Archive for the ‘Pictures & Poetry’ Category


Just a little reminder that the £100 for One Hundred Words competition is still running over at Larkin & Catcher. The competition is poetry-related but even if you’re not a budding poet it’s worth having a go, as the prize is £100 worth of items from the Larkin & Catcher store. I know I’m biased but there really are some lovely things there and you could either keep them for yourself or store them up as gifts for birthdays or even Christmas (I’d just keep them).

The image above is nothing to do with the competition or Larkin & Catcher but it’s one I found on a CD of clipart I just bought. Is it just me or does the one on the right have some sort of creepy extra eye? The ‘rabbit’ on the left just looks evil. No wonder kids have nightmares — and come to think of it — the L&C logo does have those freaky little rabbit-type creatures on it…

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Soul Food

What do you think of my new ‘header’ image? Pretty spooky but I like the picture — I took it in my garden last night, on the spur of the moment, just as the light was beginning to die. Doesn’t go with this blog, though, so I’ll have to change it at some point. I might put it on one of my other blogs or do a swap around.

I’m making a big effort to do something rather than work/blog, work/blog, work/blog. All this sitting about at a computer is not good on so many levels. The human body was not meant for this — I’m going to become a recluse. A fat recluse. A short fat recluse.

So I’ve been working on my creative side: taking pictures, making things, and reading something other than blogs. I’ve been digging out the poetry books again — a great deal of poetry is unbearable but when it’s good, it really is food for the soul. I just realised tonight that all the poetry I like is about loss but it somehow does not make me feel miserable. Go figure.

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