Finding a hand-built lathe on my daily walk

When I was on the Aldeburgh Eight Advanced Poetry Seminar at Bruisyard Hall last November with seven other poets, I was encouraged to go for a walk every morning at nine o'clock.  When I say 'encouraged' I mean that the eight of us, in pairs, whatever the weather, were turfed out of the house for a thirty… Continue reading Finding a hand-built lathe on my daily walk

New Blogging Event: What’s in my pocket?

This is an invitation to take part in a new blogging event  'What's in my pocket (or bag) and what does it say about me?'  All you have to do is to publish a new blog post which includes an image of what's in your pocket/bag and a brief explanation about it.  Link back (pingback) to this… Continue reading New Blogging Event: What’s in my pocket?

Postcard from Camhina and Porto, Portugal

Here are a few photos from our holiday in Portugal a short while ago. I'd really recommend the house we rented and the general area. We flew from Bristol to Porto, rented a car at the airport and drove about 45 minutes north, to Camhina. The house was lovely - spacious, comfortable and well-equipped, and… Continue reading Postcard from Camhina and Porto, Portugal