Tag Archives: DH Lawrence

Happy birthday, Morten Harket (for tomorrow. Just getting in there early)

Here’s a poem for all you Virgos.   I have lost a slipper found marbles a pick Lego blocks   I mean gold Lego arms and legs and heads and a very nice chap from Bangkok   He let’s me … Continue reading

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Lydia -for Lydia Lawrence #amwriting #strongwomen

Good golly miss Molly  Did you marry a man with a miner’s lamp and  No brolly?  Didn’t you know that the marriage bed came sprinkled with Soot? Did he blind you With a title, then tempt you with a butty?  … Continue reading

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About Friends of Codnor Common

We set up our group to protect the land and stop the developer, who now has planning permission for 98 homes in Phase 1 and has started building. Residents have been fighting for over 30 years to protect this ancient … Continue reading

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How on earth have I avoided the Ragged Trousered Philanthropists for so long?

As a student of English literature in the  1990s at the University of East Anglia, I thought I’d come across all the ‘classics’ I would ever want to or not want to read. But now I have come across the … Continue reading

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