2017 Christmas Greetings and Hope for 2018

I have lived in the North West for seven years now so I feel part of the landscape and the furniture. Here’s a Christmas greeting and a meditation on being in the north with a musical reflection that nods to the south west with fond memories of the 1970s and a gorgeous song from Decameron. I am not sure when …

It’s a memory day

Facebook has this habit of prompting you to repost your memories. Today (12 December) is Melanie’s birthday. I posted about it a couple of years ago, hence the prompt. But rather than post on facebook I thought to write something here. Melanie would have been 47 today. I remember her as a three week baby whom I never met but …

Beautiful End Taster Workshops for 2018

I am running 4 taster workshops in 2018 as part of the wider project ‘Beautiful End’ exploring Constance Holme’s novel of the same title. If you would like to take part please take a look at the Advance Notice of Creative Taster Workshops for 2018

Poppies, Peace and Remembrance

images: Carran Waterfield: A stray poppy in my garden, Labour Party Campaign Launch, Little Blue Man, Dorset (courtesy Mary Booker)

After the 1987 Hurricane

I visited the New Forest in the Spring of 1988 after the hurricane of 1987 many are remembering today. I wrote this following the visit and over the years kept amending until  it became this particular version: A Walk In The New Forest in 1988 After A Hurricane Not overly wild and not yet fully tamed like an arboretum, she …