Monday 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

The shopping's been done, the house is decorated and the presents are wrapped. All that's left to do now is sit back and enjoy.

I thought I'd share a poem with you which Eleanor wrote. Her form tutor had asked each class member to write a small story about how the penguin saved Christmas, which would be suitable for him to read to his four year old daughter on Christmas Eve. Eleanor decided that she would do a revamped version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, so here it is.

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the zoo
Nothing was stirring, not even a shrew;
The mince pies were placed on a cafe table with care,
In hope that customers would soon be there.
The penguins were warm all huddled together,
When Sugar Plum was woken by a change in the weather.
The wind was blowing wild and fast,
The thunder came down with a bang and a crash.
What Sugar Plum saw next you wouldn't believe,
A cheery, round, fellow stuck up in the trees.
He shouted to Sugar Plum, "Quick, get me down!",
As his cheeky grin turned in to a frown.
Sugar Plum shook the tree, and down Santa fell,
He landed in his sleigh and all was well.
He gave Sugar Plum the once over to check he was alright,
He said thank you to him, and set off on his flight.

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas.


  1. What a great poem! Well done, Eleanor! :o)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jo. It's been fun reading your posts this year.

  2. I agree, what a talented daughter you have Jo.

    Happy Christmas to you all.

    Sft x

  3. A lovely poem. Thanks, and to you too! xx

  4. Merry Christmas Jo from way across the pond...
    Susan x

  5. What a great poem, well done to Eleanor!
    I hope you and your family have a really lovely Christmas and that you eat, drink and be merry to your heart's content.
    Thank you for your bloggy friendship.
    Lisa & co. xx

  6. Such a Fab Poem!
    Have a very Merry Christmas x

  7. Well done Eleanor, and a very happy Christmas to all of you. x

  8. Love the poem, thanks for sharing it.

    Merry Christmas to you too, Jo, I hope you have a wonderful time.

    Gillian x

  9. What a great poem! Well done, Eleanor! Have a super Christmas.

  10. A budding poet! Well done Eleanor! Have a wonderful christmas Jo!

  11. What a fun story for a little one to listen to.

    Hope your Christmas was joyful, peaceful and restful Jo :D

  12. Thank you for all your Christmas wishes. We've all had a wonderful Christmas.