Writing

O Autumn!

after Anthony Wilson's To Autumn   I love walking I hate leaving the house I love wearing  wellies I hate rain in my socks I love the sound of rain hitting the windows I hate rain down the back of my neck I love the thought of coming home to a warm house I hate… Continue reading O Autumn!

Currently reading

Three blogs I read

Most mornings I check in to the WordPress Reader and glance through blogs I'm following.  This morning, three good reads caught my eye and I'd like to share them with you.  You might already know about Anthony Wilson's blog because I have mentioned it before.  There is such a wealth of good articles there about… Continue reading Three blogs I read

Poetry, Poetry Blogs, Uncategorized

A few links for National Poetry Day UK

Yes, it's that's time of year again.  It's National Poetry Day in the UK.  Here are a few posts I've read this morning which you might also enjoy. A gentle, interesting, contemplative post from Anthony Wilson who seems to be countering the imperative mood of the beautifully designed slogans from this year's National Poetry Day campaign with… Continue reading A few links for National Poetry Day UK

Poetry, Poetry Blogs, Reading and Writing Poetry, Writing

On not blogging and putting your poems first

I've been absent from here of late, really since I got back from my holiday in Portugal, and it's mainly because I'm trying to plough on with my poetry writing, especially as I'm taking a break from paid work.  I feel that I need to make the most of my free time as I'm never too… Continue reading On not blogging and putting your poems first

Family, Weekly Update

Dashing in and out of this blog

I'm typing at speed today because I'm leaving for London soon with my 16 year old daughter, Kitty, to drop her off at a friend's flat where she'll be staying next week while she's doing work experience.  I'll miss her! On Friday, I wrote and sent off a job application for a writer-in-residence post.  I doubt I'll… Continue reading Dashing in and out of this blog