14th June 2020

14th June 2020


I have been holiday this week. It has been much more enjoyable than my previous week off work which was ruined by a very nasty cough. It would have been better though if we had been able to go to Northumberland as originally planned but this had to be cancelled due to the present restrictions caused by the very nasty virus that has caused so much misery. So instead it has been a holiday in Torquay which is a very nice place to be but I could have done with a change of scene.

I have written another song about some of the old things in Torquay that I have noticed for the first time despite having seen most of them for years. I have also become slightly fascinated by Torquay manhole covers.


I See Much More To My Surprise


So much I'd not noticed before

Why I hadn't I'm not sure

Now with a discerning eye

I see much more to my surprise

Yes I can see more than I did before


A fairing in my dining room

Surely it's a family heirloom

On a letter box George the Fifth

A red metal monolith


So much I'd not noticed before

Why I hadn't I'm not sure

Now with a discerning eye

I see much more to my surprise


Shackleton at the Torbay Hotel

At a dinner when he said farewell

A stone laid by Arthur Cain

So that we won't forget his name


Manhole covers that say Torquay

But most of them say Thomas Dudley


So much I'd not noticed before

Why I hadn't I'm now not sure

Now with a discerning eye

I see much more to my surprise

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