The Fisherman’s Box!


Have you ever been going somewhere very ordinary, to do something very ordinary and found something very extraordinary? This morning I went down to Baldock to get some cash from the ATM. As the marketplace was taken up by a craft fair I had to park what seemed to be miles away from the bank (Yes, my fitness programme has gone the same way as my diet!). On the pavement at the far end of the High Street (almost opposite Tesco’s) was a display of old wooden Mussel and Prawn boxes. For Baldock (some 100 miles from the sea) this was so random I had to investigate…

I went down to the Baldock Market,
Took the car was nowhere to park it!
On the pavement was a show,
Of fishermen’s boxes from years ago!
You know how in ASDA they have a ‘Greeter’,
Well in Staffy B’s they have a ‘Meeter!’
Freddie welcomes you to his shop,
“Stroke me now! Oh please don’t stop!”
The shop is full of Christmas ideas,
Signs and frames but no reindeers!
Today mince pies and mulled wine,
(Not available when you shop online!).
I bought Mrs Bard a fisherman’s box,
A safer gift than Fort Knox!
If you can’t get to visit them today,

With many thanks to Toni and Hayley (and Freddie too) for the delicious mince pie!

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