Tag Archives: Wise words in retirement

My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.

        An unexpected  email arrived from  journalist and poet Lavinia Collodel, an art historian living in Rome. She was writing about green spaces for an Italian magazine and included Postman’s Park in London. Apparently she had discovered … 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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Mindlessness – bluebells and potatoes

Discovered clumps of bluebells in the rain on our allotment yesterday.           Alan was a gem, dug a trough and did odd jobs like some guys tend to… Been a bit poorly on and off for the last two weeks … Continue reading

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Back on track after a few dull days

   Whoops! I love looking out to sea and writing poetry in my beach hut but I think I am really grounded by the earth and more a garden person not so much a mermaid!  But luckily due to bringing … Continue reading

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Just love the detail …

          Could not get them any bigger without losing quality, maybe  better for being little gems.          Met up with grandchildren all home from Uni with plenty of tales to tell. The beach hut had not blown away in … Continue reading

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The Cherry blossom is out

       in my garden so that’s it – Spring has definitely arrived! The allotment on the Weald is doing fine too, even if we did have to tie up the fence with bits of string.

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International Women’s Day – wonderful women

especially my dear old gran. She damaged her back when a bit of the house fell on her during the war. She guided an extended family and  looked after anyone down on their luck in our neighbourhood (which sometimes seemed like … Continue reading

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Wake up to flowers!

It’s Mothers Day!  What ever your circumstances, your feelings regarding the whole issue of motherhood. I do hope you all have a happy day!                                                                                        … 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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Love is neither here nor there!

    = love is a hammock rocked in a hospital ward all night till morning =          – sun sea sheep shadows the old black mill on the hill love is a pathway =      = a pen in … Continue reading

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