blog of our blogger
friend Diane of Lavender Dreams has disappeared
in very disturbing circumstances.
You can find her and her story HERE.

Monday, February 18, 2019

When the Animals Got Together

If we ever need a leader,
said the nice giraffe,
remember I'm the tallest
and really like to laugh.

The lion disagreed:
of course I am king, 
and did also I mention
that I can dance and sing?

The frog answered him:
I'm not at all convinced,
as everyone well knows
inside I am a prince.

The dinosaur roared
you are all the worst -
don't you remember?
I was here first!

Featured: I made these 
paper roll animals
for my nephew Ariel.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Introducing George

I had myself a treat,
a juicy, lovely bone,
that I’ve been saving to enjoy
when I am on my own.

Another doggie came
and gave me a chase,
so I hid my lovely bone
in a really good place.

But I may have been
a little too clever,
I can’t find the bone
and I’ve been looking forever.

Featured: Little George,
a joint effort of my niece Dana and myself,
is taking part in the
Sew a Softie Global Sewing Party.
We hope he makes a lot of friends,
though he may need a lesson in sharing.
More info about the party
can be found here.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Nice Day Out

A little boy
wanted to see
how many birds
could swim in the sea.

His father said
with a twinkling eye:
"about as many fish
as can fly in the sky."

Featured: after days of proper winter
we are enjoying clear skies
and much appreciated sunshine.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Red, Move Your Head

The color Red
had a slice of bread
but no jam to spread.

He thought to go ahead
and have oatmeal instead
before going to bed.

Then a voice in his head
suddenly said:
"there's jam in the shed!"

Red used his sled
to go to the shed
and get jam for the bread.

Then, sweetly fed,
his book almost read,
Red went to bed.

Featured: Two softie friends

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Yuletide Wishe

Sending you
my yuletide wishes
for a holiday
fun and delicious.

Good company
food and cheer,
and all the best
for the coming year!