Peg's 80th Birthday

Our Peg she is a one-off

No shrinking English rose

She knows her mind and speaks it

To keep us on our toes

Beloved of John and scholars

A friend through thick and thin

Of fish and chips an ardent fan

And not averse to gin

An expert in the garden

A connoisseur of crime

As long as it’s in fiction

And read with glass of wine

She likes the odd Sudoku

And crosswords helped by friend

Her intellect’s enormous

Her talents without end

But lest we hear her tell us

“I’ve heard it – what a bore”

We’ll just wish her all the best

On reaching that four score.