London Calling…

Fyrespike ‘n I were on an adventure or two,
when a buzzing noise startled, out of the blue,
’twas my Infer– Internal phone letting me know
that work was calling,  Gadzooks, ‘tis ever so.
 
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   “Pen” said the Director “We’re one person short”
with boggling mind and imagination I fought
  ‘One Short for what?’ I at last managed to query
“The London Business Course” he sounded weary

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“Neville’s had to drop out, his back is twingeing”
I made appropriate noises, (Nev was always wingeing)
   “So, will you go?” making an order seem a question
“Ok, Colin” I said sweetly “what a great suggestion”

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So there was I soaking up knowledge by numbers
Filling page upon page with corporate future blunders
glancing about at faces staring so hard to concentrate
thought on my poem,
Switched On,  mayhap a touch of fate?

LadyP©2011

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London was good though, when we finally managed some free time.  I begged, stole and borrowed some photo’s from others., as my mobile phone couldn’t capture enough depth and was quite hopeless… ‘cepting this one *from St Pancras… (Promise to self, I must, I must buy a new Camera!!)

*Sir John Betjemin, St Pancras Statue*

   Greater London Auth. Building. (Boris's place) Houses of Parliament London Eye Tate Modern Thamesunderbridge Tower Bridge Tower of London

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36 responses to “London Calling…

  1. Ah what a great poem PLUS great photos Pen! I was wondering where you had off and disappeared to when I didn’t get email notifications of your poems for a while! This makes me even more excited to get to London – although I won’t always be there of course! Glad that you had a good work trip when you eventually got the free time! 🙂

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    • HI there Andini, it was an exciting but busy trip, and most of the time was spent reaching places, rather than enjoying ‘getting there’ type of thing. I;d rather see London as a tourist, spending a couple of weeks just looking around, taking time and absorbing everything I could. BUT ‘twould be very expensive methinks. I share your excitement my lovely friend, you will enjoy Norwich so much I’m sure. It’s a wonderful part of England. xx
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  2. Aw, you wrote about you trip. I love the way you worked in your response to the calling….cute, Pen, very cute.
    The pics are wonderful. One day, hopefully, I will be able to visit England. I’m half English and would love to see where my ancestors came from.
    Now you must write about the food and room. Maybe?

    Have a most wonderful day with words dancing in your head.
    Welcome home my friend,
    Deb xx

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    • HI Deb, glad you enjoyed the scenario, I wasn’t taken at first with the idea, too much to do at work ordinarily, but I do like the travelling and staying in a hotel part of it. London has a pull of it’s own, there’s nothing quite like visiting the Capital, so I hope you do visit sometime soon. Have a great Thursday my friend. xx
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  3. Welcome home Pen. Sounds like a great time! The words and photos are a testimony of your trip.

    xoxo

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    • Thanks Beth, the photo’s don’t do London justice, but one day I do hope to be able to stay there a while and ‘do’ the whole tourist bit, searching out all the historical places, and walking in the steps of long ago Londoners. Glad you enjoyed sharing my experience. xx
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  4. Red flags go up when you hear,
    “We’re one person short,
    and it’s you, dear,”
    Cringing and crawling way inside,
    You smile and agree,
    Your disgust you hide,
    Off to London away you go,
    Might as well have fun,
    With pictures to show,
    The Director stated, “Pen is such a sport,
    We’ll call on her,
    If ever one person short,”
    St Peter may wait at heaven’s fort,
    But he’ll wave you in,
    “We’re one person short.”

    Your compassion, love, and cooperative nature just might get you into heaven. There are rumors that heaven is “one person short”. Thanks for sharing your poem and pictures. — dan–

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  5. Sounds like a bit of good AND bad, but you made the best of it – Jolly well done!!! LoL!!! 🙂

    Love and squishy hugs!

    Prenin.

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    • Like the Curates Egg, Sir Prenin, good and bad in places. BUT I do love travelling, so I do hope to re-visit London soon. (lottery win would make this sooner rather than later 😉 ) … hugs aplenty xx
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  6. Oh I do love the way you write! How you said, “making an order seem a question” LOL Subtle ways of people facinate me.
    Love the photos! I chuckle at Boris’s Place and I like Sir John Betjemin…he is standing so British Official. Of course, I am speaking in my proper British accent as I pucker my lips and sit straight…very Brit Raven 😀 xox

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    • Subtlety is Colin’s middle name. Raven, he pulls the ‘pity me’ card every time. 😀 , Sir John Fascinates me, it was through his efforts that St Pancras retained it’s look, and we would have lost our connection with the past. So Many things I could have snapped, but without a camera I was lost. warm and feathery hugs oh very British sounding Raven. xPenx
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  7. Sometimes it’s good to just see a different place, even if it is work. Although once in my previous job I travelled four hours to get down south for 9.30am to attend a meeting, only to find out when I got there that it had been cancelled. At least I had the day off work because it took me another four hours to get back. Great poem once again, Pen! 😀

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  8. So many great little cameras out there now. Capture the moments, enhance the time. Memories of trips.

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  9. Glad you had a good time in London … inspite of soaking up all that knowledge by numbers … Enjoying your “pennings” so much, my lovely friend … each and every time 🙂 A few years ago I was in London … uhm, I meant to say: got stuck for a few hours in Heathrow … fun, fun, fun … not! But also visited the lovely county of Sommerset … never forget the lovely countryside. Greetings and purrrs, Lady Pen 🙂 Always, cat.

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    • hugs to you Cat, and thank you for the lovely compliment, just glad you enjoyed the description of my trip. Business is not always a pleasure, tho;’ it helps to try and make it so. … Stuck at Heathrow is not my idea of fun either, my friend, and Somerset is not somewhere I’ve visited, but the scenery is simply to die for. Oh I wish I could just take off and cruise ’round the isles. ah well, work calleth. Purrs to you … xx
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  10. You turned a call to arms round beautifully Pen and made it seem like a jolly, in a way that only you with your magic Biro, or is it a Parker? could do with such flourish. , Nice to be wanted though ?
    Loved it hugs and licks from we3 XX
    PS liked the photos, now where was it you were?????

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    • Good one Arlene, Parker it shall be… 😀 , Nice to be wanted .. but…I was a fill in..Sobs!! … Glad you enjoyed the piccies. and I think it was somewhere called London?… The town with the red Phone Boxes. 😉 … hugs and woofs to you three from me. xx
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  11. What a great opportunity, Pen, and entertainingly captured in a poem!

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  12. You have picked their pockets wisely Lady Pen as this selection of photographs are really great and what a wicked time you had too 🙂 Those Business type Buswoman Holidays can be a tad stuffy at times but with Fyrespike by your side it was most certainly a richer experience, and it did take your mind off all that horrible work now didn’t it Lady Pen?

    and what a wonderful location for a working creation… I bet it was good to get home though, slip on something comfortable, and lay back with Parker, noooooooo not literally as he was just fetching you cups of tea and offering you those lovely chocolates to savour… I just hope that you have saved me some of the nicer one’s this time Lady Pen or else? 😉 🙂 lol

    Androgoth XXx

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    • I think Fyrespike got slightly bored and wandered off Andro, I didn’t catch sight nor sound of him the whole time I was there. Which I suppose was a good thing, him setting fire to the hotel room with his pipe would have been dreadful to live through. … He takes no notice of signs you know? ‘NO smoking’ to him is a slight suggestion. Um… choccies?.. um… Fyrespike ate ’em all you know… he has such a sweet tooth, .. (why has my nose grown larger? Ooo, I can type better with it than my fingers!! 😉 ) xx
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      • Yes I can do that too… But my Nose is not very long
        you know? 🙂 lol Hey I said my… Never mind I think
        my Pinocchio moment might just have elapsed… lol

        BIG NOSE… Who said That? 🙂 lol

        Androgoth XXx

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  13. London is such a great city. I’m glad you had time to enjoy it. 🙂

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    • It was a fantastic opportunity Robin, (for one Colin owes me a favour now… and for two, um..well I have to think on that!! 😉 ) …. London is somewhere I would love to stay for a month or two and just soak up the atmosphere and history… A lottery win would solve the problem. now fingers tightly crossed xx
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  14. Well written dear friend , I liked the pics but agree it pays to have a good cam , I learnt my lesson in Chile as you only get one chance with a shot to put in your memory bank , I have never been to London but would like to visit , the beefeaters and guards always facinate me , maybe its cos of my military background.
    Have a great weekend Princess
    Cheers
    Aussie Ian

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    • I would recommend a long visit Ian, ‘cos there’s so much to see and experience. I must buy a new camera. and I know there are loads of reasonably priced ones on the market but it’s just taking the plunge, money wise. The more I try to save money, the tighter my purse gets.
      Have a wonderful week-end too my friend. xPenx
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  15. Your poem is light and fun. Do you suffer from that ability to say “no” when a request is made? I think I have that chronic condition . So, your company has to reach a quota for people attending Business courses? Anyway, I liked the poem and the pictures are awesome, also. had to be worth the trip.

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    • Glad you enjoyed the poem Leslie, (my Boss now owes me a favour, as I saved the firm a loss of money by ‘filling in’ at the last minute) … I do try and say no sometimes, but it never comes easy…mayhap we both suffer from this disability my friend. xx
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  16. London rocks!
    Awesome post!

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  17. Well, it’s good to be needed, and even a corporate get-away now and then is OK. Love the pictures of a stunning city, Pen. Have to laugh at the phone booths – our local art museum had one on display as a relic of the past. That made me feel old!

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