I have lived in North Norfolk all my life, but I grew up in Overstrand. The area between Sheringham and Mundesley is known as “Poppy Land’, named by Clement Scott, a poet and theatre critic in the 19th Century.
I have always been interested in nature and an animal lover but it is only recently that I have started writing poetry.
I now live just outside a village near Holt and share our home with a Border Collie, 3 cats, a horse and 4 chickens plus the garden wildlife.
When writing a poem, I firstly note what is happening in the local area, the time of year, wildlife, flowers, birds and weather. I then thoroughly research the area I wish to write about, and scroll through 100’s of photos. Using memories and my experiences of the area/subject, I write the first draft. I then refine the words and flow, and generally try to improve the poem. I’ll probably revisit the poem another 5 times before it feels complete.
If you have any queries, requests or wonder if a poem can be shortened/ different format, please contact me.
Please note – there may occasionally be a minor word change in a poem as I continue to improve them.