Monthly Archives: November 2011

‘Carlingford Lough’ – published on Every Day Poets today

One of my favourite sights in the whole world is the dawning of a new day over Carlingford Lough. Now I may be a slightly biased here, since it was the view from my bedroom window throughout childhood; however, I defy … Continue reading

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I love Spook City!

I always look forward to seeing what image they will use over on Spook City to illustrate the work they accept. This is a particularly apt one for my senryu…

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Half Door Cottage in the Mournes

Well, this is my finished painting, Half Door Cottage in the Mournes, which was commissioned by a local musician, Bronagh, as a present for her mother.  She asked me to paint a scene that would reflect one of her mother Alice’s poems, … Continue reading

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The power of the press release

In a former life, I was a corporate communications manager in a research and technology organisation in Surrey, UK. Having left the post over a decade ago to raise a family in my native Northern Ireland, I didn’t really think I would … Continue reading

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Point Artists exhibit in Newry City’s newest gallery

Well, Saturday turned out to be a rather unusual day. I had a phone call on Friday afternoon from local journalist and radio presenter, Rowan Hand. He had visited the recently-opened Reflections in Paint exhibition by our art group, Point Artists, in Newry library’s new art gallery. Mr … Continue reading

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Marilyn, The Crow, Hannibal, The Joker et al

“Boys and girls of every age Wouldn’t you like to see something strange? Come with us and you will see This, our town of Halloween This is Halloween, this is Halloween Pumpkins scream in the dead of night” (From lyrics … Continue reading

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