Author Archives: ann perrin

A tiny bit of snow and a small poem.

A white veil falls over the face of the world  slowly freezing time.              An award winning blog  for a ‘blog that brightens our day’   Poetry collections ‘The Puppeteer’s Daughter’ and ‘Don’t Throw Away the Daisies’  

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Pelham Puppets and making films win the day.

Suddenly decided to get back to putting films on youtube.  Have lots of unedited footage including some to put to my poetry. But the easiest to start with today are our plays for Pelham Puppets that missed the boat a few years ago. … Continue reading

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Some friends are irreplaceable

My orchids carry fond memories of  a dear cousin who has died in California. But I have also had the pleasure of re- reading some of the emails we have exchanged in recent years! He always started them with ‘My … Continue reading

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Pictures from highlights in 2017

Checking my  blog the stats tell me the script for Cinderella, a  pantomime in five minutes, gets the most hits on a  daily basis worldwide!  My old aunty’s chestnut soup recipe (1920) usually comes a close second. Visits to local landmarks are … Continue reading

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Teaching gypsies – lessons learned and a poem or two.

     Memories of teaching gypsies on a permanent site in South London in the 70s have never left me. I did it for four years and it was one of the best jobs I ever had. They were so resourceful … Continue reading

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Burning the clocks in Brighton

Little bit late in posting but then as Burning the Clocks is an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas maybe its even more appropriate.    The winter solstice is on December 21 and is the “shortest” day of … Continue reading

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Frosty the Snowman – Happy Christmas

If you were a child in the 50s and one of your parents worked for a big company chances are you would be invited to the company’s annual party. Some of our early performances with our marionettes included works parties. … Continue reading

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