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Writing it up

A colloquialism that here serves two purposes. I am writing about the day and also reflecting and placing any new thoughts or asides within the commentary.


Wednesday 24th June 2020 was all about learning to ride my new e bike and seeing the North Sea. I do not recall when I last visited the coast. It was before lockdown, but beyond that my memory fails me. Now thunderstorms are distracting me. I keep stopping the writing to sit and wait with a camera. Sitting in an open doorway to the outside. Perhaps I will capture lightning on video.  No, not this time. It was a short-lived storm, but welcome drenching and it sounded marvellous. I can smell wood-wet decking and patio furniture. Dampness smells renewable and restorative this evening. Back to the field notes which I did not take on the day. Instinctively I know I should have made some observations rather than relying on memory augmented by photographs. The ride itself concerned me. Would I manage to get there and back? Would I manage the terrain? Would I sort out the gears and the electric motor? The route was settled, going to Withernsea is straight forward and we set off at 10 am for the Hull to Withernsea railway trail. 

on the radio


doing a show with Women of Words at the Headsup Festival ‘all about the music’

Today I spent a glorious hour talking to the rather wonderful Julie Mullen as her guest on radio show.

Listen to it here Julie’s Cakehole: The Brunch and Julie Show.


Introducing my friend Julie Mullen who happens to be a marvellous multi-talented writer and actor. Who, when I requested a bio began…. Ha ha —–Oh just say I am a Scouser who rather loves poetry. I worked with Brian Patten @ The Lyric Theatre Hammersmith on his kids show just after I left drama school. I love poetry. I wrote “Erotic Poetry For Vegans & Vegetarians” in 2009 and Brian Patten says of it ….”Does for sprouts what Wordsworth did for daffodils”…..X that’s it really