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Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Midsummer Morning

We have got to Midsummer’s Day, and the weather is hot and sunny. The birds nesting in the garden have all flown, and people have begun to cut their hedges, and along by the river the yellowhammers are just leaving the nests, with their distinctive calls racketing through the hawthorns and alders they seem to…
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June 24, 2020 0

Living la Vida Lockdown-Here Comes the Sun

It’s the warmest day so far, and the garden is looking quite pretty. I’m not the only one taking photos today – my daughter has caught me in the act of actual gardening, harvesting thyme. I have moved on to the planting out stage, the tomatoes are in the greenhouse border, and the aubergines are…
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May 20, 2020 0

Pause for Breath

Sorry, folks, no blog just for now. Back, hopefully, early next week. Meanwhile, please enjoy our local bluebells!

May 15, 2020 0

Living La Vida Lockdown – Joy from the Ground Up

Odd things are happening as we settle into the routine of lockdown. I’m missing the physical company of poets more than I thought I would – my grand-daughter once told a teacher that ‘the land of poets’ was Facebook, and I do indeed make most of my poetry contacts there, but I miss the coffees…
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April 30, 2020 0

Light and Breezy

I think we need something more cheerful this week, and the weather has certainly delivered. It is bright, with a brisk wind from the north-east, that is surprisingly mild. Leaf and blossom are now well advanced, and more of the spring migrants have arrived, butterflies are emerging from hibernation, and although we didn’t have our…
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April 23, 2020 0

Living la Vida Lockdown

I don’t know about you, but this week has been a tough gig. I may have been mentally prepared for a lockdown (that oil lamp you can see was bought in Sri Lanka for the first one!) but emotions tend to take a bit longer to process. Also, while my life is relatively undisturbed, it…
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April 17, 2020 0

Wrens and Ivy

For a couple of days there was a pair of wrens here, one spending a long time cooried in, and the other removing a faecal sac, which seemed to indicate that serious nesting was going on. However, the pot is only six feet from the back door, so it looks as if there were second…
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April 9, 2020 2

Virtual Launch: The Lyre Dancers by Mandy Haggith

‘ In the unusual circumstances posed by the corona virus, formal launches of books have been cancelled – at least for now. So I would like to welcome you to the virtual launch of a novel by Mandy Haggith, whose poetry collection Why the Sky Is Far Away was published last year by Red Squirrel Press.…
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April 2, 2020 0

Oddly Familiar

Where I’ll mostly be from now on. The buzzword for this week is ‘unprecedented times’. And yes, we’ve never had a lockdown before. And we haven’t had a totally new virus, as far as we know, since medicine became a science. And it’s all a bit weird. There are people out in the streets –…
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March 24, 2020 0

Virtual Launch: There Will Be Dancing by Kemal Houghton

In the unusual circumstances posed by the corona virus, formal launches of Poetry have been cancelled – at least for now. So I would like to welcome you to the virtual launch of publications by Red Squirrel Press. Electric Minstrel Plugged-in and tunes selected, the electric minstrel fills the air with a beat they will know…
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March 20, 2020 3