On Watching a Lemon Sail the Sea

HOW a LEMON on a WELSH BEACH inspired a POETRY COLLECTION Some two years ago we were walking the dog at Aberporth, a stunning beach in West Wales surrounded by cliffs, a favourite for families with all sorts of activities. In the winter it’s quiet, there was just the three of us, and apart from…

Rockhopping for International Woman’s Day

The Rockhoppers – myself, Mel Perry, and Jackie Biggs, all met in Wales through poetry. I lived in beautiful West Wales for 11 years, and during that time took part in several poetry events and made contact with very inspiring and talented creative people. My third collection of poetry, ‘After a Visit to a Botanical…

COMING UP FOR CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS. Drowning. Bombarded, Brexited out. Father Christmas seems insane. It seems insane to walk past the homeless with gifts you just bought for your kids. Even the ££s you drop into the hat won’t make you feel any better. Will he buy a coffee or more drugs? Will she have a Christmas dinner? Giving comes…

Poetry Dates & Appearances: August into September

Saturday 25th August, 12 – 4: Faversham Fringe Festival, The Vaults, 75 Preston St, Faversham ME13 8PA Tuesday 18th September, 7.30 -11: Tongue Punch. Tom Thumb Theatre, 2 Eastern Esplanade, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2LB Monday 24th September, 7.30 pm: Three Rockhoppers – women’s collaborative performance group – Mel Perry, Jackie Biggs and Maggie Harris guest…

Summer: Moving, Gardens & Poetry

After 10 years in beautiful Wales I have just relocated back to Kent, often referred to as The Garden of England. Ironically, I have left behind a large and beautiful garden in West Wales, a woodland garden surrounded by ‘native’ rhododendrons, a rampage of montbretia, my own additions of clematis and climbing roses, and scores…

April come she may …

I will not be sorry to see the end of March! Snow showers, cold winds, cancelled gigs…! But now with April round the corner and spring flowers springing up everywhere it’s time to look ahead! A big thank you first to the Creative Writing & Reading Series at Kent Uni who invited me to read…

From Canterbury to Wales and back: Poetry, Stories, Frocks and Shoes

2018 has come round fast! And some exciting events coming up!  here’s a list of those confirmed so far: 13th Feb  6-7pm I’ll be reading at the University of Kent at Canterbury as part of their Creative Writing and Reading Series.  Keynes College, KSCR, Expect some tall tales and new poetry!£2 on the door. Contact…

LILLETH

You shouldn’t have died like that. Hounded like a thief through the cold remorseless landscape of Borth, hiding under caravans, instead of roaming forests and steppes, your beautiful eyes golden in the dark. What were you dreaming of, beneath the false carapace of a caravan, those pseudo tin-can homes which house the dreams of those…