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WORLD POETRY DAY

Today is World Poetry Day; while many established poets will be honoured and celebrating, I thought there would be no harm in joining in, but I make no claim to have skill as a poet. A SWALLOW IN MY HAND … Continue reading

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SILENCE

Erling Kagge is a Norwegian Philosopher, Lawyer and Explorer who has trekked to the North and South Poles, also climbing Everest to complete the ‘Three Poles’ challenge. His book Silence is being read on BBC4 at 09.45 in the mornings this … Continue reading

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POEMS

There has been much said of late of a renewed interest in new published poetry. I live in West Somerset on Brendon Hill, the East flank of Exmoor. This is farming country, in the main beef and sheep lands.  In … Continue reading

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A SOMERSET TIPPING PUTT

The GTX of its day, this farm cart, a one horse Somerset Tipping Putt, worked on a single farm, Horsey Farm, Bridgwater for some seventy-five years. It was sold in the Farm Sale in the early 1990s and has rested … Continue reading

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TREE DOWN

We have seen all weathers since the Autumn Equinox last weekend, First the storm brought down a Rowan Tree, not the biggest, but one we planted some twenty-one years ago as a six-foot sapling. We hope to reset the root … Continue reading

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NEW FOREST PLAYERS

Good to see my play PLACE OF REFUGE on stage for New Forest Players 90th Anniversary Winners’ Week, one of six performed, a third evening performance during a very hot week which limited audience numbers. A very strong performance was put … Continue reading

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NEW FOREST PLAYERS AT 90.

The New Forest Players are celebrating their ninety years of theatrical performance this week following their playwriting competition with six one act plays, three for a younger audiences, three for older audiences. My play PLACE OF REFUGE is one of … Continue reading

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