Category Archives: Travel

Yeats’s Tower and Coole Park

So having carried Yeats’s words about in my head for 40 years, it was amazing to finally get to look at Thoor Ballylee, a one time home of the poet, and a place which had an enormously powerful symbolic presence … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Travel | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Rattling locked doors

I’m having a bit of a fanboy moment. I am off next weekend to Eire, and I hope to have a look at Thoor Ballylee where my all time poetic hero, W.B.Yeats, once lived. Although it is out of season … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, Travel | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Peter Caton’s Chad photos

Some of Peter Caton’s photograph from our trip to Chad are here on the Guardian Online. Pete’s shot of many of the people of the the village meeting under a good tree is typical of his excellent work. For the people … Continue reading

Posted in Peter Kenny The Writer Ltd., Photography, Poetry, Travel | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Filming in the centre of Chad

As an Africa newbie, a visit to Chad was in at the deep end. Chad is a landlocked country unappetisingly described by Wikipedia as the ‘dead heart of Africa’. It proved a difficult place to gain entry to. Despite having … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Film, Marketing, Peter Kenny The Writer Ltd., Travel, Working | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Ready for Chad and missing writing poetry

Chad Final stage of prep seems now to be done. Passport renewed, visa obtained, jabs jabbed (although inconveniently I had a fever when I went for my yellow fever jab so I had to return a few days later) anti-malarial … Continue reading

Posted in Charity, Guernsey, Marketing, Poetry, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Preparations for Chad

Planning now well advanced for the trip to Chad in two weeks. For me this has already meant several jabs, and the final one, yellow fever, will be done privately next week. I’ve also had to buy some lightweight, UV … Continue reading

Posted in a writer's life, Marketing, Poetry, Travel | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Chad, Telltale Press and some poetry acceptances

I am off to Chad. In less than a month I shall be going to what is, according to the United Nations human development report 2011 is the fifth poorest nation on earth. I will be part of a small … Continue reading

Posted in Marketing, Poetry, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments