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!
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…
Nice to get a mention in the Lincs Wildlife mag 'Lapwings'. On the facing page there's a feature on Fiona, who is walking the 147 miles of the Viking Way so my challenge seems very relaxed in comparison. Being a third of the way through does feel like a bit of a...
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.