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Shy hello’s to French fellows
Soft and luscious marshmallows
Deep red roses
Large rolling sea waves
Mysterious beach caves,
Deep purple crushed velvet
Treasures that I have kept,
Red and brown autumn leaves
Sweet memories of sweet dreams,
children’s laughter while they play
Meeting dawn, a brand new day,
Daffodils in the spring
All the pleasures that summer can bring,
Warm sweet mulled wine
The season of Christmas time,
Making strawberry jam
The beautiful sight of a new-born lamb,
Finding words for poetry
Sitting quietly with a cup of tea,
Walking the sands in my bare feet
Enjoying the ultimate barbecue feast,
Seeing the wonderful sights of the coast
Eating a lovely Sunday roast,
Watching the ducks swim and bathe
The aroma of freshly baked bread
Cascades of colour from fireworks
Up with the lark feeling alert
Seeing the stars in the sky at night
These are all the things I like
By Gillian Sims
Take a walk around Colwick Park
So much to take in, so much to see
A sparkling jewel within Nottinghamshire
It doesn’t cost anything, it’s all-free
Round a bouts and swings for the children
Long walks for all to take part
Taking in all of the beautiful scenery
It’s just knowing where to start
The lakes in all their splendour
With greenery and all kinds of trees
Wild life swimming across the waters
With dragonflies, butterflies and bees
The River Trent runs by the park
Adding beauty as it flows by
Fishermen fishing in the lakes
With ducks, geese and swans flying high
It’s a place where you can find peace
A place to sit with your memories past
Of relationships to reflect upon
On how long they’d last
Colwick Park has many things to give
And you can add to it’s magic too
For a short while lose yourself
In the panoramic scenery you view
A Mother’s Loss
I held someone very precious
A miracle that was gentle and mild
The most wonderful gift from God
Was my first-born beautiful child
This child had a heavenly smile
So tiny, so delicate in every way
But alas my dreams were shattered
As my child passed away
I was devastated at my loss
By now my heart was breaking
Everything stopped in my life
Every bone in my body was aching
I blamed myself for the passing
My health reached low ebb
I just could not understand
Why my beautiful child was dead
It was then as I lay sleeping
An angelic angel came to me
Cradled within her arms was my baby
She had brought for me to see
I felt all the grief and pain was lifted
These words to me she said
My child please don’t blame yourself
As your can see your child is alive not dead
Your baby in heaven will be taken care of
And God will ease your pain
Your child will be waiting
To be re-united with you again
Poppy And The Snail
Poppy the fairy was flying in the forest
When she came across Simon the snail
He wasn’t looking too good
In fact he was looking quite pale
Whatever is the matter enquired Poppy
I don’t know was Simons reply
I have not been able to slither
For my trail has been to dry
Poppy gently picks him up in her arms
Flew down to the doctor pretty quick
For she was very concerned about Simon
For she knew that Simon was very sick
She took him to see doctor dandelion
The doctor would know what to do,
He examined poor Simon thoroughly
He diagnosed Simon of having snail flu
The doctor told Poppy to take him home
Put Simon straight into his bed
Make sure he has plenty of fluid
Place a cold compress around his head
Poppy made sure Simon was comfortable
As she tucked Simon into his shell
After a few days of nursing
Simon recovered very healthy and well.
As soft as clouds, as pink as a rose, the smell of the candy floss won’t leave your nose.
It’s like a sky scraper standing proud and tall, though when I am in it I feel very small.
Whizzing as fast as the speed of light, I get a headache as I watch the sight. (Written by Megan King)
Rides spinning round and round, getting closer to the ground.
Sounding like volcanoes erupting. (Written by Adrian Wagstaffe )
The bright lights hit her head with a bang!
She wandered over to the food van.
Rides whizzing past.
As she queues up for one rather fast. (Written by Isobel Pye)
The candy floss is oh so nice, you will have to eat it twice! ( Written by Holli-Ann Beer)
EVEN SCHOOL KIDS ARE GETTING THE POETRY BUG
SO COME TO NOTTINGHAM AND HAVE SOME FUN AT THE NOTTINGHAM GOOSE FAIR
Melting in the sun,
Along the ripples
Of the water,
Refresh the morning sun,
The rain has come
After all their
Hard work was done,
Bring the skies alive
With electric eyes.
By Gillian Sims
SCARY MARY SAYS SAFEY FIRST
The Firework Code
Always follow the firework code, stick to these simple rules, and be safe this bonfire night.
• only buy fireworks marked BS 7114
• don’t drink alcohol if you’re setting off fireworks
• store fireworks in a closed box
• follow the instructions on each firework
• light fireworks at arm’s length, using the taper provided
• stand well back
• never go near a firework that has been lit – even if it hasn’t gone off it could still explode
• never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them
• always supervise children around fireworks
• light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves
• never give sparklers to a child under five
• keep pets indoors
• don’t set off noisy fireworks late at night and never after 11.00pm (except on certain occasions)
• take care around open flames such as bonfires and barbecues – all clothes even those labeled ‘low flammability’ can catch fire
If you misuse them you may be liable for an on the spot fine of £80. If found guilty by the courts you could get a fine of up to £5,000.
It is an offence to:
• buy adult fireworks if you are under 18
• set off fireworks in the street or other public places
• set off fireworks between 11.00 pm and 7.00 am
You can let off fireworks until 12.00 pm on bonfire night and until 1.00 am on Christmas, New Years Eve, Chinese New Year or Diwali.
If you are using fireworks you will need to be aware of your neighbours and make sure that you do not cause a nuisance.
Be safe not sorry
Having fireworks at home can be great fun, as long as they are used safely. Follow our simple steps to make sure your display is safe and fun.
Fireworks are safe if you use them properly. If you’re putting on a home display, you should follow some simple steps to make sure that everyone has a good time without getting hurt.
Keep kids safe
We want children to enjoy fireworks but they need to know that they can be dangerous if they are not used properly. Each year, over half of all firework injuries are suffered by children. The Child Accident Prevention Trust have more guidance on keeping kids safe
Did you know that sparklers get five times hotter than cooking oil? Sparklers are not toys and should never be given to a child under five.
Where to buy
Don’t cut corners just to save a few quid. Always buy fireworks from a reputable shop to make sure that they conform to British Standards. This means that they should have BS 7114 written on the box.
Sometimes shops open up for a short time before Bonfire Night but these may not be the best places to buy fireworks from. Staff in these shops might not be very knowledgeable about using fireworks safely and their fireworks might not meet British Standards.
Whatever you do, don’t buy fireworks from anywhere you’re not sure about, such as the back of a van or from a temporary, unlicensed market stall.
What to buy
There are different categories of fireworks. Members of the public can buy and set off most of the fireworks that come under Categories 1 to 3. These are fireworks that include those that you can use indoors, in your garden or at a display. Always read the packet carefully and make sure that the fireworks you buy are suitable for the place where you are going to set them off.
Some fireworks can only be bought and used by firework professionals. These include: air bombs; aerial shells, aerial maroons, shells-in-mortar and maroons-in-mortar; all bangers; mini rockets; fireworks with erratic flight; some Category 2 and 3 fireworks which exceed certain size limits; and all Category 4 fireworks.
Setting them off
Only one person should be in charge of fireworks. If that’s you, then make sure you take all the necessary precautions. Read the instructions in daylight and don’t drink any alcohol until they’ve all been discharged. Make your preparations in advance, and in daylight. On the night, you will need…
a bucket or two of water
eye protection and gloves
a bucket of soft earth to put fireworks in
suitable supports and launchers if you’re setting off catherine wheels or rockets.
If you are organising a firework display for the general public, read our information on how to organise safe and successful firework displays.
Protect your animals
You should take precautions to protect your pets during the times of the year when fireworks are likely to be set off.
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