Books read in 2016 – no.9 Wildwood by Roger Deakin

Wildwood: A Journey through Trees by Roger Deakin, 2007 This is a lovely book but very slightly overlong I felt. After the international, adventurous search for the Mother of All Apple Trees (!!!), the final few chapters felt like a bit of a slog for me. I also found myself getting upset on occasion. This is a… Continue reading Books read in 2016 – no.9 Wildwood by Roger Deakin


Tweeted haiku

I found a load of haiku I tweeted between 2010 and 2011. I will share them, just because: Sun dappled stones breached by wild violets. Air sweet with herbs and birdsong         #9 April 2011 Air filled with a hum of weekend activity a bee bumbles by            … Continue reading Tweeted haiku



Focus on the bad things The lumps, the bumps, The towering ego Consider the inconsideration The constant non-consistency Focus on the dark side The man The moods The melancholy Focus on the bad things To smother and smoor The golden memory Of happiness and laughter Just focus on the bad things

reviews, storytelling


Recently it occurred to me that I have no idea who may (or may not) be reading this blog. I'm finding that thought a little eerie. Obviously I like to think I have hordes of avid readers... Hordes of quietly respectful readers who like to keep to themselves... However, there have been no comments lately… Continue reading Mystery



A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns O, my luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June. O, my luve's like the melodie, That's sweetly play'd in tune. As fair art thou, my bonie lass, So deep in luve am I, And I will luve thee still, my Dear, Till a' the… Continue reading Poem3