Compassion Required. Pity Definitely Not.

Courtyard at the Frida Kahlo Museum, Coyoacan, Mexico City

I am in pain yet I still paint. This is the narrative that we find in Frida Kahlo’s work.   But it’s wrong.  The wrong story, according to this new book. Frida Kahlo and My Left Leg, Emily Rapp Black (Notting Hill Editions). This is my Book 5 of #20-Books-of-Summer-21 Hosted by Cathy @ 746 Books […]

If This Is Living The Dream, I’ll Pass

To give up a life in London as the author does,  to go and live on a remote Hebridean Island and run a croft.  How amazing.  Wait, not only to do those things, but to write about them and then get a publishing deal,   that is so much living the dream it’s almost a […]

It’s Not Often I Put My Own Poetry on Here but …

I have been fighting for hours with Canva and general computer stuff to do the background. What do you think? I’ve just heard that Louise Gluck has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She said: “I think the poem is a communication between a mouth and an ear – not an actual mouth and an […]