Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Alas, we are the pox household too

Poor Jemima and Elspeth are spotty muldoons, waking this morning with the pox.. still better to get it out of the way now before they both start school and bring home some really nasty germs...

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Thanks to James and Michelle, Josie and Sophie for a fantastic poetry book for my birthday. Poetry at school was always formulaic and frankly boring, whilst the unflappable Mr Wex tried to enthuse us, it just wasn't going to happen... Anyway the book, if you can get your hands on a copy, is Selected Poems of Don Maclennan.

The imagery is fantastic, it's amazing how so few words can say so much. I hadn't before truly appreciated the catharsis of [or in?] poetry, this is a great new experience, re-awakening, reinvigorating an eye opener.
Get it and read it...
thought provoking...
Letter in a bottle
When death takes me
I'll be in no mood to recount
the way I saw things
or work out my account
All I've ever wanted to make -
a few clean statements
on love and death,
things you cannot fake