Signing Off, With Poetry

Oh, the difference a comma makes! If it wasn’t for that little squiggle you might have thought I was saying goodbye to poetry for ever (which leads me to lead you to Emma Darwin’s excellent blog on the subject here.) But no, of course not. It’s just...

A Poet in Parliament: Libel Reform

When I was recently in Cambodia, for the first time in my life I was afraid to write something on my blog. I wanted to tell everyone about the dislocation of hundreds of families from their sites along the Siem Reap River, but I realised my blog was a public forum,...

Carrying the Torch

Last week, I wrote about going off to see the Olympic Park here. But I have now been authorised to divulge the real reason why the Guineys are excited about the Olympics. Let’s hear it for my husband,...

Olympic Fever Grips Hub*

We Londoners have very mixed feelings about these Olympics. Sure, it’s a once in a lifetime chance to go to an Olympic event — if you can get a ticket, and if you can afford it once you’ve gotten it. It’s fun the way the entire city is becoming...