Category Archives: Nature – birds, flowers, sea or country

Seems to be competition in my garden

for the last rose of summer            less so for the last spider     or the biggest potato       Sunday afternoon – sorting out the greenhouse, filling holes in the grass and finishing off … Continue reading

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The snail trail – autumn and my one and only poem about cancer…

    Snellie is a tribute to Mrs Ellen Nye Chart, known as Nellie who took over as owner and manager of the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1875. Among other things she invited 1000 inmates of the workhouse to a … Continue reading

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Jumping about in June – the RA – Tenerife

  The garden exploded into action when I was away for a few days, typical! Now it’s still roses, roses everywhere and with loads of deadheading to be done.  I’ve sorted out the greenhouse yet again with raised beds and … Continue reading

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Muddling through May

Wonderful bluebells at Nymans. Later in the week I watched a deer wandering into my eldest son’s garden. Apparently deer love to feast on roses! I went along to see the children’s parade the start of the Brighton Festival. This year the … Continue reading

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My little book about a dry stone wall published!

I wrote  ‘The Hole in the Wall’ on an Arvon picture book writing course at Totleigh Barton many years ago. I remember the inspirational Pat Hutchins the author of ‘Rosie’s Walk’ and many other picture books was the tutor.   Sadly she is … Continue reading

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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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Oh the joys of Ireland – Niall Williams – The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis

     Another adventure to Ireland with my friend Maggie. Maggie has strong associations with Ireland so these trips include plenty of detours, visiting an artist friend, walking in woodland, popping into a castle or two! This time it was … Continue reading

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