Marriage Lines: a celebration

Today my husband and I clocked up forty seven years of marriage. We’ve been together just sixteen weeks longer than that.Yes, that was fast going, and no, I wasn’t pregnant! To celebrate thirty three years together I wrote a poem – a bit of fun but based on the loose facts. I’d like to share…

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Awareness Weeks: share the love

In these ultra-busy times there seem to be an increasing number of Awareness Days / Weeks / Months. I totally agree with reminding people to spare a thought for others; my trouble is, it is so difficult to keep track. So I’ve decided to dedicate this post to a general awareness and encourage everyone to…

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In Transit: a love poem

Alone this night airport near deserted, waiting, waiting the announcement to board. Bored? No. Mind still working. The tannoy pings – paging Awatarna – unknown name in an unknown voice underlines I am a foreigner here. Transitory hours killed in unknown shops with reassuring names; but I am misplaced, in transit between worlds that shape…

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Bringing in the romance

Just to set the tone for Valentine Day here are a few books and films that I have loved over the years. For those who love nothing more than to snuggle up with a great story: The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald: obsessive, and unrequited, love Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte: love through trauma, toward eventual…

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Ready for Valentine Day

St Valentine was a martyr, dying a martyr’s death. Other than that, the facts of the person (there’s also the possibility that the saint was a woman) are open to conjecture. there were lots of people named Valentine because, well, it was a very popular name for around six hundred years as ‘“Valentinus” signified being…

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