About Maddy Bennett

Maddy lives on a windy hillside in beautiful Northumberland with her husband and three young children. Between school runs (and when the toddler can be distracted with a biscuit) she writes flash fiction, short stories and poetry, much of which you can find on her blog Writing Bubble. From there, she also hosts 'What I'm Writing', a supportive linky for writers, poets and bloggers. She has a particular fondness for limericks – the sillier the better – and has been published by Iron Press. She is currently writing picture books and (very slowly) working on her first novel.

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Writing around the Christmas tree

It’s December: nearly Christmas! I love this time of year – a combination of mince pies, mulled wine and festive music makes everything feel that little bit magical, I think. And then there’s the feeling of goodwill that, no matter how the year’s been, always manages to creep in around the edges. It all warms my heart. […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Cosy, comforting creativity

Lovely to see you! Come in from the cold and sit here in front of the fire… yes go ahead, you can wrap yourself in that blanket. I’ll just pour the tea. Would you like a biscuit? OK, all settled? Welcome to the November poetry and prose round-up! This is the perfect time of year […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Autumn days

It’s October – phew, how did that happen?! September seemed to race by and now the leaves are turning golden, nights are most definitely closing in and the temperature is dropping. I think we might light our fire for the first time tonight! But before we leave September entirely in the dust, it’s time for […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Summer dreams

It’s August and I’m slap-bang in the middle of summer holiday chaos here! If you were to turn up at my house on any given day you’d probably encounter all three of my sons and several of their friends too, racing round the place, building campfires and climbing on things. I’m trying to find some quiet […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Here comes summer!

It’s June! Who’s ready for a bit of sunshine? I’m already going into summer mode here – spending more time outdoors and going on walks with friends rather than chatting over tea and cake. Of course, tea and cake aren’t off the agenda entirely, (unthinkable!) But I do love a bit of fresh air – it […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Spring has sprung

Welcome to April’s Poetry and Prose roundup. The weather’s getting warmer, the days are getting longer and spring is in the air! Admittedly, as I write this, the sun is hidden behind a bank of clouds and my view is largely obliterated by drizzle… but I’m optimistic that it won’t last! By the time I’ve […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Love, love, love

Hello and welcome to this month’s poetry and prose round-up! Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my call for creative pieces on the subject of love. My social media was hit by a veritable ‘love bombardment’ and I hope I’ve managed to include everyone. Here, as promised, is the POETRY AND PROSE BUMPER […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: plans & possibilities

February is here! I may be writing this with a storm swirling round outside but, with January behind us, I can’t help but think brighter days are close at hand. I’m also glad to report that the cold, dark days of last month did not seem to dampen general creativity in the blogosphere – I’ve […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Writing in a winter wonderland

It’s December! Who’s excited? *Jumps up and down* Me! Me! Yes, I must confess to being a huge fan of the festive season – the sparkly lights, the music, the feeling of good will… and the mulled wine, chocolate and mince pies too. This season definitely lends itself to writing my roundup – I’m currently […]

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Poetry and Prose Roundup – Inspiring October

Hello, hello, welcome to the BritMums Poetry and Prose Roundup! Do come in from the cold – would you like a cup of tea? I’ve just lit the fire and there’s a plate of biscuits waiting… Yes, it’s October, the temperature is dropping and the nights are drawing in. Although there is a teeny bit […]

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Poetry and Prose Roundup – lazy days

It’s August! Summer holidays are here – hooray! Or perhaps that should be, “Argh – summer holidays are here!” But whether you’re enjoying frolicking in the sun with your little ones, off exploring the world or are staring out at the rain wondering how on earth you’re going to keep everyone entertained and happy till […]

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Poetry and Prose Round-up – Pick ‘n’ Mix

June is here – don’t you just love this time of year? Long, light evenings, the air full of the scent of blossom and freshly mown grass, the sun high in the sky… driving rain, hail, high winds… ah, our dear old British summer time! Funnily enough, this month’s poetry and prose round-up is very […]

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Poetry & Prose Roundup: Love is all around

Ah, April, my good friend – welcome! Step this way! What’s that you’ve got with you? Sunshine and clear blue skies? Oh, excellent… and is that crocuses I see too? And tulips? Brilliant! And hey, you’ve even brought the Easter Bunny! Yes, spring is officially here and as I sit compiling the Poetry and Prose Roundup for […]

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Poetry and Prose Round-up: Winter Warmers

Good news! It’s nearly spring! Oh OK, I might be getting ahead of myself, but Vai Chin at Rambling Through Parenthood thought she spotted the first signs and I’m clinging to the hope that she’s right. I either want winter to cough up some decent, exciting snow or just bid a graceful retreat sharpish. Bearing […]

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Poetry and Prose Round-up: ‘Tis the Season

It’s the beginning of December and I’m writing this curled up on the sofa in front of the fire. It may be dark and cold outside but I can definitely feel the first flickers of Christmas spirit warming my heart! I love the festive season and although it can get completely manic, I also think […]

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