Tuesday, 19 September 2017


THE most beautiful day today...clear and warm after a cold start. I JUST managed to get the second coat of gloss on our windowsill before Ann picked me up for yoga with Maia.
That was lovely...stretchy and good for focus and SO much friendlier than of old - can't believe it's taken four years!
This afternoon was dogwalking and Kitty found herself a nice patch of badger-poo, so she was happy till we got home and she was marched straight up to the shower!
Got the grass cut too...so feel justified in (another) tv evening :-)

Monday, 18 September 2017


A mixed old day today, but I think I'm still on a winning streak...

The buttons and beads I'd left cooling last night were a bit meh colourwise, so I spent lunchtime refiring them in their own chimenea-firing...while sitting in the sun, drinking coffee and waxing the other stuff. Dunked the colander-full into cold water (now THAT was fizzy!)
Still got a few things to wax tonight.

Oh, and I've gloss-painted three windowsills...

And just cooked up some 'gloop' (is that from The Accidental Tourist?), with veg and chickpeas and some Engevita, to keep starvation st bay.

And kept the dogs company.

Sunday, 17 September 2017


Today started in a confused manner...see day one... and continued with a lovely walk with at least one confused dog - Kitty of course treated the whole affair of the beeps with disdain...

We had a dustbin-firing in the garden, complete with  a random reading of John Ashbery's  "How to Continue"...which seemed oddly appropriate, though I hold my hands up to cider in the afternoon over a magic-potion-filled fire after little sleep or food :-)
I am continually amazed at how the universe conspires...



All this followed a day decorating...painting various walls, and the mulled cider -
Up at 2am with bleep bleeping. Came downstairs. Couldn't find it. Couldn't find Eve. Back up for dressing gown and slippers. Found Eve in our bedroom. Back down with Kitty for drink and toast. Back up. Couldn't find earplugs. Rummaged through suitcases for spares. Back to bed in dressinggown.
Bleep still bleeping in kitchen, though everything, including cooker clock is off. Evie is having a breakdown outside. Could it be the florescent tube? ������

No it was the C.O alarm, which I'd forgotten was on the top of the kitchen cupboard, out of sight...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Day-trip to England

Awake so early
I could have caught the 'milk-train'...
clank of ghostly churns

Saturday, 17 June 2017

For Ben

Every time she goes away
with the unicorns
in the silent morning woods
It seems to me
the longest
5 -10 - 15
minutes of my life


to be true
the two minutes
you were 'hiding'
in 1991
were longer...

Tuesday, 6 June 2017


X    b my day was foundxz Z
in xbthe dusty bookshop shelves
  . of friends

Friday, 5 May 2017


In the wood



World ruined
my world ruined?
I view in horror
the dereliction...

Will there be
another generation
to populate the land?
Will there be
(for me?)

Trees rooted,
reaching for the light,



Sweet valley sounds

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Inaugaration Day

Marching in my heart,
standing with the unimpressed,
dancing with the wolves