Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Project - Poems about Vegetables

Hello everybody,

I've just today decided on a new project for next year. It will be new and exciting and it will be of benefit to young people and their parents. First, I'll let you know what I need, then I'll explain what it's all about.

OK, this is what I need:

Poems about vegetables, suitable for people under the age of thirteen. Funny poems for preference, but beggars can't be losers - I'd like a broad range of poems. I'm sorry, I have no money, so I can't pay you for using the poem, but I will acknowledge the poets of the poems I use.

Are you intrigued? Are you wondering what on earth this could be about?

Well, this is what it's about. One of hats I wear is the hat of a Community Foodie. As a Community Foodie, it is my role to help people make the best food choices in terms of nutrition. I love poetry too, so I'd love to combine the two things and work with children to explore poetry and vegetables in a fun way.

I want to get a collection of great vegetable poems, some interesting looking vegetables and visit local Primary schools. I will talk about vegetables, ask the students for their thoughts about vegetables, read some of the vegetable poems. Then, I hope, the students will write their own poems about vegetables.

I'd like to have some vegetables for the students to eat, perhaps crudites, or savoury muffins, or something else (ideas most welcome!).

So that's it. I'd like to have some of my own vegetable poems as part of the whole thing, I just have to write them! I have plenty of time still, but, as I said, I need help. If you have a poem, or know of one, please leave a comment here and we can get this project going!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Because a Good Friend Asked me To!

Hello, a dear friend of mine, Tiffany, asked if I'd be interested in answering seven questions about myself and posting them to this website of mine. Tiff had been asked by a friend of hers, and had done it herself. I read what Tiffany had posted on her site and I thought, well why not!

So here goes:

1. What really cheesy/bad TV programme can you not help but watch?
I am so not part of the TV watching vibe! If it’s not interesting to me, I don’t watch it – if I’m watching the TV instead of reading or being on the computer, it’s something good. Oh dear, that sounds so sanctimonious! I love election night TV, is that bad or good; some of it sure is cheesy!?

2. What book you think is terrible, and why.
Um, I’m no biblical scholar, but I don’t like lots of things in the Old Testament. I like lots of the things Jesus supposedly did or said, but that eye for an eye stuff scares me. It is so wrong, lots of the things in the Old Testament are wrong, and the wrongness is taken up by evil people for terrible reasons.

3. What does your bedlinen look like? please feel free to include a photograph
Oh dear, you don’t want to know – our bed linen is an uncharming mix of rumpled rubbish and dog hair. Don’t go there!

4. What is your favourite quality in yourself (you all have them so suck it up and pick one!)
I am a forgiving person. No that’s not good enough. I always put a positive spin on things that happen to me. I am a Positive Polly and proud of it!

5. This one is from Dave - What is the worst injury you have had?
When we were installing our dog kennels I managed to drop my end of the kennel on my foot. It hurt so much I almost passed out, but I stayed there working. I suspect I broke a tiny little bone in my foot, but I’ve never done anything about it – it’s fine now – this happened about twenty years ago. Apart from that, I guess you could say my worst injury was when they sliced me open to take the baby from my womb – they put in lots of staples to close me up and I was incapacitated in a big way. But that was an elective Caesar, no real dramas. I can still see the scar, but I don’t show that one to anybody else!

6. Do you listen to the radio/podcasts often and if yes, what do you listen to?
I listen to ABC Radio National often during the day. If it was up to me, I’d have the ABC on the radio all the time, and only put the TV on a few times a week. I love Life Matters, Bush Telegraph, The Book Show, and so on. If it’s on RN it’s probably good, and even if it’s not good, it’s better than everything else, in my opinion!

7. If you stay in a hotel, do you take the mini bathroom toiletries home with you?
Gee, if I say yes, am I incriminating myself? I’ll just say I rarely stay in a hotel and that I have taken shampoo and conditioner home once or twice. Please don’t arrest me! I’ll pay for it, honest, just send me an account!

There, that didn't hurt too much! I'm glad I've done this, even though it kept me so engrossed in the writing of it that my coffee went cold and now I'll have to drink it cold or go warm it up in the microwave. If I leave it another hour or so it might be refreshing as iced coffee, but it's the first coffee for the day and it really should be at least warm. Damn you Tiffany! (that was a joke!)