The Four Walls and the Fences

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The time was going quickly,

The landscape whizzing by,

No sooner had she left the platform,

Feelings were soaring high…

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The clankety-clank of the wheels,

The swaying of the train,

Had left her feeling sleepy,

And excited all the same.

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Familiar sights coming into view,

Feelings still as high,

The train grinding to a halt,

It all made her wonder why.

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Why she felt a pang of loss,

Why she felt at ease,

Why she was missing where she had left,

Why she felt so pleased.

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Then the familiar face,

Waiting at the side,

The warm welcome greeted her,

From a hug to the loving eyes.

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This weekend had come up fast,

For that was elated,

But the four days would just not last,

And for that felt deflated.

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Familiar sights, sounds, tastes, feelings, smells,

All of the five senses,

Never leave home where the proverbial heart is,

The four walls and the fences.

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The Garden Gang

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Penelope Strawberry

Benny Broad Bean

Lucy Leek

Gertrude Gooseberry

Out of all the characters in ‘The Garden Gang’ books by Jayne Fisher, these  are the ones that I loved the most as a child.

I found the stories that Fisher wrote to be enchanting.  They really captured my young imagination with the colourful drawings and the cheeky veggie names!  Little did she know how popular her garden gang books would be when she started writing them at the tender age of 9.  She was to be the youngest ever Ladybird author at the age of 12.  What an incredible achievement!

The inside cover of my own well-thumbed copy of ‘Wee Willie Water Melon and Betty Beetroot tells me that Jayne had:

“…her own little garden at home which gave her the ideas for these stories.  Jayne’s bold, colourful felt-tipped pen illustrations are bound to appeal to young children…”

So not only was she a talented young author, she also created the vivid, bold illustrations too.  I wonder what she is doing now?…

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