Getting Southborough War Memorial out there took a concerted last push for most of 2009. At times it felt a bit like a python who had swallowed an extra large sheep - it pushed everything else out of the way! I'm trying to wean myself off the war history books (currently on last few pages of Doug Stanton's book about the fate of the crew of the USS Indianapolis - In Harm's Way - a wonderful, if harrowing, book) and my thoughts are turning back to poetry now. I've also picked up my MsLexia (a magazine for women who write - see www.mslexia.co.uk), which is always good reading. I'm a bit behind, but in April/May/June issue I read a cheering quote from the poet Gillian Allnutt, which made me laugh out loud - "ha!" - and which made me feel a lot better - she says "If you find you are not writing, try making bread, or weeding the garden. Wash clothes by hand. All these are useful. But really, don't take yourself too seriously. It might never come back and if it doesn't, so what?" Thanks Gillian, only I have to admit, I haven't got time for weeding the garden, washing by hand, or making bread either!!
Lifelong bookworm, love writing too. Have been a theatrical agent and reflexologist among other things, attitude to life summed up by Walt Whitman's MIRACLES.