Herald - Issue 417

6th January 2022 • The HERALD • Page 69 v THE NEXT HERALD IS OUT ON 27TH JANUARY v Poets Corner HERALD RECRUITMENT PART TIME SCHOOL RUN DRIVERS REQUIRED We are currently looking for new drivers to fill rewarding, part time roles in our busy, family run business. We specialise in transporting disabled and vulnerable children and young adults with a range of special needs to school’s across Hampshire. All applicants must be physically fit, 100% reliable and punctual with a pleasant attitude towards others. A New Forest District Council Private Hire License would be an advantage, however, we can help you obtain this. In return we offer good rates of pay and a reliable and well maintained company vehicle. Our working days are Monday-Friday and approximately 17-20 hours per week during term times. These positions may suit retired or semi-retired persons but all applicants are welcome. To enquire in the first instance, please email: schooltransportsouthampton@gmail.com AFTER CHRISTMAS by David K Wilson Old Year New Year by David K Wilson The long awaited day slips by In the blinking of an eye Some feel sadness others sigh As the lovely day has passed There’s still the cake and odd mince pie Salad leaves though limp and dry Sandwiches of cheese and ham Not to mention loads of turkey There are presents left beneath the tree Auntie’s uncles and one for me Cards that seemed to go astray Unsent for the day The tree drops needles everywhere Even in the carpet on the stair And the lights aren’t going anywhere As they blink their last goodbye Yet it’s still a day to beat all days The story true its there always The child the stable the star above The virgin birth so full of love We breathe a sigh fall in a chair Not planning to go anywhere But when all is said and all is done Christmas brings us love and fun The long awaited day slips by In the blinking of an eye New Year slips in with a sigh Christmas time has passed Christmas lights have faded fast The awaited season now has passed All the celebrations celebrated Beneath a frosty winter moon New Year came in with a sigh Glasses raised and spirits high Bottles opened bubbles bursting Along with the last mince pies Back to work and back to school Early snowdrops break the rules Spring if only in our minds Depths of winter redefined Plan ahead for summer sun Booking bring us so much fun So much to see so much to do We won’t let Covid make us blue Easter bunnies in the windows Chocolate eggs there on display Easter break arriving shortly Another long weekend away Searching for the next adventure Life forever slipping by Enjoy each moment cease the rushing We’re finite lives beneath an endless sky Juicy carrots always dangled Wishing life and time away Hesitate for one short moment Slow down if only for a day Flowers A sonnet to Spring by Jim Dolbear I’d pick you bluebells to go with your eyes, But the cold winds of Winter are here my love. A daisy chain would adorn your sweet neck, Alas springtime is still in our daydreams. en da odils will nod their heads in time, As the tulips like sentries will stand on guard. Primroses and cowslips in shaded woods, I will pick to go on your window cill. And as we walk through elds of buttercups, Pink and white clover will hide in the grass. Whilst the hovering bee will take nectar, And the honey will be as sweet as you. en holding hands we’d kiss neath the bower, In my eyes I would see a perfect ower. HELLO by Margaret Bell Hello! she shouted from behind her mask, Who is it I wondered I dare not ask! She is far more than the two metres apart… If I had my specs on it would be a good start.. How are you? She said with a high pitched voice, Getting on with it really, we have no choice, I tried to make out who this lady could be, She obviously thought that she knew me! I must have looked with the blankest of eyes, But the mask she is wearing is a perfect disguise… I’m sorry I said I can’t see who you are, Maybe it’s because you are a metre too far.. It’s me she said you must remember me! I’m sorry I don’t forgive me please, She took down her mask and revealed her face, When parking her car I gave her my space. Oh! I said that was some while ago, Yes she said but I was grateful you know, No problem I said it was busy that day, Just needed to thank you, and just had to say…. How she remembered me I’ll never know! One good deed, just goes to show, I said goodbye and gave a laugh, And said there is a smile beneath this mask… HERALD RECRUITMENT You slumbering gardeners, time to rise, Awake and see those brightening skies. A brand new season prompts the need For pruning, planting, sowing seed. You know your garden tools need care; Of this I’m sure you’re well aware. e winter’s debris clear away; It’s worthwhile doing that today. Prepare the year with happy heart, Time to rejoice, you’ve made a start. Awakening by Warwick Smith The Eling Experience is a visitor attraction featuring the unique and historic Eling Tide Mill. We currently have a rare opportunity for the post of MILLER Wednesday – Sunday (plus some Mondays, Tuesdays, Bank Holidays and evenings) Salary – scp – 18-21, Band 3 - £20,092 - £21,748 (Pro-rata) An extremely flexible approach is needed as milling is tidal dependent. The ideal candidate will have a mechanical/engineering background and have been involved in operating and maintenance of machinery in a previous post. Full training will be given and you would be required to regularly lift a weight of 24kg as part of this role. You will also need good communication, IT and customer service skills as you will be engaging with the general public on a day-to-day basis. In addition, the possession of a full driving licence and local residency would be beneficial. Hours are variable, March to September are 24 hours per week, Wednesday to Sunday. October to February 12-20 hours per week, with a six week complete closure of the facility around the Christmas period. All hours are tide dependent so flexibility is a requirement. For further details visit our website at: www.totton –and-eling-tc.gov.uk for an application form or contact Helen Robinson, Eling Experience Manager: 023 8086 3138 Closing date Friday 28th January 2022