Author Archives: Reed

Updates and vacuuming

Well. This is a cobwebby, rusted-shut sort of a blog at the moment, isn’t it? My blog-roll has disappeared altogether, look. Can’t find the bastard thing at all. And my categories are scattergories (but I think I know where they … Continue reading

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A terrible thing happened on the way to the blog

Good Lord, has this place really been in bubble-wrap and dust-heets for two years? Oh dear. And I had such plans. Grandiose ones. Book reviews. Theatre reviews. A poetry column. A political rant every single week. Could any plan be … Continue reading

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The world is my teeny-tiny mollusc

I have just this week been radically re-evaluating what I am capable of. [But see NaNoWriMo counter - Ed] I told you all that I had passed my MA, making me a BaMaMa, which is just stupid. Well, last week … Continue reading

Posted in NaNoWriMo 2008, University | 3 Comments

Friday is for poetry. It just is. I’ve decided

Holy Innocent In Spring this old magnolia puts forth White hands held up in prayer, is One hundred saints on one worn trunk, And passers-by lift up their faces. Oh birdie, I would have shown you it, And you, just … Continue reading

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An omnivore’s 100

As well you know, because I am supposed to be working on the Novel, I am drawn irressistably to memes. This is a humdinger of a foody meme I found on Aphra’s blog a while back, and promised myself I’d … Continue reading

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I got home this evening vaguely pissed off with the entire universe and especially those parts of it that have got to their mid-forties without realising that, actually, they are not entitled to stand in the train doors and bellow … Continue reading

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So. Well. So. There you have it. Hmmm

Dear dear Helen, Lilian, Archie, Sol and David, Hello! Have you ANY idea how lovely it is to find the internets haven’t forgotten you as you so richly deserve to be forgotten? Any idea at all? I think I shall … Continue reading

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She’s back.

My God, look at the dust in here. Look at it. I can’t even see the colours of the upholstery. It’s disgusting. We’ll have to redecorate. *Whistles through teeth* Someone mentioned the old blog to me a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Two cups, one bucket, a tea-tray and a dork.

Let us say we have two cups and a bucket. Let us also say we are the world’s dorkiest waitress and that we have such a raging passion for a particular tea-tray that we always wish to carry it with … Continue reading

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Still here. Still busy.

January Daylight Is cold one day in five, is wet, Is kept awake by gales, Is astonishingly still by dawn. Is grey as a tupperware box, is clear, Is an arctic glass-cold summer, Is thick with salty water, Is shrunken, … Continue reading

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