The Gazette - May 2016
Edited by Julie Leonard
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Windermere February 2016 in Verse
Joan Shorrock has once again composed one of her lovely poems about the Windermere Chess Theme Break!
Here we are at Windermere Manor
Through storm and wind and rain
We say, ‘How lovely to see you’
Or. ‘Oh no, not him again!’
Ernie and Sean are late
But should be here forthwith
I know there have been diversions
But surely not via Penrith
On Sunday some went to church
Some avids just played chess
Some were active and went for a swim
Other just wanted to rest.
A pleasant morning in Grasmere
Then it poured with rain
Dripping, we went for a coffee
Typically, the sun came out again.
In the evening Celia did a quiz
Norman’s winning team had six
Our team only had four. He’s always winning
So we think it was a fix.
Tuesday morning was shopping
Then in the afternoon, a sail.
Obviously you all behaved yourselves
So cannot tell a tale.
Celia then called bingo.
With such high stakes to win
She found it hard to keep control
Especially with George and Jim.
Wednesday evening, the lovely Sue Parish
We all love her style
And when Tanvi and Antoine assisted
It made it doubly worthwhile
On Thursday, Kirkby Lonsdale
Tanvi bought nothing – yes really!
But Antoine bought a sweet shop
Not quite, but very nearly.
We had such talent at the soiree
But were disappointed with Jan
We were all excited
When she promised to do the can can!
‘I’ll do the dance of the seven veils’
Said Ruth ‘As a special request’.
Then changed her mind and did the dance
Of the seven thermal vests!
We sort of took over Cartmel
In the brewery some time was spent
In the priory with a tune from Antoine
But guess where Tanvi went
In a quiet pub with a lovely fire
George and I found release
Then were invaded by all the rest
Shattering our peace.
But George really deserves the break
The winner takes it all
And once more becomes the champion
Closely followed by Mark and Paul.
So thank you Peter and Celia
And all the Manor here.
It’s been good to be together again
See you all next year!