Jenny`s Diary

A Poem – “The Night He Fell”

I was delighted this summer to win the Mini-Fiction Competition held for Friends of Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, Cumbria . It was for prose or verse  (maximum150 words) and had to include all seven titles of the plays being performed there this season.  I chose to enter a poem, ‘The Night He Fell’ […]

Music and words int’ Woods – September 14th 2014

I took part in a small Arts Festival of poetry and music in our Lakeland village of  Dockray.  It was held in the special and very spiritual setting of Lucy’s Barn.   Lucy’s Barn awaiting the children   The afternoon was for the local children and  I spent  about 40 minutes reading my poems in […]

Swan Intelligence

We think our swans show signs of being able to reason and problem solve. Our neighbourhood research on the internet only found one other instance recorded of swans building their nest on water. We live near a large pond called Swans’ Pool.  For years it was swanless, so it was a thrill when Gustav and […]

Grahamdad and the Three Chairs

Once upon a time there was a dad called Graham and a mum called Jenny. They lived together in a house where they each had a study to do their work. And in their studies, to help them work better, they each had a very comfortable chair on which to sit. One day the Grahamdad […]

The Story of Hermia – née Spud

The Story of Hermia – née Spud Who would call a cat Spud for goodness sake? But she was rescued, together with her kittens and that name from a nasty situation somewhere in Macclesfield and was placed at Windyway our local animal sanctuary. We first met her in the large pen where she was housed, […]

A Little Back History – The Millennium Kittens

This is our beautiful Mille. Of course one should not have favourites, but I do love a fluffy coat, yet not so long that grooming is a nightmare. In addition Mille had such a sweet nature, while being every inch feline. If anything, she was my husband’s cat but I adored her. She arrived at […]

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