I traipsed along the high street looking for something cool,
Wanting to find the perfect thing the exception to the rule.
Searching for a talking point the item that would hold pride of place,
After fourteen shops I was sure to be losing face.
Tired from a six hour journey and legs that no longer wanted to walk.
I dialled my daughters number… for a probing talk.
We beat around the bushes side swiped at my subtle plan
Then she asked me what I wanted “just say it if you can”.
Reluctantly I asked what the heck could I buy?
She said “a hat, you silly” I thought that I would cry.
Armed with an idea for the item I marched on once again,
On cobbled surfaces that would floor many weakened men.
A mother on a mission to deliver the perfect style,
It had to be special … after trying all this while.
I returned to my husband to update him on the task
He pretended he understood but his face was a blank mask!
It’s Christmas eve at three O’clock the sky is turning dark
My feet are burning and There’s one shop left across the park.
So I returned to the old town to the shop where I first began,
Where I asked for the hat, from a very puzzled man.
You see he told me quietly as his lip took on a twitch,
He wouldn’t disappoint me, pulling at his sleeve he broke a stitch.
But it isn’t a fashion statement, a cool item that is hot,
But a tea cosy that is worn upon a plump teapot.
“I know ” I shouted wildly, but it is all that you have got
That would look special on her head and not a pot.
So Christmas went with a giggle as my tale took a life of it’s own,
Even two weeks later she is still laughing down the phone.
She stitched up the spout hole and the handle space too
And sent me a picture NOT! to show to you.
Her cosy is real cosy, her smile is more than just a smile
As she dons her new hat and wears it with panache and style.
This silly ditty is a true story! And the cosy was purchased from http://www.whitestuff.com/ … shh! We won’t let on that I posted her photo… will we?
Have you ever given a better talking point at Christmas? Do let me know what it was and how it was received. I will get back quick smart with a response. Happy 2017. X