Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Where the Mountains of Mourne…

…sweep down to the sea.” As Percy French said in his lyrics, the Mourne Mountains really do seem to finish at the sea. The Kingdom of Mourne is an area of natural outstanding beauty close to where I live. We … Continue reading

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One Stop Beyond

If anyone would like to read my story that will go through to the final of the A Vogel ‘A Story for Bedtime’ here it is! 🙂 UPDATE – link no longer available, unfortunately

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Zombies – did you say zombies?!!!

Article on The Infection that appeared recently in the local press.   Those are the Mourne Mountains in the background of the pic by the way. No sign of zombies yet! 🙂

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Belfast Blues

Just back from a few days of awesome blues at Belfast’s ‘Woodstock Festival 2011’. On Thursday night, the newly-formed band Mercy Lounge saw the return of the native harmonica maestro, Billy Boy Miskimmin, who has supported bands such as The Yardbirds and … Continue reading

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‘Alight Here’ – The London Tube Project

I have been fortunate enough to have had two of my poems accepted and published on ‘Alight Here’, the London Underground website, over the last few months. If anyone would like to submit their work inspired by an underground station, here is … Continue reading

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Thanks to everyone who rated my poem on Every Day Poets! :)

…you helped ‘End of Summer’ make it into the top ten poems of this year list on the EDP site – briefly – I think it was there for about a week! I’ll just have to start writing some really … Continue reading

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Well done to Talkback winners of the July Challenge!

As the June winner of Writing Magazine’s monthly poetry challenge on its ‘Talkback’ forum, I had the most enjoyable task of judging the July entries this morning. Myself and the winner of the June prose challenge had selected the word … Continue reading

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