I haven't written much about my everyday life recently so I thought I'd do an update. My once a week job in a school ended in July and very quickly after that I was awarded a small bursary to write new poems about the heritage, history and landscape of the area in and around Amesbury. … Continue reading Reading, writing, planning, etc.
I like this contemplative post by Charlotte Gann about the reasons she's drawn to Stevie Smith's poem 'Not Waving but Drowning'. The poem ‘Not Waving but Drowning’ by Stevie Smith is only twelve lines long. Yet, the first time I read it, it created in my mind, for evermore, a whole world – and life story. Not … Continue reading Posts from poetry blogs I’ve enjoyed reading this week
I'm a pretty regular blogger but I have let things slip a bit recently, mostly because I've been busy doing other kinds of writing. In a bid to up my game, I've been kindly added to this list of poet bloggers who are trying to blog weekly in 2018. You can also add yourself to … Continue reading Poet Bloggers 2018 Revival Tour
I was about to tweet a happy tweet and post a happy post about my happy year, when our washing machine broke down and our boiler stopped working. It was eerily uncanny, as if the Fairy who stops you feeling too smug had flown into my house and sprinkled some of her glum magic over … Continue reading New Year’s Eve Musings
Dear Readers, Wherever you are, whoever you are, whatever you're doing, whoever you're with or not with, I'd like to send you my warmest thanks for visiting my blog, for reading what I write, for commenting or not commenting, for liking or ignoring my posts, both are appreciated, whenever it is or isn't. I know … Continue reading Best wishes to you at Christmas
Hard to believe it's almost November again. This time last year, I took part in National Blog Posting Month, or nablopomo, and posted every day during November. I had a lot of fun and made new friends taking part in this challenge - and I am tempted to join in again! However, I've decided to … Continue reading NoNaBloPoMo or to put it another way.. not doing nablopomo
Sometimes people find a post I wrote months or even years ago, and decide to join a discussion or start one up. I don't mind this at all unless the comment is deliberately confrontational, in which case I simply ignore the remark. Also, some of my older posts are linked to items which are no … Continue reading Ignoring blog comments
I'm not posting here as regularly as I used to. It's possibly because I'm using Instagram as a kind of blog, posting a picture and a little commentary over there quite frequently. It's an extremely easy way of posting so I can see why it's become so popular. Are you on Instagram? Give me a follow … Continue reading All quiet on the blogging front
It's my final post of the year so a good time to say thank you for reading my blog. I've made many friends over the five years I've been blogging, some of whom I've become friends with in real life and some of whom I feel I'm friends with, even though we've only met on … Continue reading Goodbye 2016
Well, friends, we've made it. Thank you so much for being with me on this blogging extravaganza of thirty whole days! And doesn't the world look different today? As I look out at our frosty garden, I can hardly believe that it's only been one month since my husband, Andrew, and our son were in … Continue reading Wordy Wednesday – #NaBloPoMo – we did it!