Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 25 – Clouds & Spring

Yesterday, I had a lovely day out with my eldest daughter. She’s planning on writing a dissertation on the Parthenon Sculptures – British Museum so we trundled off to investigate.

I love day trips to London, especially when the sun shines. We had a thoroughly entertaining day out, which consisted of a ridiculous amount of eating, walking, more eating, and then more walking… It happened to be quite a funny day too.

Here’s my daughter…

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and me…


We stopped for lunch at Leon. The weather was so inviting that we sat outside on the terrace. A bloke in motorbike gear took this as an invitation to approach us and join in our conversation. I had offered my daughter some money for lunch, as she’s paid on her student card, (yes I am that stingy! LOL… ) and he thought he’d asked for a fiver too! When we declined to give him the five pound note he took it in good spirits and asked for a high five instead. My daughter obliged. Later, after some shopping we decided to go to Bella Italia for dinner, my treat this time, and on our way out of the restaurant we asked the waiter where the toilets where and by some weird coincidence he replied, ‘only if you give me five pounds!’ So, I told him about our earlier encounter and we all laughed… Perhaps these two young men were somehow twins?

The ladybirds didn’t really make an entrance but somehow they seem to make everything all the more colourful, and springlike… So here’s my Tanka…
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Now, unless you are Italian, or have Italian friends you’re probably thinking what in heavens is a Sfogliatella? The name conjures up all sorts of imagery doesn’t it? In reality, Sflogliatella are a lovely shell-shaped filled Italian pastry native to Campania. I’m in the know because my youngest has an Italian boyfriend. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any Sfogliatella this time but we did have some little Italian cakes and coffee in the Cafe in the garden at Russell Square. Munch, munch…

Ciao, see you soon…

Here’s the link to join in Colleen Chesebro’s Tanka Challenge




About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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25 Responses to Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 25 – Clouds & Spring

  1. What an absolutely excellent Tanka and day vacation you had! I love it, Marje. What fun! ❤

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  2. It sounds like you had a wonderful time 🙂 Good luck to your daughter too x

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  3. jazzytower says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day out. A lovely tanka.


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  4. Denis1950 says:

    A very blended Spring Tanka, one for the taste buds and nature.

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  5. Sheila says:

    Eating, walking, laughing, and the British Museum – that sounds like a perfect combination to me. I’m glad you had some wonderful spring weather for it too!

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  6. Your day out with your daughter sounds like a wonderful day, Marje 😀

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  7. Tina Frisco says:

    Lovely Tanka, Marje. I’m even more impressed by how much your daughter resembles you! I’d love to see a Tanka about that 🙂

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  8. Janice says:

    A lovely post…beautiful setting for photos of you and your daughter….the grass is so GREEN 🙂

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  9. Pingback: Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 26 – EARTH & WATER – Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

  10. Hello Marje! I’m happy you had such a marvelous time with your daughter. Your Tanka is full of lovely imagery. I enjoyed it.

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