Thursday, June 10

Writing Workshop - Time

The prompt I chose for Josie's writing workshop this week is Time. It's a bit of a cheesy rhyming poem, but c'est la vie.

Once upon a time

you were still here

Once upon a time

you were always near

Once upon a time

I sat on your knee

Once upon a time

you helped me climb a tree

Once upon a time

you mopped up my tears

Once upon a time

you shoo'd away my fears

Once upon a time

you seemed so tall

Once upon a time

I really was small

Once upon a time

I hugged you so tight

Now during this time

I whisper each night

I love you Dad and I miss you with all my heart.

Throwing out the TV....

Oh how I wish I could.... 

I'm not a big TV watcher anyway, in fact, I'm wracking my brains to think of something I watch on a regular basis. The only things that come to mind are the MotoGP and the British Superbikes. I watch Springwatch, but I can take it or leave it. Nope, there's nothing else I can think of. Zingzillas and Chuggington don't count although I do watch them every morning, but that's because Isabelle has them on while she's getting ready for school. I do quite like Tinga Tinga.. (another of Isabelle's favourites) but that's by the by.

So last night hubby was away on business for the night. Oh yeah! Remote control to myself. It just reminded me why I don't watch TV. There was bugger all on. I just vegged on the sofa reading my book with the TV on in the background quietly as noise. When on came Big Brother (OMG nooooooooooo!!) I have never watched it on purpose. I have seen bits of it by accident but I really can't stand it. Last night was the selection process and OMG I just couldn't believe there could be so many idiots in one place. There are now 14 of these idiots holed up in one small bizarre house for the summer. The cat fights are going to be out of this world judging by the amount of short skirted, self loving bimbo's they've got in there including one girl who thinks she is Jordan/Katie Price. I will be avoiding Big Brother like the plague!

Then add to the TV schedule The World Cup. I hate football with a passion. A bunch of overpaid poofters running around after a bag of wind. (sorry if I've offended the football fans, this is just my opinion). My hubby and son are football mad and I'm not going to be able to avoid having the football on my TV. I'm not going to survive the month. 

And on top of that we get Wimbledon for the last week in June, first week in July. Now I'm not opposed to a few games of tennis (especially if Nadal is playing - sexist of me I know, but hey).. I was even the tennis captain at school, but it's on all the time! I usually watch the semi finals and the finals, but if they're boring, I'll switch off until the last set.

Might as well throw in a few more very interesting competitions on the TV such as a  watching paint dry competition or cutting the grass with toenail clippers. The latter will be much more intresting than Big Brother!

So what am I going to do for the next month? I think I'm going to have to go and trawl the charity shops for some good books to read, stock my mp3 player up with some good music and go into my own world.