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Fate of the rummage box or, how the green dot lived to fight another day

The first Country Market after Christmas was bound to be a slow affair, and in our efforts to discover what would appeal to the clientèle, we had over produced the Christmas card range. No problems, a great January clear-out with ‘can’t … Continue reading

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As usual I’m grumbling my way through January

Thank goodness we are nearing the end of January. Even as I sit with bright sunlight pouring through the window and warming my shoulder, I am aware of the dragging feeling that, for me,  epitomises January. This year I tried … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards in true, poetic rhythm

Looking back I realise that 2011 was the year I became a poet. I’d been writing poetry for years before, but 2011 was the year I began to believe. Now, if asked, it is what I say I am – … Continue reading

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Euphemidiom

Today’s Dverse poetry challenge has reminded me of a bit of fun I had with idiom and euphemism several years ago. Euphemidiom To play the game play the fool play the field is fun I’m told. Onthe town on the … Continue reading

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Dverse Poets – Meeting the Bar

What a great exercise Dverse has come up with this week! Thanks to Claudia and Zsa from the zumpoems site.  The task is to take a passage of prose and, following several steps, ‘translate’ it into poetry. As suggested I went … Continue reading

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