Category Archives: inspiration

Universal problem … how to find your audience

Just on a whim we called in to the Bank Gallery in Chobham High Street to see what was going on. This lovely exhibition space opens twice yearly for six weeks, offering local artists and crafts-people the opportunity to display … Continue reading

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It seems to me that ‘Olympics’ is fast becoming a word not to use and a subject not to talk about. It is fashionable to be anti the Games with talk of inequalities, no ticket availability, cost, disruption and on … 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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Poetry in the Garden – Monday afternoons

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Perfect words…

Go to and link your poem to go with the brilliant photo prompt above, provided this week by Rob Hanson…go on…do it… Perfect Words If I hold that dusty bakelite cup close to my mouth and murmur perfect words … Continue reading

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Byfleet Writers scoop award again –

Byfleet Writers, one of the groups I write with, has amassed an amazing number of awards at this year’s Slough Arts Festival  ( enough to take the Best Writing Group shield for the second time in a row. The only … Continue reading

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Reap what is Sown

This is an experimental sculpture by Gary Rogers, the artist who painted the amazing portrait that became the cover of my recently published poetry collection, ‘Random’. I have used it as a prompt for the following rant – which will … Continue reading

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Now it’s High Octains…

Having struggled with Octains last week, this week’s task for the One Stop ‘form Monday’ is a High Octain – twice as hard – at least. Jingle poetry’s theme of Sketches, Images, Impressions was a starting point. Goethe’s ‘Behaviour … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry’s Sunday Photo Challenge

Today’s challenge is to write about this photo taken by Walter Parada. As usual it  is a beautifully evocative image. On first sight of the photo one word popped into my head – nobility. Nobility See me, see my … Continue reading

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