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

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 is… Continue reading I dreamt I won a poetry competition I hadn’t entered

What I did over Half-Term

There's been a two-week break from the poetry classes I taught at Trowbridge Town Hall so I've been on half-term.  This is the first time poetry has been on offer at the Town Hall - scriptwriting classes were available last year and there have been, and still are, drawing classes on the programme.  My classes have… Continue reading What I did over Half-Term

Hair Appointment

Day Two of National Blog Posting Month and I have a hair appointment.  Has to be done, much as I'd love to be the kind of person who can whip out a pair of hairdressing scissors and a box of hair dye and emerge from my bathroom half an hour later looking like a person… Continue reading Hair Appointment

Movember: My husband’s story

On the first day of National Blog Posting Month, #NaBloPoMo and #NanoPoBlano (hello, everyone!), I wasn't expecting to be writing a post about my husband, Andrew Horsfall.  But the first face I saw when I went online this morning was his smiling face on Facebook telling me he was doing Movember again this year.  Before you wonder… Continue reading Movember: My husband’s story

I’m doing NaNoPoblano 2016

Just when I've been thinking I am wasting too much time here, does anyone care about this? is anyone reading me? what the heck is the point of this? I should be doing something else, I should be off the internet, I have poems to write! I have workshops to plan! I have poems to… Continue reading I’m doing NaNoPoblano 2016