Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Festive 100 word for grown ups

This week the lovely Julia has set a Chrismassy theme; choose a carol and use that as the basis for a Christmas dinner themed pioece. It has to scan so it can be sung along to the tune, what fun!!
Check out the details on Julia's blog here-


I have had a bash and here is mine- to be sung to the tune of "Ding Dong Merrily!"

It's Christmas Dinner Time!

Carrots , parsnips,  sprouts and peas,
Sausages,  bacon  and turkey,
Will you have a glass of wine?
Go on, after all it’s Christmas...

Go on and Pull my cracker!
Let’s get this party started!

Cranberries, gravy and bread sauce
Add to my delights
Yes, I’ll have another glass
Now let’s have some pudding.

butter on  my pudding.
Calories? Who’s counting!

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Last week I wasn't feeling particularly creative. This week, a little more so, so to make up for it, here is my Ode to a sprout ...

To a Sprout

Wee green and white seasonal veggie
O’ what powers thee has to divide
Opinions round yonder festive table!
Rich in flavour , crunchy and wholesome
Yet,  discarded wi’ ne’er a care
Mercilessly  ridiculed beyond compare.

Wee humble sprout- I salute you.
Part of Christmas for e’er and a day
You’re always welcome in my home
And not just on Christmas day!

I'm going to take a look at the others now; find them at 


  1. This is not daft! I can totally see people singing it in celebratory joy, although I'm unsure of the tune. Love them both.

  2. Thank you Lisa . This link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unth_dMEYjw is for the wonderful King's College choir singing "Ding Dong Merrily"

  3. Love the "Cra-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-ackers": is that one word or twenty? Sounds like a little too much Christmas spirit had been imbibed by that point!

  4. One word of course :P Not a drop whilst writing (on a Tuesday morning!! Only a coffee!), but during the meal...well, it's all part of the fun.

  5. Couldn't sing for laughing over the a-a-a-a-a- bits. And I agree, it's fashionable to dis brussel sprouts but I actually like them (even though I said otherwise in my carol).

  6. Me too; I love sprouts and never understand why we just have them at Christmas. (Yummy stir fried with almonds, bacon, garlic, chestnuts...or just boiled quickly!) Sadly too many people remember them from school days when they were cooked to destruction. YUK. :D Thanks for leaving a comment :D

  7. One of my favourite carols and I love what you did with it. Calories, who's counting - loved that. Also well done on the ode to a sprout, a sadly maligned and misunderstood vegetable in my opinion. Polly

  8. Ah the poor maligned sprout! I loved the other piece too, loved the no to calorie counting.

  9. Just filled with joy! Isn't that what they should be all about?

  10. Thanks Alison. Definitely no calorie counting at Christmas...that's no fun...everything in moderation...(other than chocolate and wine...and take out...and anything eaten whilst standing...or straight from fridge/freezer lol)
    @taochild... gotta be jolly at Christmas... all part of the season :-D

  11. Sorry to say I LOATHE sprouts, but thank heavens someone likes them!!!!!!!!!! Great version of Ding Dong!

  12. Thanks Lorely for your comment :O) Even with my choice of veggie, it's interesting how divided opinions are on the sprout. All the more for me. Yummy ;)

  13. GSussex
    Humour and alcohol, it's got to work in this context . .
    Loving the rhyme. Great post Anna!

  14. Thanks Gill. Always a gd combination IMO

  15. I love sprouts - glazed with butter and sprinkled with nutmeg - yum!

    I loved the chorus and the 'Ode to Sprout' was fabulous

  16. Thanks for commenting. Mmmm that sounds a great combo ...will give that a try over the hols. Glad you liked. Have had lotsof fun reading this week's entries :)

  17. Hehe! Like them both but love the first one, I could see that being a hit!

  18. Oh what fun! I will never be able to hear that song again without laughing. As for the sprouts they are one of my favourite veg but I only seem to serve them at Christmas!!

  19. no! Not sprouts! Just kidding :-) While not a fan of sprouts, I still enjoyed your ode :-D And your carol was fabulous too :-D

  20. Thanks :-D Glad you enjoyed. Justfound a new way to cook sprouts too...yum :-D

  21. Any song which has the line "Go on, pull my cracker" gets my vote... :)

  22. ;) couldn't resist that line .

  23. Loved them both Anna! The ding dong merrily on high one was hilarious, but writing an ode to a sprout was sheer genius!

  24. The words are great, the craaaackers line is awesome and love the ode to a sprout x

  25. Thanks Sally. Poor old sprouts get such a bashing, thought I would stand up for them :) Just bought some "flowery sprouts" from M&S for dinner tonight :)

    Thanks Susan. Am wondering what the next challenge will bring...