The hole in the wall
A little boy looks into a dry stone wall and imagines who might inhabit it. Poem with illustrations. A6 softback (postcard size) 24 pages.
Words and illustrations by Ann Perrin
Produced by The Dry Stone Walling Education Project
The Puppeteers Daughter
The poems explore the complexity of life as the daughter of marionette makers and performers. There are poems concerned with life, love and loss, also the seaside, artists, allotments and the eccentricities of life.
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Don’t Throw Away the Daisies (illustrated)
Ann’s poetry covers the big topics of love and death with originality. Take for instance the title poem which is full of surprises yet also wonderfully poignant.
- Here we go Christmas again and a bit lost for words …
- My poem ‘Seeing’ is about problems with my sight and of course a little general chit chat.
- The puppets that went to the Palace and moving to Eastbourne!
- On World Puppetry Day, thinking about the part of my life spent treading the boards.
- Strange times – celebrations – love – loss and poetry
- More life and times of ageing puppeteer, writer and poet.
- My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.
- March – another month is flying by…
- Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?
- Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!
- Creativity – lockdown – but everything is the garden is lovely!
- Talking to myself – pictures – poems
- Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems
- Memories – VE day in Balmore Street London N.19 and poetry.
- Happy Easter
- The way the brain may cope with self isolation –
- A magical mother – pictures – poems – stories.
- Hands upon hands and so expressive.
- Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…
- A garden poem and love the marionettes!
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Category Archives: Life and Times of a New Age Granny
The puppets that went to the Palace and moving to Eastbourne!
Buckingham Palace In the early 50s my parents were invited to entertain the Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and their friends. We had clowns, a puppet circus, a white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, a garden ballet, singers, dancers … Continue reading
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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
Posted in Ann's memoir, Arvon, Becoming a poet, Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Creativity, Gardening, Life and Times of a New Age Granny, Lockdown, Marionette, Photography, poetry Tagged 76 years of the NHS, Appleby Horse Fair, Arvon, Cafe Poets in Eastbourne, Campervan, Gardening, Marionettes in the loft, my life and lockdown, Photography, Pier Poets, poetry, Poetry during lockdown, The Charcoal Burners in Toulouse, the guy and his unicycle, The Poetry Business, The Star and Garter Home 3 Comments
Sorting essays, stories and photos of our marionettes at last.
I have spent the last week sorting out archive boxes full of essays, stories, my mother’s notes, pages of family history, photos of our marionettes taken over several years. There was an early journal about a school journey to France … 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
Posted in 'The Puppeteer's Daughter' Ann Perrin, Brighton - out and about, Creative Nonfiction, Gardening, Life and Times of a New Age Granny, Living by the sea, Marionette, Photography, poetry, Retiring to Brighton - ups and downs, Rottingdean Tagged blogging, Creativity, Flowers, Gardening, looking back at 2019, Marionettes, Painting, poetry, Rottnngdean Bazaar, show business 1950s 1 Comment
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
Posted in Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Creative Nonfiction, Famous places, Life and Times of a New Age Granny, Photography, Rottingdean Tagged Memories of London, Newhave RNLI, Rottingdean and Saltdean Lians, Rottingdean Fair, Rottingdean Village News, Ukelele band Leave a comment
Caught in a blizzard – poem
Photos by Robin – Sisterhood in the 60s Trapped in the cottage during a blizzard we manage to light the old gas lamp hanging on a chain on the ceiling, coax half a bucket of water from the well, find a … Continue reading
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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Floating into the autumn…
Floating is a bit how I’ve been feeling recently, but no I am not dangling from these strings! ‘Chasing the Rabbit’ (my new enterprise) has been encountering a few teething problems. I knew I would have to face changing my editing … Continue reading
Posted in Ann's photography, Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Famous places, Finding my feet in Brighton, Life and Times of a New Age Granny, Living by the sea, Marionette, Photography Tagged Allotments, Bridget Whelan, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Depot Lewes, Gardening, Hop picking, Hythe, Kusama: Infinity at DEPOT, Mental Heath Day, Photography, Pighog, Puppet, Rhodes, Saltdean, Satdean, The Regency House, White Cliff Cafe Saltdean Leave a comment
Chasing the rabbit…
Decided to take the white rabbit on journey from Brighton to my old home in North London because I am vaguely thinking of making a new film. This was where our rabbit was made and where I spent most of … Continue reading
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You haven’t written anything yet!
says the box that has just flipped up on wordpress. OK! OK! merely distracted by downloading pics and drifting into thoughts about the meaning of life. Well it’s my birthday this week and by the way there is a poem … Continue reading
Posted in Ann's photography, Ann's poems, Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Creativity, Flowers/Garden/Allotment, Life and Times of a New Age Granny, Photography Tagged Art, Fabrica in Brighton, Gardening, Jo Lathwood's installation, Loving Vincent - the film, Photography, Poem about Van Gogh, Starry starry night., Teacher training in the 60s, The Old Market, Watford is wonderful, You haven't written anything yet! 2 Comments