Wednesday, 6 January 2016

That Post-Holiday Feeling

A post-holiday rhyme

I’m trying to think of new stories to write.
It’s a new year. My mind should be brimming and bright.

But the ideas won’t come cause I have eaten too much.
Creativity’s choked by the Christmas pud starch.

The food has been constant, the dinners, the cake,
and chocolates - so many they made my gut ache. 

So I've gone on a diet of fruit and good stuff
cause I know that my tummy has had quite enough.

In a few days the goodness will reach to my brain
And then I can get back to writing again.

How do you cope with all the holiday excess? 

10 comments:

  1. I think I'm still in a food coma. You are not alone. Plus just hanging with family, etc. got me lazy. I am easing into it and yes, the brain is thinking about stuff to write. Let's ooze into 2016 together. We won't be too hard on ourselves.

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    1. You make it sound almost elicit! Yes let's ooze into 2016!

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  2. Hi Ros - fun posting .. and yes I've just been out to lunch - so I'm full once again and I have one of those things next week where the age comes of age ... and so it goes on - but once the 20th is here .. I shall have to stop. I like Joanne's comment of oozing into 2016 ...

    Cheers and welcome back ... Hilary

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  3. For the past few years I've headed somewhere hot as soon as the decorations are down. This year is much the same, although I don't actually leave till next week.

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    1. Have a lovely time, Jo, and no doubt you'll blog about your new adventures.

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  4. Great little ditty, very apt too.
    I have had so many blow outs over Christmas in previous years, that I vowed to be a goody two shoes. I've maintained my weight throughout. Which is good, because I am overweight and trying to lose just over a stone this year.

    Drink lots of water, get out and about outside if you can, take walks and swim Ros!
    Lots of vegetables are a good choice though...
    The muse will soon return.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. It may not be high literary stuff but it certainly is apt. My brain hasn't got into gear at all yet this year. I would get outside if only if would stop raining!

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  5. I love your poem, Ros. This year my daughters were both with their other families, so we didn't really do the festive food. It was quite a relief really!

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    1. It can be hard work munching through all that rich Christmas food. Why do we do it?!

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