2015 in review

Early days yet but I’m happy with the way it’s going. Met some lovely people along the way and hope to meet lots more with interesting things to tell. Happy New Year everyone


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 440 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

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Week 12 Limerick challenge – Prompt “Free flowing”

sore thumb

It’s time for the last Limerick challenge of the year and this week I have free rein.  As there are so many sales on at the moment I thought it only right to offer BOGOF, in fact you are getting 2 free! Here they are.


Free flowing #1


The limerick challenge’s a great thing to do

We love it dear Rashmi, it’s all thanks to you

It’s perfectly clear

that during the year

the entries got better and just grew and grew


Free flowing #2


As 2015 comes to end

the New Year is just round the bend

Please all join with me

in thanking Rashmi

for all limericks that were penned


…..and for a bonus here’s one based on a true story of lunch making today! Mum, in this case will have to be my good lady wife!


Free flowing #3


It’s really a bit of a bum

I sliced off the top of my thumb

Many oaths did I mutter

whilst spreading the butter

I now need a cuddle from Mum



‪“The Little Boy and the Old Man”


Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”

Said the old man, “I do that too.”

The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”

“I do that too,” laughed the little old man.

Said the little boy, “I often cry.”

The old man nodded, “So do I.”

“But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems

Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”

And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.

“I know what you mean,” said the little old man.”



― Shel Silverstein


Reading Haylee’s “It’s oh so quiet”, reblogged below, reminded me of something I wrote in 2013 – here it is!



Quiet is good

quiet is great

can you relate?




Silence is golden

silence is grand





Lend me your ear

Come and draw near

Can you not hear?


Noise can be good in the right sort of way

Especially in children when they’re out at play

In music, in drama, to make a good riot

but please pause awhile and be very quiet




© petermatthews 2013


Thanks for the reminder:  Silence is golden https://aloadabobbins.wordpress.com/2015/12/05/its-oh-so-quiet