I've been working in the room that was my Mum's sitting room this week. The others have used it much more in the four months since she died but I do find it a bit odd in there. It was so much her room... it feels really odd without her in it.
Above you can see it on the day before her funeral in May. I put photos out for folks to look at... and some of the flowers that came too obviously. During the six years that she lived here she loved to sit in that room admiring her garden (she was Head Gardener, had the waistcoat to prove it), reading, chatting on the phone, writing letters, watching the birds (witness the binoculars), watching TV (murder dramas, tennis, Strictly Come Dancing and all), feeding the dog crisps and apple or just playing with Heather.
Not even really sure why I'm posting this picture. But here it is.
Originally from the north of England, I live in Angus, Scotland where I walk a lot, think a lot, listen to lots of music, sometimes write poems, sometimes read poems out to other people, sometimes write songs, read all kinds of odd things, watch a bit...oh and I look after my family too.
I sometimes organise poetry and music events - details are usually here (though nothing coming up in the near future). This year I went travelling with my family - photos and notes are here. Now we're back I have moved to a new regular blog - it is here.
More about the song
You can buy my book (published 2008) from my website if you fancy it (go to 'book' page) or from www.amazon.co.uk if you prefer the comfort of the multinational corporation. My book is printed on recycled paper and card. I have 12 different poetry postcards available too.