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!
A wedding in Surrey and a sculptor’s studio in Sussex were both part of a motorhome visit to the far south; plus a nostalgia trip to a childhood holiday haunt.read more
Wheelbarrows everywhere! And support from across the Atlantic… 90+ decorated barrows this year and a great weekend for the village.read more
What’s the collective name for poets? An anthology of poets? A twitter of poets? We were all children’s poets, so that might make a difference. We gathered at Folly Farm in Somerset to share workshops, poems, wine and good fellowship.read more
A number of people asked if I was going to publish the collection of tree sonnets from last year. Given that publishing is expensive to do and costly to post, this is a compromise. All of the sonnets, together with their illustrations are in one PDF on this site. Go to Writing > Poetry > Sonnets.read more
After a rainy start, for which the locals apologised, the weather warmed up for our week or so down south. Accompanied by our trusty fellow moho-ers, we stayed at the campsite facing the much painted Mt St Victoire.read more
The kitchen has been redecorated although, to the casual eye, it looks much the same. There were a few dramas but fortunately, we were in Northumberland at the time and came back to a perfect finish.read more