yes and nearer in in vast London we have allotments (now called leisure
gardens) which is also a haven cut off from it all --I have three together
each with a shed and a spare!then trees bamboos herbs ponds etc
radio/coffee loungers books just the job --and no internet!!!!!and I ban
mobile phone brain burners --foxes /birds /frogs /slow worms-I don't dig
much-my partner also has three as well -not together with mine very
different regime there(terrifying!) she grows things veggies -no messing
around I steer clear
yes this is all to do with poetry many of mine grow there some wilt mind you
and frost can attack-some robin are setting up a nest in a pile of
flowerpots (bad idea become cat dinners)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Liz Kirby" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Sunday, November 30, 2003 1:35 AM
Subject: A Caravan of One's Own
> Oh yes - I really do think every writer should have one.
> I feel incredibly lucky with the way my dream has come about. For so long
> imagined a pretty little caravan with a big table and bench seats, windows
> on three sides looking out over glorious countryside. A place to work and
> dream. And now it really exisits!
> From where I am pitched I look out over Shuttlingslow and Hen Cloud, and I
> can see the whole of Wildboarclough (the place where the last wild boar in
> England was killed in the C16th). Tonight the moon sailed over in a clear
> sky full of stars and the wind sang to me as I worked.
> It is so wonderful to just sink into deep concentration when I am out
> I love the fact that there are practical things to do - I have to fetch
> water, warm the place up, cook food...... it is a little environment that
> can manage really easily. I can fix things and make them work! And then it
> is also a space that is just for me - if I feel like lying down for a
> or sitting and watching the sky, I can. Plus it is a space that contains
> novel thinking in a wonderfully playful nurturing way.
> so yes - my wish is that every writer in the world is able to have a
> caravan! I think I might set up a foundation to make it happen........
> and Mark - I am glad to see that you are a man of good taste. (My crook
> a pink ribbon tied in a bow)
> > So you finally made it to that caravan of one's own. It sounds
> > positively idyllic! Should every writer have one?
> > Best
> > A