The Small Park


‘We’ll find that park!’
Past the council flats and BBC Elstree
The small park
Seen the world
It’s beautiful now
Changing leaves
Mallards, seagulls, moorhens, geese
Rainbow fountain
With Abdul
We laugh like before
Crazy stuff
We’re fine with silence
Borehamwood Cafe – a fine latte
Face heated by Nowf Landan sun, innit
Dailly Mirror football section

The day before
Back with Jampi
Van, Sebastian, West Herts
First visit in three months
Don’t do the ‘what’s changed?’ thing
Love how he sees life
Love the chat between our lad and he
Answers get him thinking
‘Watch the shot from this rough
Which swing do you like best? ‘
Memorised every hole
Walk round in my head

A 14th birthday in our family!

Common theme
What else?
Frustration allowed

Words of encouragement
Near and far

Domenica sera
Visita di sorpresa
Un ora y medio di l’Italiano
Ho ascoltato Il CD di Ravel e Debussy
Grazie ragazzi, per tutto!

Thanks guys
Being pushed, fed, getting a drink
It means alot
Best of all, to have a belly laugh.

Author: Andrew Knowlman

I am a 50-year old father of two children, married to Jane. I live in Hertfordshire, UK. I was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in April 2015.

3 thoughts on “The Small Park”

  1. Good evening Andrew ,really pleased to read that you could find the park with Abdul on a good day for the weather. Lovely words Andrew.

    Tomorrow I am going off down to France with Mark to meet up with Daniel for a cycling break. Having reached my three score years a 10 recently, this is” their idea “ of helping me celebrate it !!!

    It will be good fun and on return will come over with Gill for a visit.

    Best wishes as ever.


  2. I enjoyed reading about what you are getting up to especially as I know the places and people. Must have been a really good break! Xx

  3. We are blessed to have Caron and Gerawyn in our lives. They fill in the gaps and more…. I appreciate your kindness and generosity of spirit that you have given to Valentina and Sebastian. Thank you to the caring school community and especially all their teachers. We are blessed to be here in Kings Langley. Appreciation and Gratitude to all that have passed through our life in this last year and given a helping hand. Bless you all.

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