Father Christmas: The Truth

The truth finally is out. If you don’t already know this funny, lop-sided, unexpected book, seek it out. One of us found a copy in a charity shop. The other one was very jealous! Father Christmas The Truth is written and illustrated by Gregoire Solotareff. This is the ultimate guide to the mysteries of Father Christmas. … Continue reading Father Christmas: The Truth

Rhyme time

This is just a little something, to fit in a corner of time, to play with as you are walking somewhere, perhaps even to make into a poem of sorts. The idea is  a mixture of rhyming and nonsense. The nonsense makes it easier to find rhymes without spoiling a good idea. Start with the idea … Continue reading Rhyme time

What you need to be warm

Here is a video which we must share with you. A perfect poetic collaboration between the wonderful Neil Gaiman (writer and Goodwill Ambassador) and the UN Refugee Agency UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAHEQ-KiDI4&feature=emb_logo So what do yo need to be warm? Write your own list. What do you physically need? What do you mentally need to feel warmth? … Continue reading What you need to be warm

Spangles

In his poem, [little tree] https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47304/little-tree, e e cummings imagines the spangles that sleep all year in a dark box dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine, the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads Today, we are thinking of spangles from the year. You can write about things from the year … Continue reading Spangles