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 constantlyContinue reading “On small acts of optimism”

I dreamt I won a poetry competition I hadn’t entered

I dreamt I won a poetry competition I hadn’t entered I wrote in my diary this morning and all at once it was November, month of daily blog posting, National Blog Posting Month or #NaBloPoMo.  So I am writing a blog post while the dream carries on glowing inside my mattress even though it isContinue reading “I dreamt I won a poetry competition I hadn’t entered”

NoNaBloPoMo or to put it another way.. not doing nablopomo

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 toContinue reading “NoNaBloPoMo or to put it another way.. not doing nablopomo”

Wordy Wednesday – #NaBloPoMo – we did it!

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 inContinue reading “Wordy Wednesday – #NaBloPoMo – we did it!”

Gratituesday

Never done a Gratituesday post before which is surprising, considering how grateful I am to so many people. I don’t have enough photos to share here so apologies for that.  Rest assured, they are extremely photogenic, all of my family and extended family and I’m very grateful to them.  Even when we’re arguing we love eachContinue reading “Gratituesday”

Running out of….

It’s Day 28 of National Blog Posting Month and I’m running out of ideas. I’m  running out of clean socks and pants.  No matter how many I buy, no matter how many I wash, they disappear. I’m running out of apples, pears and oranges because my kids keep eating them. I’m running out of foodContinue reading “Running out of….”

When Anthony Wilson interviewed me…

Anthony Wilson sent me some questions and I’ve answered them in this post.  Some of them are to do with me taking part in NaBloPoMo and NaNoPoblano and blogging every day in November.  I’ve sent some questions to him and you’ll be able to read his answers tomorrow at his blog. Can you say why youContinue reading “When Anthony Wilson interviewed me…”

If we were having coffee…… #weekendcoffeeshare 26 November 2016

If we were having coffee it would almost definitely be tea and I’d tell you that I feel an urge to tie up loose ends.  What I mean is, I have an itch to finish projects, tidy things up, file papers, make decisions, clear my desk.  Is it because it’s almost the end of anotherContinue reading “If we were having coffee…… #weekendcoffeeshare 26 November 2016”

Advent Calendars: Weekly Photo Challenge

Well, it’s nearly the end of November and the daily blogging challenge, so it’s nearly December and of course I still buy my children Advent Calendars. The chocolate thing is very new to me.  I grew up in the 1960s and I was grateful just to open a window and see a donkey or aContinue reading “Advent Calendars: Weekly Photo Challenge”

Poet in Residence at Trowbridge Town Hall

I’m coming near to the end of my residency at Trowbridge Town Hall so I thought I’d say a few words about it.  I had hoped to accomplish a lot more (and I haven’t finished yet!) although there was never a formal agreement about what my role would entail.  I approached Tracy Sullivan, Director of Town Hall ArtsContinue reading “Poet in Residence at Trowbridge Town Hall”