'Fresh' is this week's Photo Challenge at WordPress and here are a few daffodils (from our front garden) which always put me in mind of Spring, season of fresh, new beginnings. I'm not feeling all that 'new' myself, after a busy few weeks at home and work. However, things I am looking forward to include:… Continue reading Not feeling all that ‘fresh’.
It's that eerie time between Christmas and New Year when all the clocks and calendars seem bewitched. There might be a plate of Stollen and a cup of eggnog at your elbow, another mince pie and a mug of liquorice tea nestling against your mouse. You might be thinking about poetry blogs: starting one, finding some… Continue reading Poetry blogs and blogs by poets, etc.
All power to your pen if you're taking part in National Novel Writing Month and attempting to write 50,000 words of a novel during November. I won't be taking part myself although I love the idea of sitting down at my computer and bashing out 50,000 words of prose. I love the idea of a… Continue reading On not doing #nanowrimo
Two days after Swindon Poetry Festival, I am still in a high and happy poetry place, and I risk losing my euphoria if I try to set down in words what it was about Swindon that I loved so much. Luckily, there are already two brilliant posts for you to read, as Robert Peake and… Continue reading Swindon Poetry Festival 2014
I'm back to work tomorrow and I'm feeling low that my month off has come to an end. I'm pleased that I've managed to work on my pamphlet and now have 18 poems which are as ready as they'll ever be to send to the printers - although I haven't had a lot of contact… Continue reading The holiday’s over…