A Take Your Pick Thankyou

Courtesy of our wonderfully warm, welcoming and generous Valentines blog-party hostess, Jacqueline, creator of acookingpotandtwistedtales.com
Courtesy of our wonderfully warm, welcoming and generous Valentines blog-party hostess, Jacqueline, creator of acookingpotandtwistedtales.com

A very special thank you to Jacqueline for making Valentine’s weekend a fun and interesting way to spend some blogging time. Who needs a Valentine with #InternetFriends! It was also very nice that it started on #InternetFriendsDay, extending into Valentine’s Day – and beyond for some, depending on timezones (and outlooks).

I forgot how exhausting blog-hopping efforts can be but had a lot of fun along the way and ‘met’ lots of new people.

Jacquie opened the party with an invitation to add to this verse:

Her eyes shone with tears

That clung to her lashes

She glanced at the ring

It’s twinkles brought back flashes

(author: Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha)

(so, what I saw is the telephone ringing with a light- flashing alert… not that I didn’t also see the obvious picture, but the poem wanted it to be the telephone to be able to proceed! Sorry Jacquie, I’m not sure this will fit with your group poem but you are welcome to as many of the lines you like, I wrote them for you…)

…so she answered the phone

glad of that ringing light,

cos the music’s quite loud

-wow, these guests party right!

There was dancing on tables

and salmon on heels,

face-painting and forfeits,

much laughter and squeals –

from bubbly to cognac

to coffee and teas,

whatever the tipple

to wash down savouries,

and the sweets were delightful

from cookies to cakes –

fab guests, so insightful,

and sharing chocolates.

Not many men there,

but nobody fought!

– and it wasn’t a Valentine

there that each sought.

No-one expected the presents –

but so nice a surprise,

and bless our dear Jacquie,

happy tears in her eyes.

So thank you again Jacqueline for a beautiful time with you and your friends at your blog party. This poem continuation is my small gift to you in return, to go with these flowers, for you:







7 thoughts on “A Take Your Pick Thankyou

    1. Aw 😀 Very glad you like it – I just couldn’t go with the romance vibe, but your intro verse was so good I had to try. I love group poetry and can’t wait to see what you come up with – I’m a bit disappointed not to have contributed to that but there are many very good entries and I’m sure I’ve not seen them all yet 🙂 Thank you too for allowing use of your pic (I assumed that was what you maybe intended from providing your gallery, to pick one and use it in a post…) Hope you have a great week Jacquie 🙂


  1. Awesome poem bout our party. I was not today but just caught the blog roll comments,… I saw on modo where a guy made a ‘book’ sorta….it compiled the comments during the live ModPo thing? Well reading about the entrepreneur (charged admission etc) someone could do a Story on the Party Hours 😀 I have never known one to ghjo so long have you??

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the poem Sarah 🙂 Ah, ModPo, you mean Ray’s gathering the twitter chat comments into Storify 🙂 Funny enough, I was thinking earlier that some of the stuff in the blogparty comments could inspire a story 🙂 Yes, it’s been quite a marathon event, Jackie must be exhausted but bet she’s pleased it’s such a success. It’s been fun but impossible to keep up with all the happenings, same as any kind of party i s’pose, can’t be everywhere all at once 🙂

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      1. Yes the storify. I read week 3 yesterday….will let you know if it matches class 😉 I was using the eBook with my kindle staying warm I hate cold. Supposed warm up hope so

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