Archive for the 'Kids' Category

Mary the Canary

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Mary a little girl who likes to be called The Berry Thinks she’s a canary and sings both night and day She churps to the sun and then to the moon Hoping the others will wake real soon She has a story she’d like to tell About adventures and magic spells Of the castle that […]

Merry Christmas 2017

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Merry Christmas, Yule, Midwinter etc…. I like to snug down and write in the winter and we’ve also created an indoor fire/story telling circle using LED lights and empty loo roll tubes – I hope you are all having an equally cosy time if you live in colder climes and a cool festive times if […]

Spoogy Woogy Oooogy!

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Monday night I inflicted my childrens poetry on an audience in the Waterstones Cheltenham as part of the Villanelles series run by The Gloucester Poetry Society. This beautiful photo of the reading was taken by Kurt Schroeder Photography which is a challenge as I can’t really do flash photography and the light levels were poor! […]

Christmas Activity Booklet

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

I have created this Christmas Activity Booklet, they are all made at home by me and my husband – rock on printer and binding machine!!! It contains a craft activity tutorial, festive poetry, colouring in, a story and a puzzle. It is one of a series of booklets I am creating at the moment including […]

Christmas Fayre :)

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Just a reminder that I have a few things for sale this festive season! Starting with Love: A Stranger Dream which is a non-linear visual poem on identity presented as a colouring book. < iframe style=”width:120px;height:240px;” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ scrolling=”no” frameborder=”0″ src=”//”> Then there is the audio which you can listen to for free or by […]

Winters Bloom

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Last year I did an Advent painting challenge and produced a painting a day. The results are in this book along with a story-poem I have written to thread the pictures together. It is a tale that pierces right through to the heart of mythology and to our feelings of loss and renewal. There are […]

Spoogy Colouring In :)

Monday, October 26th, 2015

So a few years ago now I wrote a series of halloween poems for Jean who wanted something spooky but not scary and could only say spoogy as she was four or something. I then did a few more poems and typed it all up and did some illustrations the originals having been lost in […]

Limited Markets

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

I’ve been reading around the blogs again and finding out stuff I probably should have already known. First off I knew that poetry, even ‘professionally’ published doesn’t sell in huge numbers. You are looking at about 500 copies a title, today I found out that it is basically the same number for picture books over […]

Lovely Little Pusskin

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

There’s a lovely little pusskin A hungry little cat Who is waking from a cosy, snuggled little nap The lovely little pusskin Likes a little pat But here comes the biscuits It’s time for her snack!

Cirencester’s First Christmas Slam

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Last year I had a great time at the first Poetry Slam to be held in Cirencester. It was organised by the fab Marcus Moore and Sara-Jane Arbury and was lots of fun. Of course I did not score very high but that is not why I go to them – this was my third […]