Tag Archives: Brighton – out and about

Bert Jansch celebrated with music, magic and poems at the Bell Ticehurst

The second Rosemary Lane Festival Day was held in the picturesque village of Ticehurst on Sunday where  Bert once lived while recording Rosemary Lane in 1970/71. Bert had  been a regular at the Bell who organised the whole event in … Continue reading

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Beauty is in the eye of the gardener?

                                  My garden, one of my son’s wild meadow, busy bees and ants nest (enlarged) on The Weald Allotment.

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‘The Puppeteer’s Daughter’

With our white rabbit on the front cover and John McCullough’s and Tim Dooley’s wonderful endorsements on the back my new collection of poetry has just taken flight!  The back page says ‘The poems explore the complexity of life as … Continue reading

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With great artistry and touching simplicity – the Battle of the Somme

To commemorate the start of the Battle of the Somme today – 1st July Joe Sacco’s Great War cartoon graphic tableau of the first day of the Battle of the Somme on display in Paris (I first posted this in … Continue reading

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Back down to earth in the garden

  Love the greenhouse we inherited. It’s a bit broken and battered like it’s previous owner who loved starting things from seed, digging over his tiny potato bed and arguing with his wife about how much space could be spared … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes with one poet in residence – Postman’s Park

I travel up from Brighton but with so many train cancellations my partner and I found a last minute stay in the City. Lots more time to get more organised too. This year thirty poets took part in Mixed Borders … Continue reading

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Roses roses all the way?

        

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Open Garden Squares Weekend ‘Mixed Borders’

Count down …I last went to Postman’s Park about three weeks ago and sat for a while under the loggia.  The soft rain formed puddles and I watched reflections of the trees and sky creating a special magic, like peering into those … Continue reading

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Spike Milligan and where cows go bong…

‘Ning Nang Nong where the Cows go Bong ‘etc etc. Well I bet they once did in Ticehurst where Spike lived for a while. Yesterday thanks to The Bell pub and Kit Smith who organised it, it was and a day … Continue reading

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Forget-me-not

wearers of the flower will be not be forgotten by their lovers forget-me-nots were used a as a symbol of remembrance of that nation’s war dead as well as the poppy in Newfoundland. Henry David Thoreau wrote “It is the more … Continue reading

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