Category Archives: writer

New Year – new adventure

Any regular readers of this blog may remember that just over a year ago, together with Jill, a friend who is also a writer and painter, I embarked on a career as a crafter at the local Country Market with the aim … Continue reading

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Windy Night!

We woke on Sunday to a blustery morning and the moan of a chainsaw, thought nothing of it and started the day – a cup of tea in bed. The chain saw moaned on! Eventually the sun burned off the remaining … Continue reading

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A Year of Poetry

  A Poetry Year I am planning a programme of 12 workshops to be held between 10 am and noon on the last Saturday morning of each month, beginning on Sat 26th January . They will be held in my Writing Room in … Continue reading

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Old folks tea party…

On Tuesday I was invited to speak at our local Old Folks Club which meets fortnightly for afternoon tea. Specifically I was asked to talk about how I became a poet, but also about my adventures as an Olympic Storyteller. … Continue reading

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Three new collections

The copies are in the post to the British Library and the books are registered with Nielsen and the books are available on-line at Amazon, W H Smiths et al so I can safely say these three books are now … Continue reading

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The First ChobLit Lunch

Chobham has held an annual Music Festival for the last 19 years. It has gone from strength to strength and attracts prestigious musicians of many genres. This year for the first time they had a Literary Lunch as well. In … Continue reading

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dVerse here I come …Autumn poem

  Autumn Daybreak mist hugs web-silvered ground. Trees stretch dripping limbs in search Of dawning sun, which creeps to hang low and silver. Blousy blooms lift bowed heads once more To swagger with late-life bravado; Cold blood warmed, senile bees … Continue reading

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Poetry Workshop at Watt’s Gallery, Compton

  I am leading a poetry workshop at the Watt’s Gallery in Compton Surrey. It is a unique setting in the Surrey Hills and if you have never visited you have an amazing treat in store. G F Watts was a … Continue reading

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All the bells and a hobby horse

  As part of the London 2012 Festival Martin Creed led a three minute bell ringing event across the UK on the opening day of the Olympics and Woking joined in…as I have since discovered did many people at home … Continue reading

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Coffee and chat with Helen Turner of Team GB

  “I’m hoping that I may have time to tour the Olympic Park in my downtime,” says Helen.This may seem an odd thing for an Olympic athlete to say, but Helen’s event, Wheelchair Basketball, will be held in the O2 … Continue reading

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