Category Archives: Musings

Legal deposit is forever

I have the phrase ‘legal deposit is for ever’ on my mind, but then wonder who on earth I think I am for even hoping that my writing will last. As Lorde says, ‘only bad people like to see their … Continue reading

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Looking around for something to perform at a performance poetry workshop… ‘Not Waving but Driving’ after Stevie Smith

Not Waving but Driving Everyone saw boyracer’s car But his stereo still pounded ‘There’s nothing like the open road I’m not showing off, just driving’    ‘What a tosser, he was always around the market And now he’s dead His … Continue reading

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A picture of Dora, my great grandma, with two children. And confirmation great grandad was a Seaforth Highlander – and a tunneller

So here we have a picture of Dora, with the two girls she had before the war. Her husband, Joseph, died at the age of 42 of lung cancer and rheumatoid arthritis leaving his wife and eight children in Clay … Continue reading

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Titles for Novels

I am indulging myself here, blogging while fulfilling my son’s breakfast order. But it has suddenly struck me that I have four working titles for books: Simon Says; Learning to Growl: the Truth about Sax and Gender; The Legacy of … Continue reading

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