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Chobham Games Makers

( Image of Seb Coe, Eddie Izzard and volunteers from the Games Maker website)   Games Makers David and Maureen Smith The reality of being an Olympic volunteer, a Games Maker, involves an amazing amount of commitment, both of time … Continue reading

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Where are all the people?

Arrival (London Prepares…Sat 5th May 2012) Empty trains, empty platforms , no sign…I quickly checked the ticket , the instructions duly downloaded from Google. This was the right station , on the right day and it was still early morning. … Continue reading

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Olympic Storyteller – latest challenge

The latest challenge for the BT Olympic Storytellers was to pin down what puts the Great in Great Britain and to describe our greatest team for 2012. My piece was commended….so just off the podium this time! London 2012…the Greatest … 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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The Loose Muse Anthology has launched…. … at the Whitechapel Gallery Not so long ago I was jumping about because I had received my very first writing commission and now the book is here! It is the first anthology published … Continue reading

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Objects into poetry for dVerse

For the first time in ages, this is my response to today’s dVerse.com challenge to poeticise (!) an object. The inspiration for this is the French writer Francis Ponge. From my computer I can see a gang of long tailed … Continue reading

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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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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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Christmas is here…twice in the next week!

The joys of running a Country Market stall  include many and various ‘Christmas Specials’. On Saturday we have been invited to decorate our stall ( which may amount to a whole ‘half’ table top) with appropriate material as well as … Continue reading

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Country Marketeer

Such an early start – we had strict instructions to be at the village hall by 8.30 in order to set up our stall. Well, that was about the only instruction we successfully followed. They were very patient with us, … Continue reading

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