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

Reading

Five of my favourite short story collections

It is always fun thinking about favourites and today I've been looking at short story collections. Five of my favourites, in no particular order, are:- Winnie The Pooh by A A Milne Yes, this does count as a short story collection; perhaps it is the all-time perfect short story collection. After checking the end-papers displaying… Continue reading Five of my favourite short story collections

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

Nostalgia · Poetry · Quote of the week · Reading

Quote of the week – He had a sort of look

Here's a random shot of a Norwich alley to accompany a random quote; they only go together in so much as I took the photo yesterday and was reading the poem this morning in the bath. Tomorrow I will start my December reading of a book of poems called "Christmas Please" and the next four… Continue reading Quote of the week – He had a sort of look