Category Archives: Poetry

Still Plugging Away…

The good news is… I finally made it to the Pilates class last week and I really enjoyed it, despite getting cramp in my foot at one point. There were toys! Well, mats and bands and squidgy balls to put … Continue reading

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On Christmas Eve, a thought..

As it’s Christmas Eve, let me tell you a little story and leave you with a thought. I entered a poetry competition a few months ago. It wasn’t a particularly prestigious competition – you probably won’t have heard of it … Continue reading

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On the Hunt for Inspiration

Bah, I am poorly bad*. It’s only a cold (which, strangely, when my OH had it last week, was man flu) but still – yuck. I can’t be under the weather because this week my Christmas ‘outings’ start with a … Continue reading

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‘Topping Up My Well of Creativity’ (honest..!)

Last week I was invited to take part in a poetry workshop in Stratford’s Guildhall (and Shakespeare’s schoolroom). It’s an amazing place. If you’re ever in Stratford, don’t miss it. Historian Michael Wood called it, “one of the most atmospheric, … Continue reading

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May The Force Be With You

This was supposed to be written and posted yesterday but I’m afraid I didn’t manage it because I had to watch the BBC programme about stress last night, instead (go figure, as they say). Who was it – Douglas Adams, … Continue reading

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In Which I Confess to Two Misdemeanours

I belong to a poetry group (that’s not one of the misdemeanours, by the way). We take it in turn to host the meeting in our homes, once a month, (just drinks and biccies to be provided) and I can … Continue reading

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The Devil’s In the Detail

I go to a poetry group that meets once a month. I don’t make it to every meeting but I try to go as often as I can because it’s good for me to mix with some excellent poets. Their … Continue reading

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