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Pilgrim bird travels to USA

So, this is where the story began, at an old blog post. When I wrote this post I had no idea what was going to unfold over the next months. I only knew that I had met a rare and terrible … Continue reading

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Green eyes and library cards

When you look into a cats eyes you know that a cat has secrets he will never tell you.  And on the hill the golden gorse is so bright it hurts the eyes. Days like these are made of gold. … Continue reading

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The Eelhound, Tea-cup Wolfhound and Collie Flower go for a walk.

 Up, early and out, to the cliffs and the flowers and the beach, with the Eelhound, the teacup wolfhound and the collie flower.  At Porth Melgan the sun shone through seaweed, the sea was rolled back. Sea level, dogs chasing … Continue reading

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Flower bed.

 The way to the flowers is through woodland. A path filled with birdsong that slopes down to the sea.  The way to the flowers opens out into a valley where buzzards and magpies fly overhead. Then down to a cove, … Continue reading

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The week of the headache.

This week a headache has eaten my time….. My daughter decided that I needed to change the way I eat ( as in, not having breakfast, sometimes getting to the end of the day having eaten nothing because there is … Continue reading

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Where the air whispers through raven’s wings.

Waking again with headache. Can’t work. Can walk. To St Davids Head, with book and camera, in quiet sunshine and the cliffs are covered with waves of flowers. Great daisy flowers, perhaps the ox-eye daisy? Sea campion with it’s delicate … Continue reading

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The phone rings

The phone rings. I answer. “Hi, is that Ms Stowe?” “No.” “Oh, sorry to bother you.” “No, that’s ok, because I am her mum, do you want me to take a message? Who’s speaking please?” “OK, the thing is, don’t … Continue reading

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Poetry

The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems has moved into its 11th edition. To celebrate I will be giving away a signed copy. But how to decide who to give it to? First published in 2006, this was a labour of love. … Continue reading

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A pilgrimage to the place where a story began.

Queen of the Sky, like any story, began with a stream of things converging. The idea for the piece as a ‘book’ began during a conversation with Rachael Misstear from The Western Mail. I had emailed Rachael to talk with her … Continue reading

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This Week.

This week, far from Westminster, I felt rather like a ragged feather. So I painted one, hoping it would settle me in to work. Painting this dark and ragged creature that had once flown was a kind of meditation and … Continue reading

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