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The refurbishment and extension of the former Drayton School in Banbury by Kingerlee Ltd Established in 1868, our family business has been providing high quality building in and around Oxfordshire for five generations.

This is for all the Mummies and Daddies that will be sending their kids off to secondary school for the first time.

Written by Michele Mcdonnell in 2013.

On the Eve of Secondary School

Where did you go to my baby,
How did you grow so fast.
Why are the years disappearing,
In a blink yesterday’s in the past.

There’s a lump in my throat in the small hours,
And I’m trying to hold it all in,
But I can’t sleep for thoughts of the morning,
When your own independence kicks in.

I know that you’re brave and you’re ready,
For the path you’re about to step on,
But please look out and be careful,
Watch your footing and always be strong.

Even as I’m watching you changing,
So quickly and before my eyes,
When I look at the girl you’re becoming,
I still see my baby inside.

You know that I’m being neurotic,
But I’m scared, so just humor me,
Always come home on time, let me know where you are,
And I promise to try setting you free.

It will always be my job to protect you,
Thats something you’ll never have to ask,
Cos like it or not, I’m forever your mum,
Even as the future swallows the past.

©Michele Mcdonnell AKA Cosmic Rainbow Poet

Michele Mcdonnell. AKA Cosmic Rainbow Poet

 

 

 

 

 

Michele will be attending the Royal Central school of speech and drama London in October to finish her degree in drama, applied theatre and education writing for performance.


If you would like to read more poetry from Michele Mcdonnell

The Words & Poems of a confused mind. All Poems & Words written by Cosmic Rainbow (Michele Mcdonnell) https://www.facebook.com/cosmicrainbow1969/

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Need a Taxi?

Admiral Cars Banbury Taxis is a leading cab company offering premier & reliable taxi service with 24 hour cover throughout the Banbury area.

Contact Admiral Cars Banbury Taxis for all your taxi and airport transfer requirements

Contact Admiral Cars Banbury Taxis for all your taxi and airport transfer requirements on 01295 268282 or email .

Web: www.admiraltaxisbanbury.co.uk

 


Stitches Tailoring.

For clothing alterations, suit alterations, leather alterations or basic clothing repairs STITCHES can meet your needs.

Stitches Tailoring 5 Market Place, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5LG

STITCHES was established in 1998 and has expanded over the years to become one of the finest and most reputable clothing repairs and alterations company in the area.

Tailors with over 30 years of experience in clothing repairs and alterations for men, women, children and even infants.

If you need clothing alterations, suit alterations, leather alterations or basic clothing repairs STITCHES can meet your needs.

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Tel: 01295 256666

Web: www.stitchestailoring.co.uk

5 Market Place, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 5LG

 


Sweet Celebrations.

Banbury’s local party shop!

Sweet Celebrations. Party shop in Banbury.

Fancy dress, balloons & party decorations!

Pop in to see them at 19 Church Lane, Banbury, or give them a ring on 01295 269 472

Website www.sweetcelebrations.co.uk

 


Trinders.

A store for all the family selling toys, models, crafts and bikes.

Trinders. A store for all the family selling toys, models, crafts and bikes.

Banbury’s favourite toy shop.

Trinders has been trading in the town centre since the start of the 20th century, providing Banbury with children’s toys, kids bikes, model trains, games, crafts and puzzles.

56-59 Broad Street
Banbury OX16 5BL
01295 262546
www.trindersbanbury.co.uk

 


Buywise.

For all your kitchen appliances.

Buywise is an independent, family run retail outlet selling domestic electrical appliances, beds and furniture for over 30 years.

Buywise is an independent, family run retail outlet selling domestic electrical appliances, beds and furniture for over 30 years.

45 Parson’s Street, Banbury OX16 5NA
Hours: Open· 9am–5:30pm
Phone: 01295 266087

Web: www.buywiseappliances.co.uk

 


Looking for somewhere to Eat Out in the area?

Dining out in Banburyshire has never been so exciting, with amazing venues popping up year upon year. Renowned for producing incredibly talented chefs, the Banbury area is developing a reputation for its growing number of excellent foodie pubs.

Sink your teeth into this list of great country food pubs around Banbury

Sink your teeth into this list of great country food pubs around Banbury

 


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Banbury has a thriving community complemented by the good variety of individual niche coffee shops around the town.

The Banbury café culture is also fast becoming world-renowned, and for good reason.

Dig in to this selection of the Cafés and Coffee Shops of Banbury

Dig in to this selection of the Cafés and Coffee Shops of Banbury

 


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