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A vindication of Vindication

Very pleased to be part of Arachne Press’s  most recent project which publishes womens’ writing. A big thanks to the endless energy and dedication of editor Cherry Potts. The title poem, originally inspired by Mary Wollstonecraft’s ground-breaking work, continues to … Continue reading

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Seeing the wood and the trees

Sometimes what you see is impossible to describe in words….sometimes, I think, you just have to resort to visuals. For instance, how do you describe all the colour in the woods on a dull February day?  A list of the … Continue reading

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All The S’s….

Strange week this. All the S’s. So Snowy in Scarborough on Thursday that I couldn’t go to work. Another day without pay! However, I did manage to take some pics…             But who’d have thought … Continue reading

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Happy around The Hepworth…

I know it’s not the done thing to begin with an apology, but apologise I will for the lack of sharpness in these photographs. Too lazy to take my camera out, I thought my phone would do…oh well…and I have … Continue reading

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Jazzing it up with Agnes

Just spent a great weekend at Burton Agnes Jazz and Blues Festival. It wasn’t only a great opportunity to hear a really varied programme with top class musicians, some of whom had flown half way around the world to join … Continue reading

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Call me Tardy…

Call me tardy, but prizes for guessing what these hands are doing?  Yes, for anyone in the Whitby Know, there’s good reason to gather at the harbour’s edge at low tide on a bright late May morning… And these guys … Continue reading

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Do It Yourself? Wasn’t me, milord….

What else to do on an autumnal May afternoon than try a spot of DIY? In any case, I’ve got my Boy Scout cap on and am set on doing my good turn for the day. This doesn’t altogether preclude … Continue reading

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A match-head, a cauliflower and a coffee spoon…

Has she, you might well ask, finally fallen off her trolley? What possible connection could a match-head have with a cauliflower and a coffee spoon? I guess you could ask the same question about mugwump, mint sauce and Eton mess. … Continue reading

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Merely a mere…

        I’ve just been out in a driving hail storm. Yet only days ago I was sauntering along beside Scarborough’s lovely mere, gazing at waterlily leaves… …and making conversation with the local residents…    I even imagined … Continue reading

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Review: His lute is a time capsule…

My Lute is a Time Capsule by Dr Richard Wood. (published by Undead Tree Publications, 2016) Ever tried to imagine what materials go into the making of a lute? Wood, of course. But Wood, the author, lets us into a … Continue reading

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