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Monday, 25 January 2010

Thanks to my first follower!  If you set up a blog, I'll be there.
Had feedback on my two submitted poems.  The lesser not too well received - hackneyed topic. The other - The Parade, 1942 - received some positive feedback but reader thought could be cut a little and text didn't always flow.  I hope to put this poem up on my website when it is activated.
As we approach deadline for paying tax, my dilatory accountant has told me how much more I need to pay but not how to pay it.
Really enjoyed the Pinter works performed on BBC4 last night - but felt Lloyd Hutchinson could have had more of an input.  He was very good in Midsomer Murders, and can often be seen on London theatre stages in heavyweight roles.  I gather he will be in Measure for Measure soon, so hope to get there for that.
Is Will Self's ambition to send listeners/viewers running to the dictionary?  I think trope and diaspora are among his favourites.

Thursday, 21 January 2010


Today I'm starting to write a feature about my postcard collection, as a mag has expressed an interest in the idea.  Still awaiting feedback on my poem entries into a recent competition, a short story submitted to a magazine, and my late aunt's wartime WAAF memoir which I wrote for her.
Don't you hate it when people say things like "It was SAT in a cupboard", "It's impossible to UNDERESTIMATE its importance" when they mean the opposite, and current speak such as "jernowamean", "like, like, like", "lazejemen" (ladies & gentlemen)?  

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


Hello, and welcome to my very first blog.
I'm Jacqueline Pye, part time writer and retired educational psychologist.
I have a long list of published features and a few stories, and am still writing.
My voluntary work is as one of two editors of the Eastleigh Talking News for blind people.  I love doing this although it is fairly time consuming.
Hopefully there will be new posts every couple of days on this blog.
If you have visited, please do leave a message - it would be a fine reward!