Category Archives: dogs

Hmm…? Poetry?

I think I’ll nano this year. I’ve just launched the Second Harry Spittle book (oh come on, I know you know!) and book three is written and out for editing (launch early next year) so now is the time for … Continue reading

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A Walk In The Woods #thoughtpiece

I happened to be walking around Dunwich Forest in Suffolk yesterday. It’s a calming place when you dodge the logging that is happening in a few places. Then I came upon a man with two spaniels. He was ahead of … Continue reading

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A Candy Year – The Years Of Dog

Six years ago, give or take a few hours we sat in a windowless room redolent of disinfectant and hope, met each other’s eye and said yes. A marriage of sorts. The start of a love affair. An act of … Continue reading

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The Wife #filmreview

The title was a bit off putting – it rather gave the game away – as was the blurb. The cast had a lot of quality – Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close and Christian Slater – but this whole put upon … Continue reading

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Leisure (As Imagined By Dog) #poems #poetry

Continuing my series of re-imagined favourite poems, today we arrive at Leisure By W H Davies, no 14 on the Nation’s Fav list Leisure WHAT is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare?— No time … Continue reading

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Making A Show Of It #dog #dogshow

This week we are back with Willie Wordsworth who poemised London from Westminster Bridge. Taking him as the start I had a neat link this weekend when I visited friends on the Welsh borders near Ludlow. We had a long lovely … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog-gone Conclusion

We are a pet house. Two ancient cats inhabit the top of the boiler or the sofa back, next to the TV. An even more ancient tortoise roams a flower bed, doing… not very much, in return for some grapes … Continue reading

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