Friday, 3 April 2009

For poet's sake! More poetry for the people!

This article about Russell Crowe's poetry acceptance speech caught my eye. Fab! The Queen's looking for a new poet laureate - look! He's hunky, has a band (does he still have a band?)and can rhyme! Look no further. Problem solved. (I do actually really like the poem... it's not just his big puppy-dog eyes...)
Talking of poetry, I have finished my long poem, as mentioned on this blog before about the long history of Blue Bell Hill, Kent and will try and find some space to publish it, probably on Ripplestone Review in the next few weeks. (blatant advertising done..)
This also caught my eye over at the BBC. Yoko Ono's mural, entitled 'Promise' to be auctioned off for Autism Awareness Day. A beautiful piece, I hope it raises lots for the charity and delighted that it was given news coverage in a week when Autism Awareness Day was lost in headlines about G20.

Spring in the garden




Monday, 30 March 2009

Tansy and Borage... Big day out...

Tansy and Borage seeds have arrived, potatoes are chitting and onion sets are ready to go... counting down for the allotment!
(Tansy, a natural insect repellent, is said to help get rid of white/black fly and so good for planting between bean crops.. this tansy seed is from Victoriana Nursery Gardens.)

If, like us, you completely missed all the advertising for the Kent Big Day Out but still managed to get out (despite the rain, hail, howling gales and cold, cold, cold temps.) there is a video competition of your day out running until the 24th April. All details on website . We tried walking on Minster beach, screaming winds and rain making it more of a huddled apology of a stroll than a bracing walk and then took sanctuary in the Gatehouse Museum in Minster which was open for the day. a real treasure trove of artefacts from the local area from Victorian samplers to fossils, skulls, roman coins and local artwork; it was a fab half hour of pottering among the eclectic collection in a great building complete with roof views and a stone spiral staircase.