A Poem From My Past…

I wrote this many years ago about my experience of being an unwanted child.  Not by my mother, but by my father.  Needless to say, I have not seen him for well over half my life. My Dad & I “I never wanted you, I didn’t want boys”The words spoken by a grown man to... Continue Reading →

Letter Writing…

Well, my letter writing seems to be at a steady stream.  I have 5 penpals so far, a guy in France, and ladies in Germany, Bath, Finland & America.  I had written to a lady in Belgium but received the letter back saying that the address was incomplete, so messaged her as I had copied... Continue Reading →

Postage Stamps…

Today I received postcards from Chicago, Finland, Taiwan & Japan, and I have to say I loved the postage stamps on them.  The UK postal system is crap, we do have picture stamps, but try and get them and most post offices have limited supply or, at it would seem most of the time, none... Continue Reading →

Penpals Update…

And we are off.  A lady in Hamburg contacted me and wants to write, so YAY!, here we go.  She is sending the first letter which I am looking forward to receiving and starting this journey again. I have also been chatting to an 82-year-old chap who wants to write, but can only use email... Continue Reading →

Penpals…

I wondered the other day, how many of us had penpals when we were growing up, and how many of us had them when we were adults too? I never had a penpal when I was a kid, living in a small village (of French origin) there was not exactly an opportunity to have one,... Continue Reading →

Poetry

So, I have my poetry prompt book by Jo Bell, and I now have "The Very Best Of 52" too in order to assist me in getting to grips with writing poetry too.  I enjoy poetry, but some of it I really struggle to get to grips with. When I was doing a degree in... Continue Reading →

52 Project

Radcliffe and Marconie on BBC Radio 6 Music before Christmas did a feature on Jo Bell and the 52 Project.  For those who do not know, as I didn't until hearing the feature, the 52 Project was a genius idea of Jo Bell's to help people who wanted to write poetry succeed.  She started a... Continue Reading →

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