Thursday, 26 March 2015

King Richard

Are you watching dear William?
Are you watching Tudors all?
As the last Plantagenet is gently laid to rest
After Bosworth and your prompting conspired to make his fall?
From Fotheringhay to York, from Gloucester to battle site
People watch and wait to see the banner fly,
Yorkists and Lancastrians, roses side by side reposing in one night.
This son of York at last at peace and glorious summer will follow spring
And past tyrannies and grotesque dramas on both sides today forgotten
God Save Richard, God Save the long lost King.



Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Now is the summer ...

Well - the eclipse was stunning (from everywhere but my house it seems - London had cloud - lots of it!) and I loved the photos on the news of what I had missed.
Although as a Yorkshire lass, I really would have preferred Richard to have been buried in York (yes - I am a card carrying Ricardian!) - I watched the programme from Leicester and they have done him proud. I will be glued to the TV tomorrow to see our hero laid, finally, to rest. Now is the winter of our discontent really made glorious summer by this son of York.
And then - the hour goes forward at the weekend - hooray!! It's worth losing an hour to mark the passing of winter!!
And then - well it's April - and we all know that is poetry month!! So send us your poems and please read ours!

Saturday, 21 March 2015

We are the World

I am with Linda on the vote even if you get to the polling station and spoil it with a "not voting for any of you xxxxxxx"

38 degrees
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/38_Degrees

are seeking to support independent researchers to challenge any 'spinning' that may occur during this run up to the election.

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page/contribute/Full-Fact-Fundraiser#petition

I think that any information that seeks to assist our choices is good.