I turned up on time, then sat to wait my turn.

There was no point on dwelling on the fact that my tummy was gurgling for want of food. I would not be long, so all I needed was a little distraction. Out with the blankety- blank notebook and pen…

I had to take a photo of the page when I came home, otherwise you would never believe that I could write!

Just as I decided on my angle for the topic, my name was called. It was time to visit the vampire for the battle with my veins. Soon the fasting bloods were taken and I was hopping back into the car for the drive home and a welcome breakfast. 😀

So what was my eureka moment?

The tune ‘Something Good‘ – from the soundtrack to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1965 film ‘The Sound of Music’, was gently playing on the piped stream throughout the public areas of the building.

With apologies to Rodgers & Hammerstein, I began adding my own words to the tune and they suddenly involved turning….

Perhaps I have an empty carton
Perhaps I have a bottle or tin
Yes, somewhere in my kitchen, lurking about
Time to turn them into something good

For here they were, standing there, no good to me
Whether or not they should
So now they’re in the box at my kerbside
On the way to do someone good

Nothing comes from nothing
Something really should
So somewhere in the box at my kerbside
Are items to be turned to good

This will show you how my waste is turned into something good.

It is not all MY waste. HONEST!

Bryson Recycling is owned by the Bryson Charitable Group, one of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprises. Bryson launched a pilot kerbside box collection service as far back as 2001, it covered 8000 households at that point. The service has been extended significantly, and the company is now providing a box collection service to more than 170,000 households in Northern Ireland.

They have also added a commercial collection service, which is now used by over 600 businesses and schools.

The topic Turn was chosen for us by Will Knott and I hope he has not gone for recycling! 😉 Maybe he will surprise us with one of his clever posts this time. So why not tip toe on over to check out what our other regular contributors have turned up for our pleasure: Delirious, Maxi, Maria/Gaelikaa, Maria SilverFox, Padmum, Ramana, Shackman speaks, The Old Fossil, Will Knott.

14 thoughts on “Turn

  1. Rummuser

    Your are turning into quite a poet. And tying up the topic to recycling is brilliant. It was how it was, turning waste into productive stuff that would help create anew. We are reinventing the wheel and finding it difficult to with almost indestructible stuff that we have created.

  2. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – I have noticed an increase in the use of Rubberized asphalt, with added colour for children’s play areas in public parks. I must gather some photos one of these days. I think it is a wonderful idea, very safe for the children, and far better than old tires taking up space in landfills, or used for Bonfires, as they have over the years in Northern Ireland.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    shackman – I like that quote: Changing changing, ever changing – like the waves upon the sand.

    Delores – You have great faith in me, but 1,000 words is a drop in the ocean compared to the 50,000 required for a book, I am well aware of very able and talents writers, who do the work and spend years looking for a publisher to accept them. One friend has at least five books ready to go.

  4. The Old Fossil

    Delirious is right and yet, you also are right. It is like being an animated person, a delight to be around, compared with being an actress. Transforming one to the other is much more difficult than it looks. I should think that transformation to writing a book would be on a similar scale.

    But, we have the delight of a great writer and a very animated, delightful playmate!

  5. gigi-hawaii

    Cute take on that very famous song! I loved Sound of Music and have seen it at least 10 times if not more.

  6. Maria from Silver Fox

    I must agree you are one talented lady. Recycling in today’s world is such a great idea. I wish we had someone who came to pick up our second-hand items. I think I let them pile up in the garage because the heavy boxes are difficulty to carry to our local thrift shop.

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Fossie – I have no illusions about myself, I know my limits, I may stretch them from time to time, but I prefer not to go out of my depth. I am so fortunate to have met wonderful playmates along my journey!

    gigi – I first saw Sound of Music in 1966. I still remember the occasion.

    Dianne – When I was getting married, my mother warned Jack not to stand in the one place for too long or I might put him in a bin!

    Maria SF – Large items like a cooker/ freezer or a bed, can be collected by arrangement with the local council. They will give you a ten day window, if you leave the item at the side of the house, they will come and collect it.

  8. Government Funded Blogger

    Excellent Grannymar. Your bit about fasting before lab work struck a chord with me. Here at one time it was for twelve hours then some sadist increased it to fourteen. Now I barely make it home from the lab before my stomach thinks my throat was cut.:)

  9. Grannymar Post author

    GFB – Our fast is for twelve hours, so I had my dinner later than usual the evening before. I teased the staff at the health centre about a full Irish Breakfast (sometimes referred to as a heart attack on a plate) when we finished. We didn’t get it! 😉


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