Sunday, 19 June 2011

I'd better write something

Zounds!!!! I almost forgot I had a blog.

I've polished the nib and cleaned out the ink well,
it's been too long already, I'm ready to tell,
of adventures and gossip, of miscreants local,
of gay happenings in the Shire, I hope to be vocal.

One thing which baffles me is a certain name.
Swaffered's the one, although rolls off the tongue,
I must turn to Google or a reference book,
you know those old fashioned things with things called pages,
with no USB cable that we've not read for ages.

Having just searched on the internet,
I'm none the wiser about Swaffered just yet.
I'll just have to accept this is a word I'll forget,
unless my nails are in need of some bling,
hmm, maybe not, it's just not my thing.

Speaking of books, like I just did,
I'm keen to know when the library will open.
You know the one, the one at The Slade.
It has colourful glass, it's a community centre.
When will it open, so when can we enter?

Lovely listener, do post a comment and give me a date,
This refurbishment looks good. No actually, it's great!
Grey window frames, of which I do approve;
it's powder coated so it's tough and yet smooth.

At the Manor School, the steels are going up.
Facing the Common, it's a brave new look,
maybe a brave new era for an area which some mistook,
for a nowhere place full of cads and crooks.

In this time of spending cuts we must applaud,
Greenwich Council for forging ahead,
with the building works here in little Plumstead.


Anonymous said...

Apparently it is Swaggered (I know the lettering definitely looks like ff) but I found it somewhere online or in the paper and it is swaggered. Must have been cheap lettering. Still neither make much sense for a nail salon...
Half the shops in the hollow seem to be shut (misprint just typed shit then) I wonder if money laundering doesnt take place on a daily basis...

Boppin Bunnies said...

I think the new library opened on 20th June, with a children's centre soon to follow - I popped in there on Monday to see them.

Doctor Pangloss said...

Thank you dear listener,
for the insight you offered.
Yet I'm still left confused;
So it's Swaggered, not Swaffered,

I don't get the meaning,
and I don't like the font.
The G is misleading.
Heck, I'll catch up on some reading,
at the squeaky clean library
with the coloured glass front.