A Present that made them smile.


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.

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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 an unusual gift that became a 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 2019. Xxx to all my followers readers and virtual friends. Not forgetting Chuck Jackson for giving this another whirl.

38 thoughts on “A Present that made them smile.

  1. Brilliant! Brilliant poem, brilliant cosy, brilliant idea – just love the whole thing! Put a real smile on my face! 😁

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    1. Thank you *claps* and the cosy … And possibly me; have already been the subject of two raucous seasonal luncheons. As the lovely one is now Director of primary education, a head mistress and … incubating their first child (our grandchild); due on March the 4th. Ha! Who knows I may become famous yet. Or part of dinner table stories far and wide. Merry Christmas. 🌲🍷

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    1. Why I thank you being compared to Seuss is an accolade in its self. My girl is delightful in so many ways but a married woman no longer a child. With two schools under her Headship, with letters strewn after her name and still the heart to humour her mum. X


    1. I put the recipe you gave me in a game challenging them to come up with a prettier juice. I passed your fb page and link to your blog willynilly around the table and you became part of our Christmas though you had not a clue. So more than one story will stick this year and though my gift made smiles and memories yours will bring health and awareness. Happy new year.

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      1. Oh Ellen, you brought tears to my eyes, that’s the best comment I’ve ever had, thank you! I have noticed an increase in activity this past couple of weeks. Happy New Year to you too! 💜

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