Category: writing

Curry Night

Stepping back into my kitchen Which smells of Fenugreek Curry leaf Happiness A potato heavy Vegan affair That does surprisingly little To soak up Two shots of whiskey And a glass of homemade Cherry wine. Step out again, Wobble around the house Check for…

October

It’s the first of October It’s a rainy day It’s rescuing birds from cats It’s snuggling in a blanket while writing It’s letting the kids binge on films It’s not worrying about hanging the washing out It’s piles of procrastination It’s thinking about putting…

Being a Full Time Writer

Means… Still being up at this time Veering from research topics as diverse as best restaurants in Richmond, VA to the way the full moon affects the sex drive Wine, lots of wine (not compulsory- well, it is for me.) Lists that go on…

The World Creaks

The world creaks I stand on my step Suddenly unsteady As if I felt The planet Tilt Wind teases Rain taunts Something is growing Beneath The earth warms The sky cries And the world Creaks

Pigeons

The pigeons sat on me The day I took the train. I’d seen the old man A local, perhaps Or a tourist, but such a lack of Surprise At his avian invaders He stood beneath the sighing sycamore While feathered rats Stood politely on…

Friday Feeling

Things that made me happy this week so far (my attempt at telling depression to bugger right off). CHaOS science day at Oakwell Hall. Lots of experiments for the kids to try out. Baby ran amok across the grounds and we saw newts, rats,…

Trees!

Doing a bit of last minute research before my appearance on Radio 4’s Beyond Belief, being recorded on Wednesday.