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!
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’. You can find out more here: https://www.facebook.com/togetherbehindfourwalls/posts/130491708680654?__tn__=-R
The garden has been our refuge and solace over the past weeks / months. But on Wednesday we finally broke out of our cocoon and, like butterflies, migrated to Harlow Carr, where we landed safely.
Spring has well and truly come and the garden is flourishing. Here are some of the blossoms that I photographed a couple of days ago…
After three years of planning and fund-raising, our John has finally taken his place in Barrow. It’s been a long story with many little setbacks but here he is at last.
Our most recent Three Voices gig at The George included a new venture as we tried our melodramatic best to bring a short version of one of the Mummers (or Plough Jags) plays to life. It was, as you’ll see if you look at the YouTube link, pretty lively. In need of rest and recuperation after such an expenditure of energy, we took the high road to Cumbria…
The Gnome with the Tome was the star of Christmas – and one of the most unexpected presents ever! Good times…