Category Archives: Nothing waits a category long

March – another month is flying by…

Strange times but nature has a way of creating its own magic. Dappled sun on pathswhite pussy willow fallenwood pigeons calling   Ashdown Forest – Kings Standing Just for fun – this must be Eeyore’s house (Tatsfield)

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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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Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!

Invited to give a talk about the Telegoons for The  Goon Show Preservation Society  many moons ago, naturally it developed into a performance! Here is the transcript of the talk I have also transferred a film of the event to … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day

Last week I ran a poetry workshop in an Adult Psychiatric Rehab hospital for World Mental Health Day. Wonderful people – wonderful poems – used a variety of prompts and read poems by Frank O’Hara and William Carlos Williams for good measure! A … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday – Grandpa’s War – a poem.

              It seemed to me my grandparents had not really recovered from the effects of the Great War before the Second World War arrived. Grandpa had been discharged due to shell shock and the effects … 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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Seagulls enjoy the Lido…

before it opens to the public.         

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What would we have done without Alice?

Our family never stopped performing with characters from Alice in Wonderland. Today marks the anniversary of the day Lewis Carroll was born on 27th February 1832 Alice in Wonderland – was the  first and hardest film I ever made and … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas from ‘The Puppeteer’s Daughter’

Isn’t it strange that despite Christmas being such a cheerful time some of us, me included, still spend time thinking about loved ones who have passed away and who we still miss! I moved to the South Coast shortly after … Continue reading

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Butterflies and bees, flowers and veg. at Bateman’s

     This was the Mulberry tearoom border on a quick visit to Bateman’s on the way home from Ticehurst yesterday.”If you can get to the Mulberry tearoom in time and see the border you have cracked it!” said the woman in reception and she … Continue reading

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