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Poetry & Prose Round-up: As Christmas draws closer

Dear Santa… It’s time to dig out those glitter pens once again. Christmas is twinkling just around the corner, so this month I’m bringing you a Christmas round-up with all the trimmings! Early December is my very favourite time of year.  Probably more than the big day itself!  I love the anticipation, the excitement, and […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Woolly hats & welly boots

With a pinch of pumpkin spice… October has passed in a blur of pumpkins, conkers, woolly hats and welly boots. We have celebrated our very first half term for our eldest as she started “Big School” this year. Along with the obligatory Harvest Festival we have enjoyed getting to grips with all of the new […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: As the nights draw in

Bringing in the ’ember months and a new school year. The ’ember months are in full swing and summer is now just a hazy memory. The lazy days of the school holidays have passed by in a blur, and for some of us it has felt like The Last Summer (The Parent Poet).   Those of […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Tempus Fugit

Time Flies Summer. Sunny blue-sky days and balmy nights. ‘Chilled mornings, fun afternoons. Awesome days at the beach. Doing what we feel like, not what we have to’ (Mum Turned Mom). A time for ‘reading for pleasure, creating art just for the sake of creating art, and beachcombing for sea glass, pebbles and shells'(Marija Smits). […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: School’s out!

The School Doors Are Closed For Summer. This of course opens a whole new world of opportunity for those of us with children.  No longer a slave to the school drop-off routine. It’s time for us to pop on the kettle, (and where work allows) to forget the time and let the weather set our […]

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BritMums Poetry & Prose Round-up: The sound of summer

Summer has finally arrived! If I’m honest it is currently throwing it down as I type this, but I refuse to be swayed. It is summer.  I know this because I have actual tan / sunburn lines from being busy applying sun-cream to small humans and forgetting myself. Congratulations is in order. As I’m sure […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: A problem aired is a problem shared

Welcome to June’s poetry and prose round-up – and my last for a while. You see, in less than a month I shall be having my baby so I am taking a little break from editing this round-up. I need to say thanks in advance to Dawn, my co-editor, from Rhyming with Wine who will […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: New beginnings

Welcome to the Poetry & Prose round-up for May.  Spring is finally in full bloom and summer is peeking around the corner at us.  I adore this time of year and can’t get enough walks in the countryside and visits to farms.  New life seems to be blossoming all around us and for me Easter […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Making the most of March

Welcome back to the BritMums poetry and prose round-up for the month of March, one where I have seen a plethora of different poetry offerings with plenty of creativity from the young through to those of us who are a bit longer in the tooth!  On March 21st a number of us bards celebrated World Poetry […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: March blooms

March is here at last! We can finally shake off the frosty dark nights and welcome in springtime.  What better way for me to welcome in the warmer times than with my first poetry and prose round-up post!?  I am stepping into the shoes of the lovely Maddy at Writing Bubble as she embarks on new […]

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Poetry & Prose Round-up: Lots of news!

Welcome back to the BritMums Poetry and Prose round-up. Firstly, apologies for the lack of post last month – I am not going to list all the excuses save to say, well, you know, January! Plus, I think the poem ‘Take What You Need‘ which I wrote back in November pretty much sums up what […]

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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: The summer of love

So, where did that go then?! No sooner do we settle in for the summer holidays than September knocks on our door and the kids are all off back to school. I don’t know about you, but I was glad to take it fairly easy on the blogging front over August and only wrote one […]

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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: Something for every occasion

Ah June, what a month that was Politicians and all their faux pas Ah June, was a month you’ve been The likes of which we’ve never seen!                           Victoria Welton 1st July 2016 Well, I don’t know about you but after the month […]

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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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