Category Archives: ‘The Puppeteer’s Daughter’ Ann Perrin

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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Strange times – celebrations – love – loss and poetry

Thank goodness that the sparkle of light on leaves can still lift my mood. A walk on the beach and sunlight on the sea has the same effect.                            … Continue reading

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More life and times of ageing puppeteer, writer and poet.

Frankly the reality of realising that I am still alive came as a bit of a shock. Only recently have we ventured out after nearly two years of remaining pretty close to home. We were treated to a lovely weekend … Continue reading

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My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.

        An unexpected  email arrived from  journalist and poet Lavinia Collodel, an art historian living in Rome. She was writing about green spaces for an Italian magazine and included Postman’s Park in London. Apparently she had discovered … Continue reading

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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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Creativity – lockdown – but everything is the garden is lovely!

We created a courtyard at the front of the house,  with chairs, a table, a trough full of flowers and a bird feeder. It was partly in an attempt to ensure we could have two or three friends round and … Continue reading

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Hands upon hands and so expressive.

                    Started to look at our marionettes hands, always so expressive. In the late 50s with two big productions, one in Blackpool another in Scarborough at the same time, my father abandoned … Continue reading

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Lace making – poem and pictures

The Lace Maker I found the brown hessian lace cushion in the loft wrapped in crumpled paper the pattern and pins still in place wooden bobbins, one with buttons on the metal ring instead of the more traditional spangles a … Continue reading

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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

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