Tag Archives: Photography

Talking to myself – pictures – poems

                 Occasionally its been enough effort to get up, let alone write. But I’ve got a garden and lots of unfinished projects like repainting the shed! But I’ve managed to re-draft a few … 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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Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…

All over Saltdean clumps of bright yellow flowers to cheer the spirit. –   – Out in the garden for a few blowy minutes new flowers have emerged – – Seagulls seek shelter wild winds and billowing sea batter the … 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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Keeping my spirits up in February – nature – haiku – wonderful museum visit.

On misty mornings tears of rain on winter trees shine a little light.           Ok vanity! But love my picture and poem, cheered me up! Earlier when clearing out I found ‘Blackpool Illuminations’ written at Arvon … Continue reading

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Christmas creeping up on us!

No tree just branches placed in a pot carried from Les Beaux many years ago. Out of the attic come the baubles, bells. the peg doll fairy, the painted Santa and the sequinned boot bought at Galleries Lafayette, not much … Continue reading

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A weekend of exploration, poetry and writing workshops

 An Apple a Day?  People passionate about words? Lapidus London When I discovered that a lively fellow poet Christine Holywood was involved in this event I signed up on the spur of the moment, not really checking the detail. Once … Continue reading

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World Mental Health Day

Last week I ran a poetry workshop in an Adult Psychiatric Rehab hospital for World Mental Health Day. Wonderful people – wonderful poems – used a variety of prompts and read poems by Frank O’Hara and William Carlos Williams for good measure! A … Continue reading

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As autumn approaches – a poem – a visit to Emmetts – bits and pieces.

I enjoyed painting an image for another of my poems – could become a habit!    An award-winning blog  for a ‘blog that brightens our day’ 1. Emmetts      Robin savours the smell of the toffee tree (Katsura tree) Love the Persian … Continue reading

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