Archive for the 'Kids' Category

The Snell-Pym Zoo

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

There’s a Timmy Puss and a Minni Puss And don’t forget about the Betsy Boo! There’s the Mistry Cat, who knocks the kittens flat And don’t forget about old Clancy too He’s a rather fancy tortious-shell and tabby And they all purr together at the Snell-Pym zoo! The Snell-Pym zoooooooooooo! There’s a Jeany-Bow who is […]

The Alien Hunters

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

It’s 6:30, it’s barely dawn I reach and stretch and yawn Must be quiet Must be quick Climb on my window sill with a stick And with it reach the window next door Tap tap tap I go And wait and tap once more Ah a movement yes! He’s awake There’s a crop circle but […]

Jean’s Springtime

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Jean is the little girl With the hair that likes to curl And she likes a buttered bun


Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Boiled eggs Fried eggs Poached eggs Pickled eggs Curried eggs Scotched eggs Scrambled eggs Nest eggs Golden eggs Chocolate eggs!

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 […]