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A May Anniversary

May and Tom celebrated their Diamond Wedding in May 2003.  They had not applied for a telegram from the Queen.  Tom, a local government officer who had left his Northumberland mining family far behind, would perhaps have appreciated a royal … Continue reading

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A Story for Christmas

Christmas presents – such a lot of effort and in the end nothing but trouble!  Lizzie got me a theatre trip to London, train fare and hotel and tickets for a show, what a lovely idea.  She was that mad … Continue reading

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Our Song

Just out on Amazon under my maiden name Heather Douglas is my book of short stories Our Song, Stories in the keys of love and death These dark stories of unexpected death explore the different viewpoints of family, witness, victim, policeman … Continue reading

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Over Stones

Over Stones Ian Smith of the English Folk Music Club Costa Blanca put my poem set out below to music and here is the song:   The morning mist retreated leaving green hills bright with dew. The sunlight dried the … Continue reading

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For National Poetry Day there is a new post on Verse: A Little Night Music, (or someone told me tonic water is good for an insect bite)

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Autumn

After the parched, faded days of summer, autumn seems rich with ripe colour.  After the tired summer sounds, stretched and thinned to carry far distant through the empty air, autumn sounds are round and full.  Clouds bring the sky closer … Continue reading

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Cartagena

Cartagena Cartagena has a natural, strategic harbour and an ancient pre-Roman history.   It lies about 100 km west of the popular tourist spot of Alicante and very close to La Manga, a holiday destination on the Mar Menor lagoon known … Continue reading

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