Tag Archives: Brighton – out and about

Someone is trying to tell us something!

the days are drawing in the bird feeders need topping up and autumn really is here!                      the committee… 

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Martlets and every dog has its day!

          These Snowdogs are set up all around Brighton in aid of Martlets Hospice.    I’ve only seen four up close but I’ve passed two or three the bus and they are all truly inspiring works of … Continue reading

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Peddling Poetry

I was running this rabbit along beaches 60 years ago to publicise our shows! Today I had persuaded him to come out of retirement and help me peddle my new poetry book, which was fine until he collapsed with exhaustion! … Continue reading

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The Pew – in memory of John Betjeman

The Pew I hope this is the pew where once the poet sat                                     having enjoyed his breakfast of burnt toast sitting in his morning chair looking out to the graveyard where his great grandfather is buried drafting a letter then leaving … Continue reading

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What a tangled web they weave…

    a misquotation from that famous poem by Walter Scott — ‘Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.’

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The joys of black and white pics?

                                   or not!

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The Grange in Rottingdean, Mick Bensley, a garden party and ducks!

If you get the chance for a chat with Mick when you go to his art exhibition of maritime watercolours and oils at the Grange Art Gallery and Museum, welcome it with open arms. This extensive exhibition features seascapes and … Continue reading

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The ins and outs of poems for childrens picture books

This topic came up in a forum recently so this is my experience. I once wrote a poem as a picture book, I  did my own illustrations (I am an artist of sorts) and in the past some authors could be … Continue reading

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Swanwick a highlight in many a writer’s year!

Swanwick Writers‘ Summer School is the oldest residential writers’ conference in the world.                               They say never go back and I have not attended Swanwick Writer’s Summer School for about 25 … 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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