Still on that boat…

Strawberry blonde in a dizzy world!

Shoot from the lip…



This weekend I headed out for cocktail’s with Soph and her friend Rosie. It turned out to be a poetry night at the bar that we had got comfy in. We had good seats (granny armchairs) so nothing was going to deter us!


After a couple of ‘Blossoms’ (vodka, elderflower, lemon and ginger beer – not Sophie’s rabbit!) we were serenaded with poetry. One lady read a poem made up entirely from phrases used in the latest edition of the Betterware catalogue which was interesting. We were then asked by another poet to chant ‘milk circles cheese ring’ and similar such phrases back. Yes, several more cocktail’s were required before I could find my inner poet!


So here we go (this has to be read gangster rap style):

Out with the girls having some laughs

Drinking cocktail’s with names wot were daft

Having a good giggle with Soph and Rosie

Our conversation so funny other people were being nosy


Got a (relatively) new dress

Shame my hair’s still a mess

Must use the straighteners less

Anyway, I digress


Poetry night was a bit random

So we drank cocktails with wild abandon

Had one too many ‘Clover Clubs’ – raspberry, lemon and gin

Poetry makes more sense with several cocktails in…side


Yeah, wont give up my day job (if I had one) 😉

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6 Comments to

“Shoot from the lip…”

  1. Avatar February 26th, 2013 at 12:25 pm Snowy Says:

    I do like ur rap,
    It sounds kinda kewl,
    Reminds me of playtime,
    When I was ins skool,
    When you says its gangsta,
    Well that’s just your choice,
    I thinks it sounds gooder,
    In my Somerset voice!

  2. Avatar February 26th, 2013 at 2:16 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    BRILLIANT!!! Actually laughed out loud!

  3. Avatar February 27th, 2013 at 9:32 pm woody Says:

    Brilliant! It made me laugh – I would have loved the evening, though perhaps that has more to do with the liquid refreshments???

  4. Avatar March 1st, 2013 at 9:39 pm Rosie Says:

    I don’t remember ‘milk, circles, cheese, ring’! X

  5. Avatar March 1st, 2013 at 11:03 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    Nor do I but I’d written it down to remember it as it was so random!

  6. Avatar March 1st, 2013 at 11:03 pm Susan Cartwright Says:

    Actually that could have been predictive text gone nuts 😉

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