A ditty is a short rhyming song. For example:
A Ditty box was issued to sailors to store their personal belongings or tools
Ordinary Seaman Peter S. Kennedy was my grandfather. He survived WW1 and went on to drive ambulances during WW2. He later became a fireman and was awarded a medal for bravery.
This Ditty box now contains some of my treasures and memories.
My home is a small stone cottage in the Clwydian Hills of North Wales. Last week our central heating boiler died, so this week it is being replaced. Not a problem you might think! Well……
The cottage is something in excess of 100 years old. It is built from stone and then White rendered. In fact it’s an up and down sort of a building full of odd steps, nooks and crannys, but we love it. Anyhow, I digress, the boiler has arrived all shiny and new. The plumbers have arrived and needed to drill a hole through the outside wall.
The wall is 22 inches thick and made of Granite!! They’ve just broken through to the outside so I suspect that the job might take a little longer than planned. You wouldn’t believe the level of dust within the house, or how far it spreads. I thought of the following poem with a rye smile because dust I must!
I will show you the “after” pictures when it is eventually done!
Because everyone is fraught and frantic this pre Christmas week I decided to take time to copy this Poem, relax and count my plentiful blessings.
The poem is by Santa Montefiore and features in the novel “The French Gardener” and I just like it.
Can you hear a bird sing at the top of a Chestnut tree?
I am the song she’s singing so sweet a melody.
Can you hear the stream flow forever running free?
My love is in the ripples and bubbles eternally.
Can you feel the sun shine warm upon your skin?
I am the very sun itself, the love you feel within.
A very happy and peaceful Christmas time to you all.