I was watching a star Tiny, small And only me looking   I told a friend They came to watch too Just us two   We liked the star Saw potential For greater things   For ages we watched As the star grew Little by little   More people came They clapped They cheered   … Continue reading

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 48 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading


Written for Tunbridge Wells Writers ‘Advent’ page, the theme was ‘presents’, click on the link to the site to read other pieces from other writers, a new one each morning. With mine, it’s up to you whether it’s fact or fiction, or a historical mash-up. JEANNE D’ART Jeanne smiled over the Formica tables at Chas. He was … Continue reading

November 2015

Originally posted on Social Mediable :
November was a varied month of music at The Forum. Added to which I was working on a printed version of ‘Blam!’ to go out in December, so I was thinking about shows coming up in 2016. There were new stage lights installed, following on from discussions at Venues Day…

Close to home

Originally posted on Thoughts of a Deadman:
So much has been made about the terrorist attacks in Paris a fortnight ago, ranging from outcry that several other countries suffered similar atrocities on the same day but went unreported by western media outlets to the newly documented interviews with the people on the ground. Yesterday I…

Mother Nature springs again.

Originally posted on Social Mediable :
Grosvenor and Hilbert Park is in the midst of the Heritage Lottery funded work, but none of this stops Mother Nature, and the start of spring. While trees have been cut down around the lake, the fruit trees planted in the new community orchard are just starting to blossom. There’s…

Word Up! is back @WordUpPoets

Originally posted on Social Mediable :
This is the writing I have been doing recently: 52 days ago: Good meeting at @TWSussexArms to discuss our return to @twforum 48 days ago: Plans are forming for March 11th –… @twforum – so get writing ready for the Slam #spokenword #poetry #TunbridgeWells 36 days ago: Five weeks…

New Year’s Eve 2014

2014 I was sort of ignoring the ‘end of year’ thing, mainly due to facebook stealing it from everyone, but decided, as a blogger, it was necessary to think backwards, not forwards. So I dragged out the diary and looked to January 2014. I found out my gain has been at the loss of my … Continue reading

Through the door.

THROUGH THE DOOR This is a story I wrote for Halloween, but I understand the Victorians liked ghost stories at Christmas. So recent circumstances have made me wish to share. It takes time to say good bye to the ghosts… Title inspired by the Victorian ghost stories, but story written before seeing ‘The Cold Embrace’ … Continue reading

Advent: Z

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Attempting to write something for each letter of the alphabet during December has been EXHAUSTING! Alongside this I have set up tweets each morning for Tunbridge Wells Writers A-Z, therefore spending about an hour a day on writing, and sharing, during the time of year when there is already not enough hours in the … Continue reading