Tag Archives: Creative writing

Oh the joys of Ireland – Niall Williams – The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis

     Another adventure to Ireland with my friend Maggie. Maggie has strong associations with Ireland so these trips include plenty of detours, visiting an artist friend, walking in woodland, popping into a castle or two! This time it was … 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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A cottage garden by the sea

(this is doggerel you have  been warned) A cottage garden by the sea says much for it and much of me                                small apple trees and … Continue reading

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A brief encounter and Mother’s Day.

Found myself glancing at  a woman I vaguely recognised  in Rottingdean eating cream scones in the Open Art Cafe the other day. She was with a companion so I did not disturb her but when she went to pay I … Continue reading

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Whoops, drafted a new poem on Philip Larkin’s face.

This morning in bed the article was the only thing near at hand, well at least it won’t get thrown away!  Bored with the festivities and over eating, I spent forever in a bubble bath with battery spa lights that … Continue reading

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Dearest Alice in Wonderland

I first met you when I was very young.  I learned of all your amazing encounters when my mother read to me from her precious 1929 edition of your book. She had  won it as a prize simply for  ‘good conduct’ … Continue reading

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The Open Garden Squares Weekend

Can’t believe my luck. I have been given one of The Poetry School’s (http://www.poetryschool.com/) mini residences, called Mixed Borders, for poets to write in London for the Open Garden Square Weekend 13th and 14th June. (http://www.opensquares.org/index.html) Three weeks or so … Continue reading

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