Category Archives: Writing

How Can We Brex It?

I was going to write a post about Brexit but gave up, as my mood kept veering between despair and hysterical laughter. Perhaps the extended deadline has offered us some hope, but given what’s happened up till now there’s no … Continue reading

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Adelina’s Re-treat

Hello Everybody It’s been quite a while since I’ve written on this Blogg and it’s lovely to be talking to you all again. The Belated Writer has asked me to write this as she has been on Re-treat and isn’t … Continue reading

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Was I a writer?

I’ve been going through a time of pain: pain so old and stored so deep I can’t even know for sure what it’s about, and the pain of a current situation which is very far from all bad but which, … Continue reading

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Oh dear

I don’t seem to blog much these days. I’ve always gone in more for the sort of pieces that could be described as ‘reflections’ than the ‘yesterday I went to…’ sort, and perhaps the reflections are running dry. Why not … Continue reading

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Being English

Another friend, Rachael Clyne, has mentioned the experience of second generation immigrants. Here is a poem, entitled Second Generation, about my parents’ ambivalence towards being Jewish. It was published in my collection A House of Empty Rooms (Indigo Dreams Publishing 2017). Second … Continue reading

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Blogging on…

After all this time – nearly six years – I still don’t really know what a blog – this blog – is for. If I read other people’s blogs, I often think: that’s not what I would want to do. … Continue reading

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The dragon lives

Sixteen years ago in 2002, the year my Auntie Tilly died, I finished a book called Meeting the Dragon. It’s not published, except among friends, and perhaps isn’t publishable: there’s a lot in it that I might not want to share … Continue reading

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