Blog of Oonah V Joslin -- please visit my Parallel Oonahverse at WordPress

where I post stories and poems that have not been seen elsewhere - also recipes and various other stuff.

and see me At the Cumberland Arms 2011

Friday, 23 November 2012

A Bit More Minnesota

Noel and Joe 
discussing matters of importance

Friday, 26 October 2012

Morpeth October Magic

A walk by the Wansbeck
and over the bridge
Mill by the Weir

The Chantry

All the makings of a perfect autumn day

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Mid-West Magic

The fog on the Tyne replaced with the sunshine of the Mississippi --  and for a while -- bigger fish to fry :)
This one at The Walker Scultpture Park

Hare today -- gone tomorrow.
 Holidays are like that. But friends are forever - we hope...
And the cherry on the cake doesn't come much bigger than this!
Who says poetry doesn't pay?

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Coffee Morning in Aid of Macmillan

in aid of Macmillan

NE61 6XF
Saturday 29th September 2012
10:00 to 12:00

Stalls, Cake, Tom bola, Raffle and Name the Teddy
in conjunction with the WI and Brownies
Join us in a good cause

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

How my Garden Grows

The nasturtiums seem to have run amok but aren't they beautiful!

and my runner bean experiment has been a success. W e are picking some every day.

They are growing in a small box but they seem to like it and it's been a wet summer so they are happy enough. Feeding now so that we get plenty more and the bees love the flowers too.

and the sweet peas too. These don't have much scent though :(

All in all I'm pretty pleased with my little corner of the Oonahverse this year

Monday, 27 August 2012

Blooming Lovely

I have an orchid on my kitchen sill.
I leave it be
Water it once a week
It blooms at will
It seems to like the western light
That streams in muted through the seed-pod screen
They seem destined to be
And I am content to let people think was deliberately...
designed by me

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Books are perfect gifts

Summer 2012 and I have 5 poems each with a little piece of history attached at The Linnet's Wings which is a surperb publication so please do buy a copy HERE
There's a lot of good stuff in there by other writers too including fellow Ulster writer Marion Clarke.

PANGEA Anthology is also out this month HERE on Kindle £6.86 or in Paperback £8.99 -- Stories by writers from all over the world including myself, Vanessa Gebbie, Sarah Hilary, Joel Willans, Tara Conklin, Jennifer Walmsley, Caroline Robinson, Fehmida Zakeer and many others. It would make a great present for anyone or just treat yourself!

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Ether Books, Smashwords, Microhorror, The Red Cross

What do all these things have in common?
ME as it happens :)

Find out how to access/ download these  HERE
This one is for CHARITY

This one is FREEEEEE
and there's a chilling tale in Ether Books -- Plot in the Twist and Darkling in Microhorror. I DARE you to read them all and not shudder :)

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Jubilee Poem


Chink of glasses
Toasts and speeches
Roasts and peaches
Cream and scones and jam, jam, jam
Smear the mustard on the ham
Let the lettuce wilt and wither
Throw poor crusts beneath the table
Eat as much as you are able
Watch the ice-cream slide and slither
Watch the jelly wibble-wobble
Stick a sausage on the Bar-be
Sing your anthems hale and hearty
Come along and join the party
Lamprey pie and puddings bake
Choose a queen to put a crown on.
It’s all money. Ask a Banker.
Down the tubes? You f*n wanker.
What’s she say? Let them eat cake.

© 2012 Oonah V Joslin

Friday, 11 May 2012

Anthologies and Competition

I am in two Anthologies coming out this year, Pangea is the Anthology for and will be out this summer.

New Rising Sun for the victims of the Japanese Tsunami will be out in September.

At the moment they are publishing other pieces by contributing writers on their Blog.

CUTS seemed appropriate to the theme. Where ever you are on Earth the human condition applies. Let us never forget our common humanity.

Don't forget our COMPETITION at EDP is continuing throughout May!
So go along there and read some terrific poems and stories and keep going back for more.

Friday, 30 March 2012

Meeting in York

One of the best rewards of writing is getting to make new cyber friends and when I manage to meet up with some of them in real space it is very special and so this was a special moment.

Writer Jennifer Walmsley and her husband Chris with myself and Noel in York March 2012. We had a great time!