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My family, especially my daughters Libby and Mandy
My job
being by the sea
walking in the country
dancing in the rain
writing (wouldn't be here if I didn't)
being with friends
dark nights by the fire with a good book and wine
long soaks in the bath
the wind through a windchime
the sun on my face
all wildlife

nothing but a few things irritate not worth mentioning

Has had to re-invent myself following the death of my husband 2 years ago and I've learned that I am a stronger person than I thought and that true friends stand by you when others walk away.

I have had to learn to do things by myself and I've made solo journeys, surprised how happy and content I can be with my own company.

My philosophy - CARPA DEUM (seize the day) - for there may never be a tomorrow

I'm Going to the Oscars!!!!

Blog Posted:8/30/2012 3:02:00 PM
In all the years I've been writing, and apart from on Poetry Soup, I haven't really entered any competitions, but this year I decided to enter the National Association of Writing Groups (UK) annual competition.

There were 12 categories and I sent poems into two of them, posting off my entries not  expecting anything to come of it as there are an awful lot of groups in the association and hundreds and hundreds of entries per category.  Imagine my surprise the other week, when I received an envelope with the NAWG logo on, with a letter inside telling me that one of my poems had been shortlisted to receive a prize. You could have knocked me down with a feather.

This weekend, I shall be going to Robin Hood's home town of Nottingham, to the University there, to attend an Oscar style gala meal and ceremony where I shall learn whether my poem has gained 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. (I've been practising my losers face in the mirror just like the actors do lol).

To say I am excited, would be an understatement and it doesn't matter where my poem is in the shortlist - just to be in the top three out of so many amazing pieces of work is enough for me and has given me confidence in my work.

It has certainly encouraged me to enter into more competitions in the future - you just never know, this just may be the start of something!!!

Oh!! And on top of that, the week after, my daughter rang me to tell me that she and her partner had got engaged and I have a wedding to look forward to - double excitement - my other daughter has had a time of it trying to tie me down lol!!!
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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 2:49:00 AM
    Big Congratulations Janette amazing news we are expecting a 1st xx

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 10:18:00 PM
    when it rains, it pours!!.. do clue me in about the oscar results and what dress you are preparing for your daughter's future wedding, jan... this is a double treat!... congrats and huggs! :)

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 9:18:00 PM
    Good luck and it seems you are having lots of it. Possibly not luck, just plain old good talent. congratulations Lee

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 7:13:00 PM
    ...And the winner is....Ms. Janette Fisher! : ) Congratulations in advance: you're going to win! My best wishes! Ruben.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 6:36:00 PM
    Big excitement coming in your future. Congratulations on both. Enjoy your time in the light.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 6:16:00 PM
    awesome news , many congrats on this honor

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 5:37:00 PM
    Thank you all for your lovely comments - the poem isnt on the soup as the rules were that it couldnt be published including on the internet - I will update you all when the gala is over - fingers crossed :-)

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:59:00 PM
    Oh wow...congrats to you and your daughter..let's be prepared for a first place win!!!

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:56:00 PM
    double congrats for your daughter and for your own success. Why don't you post that poem for us, or tell us if it's already at Soup? You must feel on top of the world!

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:47:00 PM
    Congratulations... You can't do better than to have all that excitement and the confidence it brings.

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:35:00 PM
    Congratulations, Janette! sounds wonderful. hugs, catie :)

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:32:00 PM
    Many congratulations, Janette - hope you get first place : )

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  1. Date: 8/30/2012 3:10:00 PM
    Janette, make sure you take pictures and share the excitement... congrats...pd

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My Past Blog Posts

'Season's Contest' Judged - At Last
Date Posted: 11/30/2012 3:04:00 AM
Seasons of Mist contest
Date Posted: 11/14/2012 8:04:00 AM
New comp 'Seasons of Mist' posted
Date Posted: 10/6/2012 4:10:00 AM
When Fate Decides Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/30/2012 12:51:00 PM
Date Posted: 9/25/2012 12:55:00 PM
New Contest "When Fate Decides" posted
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:45:00 AM
WOW!!!! What a Weekend
Date Posted: 9/4/2012 11:24:00 AM
I'm Going to the Oscars!!!!
Date Posted: 8/30/2012 3:02:00 PM
Holding Out for a Hero Competition
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 7:46:00 AM
Hope 'Springs' Eternal
Date Posted: 4/8/2012 7:14:00 AM
Books a mile high
Date Posted: 11/7/2011 11:21:00 AM
The Seasons they are a'changing
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 3:16:00 PM
Lost muse and short fuse
Date Posted: 8/17/2011 2:50:00 PM
Long Time No See
Date Posted: 4/13/2011 11:41:00 AM
Happy Holidays
Date Posted: 11/22/2010 12:36:00 PM
Absence of mind
Date Posted: 10/4/2010 5:13:00 AM
Frost bitten
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 2:44:00 PM
Soup members leaving
Date Posted: 6/16/2010 9:44:00 AM
Sounds Familiar Contest Judged
Date Posted: 5/9/2010 7:52:00 AM
Thank you Constance
Date Posted: 5/2/2010 8:18:00 AM
What a busy bee!!!
Date Posted: 4/26/2010 11:34:00 AM
I can't see blogs either
Date Posted: 4/10/2010 3:04:00 AM
Sounds Familiar Comp
Date Posted: 4/9/2010 9:04:00 AM
Sounds familiar???
Date Posted: 4/8/2010 8:43:00 AM
Small glimmer of light
Date Posted: 3/1/2010 2:15:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/25/2012Music and MemoriesFree verselost love,music,me,song,m
9/25/2012It's About TimeLight Poetryfunny,growing up,life,tim
4/17/2012Loves BouquetRhymelove,romance,me,beauty,be
4/7/2012Unforgetttable MomentsRhymenostalgia,time,beauty,bea
4/1/2012The Day Before You CameLyrichusband,loss,love,day,lif
3/4/2012The Road Not TakenRhymelife,
11/14/2011A Clock Strikes ThirteenRhymefantasy,mystery,
10/31/2011Confession to a BartenderRhymehusband,love,world,day,
8/16/2011In My WorldRhymelife,world,day,
10/8/2010Autumn DayRhymenature,seasonsautumn,
10/2/2010Forbidden FuitFree versepassion,sensual,
9/25/2010A Kiss So SweetRhymeangst,death,husband,lost
7/23/2010She's LeavingRhymelife,lost lovelife,love,
6/29/2010FestivalLight Poetrysocial
5/26/2010A 'Twisted' Sense of PrideRhymepolitical,sportsworld,eng
5/19/2010Hear Me O LordAcrosticdeath,husband,loss
5/14/2010LibraryAcrosticon writing and words
5/14/2010Boat RaceHaikusports
5/8/2010Through the Looking GlassAcrosticangst,lost love
4/17/2010Speck in the UniverseHaikunature
4/9/2010The BirthRhymedaughter,health,lifedaugh
4/9/2010To Know They're SafeRhymefamily,lifechildren,child
4/9/2010No! AmandaRhymedaughter
4/9/2010Miss Jekyll or Miss HydeRhymedaughter
4/9/2010Hard Times?Rhymefamily,mother,on work and
4/6/2010Murder Most FoulRhymemystery
4/5/2010Out of the BlueAcrosticanimals,nature,sea
3/1/2010I Will Be StrongFree verseangst,husband,lossme,
2/9/2010Home Safe?Rhymefamily,healthhealth,
1/30/2010Diet DemonRhymefood,healthme,me,wine,
1/28/2010The Uninvited GuestRhymefunny,political
12/6/2009The 'Star of Education'Rhymeeducation
11/24/2009House of Fear - part 1Narrativefantasy,mysteryhouse,hous
11/7/2009AChristmas StoryQuatrainholidaybrother,brother,
11/6/2009The GiftQuatrainmystery
11/2/2009All ChangeLight Poetryfunny,health,life
9/29/2009Darkness ArisingLight Poetrylife,seasonsautumn,
7/25/2009Boundary WallsFree versehistory,places
7/23/2009My Earliest MemoryRhymechildhoodbrother,brother,
5/12/2009The OutsiderQuatrainpeople,socialme,me,
5/10/2009In Your ArmsFree verseloveme,
5/10/2009Childhood DaysQuatrainfamilychildhood,childhood
5/10/2009First Day BluesRhymedaughter,family,schoolday
5/9/2009Unspoken WordsQuatrainlost love
5/9/2009Hard Times?Rhymefamily,nostalgiahouse,hou
5/7/2009Pamphlet (Birth of a Constitution)Quatrainhistory,political
5/7/2009This Old HouseQuatrainhistory,politicalhouse,ho
5/7/2009An Awful CrimeQuatrainhistory,mystery
5/6/2009A Memorable PersonNarrativelife,peoplelife,me,time,l
5/6/2009Winds of ChangeRhymenature,seasonsseasons,
5/6/2009Unspoken WordsRhymelost love
5/6/2009Bed Time RoutineRhymefamilynight,night,
5/6/2009Troubled DreamsRhymeloss
5/6/2009Pregnancy Bliss?Rhymefamily
5/6/2009The War ZoneRhymefamily,funny,life
5/3/2009I'd Love To Be.....But!Rhymefunnylove,
5/1/2009What Price ProgressRhymesciencecity,fish,power,
4/21/2009A Mothers LoveRhymefamily,love,motherlove,

My Photos


Fav Poems

Poem TitleFormCategories
Devil's IslandRhymeadventureold,old,
Twelve MonthsCoupletnaturemay,
Moonlight On The BayRhymelove,passion,seawater,wat
WordsRhymeintrospection,on writing
A Well-appointed CowpokeRhymecowboy-western
Final DaysFree verseangst,death,loss,sadday,
In Strangler's WoodRhymedeath,
Summer Sounds Surround MeFree versenature,seasonsdaughter,su
Soul of a Poet Life of a ChildRhymesadlife,
Blazing With Heat and PassionFree verselove,teen,
Last CallRhymedeath,
Whenever A Poet CriesRhymeimagination,life,on writi
Share NotRhymefood,me,

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