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By Josie Whitehead

Bright coloured packages tied up with ribbons;

Monkeys and lemurs and sweet baby gibbons;

      Presents and birthday cake, gooey and creamy;

      Pretty pink dresses that make me feel dreamy!


Blue sky above me and bright purple heather;

Picnics with friends when we have sunny weather.

     Days I enjoyed with my father and mother;

     Learning to share when along came a brother.


Coffee and croissant with friends in the morning;

Putting on weight?  Well I should heed the warning!

     Grandchildren call me to join them in playing,

     So there's no more to say and no point in staying!


                                                     Goodbye . . . .


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*  "Wot-Nots" is a common English expression meaning various things of various descriptions.  eg:  I'm doing some washing today and if you have any wot-nots that need washing, put them out."  "Everyone brought a variety of wot-nots for the school sale."      

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