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!
My aim is to write a poem each week for thirty weeks, starting on February 1st and finishing at the end of August to support the Wildlife Trusts’ campaign for more space for wildlife.
Home made produce coming into its own this year, it seems. Wine, chutney and savoury jellies. Mmmm…
Poetry is not there to be studied and dissected but to be read, heard and, most of all, written – and this applies especially to children and young adults!.
Outdoor entertainment is the name of the game at the moment. In spite of variable weather, Snake Davis managed to put on several outdoor concerts in the grounds of a local village hall.
Quite far, is the answer. But worth the journey to see Glamis, Dunninald and Pitmuies gardens, as well as a stunning coastline with picture-book harbours.
I’m contributing a poem for inclusion in this anthology about you-know-what. It’s a parody of (or rather, a tribute to) Edward Thomas’s ‘Adlestrop’.