The Gazette - May 2020
Sponsored by The Ulverscroft Foundation
Edited by Julie Leonard
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Windermere Chess Theme Break 2020 Poem
Joan has penned another of her excellent poems!
Here we are again at Windermere
The weather is not good I fear
Rain and sunshine, sunshine and rain
Dark clouds appear, it’s wet again.
Tanvi and Gary are usually quiet!
Not known for causing a riot
At the manor on arriving soon
Began to vandalise the room.
Monday Hawkshead. It stopped raining
So with everyone no complaining
But in the car park they got wet through
It rained and hailed, so what’s new.
Barbara and Julie saw a shop they could not miss
They wouldn’t send a dog out on a day like this
No dog so they sent Colin out instead
Who stood singing “Raindrops keep falling on my head!”
Celia’s quiz, had she forgot
Brains of Britain we are not!
Those questions, did she ever
Think that we were all that clever.
Tuesday Grasmere, then sail to Ambleside
Then Peter (not our Peter) Antoine’s guide
Told us facts that were so handy
Then coffee, chocolate, rum and brandy.
Bingo was a lot of fun
Quite a lot of people won
Twice with Antoine, he was ecstatic
And whose reaction was quite dramatic!
Wednesday Hayes and heaven knows
Where Tanvi puts all her clothes.
Instead of one jumper she got three!
It is a mystery to me.
In Keswick Thuy was mystified
At getting lost despite a guide.
How come I heard? I didn’t go.
I have my spies, that’s how I know!
The soirée was so very good you see
Then I knew it always would be
Music and poetry second to none
A really good night when all’s said and done.
Joan lost her key, she was quite frantic
The staff were searching in a panic
Joan cried ‘Help me someone, please’
Norman was on his hands and knees.
Back up to her room, did she lock it?
Then they turned up in Julie’s pocket!
Julie said “Who put them there?
I really was not aware”. (I don’t believe her.)
Despite that Julie is so good
Helped anyone when she could
Besides editing the magazines
She does so much behind the scenes.
Oh dear what a “to do”
Richard and Martyn couldn’t go to the loo
Martyn supports him and Richard plays chess
Then they were not flushed with success
But back to chess, that’s why we’re here
Congratulations Mark, champion this year.
But whether you lose or win
Well done to all for joining in.
So Peter and Celia are calling it a day
And running a rest home for the BCA.
Maurice too in the partnership
Running outings at tuppence per person per trip.
Thanks Peter and Celia for all you’ve done.
Over the years, it’s been such fun,
Not just organising chess
But coping with us lot must cause stress.
So put your feet up but not too high.
We’ll see you much more in the by and by
Thanks again for all you do
Peter and Celia, here’s to you!
But we’ll all meet again
Don’t know where, don’t know when
We’ll meet again sone sunny (or rainy) day
Keeping alive theme break and BCA!