Category Archives: Famous places

Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?

During lockdown I think my life has taken even more of an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ quality, with a few chunks of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ for good measure. The Mad Hatter is of course unaware that mercury is responsible … Continue reading

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Memories – VE day in Balmore Street London N.19 and poetry.

I guess we must have been a patriotic lot in London in 1945. I was only 4 and a half but I think I had picked up on my mother’s terror, the bombs, the constant need of escape and the … 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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I discover a journal about my visit to India in the 80s!

  I was having a big clearout on Sunday when I came across three rather worn black sketchbooks. Very pleased to discover one was written a journal of the trip with my friend/ colleague Sunita and her two children in ’88. … Continue reading

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As autumn approaches – a poem – a visit to Emmetts – bits and pieces.

I enjoyed painting an image for another of my poems – could become a habit!    An award-winning blog  for a ‘blog that brightens our day’ 1. Emmetts      Robin savours the smell of the toffee tree (Katsura tree) Love the Persian … Continue reading

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The Traditional Village Fair in Rottingdean

Luckily a sunny day and an event intent on lifting spirits and raising money for lots of local charities. This is the kind of fair I remember as a child in London in the late 40s.       Where else, … Continue reading

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Up to the Summer Exhibition at the RA

with my eldest son Robin a week or so ago. The exhibition is so well co-ordinated and every room beautifully hung.  One of the themes is migration and includes birds and animals, followed by  wonderful works including paintings, prints, words and … Continue reading

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April and into May – catch up time.

The new moon came followed by Easter, visits to members of my family. Deer eat the roses at my eldest son’s cottage and rooks nest near my youngest son’s house.           This is the  magical bluebell woods near my … Continue reading

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The magic of Bob Pelham in Marlborough

                                                Pictures from the event are sprinkled throughout this post. The big day arrived, people gathered including some the younger relatives … Continue reading

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Celebrating Winter Solstice in Brighton

Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years. The shortest day of 2018 falls on December 21, today. It is known as the winter solstice, marking the day of the year with the fewest … Continue reading

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