A photo of the queue for Broadwater Dog Show, before a shower came and sent us scuttling home. We may not have won a prize but we think our little Patterdale is perfect, anyway.
It may be late but worth the wait, the Rotary float’s in view.
Give them all a wave- the Worthing Crier, in costume gold and blue.
I can hear the beat of the samba band and see the pom-poms, too.
They spin and punch ( without any lunch) on lorries all forming a queue.
Let the music blare as the people stare; I love parades, don’t you?
The charity do was a play day at the bowling green at Marine gardens in Worthing. It was a lovely morning and we had some fun bowling , a coffee in the restaurant and came back with a home made cake.
What a strange day, yesterday. While hubby and I were in Tesco’s, in the line to pay, I commented to the attractive young lady in front of us how beautiful her purchases of bunches of iris’s were. She said they were a bargain. We chatted for a while and then, once she had bought them, she presented me with one of them!
I must admit, I felt a little uncomfortable but they are here on the table and still look great.
As for the anthology, I am getting more pre-orders from folk who trust my writing. At this rate we will soon sell 100 copies!
A draft copy now in my possession. We had to add two more poems to fit the ‘four’ pages in a booklet but I had plenty in hand,
The cover looks great, with one of Joan’s cartoons on the front and the four of us on the back.
News about the panto and the poetry anthology yesterday. The anthology is with the printer and I should see a draft next week. I had great fun looking at potential borders on the computer but left it to him in the end as I could have been there for hours. He showed me how to drag and drop in windows. I wish I knew more about computers!
Then the technician at the talking newspaper gave me some advice about turning a panto into something for audio. I need to add a lot more that I assumed people would know was happening by putting it into the dialogue. It turned out that not everyone has seen the film ( a very common children’s story that I took from the book) I’ll let you know which one nearer the time. The film was a musical but I’m not having music – just sound effects!
Then, last night we were treated to a splendid evening with the Blue Coconut Orchestra at the Willows Folk Club. Brilliant musicians.We are singing again tonight with the surgery group – must be good for us!
People supporting Armed Forces Day, leaving the Steyne
Umbrella’s up – racing to get out of the rain
Their duty done, tombola tickets bought
And sympathy extended to the belly dancers
Gyrating in the breeze, smiling at the applause.
Now homeward bound along the prom
Coat collars up, hoods hiding hair.
A coach load of day trippers from Wales
Running from the windy pier – glad to be going home.
This is Worthing on a cold summer Saturday.
Even with the Artists’ trail to follow
It is not a place to stand and stare
Or look at a flapping gazebo of books.
Six local authors see their hopes
Swept away as folk speed past.
The weather beat us, as we shivered,
Our precious offerings ignored.
“I’ll come back” said one lady,
“I’m doing the trail – you’ll still be here?”
A young man stopped, demonstrating to his friends
He could appreciate words on a page
But gave an excuse, leaving without a book.
A huddle of students ran across the road, not looking back
We stayed, unnoticed, shivering in the wind
So sorry you missed us.