Sunday, 19 February 2012


Late last night I came into the dining room to find four girls bent over a pile of papers, pencils in hand, scribbling furiously. I asked what they were doing and was told 'Writing and passing notes.' It's not often that they all 'play' so well together, so I snapped some shots. I said I was off to bed and the big girls said they'd put the little ones to bed when they'd finished, awww, sisters are awesome sometimes.

The Word Party

Loving words clutch crimson roses,
Rude words sniff and pick their noses,
Sly words come dressed as foxes,
Short words stand on cardboard boxes,
Common words tell jokes and gabble,
Complicated words play Scrabble,
Swear words stamp around and shout,
Hard words stare eachother out,
Foreign words look lost and shrug,
Careless words trip on the rug,
Long words slouch with stooping shoulders,
Code words carry secret folders,
Silly words flick rubber bands,
Hyphenated words hold hands,
Strong words show off, bending metal,
Sweet words call each other 'petal',
Small words yawn and suck their thumbs,
Till at last the morning comes,
Kind words give out farewell posies....
Snap! The dictionary closes.