Mouse and Muse: Trevor’s Website
Trevor is a writer of… poetry for children and adults, short stories, a novel, books of local interest, education resources.
And now, out soon, ‘Son of the Secret Gardener’, the story of his grandfather, gardener to Frances Hodgson Burnett, and of his father’s time working in some of the gardens of great houses, about which he kept fascinating detailed diaries..
He regularly performs and collaborates with Dez Allenby and Frances Kelly as ‘Three Voices’. at The Ropewalk in Barton-upon-Humber.
Why Mouse and Muse?
The Mouse and Muse site is a bit like a virtual cupboard – but one which I can keep tidier than most real cupboards. I’m using it to store information about my writing and other work as well as taking the opportunity to keep a blog, when I feel like it. ‘The Mouse and the Muse’ was the title of a book I wrote many years ago to explore the creative use of computer technology in the teaching of English. It seems a neat way to combine the technical with the imaginative, so I’ve hung on to it.
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Some reflections on books and writing as well as some interesting people and places.
This replaces the ‘Mouse and Muse too’ blog and starts afresh!
Barrow's Wheelbarrow Weekend was back properly this year. 78 barrows throughout the village and a dozen Open Gardens. It just happened to coincide with some other celebrations that were going on. Many did have a Jubilee theme and lots didn't, such as this winning...
Not surprisingly, getting Son of the Secret Gardener out into the world has occupied a lot of my time over the last couple of months. My PR person, Elly Donovan, has been fantastic and as a result I've done a lot of local radio interviews and got coverage in all...
Lights and Music in and around Barrow.
The dolphin, the cat and the Ettrick Shepherd are just three of the items we happened across on our Scottish peregrinations.
It's been a good summer for gardens so far, notwithstanding a couple of periods of very heavy rain and some unwelcome winds. The photo above was taken at Helmsley Walled Garden: always a joy to visit but particularly resplendent in July. The cafe is very good too, if...
Reading and re-reading my dad’s gardening diaries, two of which I have transcribed and will be part of ‘The Son of the Secret Gardener’, has distracted me from other things, including this blog. But not from my weekly poem for the Wildlife Trust…