End of month blog and some wildflower poems

The image is of petals of buttercups, forget-me-nots, herb robert and daisies arranged in lines like a quatrain

An end of month blog just to say hello. I'm not blogging much at all but quite often posting a picture or two on Instagram - which I think of as a micro blogging site. I have a pamphlet of poems without a publisher - that is, I haven't found a publisher who wants the… Continue reading End of month blog and some wildflower poems

News/No News in April

The image is of cherry trees in blossom

I've fallen off the blogging bus and I'm struggling to climb back on. I'm not sure why because it isn't travelling very fast. Perhaps it's my dodgy knee/s. Anyway - Hello! - even if it's already May. I'm fully recovered from my first Covid-19 jab (Oxford AstraZeneca) and waiting for a date for my second.… Continue reading News/No News in April

Diary Snippets, weekending 14 March, 2021

The image is of various different types of flowers in a small blue and white vase

Saturday and Sunday Saturday was spent driving our son back to his student flat in London. It was the first time we'd been that way since Christmas when we picked him up to come home for the holidays. Everyone says London is much quieter because of the pandemic and of course it's true. Both of… Continue reading Diary Snippets, weekending 14 March, 2021

Recent Diary Snippets

the image is of daffodils in a vase and an avocado plant and a cup of tea on a shelf

Monday and Tuesday It's incredible to think that it is nearly one year since the first UK lockdown, when the whole of the country learned a new way of living. The weather has been gifting us with some spring-like days which I've really enjoyed. My son is going back to his student accommodation in London… Continue reading Recent Diary Snippets

Lockdown, Series Three

a picture of the side of a staircase, lit by fairylights

During the first lockdown, in the spring, I went through a phase of posting a blog every day, using the hashtag Corona Diary (when I remembered).  I think I started off with gusto and petered out a bit towards the end.  We've just entered our third national lockdown in the UK and I don't intend… Continue reading Lockdown, Series Three

On small acts of optimism

OK, so I probably didn't choose the best week to decide to blog a little more regularly here. There is just too much going on in the real world and, like many of you, I'm sure, I've been glued to the election news coming in from the United States, trying to stop myself from constantly… Continue reading On small acts of optimism

National Blog Posting Month

Inspired by writer Liz Ward, I'm going to gently join in with National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) and post a blog a little more regularly during November. I love reading Liz at her blog and I also enjoyed her collection of essays which she published in 2018. One of the reasons I haven't been posting… Continue reading National Blog Posting Month

August Postcards

Our household of four is gathering its belongings together to make new plans in the Covid19 world. We can't really say post-covid yet, can we, since the virus is still circulating? I am writing less poetry and more prose, writing and typing, one word at at a time. As I loop ink around printed out… Continue reading August Postcards

Corona Diary: Half year, middle of the week catch-up

A small rambling post about what I'm up to at the moment, what's happening out here in my little corner of the West Wiltshire town that's been my home for the past 17 years, and what's new since my first post about living through the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK. News in the garden: our… Continue reading Corona Diary: Half year, middle of the week catch-up

Paper Nations: Time to Write

Paper Nations is an arts organisation which commissions writers throughout the South West of England to create new work. Earlier this year, they ran a scheme called 'Time to Write' and invited writers who face particular barriers (time, money, location, opportunity) to apply for up to £1,000 to enable them to develop a writing project.… Continue reading Paper Nations: Time to Write