Holiday in Ingoldmells

by Pamela Griffiths

There was a duck in a
puddle as we arrived on the site

We unpacked and set off to
the pub for the night

We enjoyed the evening
then it rained until next day

We wouldn't let it spoil
things or get in our way

The sun came out, so we sat
outside to eat

We had a fry up breakfast
what a lovely treat

Fantasy Island and the
Market Place

Always puts a big smile on
our face

Burgers and hot dogs,
donuts and ice cream

Living out our fantasy
it's a junk food dream

We stopped off at the pub
for a lager or two

We returned later to have
another few

A thunder storm arrived it
rained for a while

A pigeon stayed on a
railing it made us smile

Then the rain subsided,
the sun came back out

In short sleeves, with the
dogs we walked about

We walked along the beach
and watched a talent show

We saw the little donkeys
and the riders come and go

The English weather may
not be the best

But we made the best of
it, enjoyed the rest

Sheffield England

Pamela Griffiths's picture

I have lived in Sheffield all my life, I am widowed with two sons, a daughter and a stepson. They are married, some with children of their own. I also have nine grandchildren. I am gay and live with my partner Sandy., I won the local poem competition for 2011 with 'Home Sweet Home in Loxley Valley' and was included in the poets of the year book 2011. I will be appearing in the writers of the year book 2011., I was interviewed by the press and had a video recorded by the Sheffield Star newspaper to appear on their website. I read the winning poem and there is an interview afterwards. The presentation was held at the Sheffield Central Library, the photographer from the Sheffield Start and Sheffield Telegraph came to take pictures. The story appeared in both newspapers, the article in the Star took up a whole page., I have recently retired from my full time position for the NHS in Quality management. I will now be devoting more time to my writing. I studied with the Morris College of Journalism for my diploma in freelance journalism. I have a diploma in Quality management for ISO quality management systems. I have RSA qualifications and NVQ up to highest level 3 in Information Technology and have my ECDL European Computer Driving Licence., I was first published in an anthology in the late 1990's with 'Stormy Clouds' I picked up an entry form a local library and that's how it all started. Since then I went on to have many more of my poems published by United Press over the years. I have been included in a few poets of the year books and diaries along with CD's. I had my short story 'Whispering Shadow' published in a book of short stories called 'Living Proof' in 2011., I had my first own book of poems published in 2009 'Expression of Life' which is still a top ten book listed on the BookBuzz site. I have completed my second own poetry book 'Moments in Time' which is also listed as a top ten book on the BookBuzz site. I love writing so I am looking forward to devoting more time to it now that I have retired.

Last updated June 24, 2015