As many of you may know, I am a very keen Scrabble player, as soon as I'm tapping away at the keyboard,she appears from nowhere, sits on my lap and stares at the screen.
Whilst I am trying to knit together my latest set of letters, hoping to form a killer word, that'll knock out my opponent.
Nearly each time I win a game she'll be sitting on my lap, I guess she's my lucky charm!
Sometimes she bops the keyboard with her huge white mittens (paws), as if she's putting a crucial letter in.
She is nearing her twelfth birthday, yet still plays like a Kitten Cat,
I love kippers,
As I live in Liverpool. which is just a short ferry trip across the Irish Sea to The Isle of Man, we had many childhood holidays there with our parents,
. Apart from the most endearing times spent there, I can always remember the delicious aroma of grilled Kippers, at breakfast time, wafting around the cosy boarding house, where we stayed for our annual two weeks idyll,
Before the Kippers were served we had the choice of, a huge bowl of steaming hot porridge or Kellogg's Cornflakes, also, there was a choice of the ubiquitous Great British Breakfast, consisting of juicy rashers of bacon, sausages, black pudding, potato cakes and fried eggs, Lots of warm toast was served with this King sized feast.
Kippers are, as most will know, simply, smoked Herrings, a great delicacy in The British Isles.
At the end of our holiday we always took home with us a large box of them which we shared with friends and family.
Lots of places in the UK produce Kippers, not surprising as we are an Island surrounded by seas,
rich in sea food, including shoals and shoals of silvery Herrings,
The Kippers from Craister, a lovely little seaside town in Northumberland produce the most delicious Kippers too, when ordering them on-line I vary between the two, as I really can't make up my mind which are the most tasty!
. The Craister Kippers are bigger than the Manx (Isle of Man) but equally as mouth watering, Therefore, the only way to find out is, order some !
As a youngster I was very much involved in church activities, being in The Brownies, attending Sunday School and so on, These activities including a trip to camp and the annual Sunday School outing,
As I got older I joined the Church Choir, The Girl Guides and then became a Sunday School teacher, also I played Badminton in the Church Hall.
All these activities required my trusty Knapsack in which I could pack the necessary equipment to help me in the particular pursuit of the day,
Kudos ruled the day as we all competed to have the most fashionable bag.
Mine was made of fawn canvas and had blue piping around the various pockets.
The greatest fun my lovely Knapsack and I had, was when we went up to the
Lake District for walking trips, we always sang as we walked along, this is what we sang...
I love to go a' wandering
Along a country path
And as I go I love to sing
my Knapsack on my back.....
val- de ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
My Knapsack on my back,
My thanks to the kindly Mrs Nesbitt for making ABC Wednesday happen and to Roger the administrator, for Keeping the close KNIT family of ABCW's together.