Archive for October, 2019

It is no accident that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth holds such a powerful place in the fashion ethos. Like many, I’ve always been struck by her singular and flawless style that seems to defy the passing of time. Little did I know that one day I would play a very small part in this amazing…

via The Queen, the Dress and the American — Variety

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http:// Welcome. The Jukebox continues to feature favourite posts from 2014. Today we turn to a Post that celebrated an inexhaustible vein of inspiration for songwriters and singers – the Train Song. If you want to be a great songwriter you’re gonna need to write a great Train Song. And, if you do, you’ll find […]

via Hank Williams, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley & John Stewart : Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow! — The Immortal Jukebox

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A New York publication

Huge congratulations, Helen!

via A New York publication

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ART: Frances Macaulay Forde © 2011

Waldecks Garden Centre Cafe is a favourite place to meet for a chat surrounded by beautiful plants. yet on our tables… easier to clean, I suppose.



Like the sea of silk geraniums
on display in Waldecks
Garden Centre Cafe

Consumerism has replaced
our sense of natural beauty.

In the Garden Centre real
geraniums grow but we’d rather
fake it than show our true colours!

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2013


#POEM:Waldeck’s  #FakingIt  #TrueColours  #FrancesMacaulayForde



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Ladies of the Laundry

I believe this posting deserves another read… I put it up in 2014.

Perth Words... exploring possibilities.

Two things;  ‘Philomena’  is a truly wonderful film offering insight into the ‘Ladies of the Laundry’ also known as the‘Magdalene Sisters’  presented with humor underlined with the awful truth and William Wall well-known writer and member of the Munster Literature Centre who recently wrote of the McAleese Report, have stirred a memory.

The girls/women have fascinated me since my 14 months in Ireland when I actually met a ‘Lady of the Laundry’ during a lunch break from an inspiring workshop weekend meeting with Jessie Lendennie of Salmon Poetryfame.

F1010025 Cliff of Moher with Jessie Lendennie and her beautiful dogs.

Jessie took me to a favorite haunt, a little coffee shop called ‘Stonecutter’s Kitchen’, up near the Cliffs of Moher in Co. Clare, just down the road from her place.

On a beautiful sunny day, with a brisk breeze blowing off the Cliffs…

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POEM: A Found Memory


2003 – Sydney Opera House from Doyle’s Restaurant.

Doing an ego-search on Google, a link to this poem ‘A Found Memory’ appears as number 1 on the Alphabetical list of poems added to Poem Hunter , on 28th June 2003.

When I checked today, I had apparently posted 52 on there over the years!  And most of those have been converted to a YouTube (very basic) video with (shudder) an automated voice.  Some have awful music and the longer ones are interrupted, with ads half-way through.

So I spent most of today removing the hated videos, cancelling the automated and full-of-errors e-book then correcting and activating all of the 66 poem which were already listed on the site. (Just checked and the videos are still active, hopefully they’ll be deleted soon.)

I also added a note on each poem, to mention my old websites were closed but this WordPress blog and my Etsy shop were still active.

Be interesting to see how many actually link here…

#POEM:MyCar   #Poemhunter  #POEM:AFoundMemory  #PoetryWebsite



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I am asked quite often the best ways to market a book. The most frequent questions I get revolve around making it as cheap as possible yet capable of reaching the widest audience. For that, here is a list of 150 DIY ways to market a book. I’ll do another blog post next week […]

via 150 DIY Ways to Market Your Book — A Writer’s Path

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