Category Archives: Photography

Poetry for the book ‘Paul Smith by Rottingdean Bazaar’.

  I had an amazing stroke of luck a few weeks ago when James and Luke from Rottingdean Bazaar popped into the Open Art Cafe in Rottingdean and discovered the poems on display written by members of the Pop in … Continue reading

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A garden full of roses. News of a new poetry course and other cheerful chatter.

     A new course at The Poetry school with Tim Dooley and Tamar Yoseloff is an absolute winner! Called The Urban Pastoral it is essentially a reading course but with options to write too  if desired. Tim and Tamar take … 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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Nearly time to get back into the garden!

              Such beautiful colours and textures. At the risk of repeating myself I love growing veg. in buckets because they can be moved around to chase the sun.             … 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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Hooray! A blue plaque for Bob Pelham in Marlborough

The unveiling and celebration is on 28th of February in Marlborough,  where Bob Pelham created Wonky Toys and later Pelham Puppets. The plaque is  a big achievement for David Leech  who instigated the idea and the council for their generous support … Continue reading

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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

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