Category Archives: Christmas – love or loath it?

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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London lights – writers – poets – celebrations – launches – events

    . On Wednesday broadened my horizons by attending presentations given at The National Poetry Library by Tamar Yoseloff, Clare Collison, Abigail Morley and Katherine Maris, exploring – ‘What is poetry’s relationship with art? Visual landscapes of the poem – … Continue reading

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Finding the printing press – puppets – poetry – presents

Well we’ve eaten all the mince pies! The Adana I uncovered the Adana press and a long lost box of printing blocks just before Christmas, as one does when one is looking for last years wrapping paper! The blocks looked intriguing … Continue reading

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All Sorts – Ann’s Christmas Eve poem

All Sorts Everyone helped on Christmas eve, the children in the living room trusted to make neat crosses on sprouts bottoms, peel potatoes and prod the hot chestnuts We’d laugh at my mother’s story of corn beef roast during the … Continue reading

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Going round in circles…and winter poem.

Recently had all the excitement of reading at Pighog on the same programme  as Jackie Wills, Colette Sensier, Brendan Cleary and Pighog open micers!  The event is arranged and compered as always  by the enthusiastic Michaela Ridgway.  It all went well … 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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