Higgs
Higgs
Mar 31

There'll be no more selling fork handles,
And no more "language" from Tim,
No more of those wonderful monologues,
For it's sadly goodnight from him.

RIP Ronnie Corbett (1930-2016)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3517054/Comedy-legend-Ronnie-Corbett-died-aged-85.html
Higgs
Higgs
Mar 12

No room for dancing angels,
Just magic and surprise.
The devil's in the detail,
Of heads and open eyes.

If you're not familiar with the amazing work of the micro-sculptor Willard Wigan, check out his website.

http://www.willard-wigan.com/gallery/
Higgs
Higgs
Feb 24

Extraordinary pilot,
Flew craft of every make,
Set amazing records,
The rest have yet to break.

RIP Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown (1919-2016)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/12167611/Captain-Eric-Winkle-Brown-obituary.html
Higgs
Higgs
Feb 12

I'm troubled by a past mistake,
A stupid thing I said,
The more I try to bury it,
The more it haunts my head.

I recently screwed up an interview. Badly.

The sensible thing to do is to learn from such mistakes and move on.
However, sometimes this is easier said than done!
Higgs
Higgs
Jan 31

Each time that Britain clashed against
The Continental powers,
We'd turn to him for guidance,
Throughout those dreadful hours.

And as our hopes were dashed again,
And annihilation came,
He'd remind us all, with jokes and quips,
IT'S ONLY A BLOODY GAME!

RIP Sir Terry Wogan (1938-2016)

Sir Terry had a very long and distinguished career at the BBC and I will always remember him for his wonderfully irreverent take on the Eurovision Song Contest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgyoXMVi5Xo
Higgs
Higgs
Oct 30, 2015

Don't bother with Halloween costumes,
Like the monster wielding an axe,
Dress up as an unexpected bill,
Or a demand to pay more tax.

Pretend to be negative equity,
An inadequate pension pot,
An interest rate that's climbing,
Or a sinkhole under our plot.

You don't even need to wear scary garb,
You can spook us with what you say,
Tell men they're beginning to lose their hair,
Or women they're turning grey.

For these are the things that scare us,
And truly give us a fright,
Tell us we're facing redundancy,
And you'll keep us awake at night.

But if all that fails to move us,
And you're feeling really bold,
Just remind us we'll never be young again,
And say we look really old.

Before you ask, I have no idea what a "negative equity" costume would look like.

But the very thought of it scares the hell out of me.
Higgs
Higgs
Oct 26, 2015

Back in the Hundred Years' War,
At the Battle of Agincourt,
A few English bods,
Won against the odds,
Even though the French had more.

A belated contribution to the 600th anniversary, with apologies to Mr William Shakespeare.
 
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