Category Archives: Photography

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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In and out of April

In and out of April decluttering manic moods losing weight swimming seed potatoes chittering sun cheating clouds racing resolutions falling into the waste basket the dark green bird box made by a nuclear engineer in Birmingham only ever had two … Continue reading

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100 year anniversary of Spike Milligan

We hope everyone at The Bell in Ticehurst has a happy time tomorrow, with all the Spike Milligan and Goon Show events they are putting on. Spike lived in Ticehurst for some time. Our look-a-like Eccles is very sorry he … Continue reading

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Spring at last – pictures and poems

    Not actually sure now when a tortoise wakes up! This poem was about my neighbour’s tortoise a few years ago, The Tortoise when the tortoise crawls out of hibernation from the box of straw, do the rings of his … Continue reading

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Making the best of March

      Despite the snow earlier in March, I managed to get up to Faber for an evening with Wendy Cope.  Amazing how a big glass of wine and convivial company can make all the difference, and on top of … Continue reading

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More snow and a longer poem

       Timeless As snow transforms foliage into icy fingers the bus crawls caterpillar-like up the hill the seagulls’ feet thump on our flat bedroom roof and greenfinches wait in an orderly queue to swing on bird feeders in our … Continue reading

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