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Mind The Gap by Sue Dawes

Mind the Gap by Sue Dawes was published in ‘New writing’ in Mslexia.  The judge said:  ‘Mind the Gap’ managed to say so much about the taboos surrounding the empty nest syndrome in little more than 1000 words.   80 more words


I hadn’t noticed what has happened to “so”. I thought it was so last year to diss “so”. I’d been encouraged by Heaney’s Beowulf, where he translates the initial, throat-clearing utterance “Hwæt” as the Irish idiomatic, yarn-commencing “So.” which obliterates all previous narrative and commands attention. 237 more words



Event: Artist Talk – James Dodds

Location: The Sentinel Gallery, Wivenhoe, Essex

Date: 22nd February 2017 (6.30pm)

Details: An artist talk by painter/printmaker James Dodds to accompany the current exhibition ‘Seen in Wivenhoe’. 12 more words


An early January edit

In January the ferry marsh is spare. Nearby there are godwits, little egrets, cormorants and, present in their sorrowful call, redshanks.

It is dark at mid-afternoon, especially on the days when the sky starts charcoal and lightens to battleship grey – but no more. 91 more words

Postkarte 3 - 17 December

Above are two of my drawings on show at the Postkarte exhibition, 3-17 December. ‘Wedding Days’ and ‘Woman and Man’. They are both made with coloured pencils on board.

Back to Black

About last night… A very welcome visit to The Black Buoy public house, Wivenhoe, Essex.


Saturday Night Out

In Wivenhoe, Essex, at The Black Buoy pub once again. The route back to the train station takes me through the churchyard of St Mary-the-Virgin.