In December we did CJT7 – an easy little bit of writing each week on a theme. I have been reading over them and they seem quite personal, a bit like a dialogue between us, so I thought I might just post a couple to give you blog readers a taster, but keep the rest private…

Here is what we wrote for “something beautiful”:


Winter is

Something beautiful to me

Most especially the clear and cold starry nights

With crispy glittering frost underfoot

And a coldness that makes me feel  brightly awake


A pheasant on the lawn:

Visiting dignitary.

The gravitas of a peacock

Beautiful feathers

Golden Rust

Green and white neck

Red face.

So plump and regal, with

Strong tail feathers out behind.

Shame, to be reminded of silly hats.