Step into the cafe ~ poem

It’s time this poem was shown the light of day again… inspired by a cafe menu made by our little girl, then about 3/4 (now 6 !)

step into the cafe poem creation parenting

Step into the cafe

~

Step into the café,

And pull up a pew.

There’s something for me,

There’s something for you.

~

It’s all listed here,

From left to right.

Just choose what you fancy,

If you’d like a quick bite.

~

Our daughter asked me to spell

The words that you see,

Then wrote them herself

Easy as A, B, C…

~

Now here’s the tricky part,

Nothing rhymes with orange, instead

We’ll choose a staple,

How about bread!

~

There’s apple, sweetcorn,

Carrot, cucumber, grapes.

Not forgetting the milk

For those delicious shakes.

~

Thanks for popping by

Our little girl’s café,

Leave a tip and next time

You’ll be offered a latte!…

~

And here it is in its full glory! (without overlays!)

step into the cafe poem creation parenting

~

Has your little one done something similar lately?  Have you got fond memories of your child doing something like this?  I’d love to know!  Please comment below or tweet me @AllSortsHere

~

Sharing with…
Prose for Thought
 ~
This post contains affiliate links which means that if you buy something from clicking on a link from my blog, I get to receive some happiness too… at no extra cost to you 🙂 Thanks.. 

“Pretty post-its and pencils” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Pretty post-its and pencils ~ a poem

Pretty stationery pens postit notes postits pencils upcycle cot desk imagination literacy writing making creating parenting poem

~

When my Mum and Dad upcycled my cot,

There was not one tiny detail that they forgot;

More holes were drilled in the legs to ensure

The top could be lifted to last me past four…

~

There was space for my pen pots, for sellotape, and for glue

And paper a-plenty to make pictures for you.

My imagination station’s a place just for me,

To potter, to write, to develop literacy…

~

And let’s not forget my maths and my sums,

Times-tables, number bonds ~ numeracy’s such fun!

I’ve made cards for my friends and my family too,

And even pets’ birthdays, they can’t read them, mind you!

~

With paper, pens, pencils always ready for me,

My Imagination Station’s the place to be!

On an ipad or a tablet you can tap, touch and swipe,

But nothing beats paper, so don’t believe the hype!

~

Yes technology’s great in this cyber age

But there’s something ’bout writing a story page by page…

We’ve even made paper, I learnt how to at school,

It sits on my desk, next to my very own pink rule…

~

What I mean to say is that there are no rules,

With pretty post-its and pencils, my imaginative tools…

Creativity has no bounds, it’s true,

With mine, I’m never stuck for something to do…

~

By Carol Cameleon 2016

The story behind the poem: I happened upon this little arrangement on our little girl’s desk.  I thought how pretty the bits and pieces looked randomly among her other creative tools!

~

Got some writing to share? Tweet your post direct to me @AllSortsHere using the #WonderfulWorldofWriting or #www hashtag and I’ll retweet!

WonderfulWorldofWriting

~
Sharing with…
Prose for Thought
Post Comment Love
 ~

“Thinking Outside the Box” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

“Thinking Outside the Box”

WonderfulWorldofWriting poem poetry imagination creation making creating www writing thinking outside the box

~~~~~

I’m faced with a challenge,

What should I do?

Looking round for an answer,

I haven’t a clue…

~

The box shows a picture

Of a quaint little place,

As I take a look at my

Team mate’s expectant face…

~

We unpack the box,

There’s pieces galore!

The instructions are spread

All over the floor…

~

We build the base first

With that piece and this,

With a click and a push

There’s something amiss…

~

I break the news gently

That something is lacking,

That we’ll send it back

And that someone needs sacking!…

~

But no problem, no worries,

No stress, don’t you see?

Says my team mate of 6 years,

My child prodigy…

WonderfulWorldofWriting poem poetry imagination creation making creating www writing thinking outside the box 1

~

We can build our own thing,

With these here building blocks,

We’ll be creative;

We’ll think outside of the box!

WonderfulWorldofWriting poem poetry imagination creation making creating www writing thinking outside the box 2

~

By Carol Cameleon 2016

~

Got some writing to share? Tweet your post direct to me @AllSortsHere using the #WonderfulWorldofWriting or #www hashtag and I’ll retweet!

WonderfulWorldofWriting

~
Sharing with…
Prose for Thought

“It’s a nice thing to do!” ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

“It’s a nice thing to do!”

~~~~~

Excitement is building, Christmas is here,

Our little girl’s smiling, she’s got an idea…

With a box, some paper, felt tips and some glue

She’s making a present ’cause, “it’s a nice thing to do!”

~

So who is it for, this personal piece?

My parents, my sister or a lucky niece?

There’s no doubt about it, she’s having fun

Making a present for a special someone…

~

As she finishes up, she tells me, “it’s done!”

And ta-da! This present is second to none…

It’s for Santa Claus, Father Christmas or is it Saint Nick?

The man in the red suit.  What’s his name? Take your pick!

Santa Father Christmas present gift gratitude giving craft hand made kind photobomb cat

~

It doesn’t matter who’s name’s on the gift tag, you see

What matters is the idea to give lovingly.

She set to, making something straight from her heart

She gave her time and her effort… what great things to impart!

Santa Father Christmas present gift gratitude giving craft hand made kind

~

By Carol Cameleon 2016

~

Got some writing to share? Tweet your post direct to me @AllSortsHere using the #WonderfulWorldofWriting or #www hashtag and I’ll retweet!

WonderfulWorldofWriting

~
Sharing with…

3 Ways to Breath New Life into your Writing

Writing ~ How I Breathed New Life Into My Writing By Chatting To A Like-minded Friend, Brainstorming And Setting Goals And Plans

3 Ways to Breathe New Life into your Writing

Of late, not a great deal of ‘hardcore’ writing has taken place at Virtually All Sorts.  I’ve chilled out for a couple of weeks and in that time, an amazing thing happened…

Writing ~ How I Breathed New Life Into My Writing By Chatting To A Like-minded Friend, Brainstorming And Setting Goals And Plans

Well a few amazing things happened really but these are what kicked it all off:

I hooked up with a friend one night.  

She had asked for a chat about the best way to approach getting her book(s) published, knowing that I’ve published a few ebooks myself.  She’s in a similar position to mine with Fizzle & Wizzle (my children’s book series) and boy, did I need that chat.  Perhaps a bit naively I thought it would be plain-sailing with F&W.  I really believe in my children’s series and that’s why I was convinced it would be funded and in print by now… but never, ever give up!

Renewed vigour

Anyhow, our chat gave me a renewed vigour to give it all a kick back into touch.  Not only that, but while kicking F&W back into touch, I came up with yet another idea for a book and started brainstorming that too!  A completely different genre.  It’s so true that when you step away for however long, you then come up with lots of ideas and your ideas just keep flowing!… 🙂

Making plans

So, after this lovely chat, we got our heads together for our respective projects, made firm plans and then my friend popped her shades on, declaring that the future was so bright and I toddled off, my writing box precariously balance between my elbow and my hip while I coaxed it into my car boot.  It could have ended in tears, but thankfully it didn’t…

So although not much hardcore writing did take place over the summer, quite a bit of brainstorming and revisiting did!

So have you worked out the 3 things you can do today to breathe new life into your writing?

Get together with a like-minded friend, brainstorm, make a plan.

~
Has this happened to you – have you taken a step back from something and found a new approach when you least expected it – writing or otherwise?
~
Sharing with…
Post Comment Love
 ~