Some of my favourites

Pluto and the Imp

A tale was told in recent times Of Fen, an Imp of goodly ways. Strange music he began to hear, One misty evening through the haze. Fear flowed with the haunting strains, His noisy heart thrummed as he ran – Not loud enough to overcome The calling tune of Connorbahn. Instinctively he knew his fate, And yet he fought against […]


So, where to now? For the final time, our tempers Turned around to take a bite. Senseless accusations leaped From me to you, and back again, Generating so much pain, Another row! ~ What have we done? For here I stand without a life. Mocked by this tired reflection In the exit door. Through trembling lips The question hangs, then […]


Languid intoxication blurs my senses, Liquefying the memory Of the lies dripping So easily from your lips. Trying vainly to erase The acidic bitterness Drenching my soul, Dousing the elegiac emotions Inanely lingering. Yes, your translucent demeanour flourished Around my delicate psyche. Those sordid acts of betrayal Withering my soul Still more With each subtle blow. Ahhh, I sip this […]


When I walk along the ‘prom’ At home, here by the sea, The spinning carousel there Brings such memories to me. Sometimes, I buy a ticket Just to ride my favourite mare, And we gallop back to childhood days, Where I lived, without a care! The seduction of the music The enchanting organ sound. The sweet intoxication Of being whirled around. […]

Candy Moonstone Fairy

One bright and breezy morningYoung Candy started out,A tender little fairyOf that there was no doubt.She craved for an adventure,She wanted sights to see.She didn’t fancy being stuckOn someone’s Christmas tree!   She donned her wings of best pink down,Two stars adorned her feet(She thought that moons would slow her –She needed something fleet!).She fluttered softly through dark space,Until a […]

Scared of the Dark

Two pointed ears At the end of my bed… A monster is waiting He needs to be fed! I peer through the dark And quite clearly I see Those big scary ears Are twitching at me! As the moon rises Behind a dark cloud, The ears move again And I scream out loud! Then the silvery light shows That what […]


A house so full of memories… We began our dream here, as newly-weds, Amongst the paint-pots and dustsheets. I can see her now, young and spirited, Dressed in my old torn shirt, hair tied high, So beautiful. As time passed us by, this place became home, Filled with the aromas of fresh baked bread And percolated coffee. And she would […]

Dear Easter Bunny

I’m applying for the vacancy, Because I’ve heard you’re sick. A poor bedridden bunny, The thought cuts me to the quick! The ad says ‘must be sensitive’ And ‘able and agile.’ ‘Must have a sense of humour And a natty fashion style’. ‘Must be able to look bunny-like’ Well I sure have the teeth! As for ears, I’m sure they’ll […]

Digital Art ~ some of my dabblings in the virtual studio!

Abstract Me Ethereal Journey  ~  Journey On… Faerie Washing Softly in the waxen light Through silver hush Of eventide The faeries hang their clothes to dry Deep in the woods No need to hide For mortal folk are all asleep No prying eyes Will see them glide Wings fluttering in stardust hues On moonbeam rays They seem to ride… Life-Force  […]

Celebration Cake

This is the easiest cake in the world to make and it tastes just as good if not better than those with ‘animal bits’ in.  It can be used as a Christmas or birthday cake etc, but doesn’t keep forever like ‘traditional’ fruit cake – so just make it one or two days before you need it.   Ingredients                         1½ […]