Category: THIS IS ME

500th Blog Post for Waggy Tales

500th Blog Post for Waggy Tales I suddenly realised that I have whizzed past my 500th blog post and thought it would be nice to do a little catch-up and thank you to everyone who has supported this blog for over two years. First of all, I have to apologise for the lack of dog…

Another Useless Prop, A Poem by Kate Hanford.

Another Useless Prop

Another Useless Prop is a poem I wrote after visiting antique shops, thrift shops, and second-hand sales. It got me thinking about how beautiful porcelain is discarded just because it has a tiny chip or hairline crack. All the monetary value disappears with just the tiniest imperfection and the item becomes a permanent fixture, left on…

400th Blog Post! How Did That Happen?

400th Blog Post! How Did That Happen? I can’t believe that Waggy Tales is celebrating 400 posts, how did that happen? The thing is it was a complete accident that I fell into blogging. I know that many people say that but in this case, it’s true. In April 2017 we lost our dog Alfie…

Why are you here with me? A Poem About Love

Why are you here with me? is a poem about long relationships which survive despite all the problems we come up against in our lives. Despite financial struggles, getting older and illness there seems to be a magnetic force which bonds two people together. The world is such a vast, exciting place but still, someone chooses…

The Antique Shop – A Poem by Kate Hanford

The Antique Shop One of my favourite pastimes is to spend half an hour browsing in an Antique Shop. It’s not the valuable, ostentatious items behind glass cabinets that I search for. I like to spend time looking through dusty boxes at the back of the shop. I have tried to convey in the poem the…

Inspiring Poetry to Soothe the Pain of Depression

Inspiring Poetry to Soothe the Pain of Depression In a world of social media when everyone appears to be having a wonderful time, do we have unrealistic expectations and leave ourselves open to disappointment? This is a question I was debating in my mind. when I wrote this poem. In Mental Health Awareness Week I wanted…