I was looking back through some old posts and came across this from my earliest blogging days – almost three years ago. I know that since then many new readers and followers have joined me and so, whilst I think of what to write for my next post, I’m re-posting this little poem that I wrote about myself.
I’m a bit of a rocker at heart
It’s left over from my youth.
Springsteen, Deep Purple, The Stones, The Who
But Strauss and Chopin suit me too
I’m a little in love with Art Nouveau
I adore ‘The Glasgow Style’.
Dazzling stained glass and geometric line
But the Mackintosh rose is my favourite design
I’m more than a tad scared of flying
I do it under greatest duress.
Morocco, Croatia, Italy, France
But it’s Ireland that makes my heart dance
I’ve a passion for Green & Black’s chocolate,
Oh the way that it melts in my mouth.
Maya Gold, Chilli and Ginger too
But when feeling desperate, Bourneville will do
I really enjoy entertaining
I think I’m a bit of a chef.
Tagines and tapas and Sunday roast
But the best thing of all is cheese on toast
I adore a floral aroma
I specially choose what I grow
Lily and Lilac, Sweet Pea and Rose
But lemon verbena gets right up my nose!
I’m ace at being a Nanny
I am better at this than all else
Bicycles, dolls and The Gruffalo,
But I do like the peace when they finally go.
- NB: That last line is currently redundant. They can’t ‘go’ because they aren’t coming. I’m missing them all terribly.