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Mid June Moments

June’s been wet and a bit windy but there’s been France And there’s always the garden

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Life Lesson, Number… Whatever

My mother has been a constant influence in my life, even in death. She gifted me many things I didn’t appreciate at the time – how to eat peas in polite company; why you shouldn’t wear brown shoes with a … Continue reading

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The Battle Of The Garden

It is spring; it’s lovely outside. And I’ve been in my garden. I wrote this poem last year; obviously I was a little frustrated If at any point my life seems drab and stale My head begins to ache, my … Continue reading

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One London Garden: A Year Of Drought And Delight 2018 #flowers #gardens #london

So this is shamelessly self-indulgent, but if you want to experience a year in a London garden, if you want to debunk the myth about England’s constantly grey and drizzly skies, if you want to see Dog during a year of … Continue reading

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Flowers, A Winter Phenomenon

Jan 1st. Bleak midwinter. No one told the plants…. And here’s a poem from my upcoming anthology… Gardening My garden is peeping out, unsure if it’s welcome yet, Testing the atmosphere, checking on the timing. Is there a warmth to … 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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Garden Lore

Odd this. I was weeding the garden and this chap popped out of a geranium. He was a bit muddy, blinked a bit. ’Oh. Can you see me?’ ‘I can see a lizard. Are you…?’ ‘Lizard?’ ‘Not a lizard?’ ‘Pfft. … Continue reading

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