The following poems were written in Langley by participants of the Small Things Creative STORY BOX sessions held in at Langfield Care Home on 3rd & 4th June 2019. The sessions used the Overspill theme to share stories of Home and Community with participants who were living with, or caring for someone with, dementia.

Home

I wouldn’t like to live there, if the wind got up you’d blow over!

That’d be nice, I’d like a swimming pool

I wouldn’t like to pay the electric bill

I’d have that grass cut in no time

This house would be easy to do the pointing

I prefer this cosy cottage

I think that’s too big, I don’t like it

It’s not so much the house you look at, it’s your neighbours and your family

As long as it’s nice and cosy and doesn’t cost too much to run

Neighbours are important, they’re there 24 hours a day!

Not at this one!!

Nice and clean

It’s maybe by the sea, nice quiet street

We’ll move in next door, I’ll be your neighbour

I’m gonna move in on Stannicliffe Road, it’s got a pool!

Nice house, but neighbours on either side, not for me. I like to be alone

They look like hotels, I don’t like flats

Far too noisy, too many people, no privacy

Heaven, homely, happy

H eaven

H omely

H appy

O pen the door

M y friends are here

M ore cooking to do

E at, drink and be merry

Husband and me

H usband and me

H ousework never finished

H ello when you get home

O h, I’ve got a cleaner

O ur family

M ore housework

M erry family

M y lovely orange curtains

E verybody’s happy

E astenders is on the telly

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