Category Archives: Family

All my dogs are leaving home – just a little doggerel!

One by one they leave to roam the fields and nearby ditches. One of them has moved next door, another hides all day in hedges. Ignoring calls and tasty treats they trot off every morning throwing glowering backward glances at … Continue reading

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Stuck

Imagine, it is the coldest night of this winter – 5 degrees below freezing, no moon, torch batteries flat and the dog – the escape artist, butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, see how pretty I am Jack Russell, Lucy, … Continue reading

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Dogs, for Christmas and for ever…

Everyone is home this Christmas and that is such a treat. I am planning nothing much! Christmas lunch is sorted – it will be delivered today – wonderful nut roasts from Cook..brilliant… no matter how long and lovingly I labour, … Continue reading

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In the Post

A collection of fifty four poems which has taken nearly two years to complete. A two year journey which has seen my poetry change as my attitudes have changed, as I have learned more. At some points I think a … Continue reading

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Wootton Bassett under a louring sky

‘By honouring one, I honour them all’ This was my feeling as I approached Wootton Bassett to pay my respects to Lt Daniel Clack, the latest tragic death of a young, so very young soldier on patrol in Afghanistan. The … Continue reading

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dVersepoetics – going urban

This poem is about the part of London where I was born. It is about my earliest memories of the place I lived as a very small child.             River scented Chiswick, before the motorway, … Continue reading

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Catch Up

With 48 of the required 50 poems for my next collection complete, I took a week off…and invited my mother to stay. I had few expectations of the fun factor the week would hold, but had a pleasant surprise. We … Continue reading

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