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It’s World Book Day!


World Book Day has come round again. I’m reading some poems at my local school, and thought I should write something for the occasion. This is a Villanelle, which has […]

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Maxine the Vaccine


Are you as fed up as I am with this Covid virus? Stuck at home? Not seeing your friends? Well, do not despair! My scientific friend Phyzz tells me that […]

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Cyrus the virus


  My scientific friend Phyzz has been giving me some good advice on how to deal with the nasty virus that is making such a nuisance of itself at the […]

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My Tall Ships adventure


I have to give my thanks to the Jubilee Sailing Trust for an all too short, but wonderfully memorable, few days on the Sailing Vessel Tenacious. The trust’s two ships, […]

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Playing Pooh-sticks


I have just made a visit, long overdue, to the Pooh-sticks bridge in Ashdown Forest, to pay my respects to the Best Bear in All the World. The stream was […]

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The best nest


  My eight-legged friend Webster has been watching the baby birds hatching in this warm spring / summer weather. At one point a very sprightly baby blue-tit started singing chirpily, […]

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How Cold is Cold?


My scientific friend Phyzz is looking forward to the summer. She hates the cold and the wet. But how cold is a frosty winter’s day, compared to the coldest cold […]

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Christmas poem


I can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already, and I’ve not written a blog for ages! New Year’s resolution – More Blogging! Now I love Christmas presents, but I think they […]

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