Environment

I attended a poetry workshop recently, alongside fellow writers, facilitated by local poet and tutor, Felix Hodcroft – hosted by Scarborough Writers’ Circle, whose members will be celebrating National Poetry Day at their October session with poems stemming from the workshop on the theme of ‘environment’. The theme immediately brings to mind topical global warmingContinue reading “Environment”

Sales Pitch of Disbelief

In a flurry of disbelief that companies can take advantage of writers’ works, I feel compelled to share this with you whilst offering humble apologies that it comes so soon after my last post. It’s simply a tongue-in-cheek sales pitch of sorts… with a plea for your assistance at its close.  I was googling myContinue reading “Sales Pitch of Disbelief”

A HARD KNOCK LESSON

Some people mentioned that Paul McCartney’s album’s title, Memory Almost Full, is an anagram of “for my soulmate LLM” (the initials of Linda Louise McCartney). In an interview with Pitchfork Media, McCartney clarified, “There does appear to be an anagram in the title. And it’s a mystery. It was not intentional.” The album’s title was actually inspired by a message thatContinue reading “A HARD KNOCK LESSON”

LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH…

I’ve been contemplating the subject of death for a while now as I’m not getting any younger (surprise, surprise!) and took the plunge to buy two funeral plans for me and hubby. This has done nothing to give me peace of mind as it’s resulted in sleepless nights worrying about how I’ll manage the monthlyContinue reading “LET’S TALK ABOUT DEATH…”

IS LOVE REALLY ALL WE NEED?

Okay, so I’ve failed to write in my personal journal since 25th May when I was busy packing my glad rags into my suitcase for a long-awaited visit to see our son in Prague on 27th. I had been filled with trepidation about the chaos reported at UK airports but needn’t have worried because, priorContinue reading “IS LOVE REALLY ALL WE NEED?”

SPINNING A GANSEY

I was thinking about the way stress seems to overtake me quite easily these days. Obviously, the way I handle it now is a throw-back from my psychotic breakdown in 2020, but I wonder if it’s also connected to my being resuscitated following a heart attack in 2008; as a consequence of blood flow starvationContinue reading “SPINNING A GANSEY”

JUXTAPOSE; JOY & SADNESS

There will always be a time for mourning and a time for dancing. Acknowledgement It’s difficult to put out a new blog post without thinking how trivial the content may be when weighed against the effects of what’s happening to the Ukrainian people; the horror of it being felt by all who are witnessing itContinue reading “JUXTAPOSE; JOY & SADNESS”

HAPPY ENDINGS

We’re coming to the end of January and what a month it’s been for me on my personal journey. So much has happened (is still happening) this month in response to my vision board for 2022 (with compilation still in progress) that it’s hard to choose a starting point to write from. Therefore, I’ll startContinue reading “HAPPY ENDINGS”

VISION FOR THE NEW YEAR

I’ve said it every year for the past 10 years (if not more) and every year, as New Year’s Eve approaches, I’m back in the cycle of clearing my clutter. I do take drastic action on it but always end up in the same place by the end of the following year. This year IContinue reading “VISION FOR THE NEW YEAR”