Making poems in Horatio’s Garden

I’ve been working in Horatio’s Garden in Oswestry for an hour a week through the height of this hot summer. Horatio’s Garden is a national charity creating and nurturing beautiful gardens in NHS spinal injury centres to support everyone affected by spinal injury. The gardens are there to support patients, their families and friends facing long stays in NHS hospitals as they adjust to, or … Continue reading Making poems in Horatio’s Garden

Working for Arvon at The Hurst

Earlier this month I spent a glorious week at The Hurst, Arvon’s house in Shropshire, working with the brilliant Tom Chivers on a ‘Tutored Retreat with Walking – Poetry and Non-Fiction’. The weather was ideal, not too hot, not too wet. And the participants were lovely people who really gave it everything, allowing the magic that’s in the very walls of The Hurst to do … Continue reading Working for Arvon at The Hurst