Monthly Archives: March 2012

Pinch, punch, err fifth of the month.


Another month, March already has a briskness about it, heading into Spring, but with one eye still on Winter, the land is starting to wake.

Asleep in the woods

It’s been a busy month. The weather is far milder than this time last year. The snowdrops are still out in force, but were joined in February by Periwinkles which were spotted at the local monthly Teme Valley Farmer’s Market.

The Farmer’s market have a good line in cakes too, and my daughter was very taken with a selection of Valentine’s inspired cup cakes, which tasted even better than they looked.

It’s held on the second Sunday of every month outside The Talbot Hotel in Knightwick, Worcestershire. They have excellent transport parking facilities should anyone wish to visit.

I recently recorded a poem inspired by the market, called Market Day:

Some exciting events are scheduled for March. On Saturday 10th March it’s the fourth Arts 4 All in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, I’m reading alongside many, many talented writers, poets and performers at Park’s Cafe. The event runs 11.30am-4.00pm. I’m due to read at 1.20pm.

And it’s Earth Hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 31st March. The Worcestershire Literary Festival and Transition Worcester have organised Earth Hour Unplugged, an evening of Poetry, Performance, Music and Fun. It’s at The Hand and Glove, Sidbury in Worcester and starts at 7.00pm. Tickets are £5/£3.

More more information on Earth Hour, please visit:

Finally, my poem, Earth Hour, is due to be broadcast on Radio Wildfire’s live broadcast tomorrow from 8.00pm.

So a busy month, and the next month looks to be busier still.