The St. George’s Cat

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St. George’s Cat rescued by ducks after falling through the ice – visit jmdallimore.com for more rhyming poems based on Bristol locations Continue reading

A New Quilt and Picture Post of the Medway River

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                    I’ve finished a new baby quilt yesterday. The baby’s name is on the front, but I decided to do further patchwork on the back. This quilt took longer to make … Continue reading

She’s Got a Ticket to Ride

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Lennon sat back on the seat and breathed in deeply. The carrier bag was positioned between his feet. He was facing the direction of travel. He could relax now. He closed his eyes. He heard the guard’s final whistle and … Continue reading

Stuck in the Slough of Despond – Reasons for not writing

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Ten months ago, in my post, ‘Births, quilting and other reasons for not writing,’ I felt optimistic about returning to writing. However, in November, when my mum broke her kneecap and had an extended stay hospital and then moved to … Continue reading

Lost and Found – Poetry is What?

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Isn’t it funny, but when you’re trying to empty a house or a flat it’s always the last few things that take the longest to sort out. I was looking for a poem in my last post. It turned up, … Continue reading

Do you know a poem called – What is Poetry?

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Can anyone help me? Whilst sorting out the books and papers in my mum’s flat, I found a poem tucked into an exercise book. It started with the line ‘What is Poetry?’ and this may be the title of the … Continue reading

The Four Fairies of One Tree Hill

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Firstly, I wish you all a Happy New Year. Since my last post, time has done that peculiar thing where it slows down and speeds up at the same time. My mum has been in hospital in South London since … Continue reading

Female Fantasy Fiction Writers

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Writing about Neil Gaiman and Alan Garner in my last post caused me to revisit Anne McCaffrey’s fantasy books. I read most of these in my early twenties, borrowing them from the public library. I would suggest starting with Dragonflight, … Continue reading