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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
music
reading
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

Hates
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
AWARD WINNER POSTED
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 PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
9/25/2012 Music and Memories Free verselost love,music,me,song,m
9/25/2012 It's About Time Light Poetryfunny,growing up,life,tim
4/17/2012 Loves Bouquet Rhymelove,romance,me,beauty,be
4/7/2012 Unforgetttable Moments Rhymenostalgia,time,beauty,bea
4/1/2012 The Day Before You Came Lyrichusband,loss,love,day,lif
3/4/2012 The Road Not Taken Rhymelife,
11/14/2011 A Clock Strikes Thirteen Rhymefantasy,mystery,
11/6/2011 Sunset Haikunature,
10/31/2011 Confession to a Bartender Rhymehusband,love,world,day,
10/31/2011 UFO Rhymelife,space,
8/26/2011 Ghosts Haikufamily,nostalgia,
8/16/2011 In My World Rhymelife,world,day,
8/16/2011 Angels Rhymechildhood,family,nostalgi
10/8/2010 Autumn Day Rhymenature,seasonsautumn,
10/2/2010 Forbidden Fuit Free versepassion,sensual,
9/25/2010 A Kiss So Sweet Rhymeangst,death,husband,lost
7/23/2010 She's Leaving Rhymelife,lost lovelife,love,
6/29/2010 Festival Light Poetrysocial
5/26/2010 A 'Twisted' Sense of Pride Rhymepolitical,sportsworld,eng
5/19/2010 Hear Me O Lord Acrosticdeath,husband,loss
5/14/2010 Demon Acrosticfantasy,imagination
5/14/2010 Library Acrosticon writing and words
5/14/2010 Boat Race Haikusports
5/8/2010 Through the Looking Glass Acrosticangst,lost love
4/17/2010 Speck in the Universe Haikunature
4/17/2010 Tranquility Haikunature,peace
4/9/2010 The Birth Rhymedaughter,health,lifedaugh
4/9/2010 To Know They're Safe Rhymefamily,lifechildren,child
4/9/2010 No! Amanda Rhymedaughter
4/9/2010 Miss Jekyll or Miss Hyde Rhymedaughter
4/9/2010 Hard Times? Rhymefamily,mother,on work and
4/6/2010 Murder Most Foul Rhymemystery
4/5/2010 Out of the Blue Acrosticanimals,nature,sea
3/1/2010 I Will Be Strong Free verseangst,husband,lossme,
2/9/2010 Home Safe? Rhymefamily,healthhealth,
1/30/2010 Diet Demon Rhymefood,healthme,me,wine,
1/28/2010 The Uninvited Guest Rhymefunny,political
1/26/2010 Spring Acrosticsea,seasons
1/7/2010 Cancer Acrosticangst,health
12/6/2009 The 'Star of Education' Rhymeeducation
11/24/2009 House of Fear - part 1 Narrativefantasy,mysteryhouse,hous
11/7/2009 AChristmas Story Quatrainholidaybrother,brother,
11/6/2009 The Gift Quatrainmystery
11/2/2009 All Change Light Poetryfunny,health,life
9/29/2009 Darkness Arising Light Poetrylife,seasonsautumn,
9/22/2009 Autumn Acrosticnature,seasons
7/25/2009 Boundary Walls Free versehistory,places
7/23/2009 My Earliest Memory Rhymechildhoodbrother,brother,
5/12/2009 The Outsider Quatrainpeople,socialme,me,
5/10/2009 In Your Arms Free verseloveme,
5/10/2009 Childhood Days Quatrainfamilychildhood,childhood
5/10/2009 First Day Blues Rhymedaughter,family,schoolday
5/9/2009 Unspoken Words Quatrainlost love
5/9/2009 Morris Rhymehappinesslife,time,
5/9/2009 Hard Times? Rhymefamily,nostalgiahouse,hou
5/7/2009 Pamphlet (Birth of a Constitution) Quatrainhistory,political
5/7/2009 This Old House Quatrainhistory,politicalhouse,ho
5/7/2009 An Awful Crime Quatrainhistory,mystery
5/6/2009 A Memorable Person Narrativelife,peoplelife,me,time,l
5/6/2009 Winds of Change Rhymenature,seasonsseasons,
5/6/2009 Unspoken Words Rhymelost love
5/6/2009 Bed Time Routine Rhymefamilynight,night,
5/6/2009 Troubled Dreams Rhymeloss
5/6/2009 Pregnancy Bliss? Rhymefamily
5/6/2009 The War Zone Rhymefamily,funny,life
5/3/2009 I'd Love To Be.....But! Rhymefunnylove,
5/1/2009 What Price Progress Rhymesciencecity,fish,power,
5/1/2009 Sweeping Rhymenatureautumn,mother,
4/21/2009 A Mothers Love Rhymefamily,love,motherlove,
4/19/2009 Awakenings Rhymenaturemother,earth,mother

My Photos


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Fav Poems

PoemTitleFormCategories
Devil's Island Rhymeadventureold,old,
POETS DREAM TEAM ABCsports,
Twelve Months Coupletnaturemay,
Moonlight On The Bay Rhymelove,passion,seawater,wat
Words Rhymeintrospection,on writing
A Well-appointed Cowpoke Rhymecowboy-western
Final Days Free verseangst,death,loss,sadday,
In Strangler's Wood Rhymedeath,
Summer Sounds Surround Me Free versenature,seasonsdaughter,su
Soul of a Poet Life of a Child Rhymesadlife,
Blazing With Heat and Passion Free verselove,teen,
Last Call Rhymedeath,
Whenever A Poet Cries Rhymeimagination,life,on writi
Share Not Rhymefood,me,

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