Author Archives: the burrower

Tail wags dog…

A young woman had knelt to talk to a homeless man outside the Job Centre. She’d bought him a bottle of juice, a sandwich and a ring-pull can of dog food for his ‘best friend’ who lay curled up on … Continue reading

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Right to Roam – Mass trespass of Kinder Scout

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The mass trespass of Kinder Scout, also called the Kinder mass trespass, was an act of wilful trespass by ramblers. It was undertaken at Kinder Scout, in the Peak District of Derbyshire, England, on 24 … Continue reading

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Petrichor

Stale summer meadows under white heat-blasted skies thunder lurks the night Bright daggers slice the darkness drops fall like pennies pavements run with instant floods Smells of new-wet earth raise pungent long gone memory from dust-blocked days  

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Memories…

Kelly’d just finished putting Edna’s shopping away and took her a cup of tea. She’d thought the old lady was asleep by the fire which had burned right down to almost nothing. So she picked up a shovel full of … Continue reading

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The Wannabee…

  Uncle Dave came round for Sunday lunch and he was quite early so Dad was out the back as usual. My Dad likes the garden and he’s out there a lot. Mum always says she has a real job … Continue reading

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Lost Soles

A city tattooed with torrid tags shoes left by bins in torn shopping bags Gutters full of litter spill their load edging each and every road Rough sleepers flip-flopping in the morning Life-dulled eyes with no hope spawning shake night’s … Continue reading

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The Vegetarian Option…

It was late. It’d been a very busy day and Carol Coney, PR to the company secretary had run like a Rocket to get to the Function room and organise the seating plan, and everything else too. Now it was … Continue reading

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Spring Watch

Smart speckled Starlings iridescent brazen bullies of the bird table shout in gabbling, grabbing gangs While sun-bright Goldfinches perform their fluttering fancies above the lawn’s fresh green gems The trees shine newly dressed in brightest garb of spring greenness and … Continue reading

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Easter Bank Holiday

Brings the arrival of the chocolate Bunny and chocolate eggs which are also quite funny There’s hot cross buns and Simmnel cakes Or your own back garden for barbecue bakes There are picnics and outings to National Parks and beaches … Continue reading

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The Humble Unicorn…

She joined me as I leaned on the paddock fence watching the annual Dartmoor pony round-up. “As a kid I was most at home amongst animals. In fact I sometimes pretended I was a horse,” she said. “I used to … Continue reading

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