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Hollingworth Lake

Jean M Mills, Isle of Scalpay It wasn’t made for us to play or people on their holiday, For boatmen gliding, winged with sails or rowers...

Unwelcome Call

Rod Butterworth, Rochdale Too soon, too soon a call will come To cloud the mind and jar the ears To spoil this moment in my life Where everything...

Blessings

Jim Atherton, Darwen Today has been a wash out, for we’ve seen nought but rain, So I did a round of visiting, friends who are racked...

After Winter

Francis Forest, Earby We know it’s been winter So wet and wild and cold, And we feel this nasty weather more Now we are both a wee bit...

Peacock at Normanby Hall

John Robert Brown, Leeds Here, warm in the greenhouse, alongside her snug bed Purrs an old mackerel tabby. She waits to be fed, While a hefty spurred...

Seasons

Ena Barker, Barnoldswick Spring I always enjoy the flowers in seasons from spring to winter. Spring with the daffodils, ever so tall Their golden trumpets overlooking all, And primulas,...

Spring

Olive Riley, Hesketh Bank A new beginning. Everything opens, Museums, castles. Tea-rooms shake their cloths, bedeck their tables, display their menus and their ‘Open’ signs. Resorts come alive, prepare for tourists. Gaudy stalls appear with...

The Gift of Friendship

Mary Francis Grayson, West Shetland Thank you Lord For lovely, loyal friends They shine like stars at night Always there when in need Saying, all will be all right A...

Playa Del Ingles

Sharon Mawdesle, Rossendale A week in Gran Canaria looking for the sun, Fifteen years since last we went, I remember having fun Sad to say in all...
Parmesan Crusted Chantenay

Speedy Parmesan Crusted Chantenay

Method Par-boil some whole (or halved, if large) Chantenay for 5minutes, then drain and toss with a little olive oil, finely grated Parmesan cheese and...

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