Category Archives: Brighton – out and about

Talking to myself – pictures – poems

                 Occasionally its been enough effort to get up, let alone write. But I’ve got a garden and lots of unfinished projects like repainting the shed! But I’ve managed to re-draft a few … Continue reading

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Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems

       – – The frog pond  – translucent wings hover newts wiggle under waterlilies nearby bees fills socks with pollen midges dance in fading light. –            – – Hive – Despite honey stocks … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

                 These are Washi eggs that I made on a course at Dulwich Art Gallery. many years ago. First blow the eggs!  The egg is covered with one piece of paper cut in a … Continue reading

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Hands upon hands and so expressive.

                    Started to look at our marionettes hands, always so expressive. In the late 50s with two big productions, one in Blackpool another in Scarborough at the same time, my father abandoned … Continue reading

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Pure escapism painting, photography, singing and puppets.

Recently life has been difficult all round, so sometimes just gather things together to cheer myself along. –   – I love taking pictures, but painting is soothing and a good kitchen table activity! Paint and paper is inexpensive so … Continue reading

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Welcoming the New Year

Sometimes the unexpected happens even flowers can bloom where they want to. – – I have been writing this blog for nearly ten years. It keeps my creative spirit going and ensures I still take photographs of my garden, allotment … Continue reading

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Christmas creeping up on us!

No tree just branches placed in a pot carried from Les Beaux many years ago. Out of the attic come the baubles, bells. the peg doll fairy, the painted Santa and the sequinned boot bought at Galleries Lafayette, not much … Continue reading

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The moon – haiku – the season of goodwill – pictures – my Christmas poems.

Out of the darkness comes moonlight and reflection time to care and share – – The Santa Special train My train to Pulborough to meet up with Mandy Pannet and other wonderful poets was cancelled at the last minute. In … Continue reading

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The undercliff walk and a poem about the seaside as a child

The undercliff walk a place to reflect on magic and mystery. – – White cliffs and a cool blue sea when the tide turns it churns up pebbles and cuttlefish lie in sharp contrast. – – – I live on … Continue reading

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A weekend of exploration, poetry and writing workshops

 An Apple a Day?  People passionate about words? Lapidus London When I discovered that a lively fellow poet Christine Holywood was involved in this event I signed up on the spur of the moment, not really checking the detail. Once … Continue reading

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