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The Prompt: Journey

* Dear Stella, we had quite a journey; I still can’t believe that you’re gone. My mind gets flooded with memories; Twelve years and eleven months on. Narrowly missed your next birthday; But you knew that you’d had enough. My brave, determined companion; Those last few weeks were so tough. Our walks I’ll fondly remember; […]

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The Prompt: Red

Some of you are aware that Stella is now very poorly indeed. As I type this we are preparing for a serious conversation with the vet that will most likely include planning a date for euthanasia. I will never be ready but each day she shows more signs that she’s finding her reduced quality of […]

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The Prompt: Mirror

Life events are taking time away from me so I’m very late sitting down to write something for National Poetry Day this year. I’m using Sara’s prompt of Mirror on this occasion rather than the theme of ‘Messages’ as I simply don’t have time to write two. But, aren’t all poems messages anyway? The photo […]

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The Prompt: Comfort

I was absent from The Prompt’s return after its Summer Break. I’d made a start on a poem for ‘motion’ but then Stella’s deteriorating health and a close friend’s recent cancer diagnosis took over my thoughts and I’m afraid everything else took a back seat. This week is just about being here for people and […]

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Woof Wednesday: Gotcha

Stella On the Eighth of September, Two Thousand and Four; I brought a Black Labrador Home through my door. Twelve years have passed, Each day is a blessing; Even when you trip me up While I’m dressing! Stella, my love, We may not have long; But I’m not giving up on you, While your spirit […]

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Poetry for Photography

I always seem to set myself challenges during August. One involves geocaching and one photography. For the latter I use the brilliant prompts from Fat Mum Slim to get my daily photo 🙂 As MumTurnedMom’s The Prompt is still on Summer Holidays I thought I’d share August’s prompted photography with you and a rhyming couplet for each […]

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A Walk With Nature

I’m ridiculously behind with sorting out photos from days out but, this week, I finally finished a trip Stella and I took to Gooderstone Water Gardens in Norfolk, back in June. Someone in a Norfolk photography group on Facebook recommended it and when I saw that it was dog friendly too (“DOGS on leads with […]

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