Monthly Archives: February 2016

Summers in the nineteen seventies: when the storm broke.

The summers of 74, 75, & 76 were hot. I remember the indolent  feeling of not being able to do very much in what seemed like a wall of heat. Housework got done in the cool mornings and late evenings. … Continue reading

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Poems for the weekend

Writing a poetry MA brought a new dimension to my own writing and there is no doubt that my writing improved. Studying for an MA – I cant think now HOW I did it in terms of time and commitment … Continue reading

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Dear Reader,

Jane Eyre is one of my favourite novels: orphaned girl, unloved, throwing hissy fit in red room, eventually makes good and marries the man she loves; after the odd house fire, and an encounter with the Mad Woman in the … Continue reading

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My Secret-Keeper, Jack.

Jack, our golden retriever was a family dog. He had no favourites among us, and though he was my dog, his relationship with each of us was unique. He came to us in 2001 from Ynys Mon Golden retrievers, Pabi … Continue reading

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A fragment of World War 2 Uniform…

  A fragment of World War 2 Uniform from seventy years ago.  It’s yours — held in a chest and close to my  heart as If I could preserve you in a time before I knew you.  I hold half an … Continue reading

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