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No more wriggling out of writing · 5d ago

Memories of Murder – A Victorian Supersleuth at work once again…

New on my blog - Memories of Murder - more #Victorian true #crime from the Victorian Supersleuth @amebuckley Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 1W ago

Sharing Shelley’s moonbeams…

My poor neglected blog – again. There are no excuses, but there are reasons, this time anyway. My mum died two weeks ago now. The funeral was less than a week ago and frankly, it is all stil...
No more wriggling out of writing · 1M ago

‘Delicious drowsiness’ – John Keats on the importance of sleep…

To Sleep by Keats and its relevance to those of us having trouble sleeping in the 21st century Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 2M ago

My fundraising challenge – The Ullswater Way ‘Hike for Hospices’.

On the 22nd and 23rd of May 2017, I am undertaking what is a significant challenge – for me anyway. I will be attempting to walk the 20 mile ‘Ullswater Way‘ in the Lake District, over two co...
No more wriggling out of writing · 2M ago

On struggling with the writing life – again

I still seem to get a fair few hits on this, my blog. Not that I deserve them. No wriggling out of writing has been sorely neglected of late as I struggled with the first edits of my forthco...
No more wriggling out of writing · 4M ago

The ‘vital’ death of John Keats: ending the myth of weakness

Today is the anniversary of the death of the poet John Keats, in Rome, on the 23rd February 1821. He was just 25, and suffered from tuberculosis (or consumption as it was then known). His fr...
No more wriggling out of writing · 4M ago

In trying times: Heberto Padilla on continuing to speak out…

Heberto Padillo In Trying Times - a poem for 2017 Continue reading →
No more wriggling out of writing · 6M ago

Christmas Greetings 2016 – making the best of a bad year…

Well what a year it has been. This Christmas card seems quite apt, as the world seems to be rushing headlong into disaster, for everyone, not just the turkeys. Politically, I have considered...
No more wriggling out of writing · 6M ago

Poetry for Christmas #4 – Christmas Sparrow by Billy Collins

I don’t mind if you have not read my Christmas poetry posts. I would rather you had, of course, as it keeps the stats looking healthy, and I honestly think you might have missed the opportun...
No more wriggling out of writing · 6M ago

Poetry for Christmas #3 – Ogden Nash -The boy who laughed at Santa Claus…

My illustrations for this, the third in my series of ‘Poetry for Christmas’ posts (see the previous two posts for #1 and #2) are deliberately used to pose a question that confuses many of us...