Surrounded by maps and small tables ofsalesmen and saleswomen and their supervisors, telling them what theydid want, telling them why, as they drank the Coke and orange juice theyhad been offered as soon as they came in out of the heat and sun, atethe home-style chocolate chip cookies by the plastic plates, the ACblasting so they'd crave the heat outside, be grateful to ownsome
of it part of the year.
I maintain composure, I grit my teeth I slam the door, then rehang the wreath With a moment of solace I think of my belly I forget the turkey, the trifle, the jelly Instead, on my ownsome
, all by myself I stand on a chair, I reach the top shelf A twink in my eye, good thoughts in my head I soon realise, I have nothing to dread I speak not a word, I go straight to work To open the jar with a twist and a jerk And yes, there they are, all hidden from sight My Lindor from last year, (I know - it's not right!) Now stuffed, feeling sick and round as a thistle, My family return with a laugh and a whistle So for this week, that's it, with the big day in sight, It's a Merry Christmas from me, and to all a good night!
Having thrown a divorce party last year with former model wife - and mother of his two children - Karen Elson, perhaps the time was right to step out on his ownsome
And then, all on my ownsome
, I fill the pipes with air.
It was not served in an oven dish as you might expect - rather it was plumped on the plate on its ownsome
lonesome, just waiting to be eaten..
13 letters: common measure, monsoon season, news cameramen, nonsense verse, common-room man, on ones ownsome
, score a success
That meant a surprise relegation to the bench for Craig Brewster, an equally surprising move back from the front line for Stevie Crawford and a thankless task of a shift up front on his ownsome
for former West Ham kid Mehmet.
We all came to London together so I was not on my little ownsome
, leaving Liverpool to come to the big smoke.
For it's only when you're on your ownsome
again that the demons will rear their ugly heads.
And seeing as I am on my ownsome
, I will pose a question too.
He orchestrated this little piece of badness all on his ownsome
As well as the traditional fare, prepared by poor put-upon Barbara all on her ownsome
, the family will be watching telly.