Fountain Pens · Poetry · Stationery

Delicious

The time has come to talk about my newest fountain pen, in all its glorious aquamarine splendour. This is the pen I narrowly avoided meeting when I visited The Writing Desk in Bury St Edmunds last summer and I was thrilled when it arrived in my gifts this Christmas. The Lamy Studio pens have a… Continue reading Delicious

Poetry · Purpose · Reflections and Intentions

Eastern windows

And not by eastern windows only, When daylight comes, comes in the light, In front the sun climbs slow, how slowly, But westward, look, the land is bright. Arthur Hugh Clough Say Not The Struggle Naught Availeth Hereabouts, this Bank Holiday weekend has seen the return of the crazy temperatures we had early in the… Continue reading Eastern windows

Poetry · Uncategorized

Revelation

The list of things I haven't done the past week is enormous. I haven't exercised anywhere near enough. I haven't been faithful to my diet. I haven't finished reading Midnight At The Well Of Souls (by Jack L Chalker, thrilling 1970s sci-fi). Indeed, for the past three days I haven't even written or knitted. Instead… Continue reading Revelation

Poetry · Quote of the week

Quote of the Week – Us Two

Yes, it's a Quote of the Week this Monday, rather than a Word of the Week. Why? Who knows? Just felt like it. In fact, I was reciting this to myself as I carried out a reconnaissance mission on Saturday to find the office I will be working at for the next month. As I… Continue reading Quote of the Week – Us Two

lifestyle · Poetry · Writing

I packed my bag and in it I put…

Today being the first Saturday in the month, I went off to Norwich Castle Museum to my writing class. I thought before I set off that it might be fun to take a photo showing what I pack in my bag when I'm off to class, so here it is. Bag: Knomo "Antwerp" cross-body bag… Continue reading I packed my bag and in it I put…

Fashion · Kojak · Poetry · Purpose

Need inspiration?

I've been working recently on re-composing my inspiration board. The board itself is marvellous with a lovely summery beaches-and-boats fabric. When I was a little girl I had a dress with a sailboat print, and I keep looking every summer to see if anyone manufactures anything similar to bedeck the more mature me. Until that… Continue reading Need inspiration?

Poetry · Quote of the week · Reading

The ultimate outsiders

Continuing the theme I have been exploring of fitting in, or standing outside, both the insiders and the outsiders in Walter de la Mare's poem are equally estranged. The Listeners "Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller, Knocking on the moonlit door; And his horse in the silence champed the grasses Of the forest's ferny floor:… Continue reading The ultimate outsiders

Nostalgia · Poetry · Quote of the week

Best poem for Christmas Eve

  There is no better poem for Christmas Eve than the marvellous "King John's Christmas" by A. A. Milne. Here it is in its entirety for you to enjoy. You can check out some other popular Christmas poems at Pan MacMillan. King John's Christmas King John was not a good man - He had his… Continue reading Best poem for Christmas Eve

Poetry · Quote of the week · Reading

Quote of the week – Snow by Macneice

  A wintery poem by Louis MacNeice. Snow The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was Spawning snow and pink roses against it Soundlessly collateral and incompatible: World is suddener than we fancy it. World is crazier and more of it than we think, Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion A tangerine and… Continue reading Quote of the week – Snow by Macneice