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Tuesday

May 8th Haiku – Hangover

Will another pint Of delicious cold Guinness Make me feel better…

May 7th Haiku – Death

Wonderful night out Loud music sequinned dresses I won't forget…

May 6th Haiku – Astra

I love my Astra It growls and leaks and stutters Best car in the…

May 5th Haiku – Tuesday

I worked hard today With good company and food We got a lot…

May 4th Haiku – Bugs Birthday

Three or four or five? We celebrate with cat toys Scumspawn is…

May 3rd Haiku – Spectres

I picked fresh bramble But you are so big you fall Hugely to the…

May 2nd Haiku – Unicum

Unicorn semen? One shot equals three hours sleep And a huge…

May 1st Haiku – “Do you feel rested?”

I don't feel rested I worry I've forgotten How to do my…

April Haiku Day 29 – Rain

I liked the idea of a windy rainy day Now I know that's…

April Haiku Day 19 – Windy

Too windy outside But the clothes have all dried now Inside is…

Elderflower wine and champagne

This is Miranda, our Elder tree. I've chopped a load of her back this year and she has a bit of an aphid thing going on but she is delivering loads of creamy white cat piss smelling flowers. She has roses growing up her and the cats scratch her but she is a tolerant old hag. Elderflowers work well as fritters made from coconut flour an egg and fizzy water, fried in coconut oil. Elderflowers also make wine. It's been a long time since I made any so this may not work. The lemons are cooling…

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Being a judgemental angel – singing Mozart’s Requiem

The last time I sang in a choir I was pregnant, and I stopped because the little fucker inside me star jumped at the high notes. He's ten now, and although he might still star jump it's not going to make a difference to me. Mozart's Requiem is the music I fall back on when I need it. It's been with me on a walkman in shitty, cockroach infested hostels in Fiji, it's nursed me through heartbreak and miserable times. For me, it's uplifting and optimistic so when I saw the advert for Bristol…

Every Record I Own – J is for Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits

Janis Joplin ‎– Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits I've had this since I was 14 or so. I used to be able to do a pretty good impersonation of Janis then, thankfully I didn't keep doing it because it ripped my throat out every time. What can I say? Great album, great voice, nice screetching scratchy guitars, a rockin' brass section and it reminds me of hot sunny days hanging around Plymouth Hoe, and bawling out 'Cryyyyyyy' in subways that made it a whole lot louder. Those subways are no longer…

Every Record I Own – B is for Bowie – Station to Station

David Bowie ‎– Station To Station I know the live Stage version of Station to Station so much better than the album version that this is just pale and limp in comparison. The live version is a big wall of sound attacking until you submit. There are scratches on the first track of my copy of Station to Station which don't help either. Once you get to Golden Years I'm on home ground, territory that sounds right, but it's not my favorite Bowie. It's all a bit lift music, background and…

Working with Oblique Strategies

I once had a boyfriend who,  heavily influenced by the Dice Man would make choices by throwing a dice. I think his choices were rather less dangerous than Luke Rhinehart's and probably revolved around which pub to go to but nevertheless his life was dictated by chance. Using Oblique Strategy cards brings an element of chance into what you have already chosen to do. It is a series of cards designed by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt in the 70's and they are an incredible way of changing your…

When things go wrong, what I’ve learnt from a crap situation

I recently started an e-course for creative businesses. I had high hopes; I'd done other e-courses with the same tutor and got a lot out of them. I made good solid virtual friends that led to us being friends in real life. My creativity blossomed, it worked well for me. The courses had regular emails, regular online events and supportive, lively Facebook groups that went with them. The last course didn't work for me because there was no free speech on the Facebook group. Discussion was not…

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Trees in Wales

I took my camera camping, in the country where you get to see proper trees. I started off looking at trees from different angles, close up and from underneath. I took home some lichen for the beetles too.  I've always loved the different shades you get when you look up through the leaves of the tree to the sky so I took some photos of that. Then I discovered that my phone/camera does effects......   This twisty tree is how my mind felt before I spent a night on my own camping…

A night out with the boys

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