Really Awfully Not April Fools

Look!  Yesterday, sun rose in west,

With rabbits hopping everywhere –

Though, all in all, perhaps it’s best

I had no time all this to share.


I would have told of library

That comes to you, though there you go;

It moves its books across the sea

So reading skills go with the flow.


I might have told of daughter who

On that day twenty-one has turned

And how the time it has so flew,

And how to be with her we yearned.


I could have told of shelf-ish act,

Where bookcase large I built from scratch,

Although not quite correct, in fact –

From kit, the pieces there I’d match.


I might have told how, Christmas next,

Some snow in UK we may see,

Although, if not, we won’t be vexed,

As we in southern part will be.


Apart from sun and bunnies, though,

The whole of this is mainly true –

Though granddaughter’s* of age, you know –

An April-firster through and through.

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On 31st March, after a visit to the Logos Hope floating library moored at N-Shed, we went to Royal Natal Yacht Club for a spot of supper. There, Younger Daughter happily announced that she has booked for all of us – she, young R and J, Much Better Half and self – to spend ten days over Christmas visiting Elder Daughter and fambly near Southampton.  MBH and I, having studied our dwindling resources, had resigned ourselves to the reality that we would never see England again.

After it had been ascertained that this wasn’t an early and rather cruel April Fool stunt, tears and jubilation were the order of the day.

*The Immy of Immy and the Dragon fame
© April 2015 Colonialist (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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9 Responses to Really Awfully Not April Fools

  1. Tom Merriman says:

    That’s a nice surprise, Col! The rate that time’s passing, you’ll be setting off next month! 😉


  2. I was glad of the explanatory notes! How lovely for you all – and now I suppose you’ll be counting the days to Christmas.


  3. de Wets Wild says:

    Now to start packing! 😀


  4. What exciting news. Something to really look forward to. 😄


  5. Andrew says:

    I love it. Are doing NaPoWriMo?


  6. toutparmoi says:

    Oh, brilliant! What a wonderful surprise.


  7. how absolutely wonderful.


  8. disperser says:

    Nice, and something to look forward to.


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