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More from Postman’s Park

London Parks and Garden Squares Weekend.  This year in Postman’s Park they had John Price, who has written  a book about the people on the Watts memorial tiles, giving talks. He is an historian as well as a man who has … Continue reading

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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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Eccles thinks he is off to Ticehurst on Sunday

which is madness considering he will need someone to pull his strings! He didn’t even ask me about the possibility of attending when he fixed it on the phone a few minutes ago with Kit Smith. But then he told … Continue reading

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At last like Alice walking through that illusive door!

It’s all a bit of a trek from Brighton so today I was taking things easy and had already watched the geese nibbling the daisies alongside the Thames and sipped fresh watermelon juice which came from a friendly riverside cafe.   … Continue reading

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The Handkerchief Tree in Postman’s Park

     The leaves have turned white at last! We have travelled  up twice from Brighton hoping to see it’s full glory and have met some more interesting visitors to the park along the way. We have also seen a very des … Continue reading

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Just love old things – the Remington typewriter

                                    One of my great aunts typed her memoir on an old Remington just like this one, her typing skills meant she did the whole thing with two fingers. She was partially crippled … Continue reading

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Lost landmarks and getting old

I was so sorry to see that the garden next to the Garden Museum near Lambeth Palace was boarded up last week with posters that proclaimed mega money going into improvements. This means it will not be open again until … Continue reading

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Poetry in London’s Open squares

    There was a real excitement in the air and sense of anticipation when we met to read our poems from our mini residencies for London’s Open Spaces Weekend under the title ‘Mixed Borders.’    Tonight we were all part … Continue reading

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Postman’s Park

The first day dawned of my two day poetry  residency in Postman’s Park, courtesy of the Poetry School.  I was one  of sixteen poets in different parks writing poetry as part of the Open Garden Squares Weekend. So there I was … Continue reading

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