Women’s Rage

The kitten tags the dog’s tail,

The dog moves away.

The kitten chews the dog’s ear,

The dog growls a warning.

The kitten pounces on the dog,

The dog snarls and chases it.

The kitten runs away.

Scared.

No harm done.

Boundary set.

Respect restored.

 

I wave the horse around the arena,

She avoids … Read more


What’s your thing? Yoga with Ceri Evans

This is the first podcast in a series where I find out about what people love to do, what the ‘thing’ is that matters most to them, how they got into it and what it means to them.

I should have declared at the start of this episode that Ceri is the person who got … Read more


2020 Vision

2020 Vision

2020 vision:  20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision….Having 20/20 vision does not necessarily mean you have perfect vision.’

2020 has definately been a year when I saw things with more clarity and sharpness.  The unconscious trance, or denial I had been … Read more


loneliness and social inequity

Covid has caused loneliness, isolated us all in our homes, kept us away from each other.  Get people back into work to improve their mental health.

School closures have caused social inequity and the sooner we get the kids back into schools the better to close that gap.

What bollocks.

We were never lonely before?  … Read more


Shop less, drive less, save your sanity and save the world

Lock- down saved us time and money (if we had work)

How many of you have hardly spent anything during lock-down apart from on food?

So many people I have spoken to have told me how much money they have saved, how little they have spent and how they have realised that most of what … Read more


Autumn Queen

Autumn is here and this year my son hasn’t written a poem about school sucking the school out of him and I haven’t written a poem about time being strangled as I have done before:

New Term

Time strangled,

Lies withering on the floors

Covered with the ocre leaves of August’s mourning,

Cramped, dark, confined,

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