Congratulations to Katie in Year 8 who has become a published poet. Her poem has been featured in a recently published booklet of poems celebrating grandparents entitled 'Ten Poems about Grandparents'. The booklet was published through Candlestick Press and is available through Amazon and some bookstores. Katie has been asked to attend the book launch that will be held in Headington next month.
Recipe for a Grandparent
A base mixture of age and wisdom,
a teaspoon of clumsiness,
a handful of memories,
a sprinkle of wrinkles; then stir
and chuck in a chequered jumper
just for good measure.
Add a smidgen of forgetfulness
and a teaspoon of laughter.
Make sure you drizzle generosity
so they will go crazy at Christmas.
Pour in funniness and mix it in,
till they have you laughing.
They mustn't be embarrassing
when they start dancing,
so throw in some common sense
to fix that problem. Line the tin
with woolly socks and slippers
then bake until warm to the touch.