Saturday, 17 December 2011

Say, 'Yo! Turkey, I'm on your side!'

'Talking Turkeys'

by Benjamin Zephaniah

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas

Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun

Turkeys are cool, turkeys are wicked

An every turkey has a Mum.

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas,

Don't eat it, keep it alive,

It could be yu mate, an not on your plate

Say, Yo! Turkey I'm on your side.

I got lots of friends who are turkeys

An all of dem fear christmas time,

Dey wanna enjoy it, dey say humans destroyed it

An humans are out of dere mind.

Yeah, I got lots of friends who are turkeys

Dey all hav a right to a life,

Not to be caged up an genetically made up

By any farmer an his wife.

Turkeys just wanna play reggae

Turkeys just wanna hip-hop

Can yu imagine a nice young turkey saying,

'I cannot wait for de chop',

Turkeys like getting presents,

dey wanna watch christmas TV,

Turkeys hav brains an turkeys feel pain

In many ways like yu an me.

I once knew a turkey called...Turkey

He said "Benji explain to me please,

Who put de turkey in christmas

An what happens to christmas trees?",

I said "I am not too sure turkey

But it's nothing to do wid Christ Mass

Humans get greedy an waste more dan need be

An business men mek loadsa cash'.

Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas

Invite dem indoors fe sum greens

Let dem eat cake an let dem partake

In a plate of organic grown beans,

Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas

An spare dem de cut of de knife,

Join Turkeys United

an dey'll be delighted

An you will make new friends for life.

I use this poem during a lesson, last night and thought I'd share it with you!


Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Totnes late night 'experience'!

Totnes late night shopping evenings seem to come around so quickly!!

We normally go down on the train and every year as we're shivering

on Totnes station, waiting for the train back home, I say,

' I wish we could stay down here for the night!'

Well...guess what?

That is what we did on Tuesday!

We arrived in Totnes at around 3pm .

First stop..a very leisurely and rather fine afternoon tea! ;-)

(He is one customer, waiting patiently for his Devon Cream Tea! ;-)

Vintage Tea is how tea rooms should be!

The food was 'to die for'!

We'd booked into 'The Seven Stars Hotel' for the night ...

and that didn't disappoint either!!

It was lovely.

The service was excellent, the people were friendly

... and the food, superb.

Thankfully, the weather stayed dry as we were

wandering around the town.

The usual suspects were there...

And it was so easy to get into the Christmas spirit!

Lesley's lovely shop never fails to disappoint and it was lovely

to see her for a natter.


then there was display of trees in the church!

All decorated in different themes, by different organisations,

these are a delight!

There's one more chance to get to Totnes late night shopping ...

next Tuesday, 20th!

But if you can't get there, then I hope you enjoyed our little trip!


Sunday, 11 December 2011

On the move!

Hello everyone! It's Meggy here!

I'm 10 months old now!

I know that's old, cos I heard mummy say so!

I also keep hearing this word...


I know that it's special as mummy keeps getting excited

and daddy keeps telling her to calm down!

I went to see my Grandma and Grandad, yesterday and imagine

my surprise when I saw....

Shiny shiny!!

And all over the house were these lovely Christmas things.

Even Uncle Nich had decorated his room!

And finally...

I have some exciting news!

I am on the move!!

I don't mean that I am moving house...I mean that

I can now crawl!!

I only started this week but I am getting quite good at it already!

Poor mummy and daddy! ;-)

Bye for now...

Love, Meggy