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Occupation Writer, poet, dreamer, genealogist, nature cherisher
Location Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction Writer, poet, dreamer, birder, seeker of peaceful pathways, lover of trees, railway child, Yorkshire lass, champion of compassion, courtesy, laughter and thankfulness!
Interests Writing, People, Nature, Birds, True Crime, Genealogy, Clocks and Watches, History, Maps, Music, Literature, Languages, Raising Awareness of Neuroimmune illness
Favorite Movies Seabiscuit, Shadowlands, Pandaemonium (with the lovely Linus Roache), Chocolat (with the lovely Johnny Depp - no there isn't a theme developing here!), The Marx Brothers (any, even Love Happy!), 42nd Street (always wanted to be Ruby Keeler but two left feet!), The Fog (original 1980 version)
Favorite Music Bird song, silence, the sea, wind through trees, happy laughter, thunderstorms, Vaughan Williams, Bach, They Might Be Giants, REM, New Order, Kate Bush, Sparks, Scritti Politti, The Smiths, the ticking of antique clocks, Bruckner motets, June Tabor, voices of loved ones, Brahms, Chopin, Berlioz' "Te Deum", Kathleen Ferrier and so much more!
Favorite Books "The Go-Between" by LP Hartley;"The State of ME" by Nasim Marie Jafry; "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield;"At Sea with God" by Margaret Silf; "Humber Keels and Keelmen" by Fred Schofield;"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time" by Mark Haddon; "Kilvert's Diary" by Francis Kilvert; "Alice Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll; "The Green Knight", "The Sea, The Sea", and "The Bell" by Iris Murdoch; All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?

Wide-eyed, non-judgmentally, croakily (in a good way), being more incisively witty than when I was a tadpole, I hope. If not, be gentle with me, I'm a frog!