Monthly Archives: August 2011

Writers’ Rooms…

I’ve just been browsing through one of my son’s books. It’s called ‘Artists in their Studios’ and is full of black and white images of various American artists in their … um… studios. Anyway, I thought you might like a … Continue reading

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Those persky GCSE results…

Listen. Can you hear that tearing sound?  It’s GCSE results day. Across Britain thousands of 16-year olds are ripping open envelopes in school halls while anxious parents, banished to the car park,  wait to hear what their offspring have received. There will be squeals of delight, … Continue reading

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Nottingham Forest… I mean Beach. My week (so far) in pictures

For those in Nottingham on a ‘staycation’ the council have the ideal solution… a city beach. Inside Jamie Oliver’s new(ish) restaurant in Nottingham The burger and ‘funky chips’ were highly recommended … as was the prawn linguine

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Real Life

I’m still reading ‘Salford Road’ by Gareth Owen and thought I’d add a further one of his poems. Real Life fits in with my previous blog about the summer holidays and made me smile. Real Life image from boston.com   … Continue reading

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A poem for football fans on a Saturday morning

I wish I could write poems. They are so immediate. A line in a poem can stay in your head all day.  A whole verse can be life changing. One of my favourite children’s collections is called Salford Road by … Continue reading

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How about…Honours Boards in Libraries?

In his timely and moving piece on public libraries (Daily Telegraph Aug. 13th) Alan Bennett pointed out that ‘… a library has no honours board and takes no credit for what its readers go on to do…’ And I thought … Continue reading

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London’s Burning

image from The Guardian What an absolutely horrible few days. I cannot believe what’s happened in London and other cities. I feel so so sorry for the people who have lost their homes and livelihoods. I feel sorry for the … Continue reading

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Scotland

I thought I’d share a few images from my weekend break in Scotland: Loch Lomond breakfast in Gandolphi’s, Glasgow breakfast! George Square. Glasgow Gorgeous old shop front in Penrith, Cumbria J J Graham Grocers, Penrith

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