I dreaded losing my first dog, Jude, and it was every bit as bad as I’d anticipated. He died when he was 12, his kidneys failed after years of treatment for allergies and itchy skin, which we had managed with the care of an excellent vet, and regular sea bathing says Amanda Nicol.
Long, long ago and far, far away
Was a place not unlike this
And long, long ago and far, far away
Was a place you could not miss (more…)
Neptune’s daughter sea salt spring
Drowning in it as you breathe her in
Feeling the drag towards the moon
Gather her up not a moment too soon (more…)
I found the book both passionate and poignant; I thought the description of mania and slow realisation/sense of alienation from the outside world was brilliantly portrayed and one of the bits that really moved me was his phone calls when the truth of his abandoned and isolated status from previous friends and associates came to life. Hilary (Occupational Therapist – Mental Health)
I am a Roughy Fish
I live for a very long time
I am to be found all over the world
The madness, the craziness, all the text book symptoms come to life. The seductive dreamlike internal logic of psychosis. I’d been fast-tracked to a dazzling paradise armed with cosmic insights you wouldn’t believe.
Fleet Gallery in St Leonards is showing an exhibition of paintings by local artist Amanda Nicol and 20th century painter Frank Griffith under the title Side by Side. HOT reporter Siobhan O’Hanlon came away full of the joys of life.
Pretty accurately describes my state of being during an intense period of my life post-loony bin, post-art college in the early nineties with a keyboard, a clunky Atari computer and the wonder that is Cubase transforming my council flat into a 64 track recording studio. My skills were limited but wow, how I loved making these pieces in the dead of the night and recently found them on a dusty cassette in the cellar.