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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

Long Time No See

Blog Posted:4/13/2011 11:41:00 AM
Hi All.....I'm back

It's been a while since I posted both a blog and new poetry as I have had such a busy time over the last six months - the winter was horrendous and I was left with frozen pipes and no heating for a time - this was followed by burst pipes and floods  and it took so long to put things right that it made me assess a few things and I made the monumental decision to move house - a hard decision as it was the house that I shared with my beloved late husband and it held so many memories, but it was starting to eat into what little savings I had and I felt that it was time to move on.

From making the decision to sell, to moving into a new place, it only took 5 weeks (thats the arian in me - once something is decided it has to happen yesterday!!!!) and although we are still living out of boxes - the new house has a good vibe and feels like home already and I know that my girls and I are going to be happy here - in fact I have never slept as well as I have since moving in so maybe it was meant to be.

The move has also shown me that I am a resilient woman  - I have become a whizz with an electric screwdriver and putting together furniture and I have even overcome my vertigo and managed to get up a couple of rungs of ladders to put up curtains and light shades.  In between all of this I have been putting together my own anthology of poetry which has gone to an editor before sending to a publisher, so all in all things are going well and life is good.

My heart is gladdened to see that many of the friends I have made on the soup are still here and I look forward to catching up on reading your work.

Many smiles and good karma to you all


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  1. Date: 4/14/2011 1:28:00 PM
    Dear Janette, it wonderful to have you back. Please let me kknow when your anthology is published. I'm happy to hear you are enjoying your new home. When my husband died, I moved from New Jersey to Florida and it helped me heal. I'm sure that's the case for you as well. I'll look forward to reading your new poems! Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 4/14/2011 12:06:00 PM
    have heard of your city, read about it in books. i have always wanted to go the England their history blows my mind. good luck in your publishing efforts for a book.

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  1. Date: 4/14/2011 10:00:00 AM
    You were never away in my eyes Janette, and you were always coming back. Welcome back Rock Chic....:) smiles 4 your tomorrows

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  1. Date: 4/14/2011 9:30:00 AM
    Thank you all for your welcome backs and your best wishes....its nice to know that in an ever changing world you can rely on old friends to be there for you...many many regards to everyone...I look forward to reading and commenting on all that I have missed xx

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 11:11:00 PM
    Hi Janette :) so nice to see you here! You sure were busy, so kudos to you for accomplishing so much! Wish you the best in your anthology and in everything else :)

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 9:42:00 PM
    wow,you have been a busy beaver, doing stuff I cannot even imagine ever doing. You made a right decision. good to see you here!

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 7:01:00 PM
    welcome back

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 4:43:00 PM
    Welcome back Janette. Sometimes adverse conditions bring out the best in us. God Bless and, again, welcome back. Vince

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 2:22:00 PM
    Home is where the heart is !! I'm glad to know you are enjoying your new home, and that your heart is easing! God Bless!!

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 1:45:00 PM
    Great to see u back Janette and feeling fine again from the loss u suffered with your husband.. a new move will give u a new lease on life most times.. so happy to have u back again my friend.. looking forward too reading u once more.. with luv.. and good karma back at u too luv..

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 12:32:00 PM
    Thank you Joyce..I am so glad you enjoyed it...I shall be setting another comp soon. It has been a bit of a whirlwind but I have loved being swept along. Love Janette

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 12:06:00 PM
    Nice to see you here again Janette. I felt bad about not replying to you after I received my nice gift of poetry but I could not quite make out your address on the package. And then of course time carried on. But I thank you now and am happy to see you moving on. It sounds like a great deal of adjusting to go through in such a a short time. Love, Joyce.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2011 11:45:00 AM
    Thanks Robb - it's good to be back

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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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