Where has the time gone? I’ve been working so hard on Struggle and Suffrage: Women’s Lives In Bristol 1850-1950, my non-fiction book for Pen and Sword Books, that I missed out on a conventional summer holiday.
I am delighted to be featured in the latest Cotswold Collections Journal with a review of the autumn collection clothes that were sent to me. Many thanks for writing this article Anastasia McPartland.
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This poem is quite special. It began its journey in 2007 after I watched my mum sleeping in hospital when she was seriously ill. Although she never fully recovered we managed seven more years together before she died. I dedicate this poem to my mum as it would be her 85th birthday on Thursday, 19th October, 2017.
After my mum died in 2014 I felt like I’d lost my identity. I therefore explored a lost identity theme in my poetry and came up with a collection of fictional poems, Recognition is the first. This poem was first published in Reach Magazine (Indigo Dreams Publishing) in Issue #209.
In the 1st century BC, present-day Uzbekistan stood on the important overland trade route that linked China with the Mediterranean.
An OAPSchat member has written this moving poem for World Mental Health Day 2017 and wishes to remain anonymous. My thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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In October 2016, I was served with notice to leave the place I was renting in Newmarket. The get out or else day, December 31st. I didn’t laugh. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise but it still shocked me. I had no idea what to do.
I am delighted to be writing my second evaluation of some of the superb range of clothes from Cotswold Collections Autumn catalogue. This time I would like to share with you four items of clothing I have been sent and have mixed and matched with some of my own clothing ranges.
I was delighted to be invited to evaluate the gorgeous Dimplex electric stove, which was delivered to my door a couple of days ago.
Ides of March originated from an exercise at the start of my creative writing course with the Open University. It’s a bit of fun and I hope you enjoy it.
Over the past decades, the dressing of the gentleman has evolved; some things that were once considered sharp have become outdated very quickly. One garment that has never gone out of fashion for bespoke dressing is the cufflink.
Later this month I will announce a competition with a difference. Howz.com are donating a starter kit worth £199! The idea behind this great device is to enable relatives and carers to go about their daily lives knowing that their loved ones or clients/patients are safe.
This is the third evaluation I have done for Joe & Sephs, surely the best popcorn on the market? I am delighted to be evaluating two new flavours of popcorn and one jar of caramel sauce!
As the demand for all-wool footwear grows, Cosyfeet have embraced the trend by launching a range of pure wool slippers that are specially designed to fit swollen feet.
Do you remember your first love? I remember mine clearly. I was fifteen and when we broke up I thought my world had ended. First Love was inspired by these memories which were prompted when completing the Blues Studio Poetry Workshop with the Poetry School last year.
This article will be my last until September so will be longer than usual. The whole of the Ionian has enjoyed a long period of settled weather throughout the whole of June, with higher temperatures than usual at this time of year.
Sady, we’re all far too familiar with the unpredictable nature of British summertime. Hands up those of you who’ve been happily soaking up the sun in the garden, only to have to race indoors because of a sudden downpour? We thought as much.
At the time of the year when everyone’s thinking about getting fit and losing weight, Fitness Fanatic makes light of the subject. I hope it makes you laugh.
For this week’s poem, I thought I’d opt for a fun one. How to give birth to an alien was first published in Ink Pantry’s Fields of Words in 2013. It originated from a creative writing exercise in 2011 when I was studying with the Open University.
Many of us find we need to move house as we age – and it is a daunting prospect. Indeed, I was so reluctant I left it until the options had drastically narrowed, and my husband simply would not have moved anywhere if I had not made him!
There’s nothing more pleasant than eating outdoors when the weather is warm though finding a tablecloth for your patio table isn’t always easy, especially if it has a parasol hole.
I have been sent the new GTech Leaf Blower to evaluate and I am raring to go and try this latest cordless garden power tool.
Now it’s Over was inspired when working on an online blues poetry course with The Poetry School last year.
Morning Mist is based on using the pattern of Philip Larkin’s Days i.e. short lines, almost the same syllables and a ten line stanza.
Has anyone else noticed that Autumn is creeping up on us very early this year?
This poem was inspired by an exercise where I wasn’t allowed to use the letter ‘E.’ It’s not easy. Why not have a go yourself and see?
Last year, flight comparison site Cheap Flights conducted a survey for all of the UK's major airports, which revealed the top 15 UK airports based on overall customer satisfaction.
This week’s poem was inspired by a prompt ‘using purple.’
Do you help run a club, group or charity that benefits older people? Could your organisation do even more with a £500 award?
I have written articles before about the love I have for my local choir - HEREFORD POP CHOIR Helen Vereker Singers.
There is nothing so fickle as a sailing boat. I have learnt in over 45 years of sailing that everything takes longer than you expect; there is either not enough wind, too much wind, or the wind is in the wrong direction; rather like a game of cards, one is rarely dealt a good hand.
The latest range of cordless vacuums from Shark have now been released and I have been sent model IF250UK to evaluate.
I have been sent a pack of two Deep Sleep pillows from Silent Night to evaluate and would like to share my findings with you.
OAPSchat members are being invited to apply to appear on the popular BBC 1 television programme Eat Well for Less?!
Identity Tags is from my collection of poetry using the theme of Lost Identity.