So much has been happening I forgot to record it here. Start of the year was marred by getting very down but that is behind me I hope. The launch of my first poetry collection with Diehard Press 'The year of the Loch' in March was a thrill and I am pleased to say that it has been well received and that sales have gone well. Went to Stanza in St Andrews and had a great few days. Poetry courses are addictive and I loved the Summer Poetry Course at Brantwood with Geraldine Green and Pippa Little, so much so that I went back for a poetry reading and then on to Cinnamon Press course at Tyn y Coed in Wales. This is the fourth time for me and it did not disappoint. During all this poems have appeared in The Bees Breakfast, The Bridge and Rock Declaimers, York Mix, and others. In September was delighted to be part of 'Signs of the Times' poetry from The Burgh Poets. Last mention in this list is that there is a poem on display at Lochwinnoch Station.
March was taken up with Read Raw and the Tannahill Poetry Competiton which went well with great winners and a night to remember when the prize giving was part of the Lochwinnoch Arts Festival.
No wonder I have been remiss in giving updates, when did I have the time.