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Lockdown Lines – By Lorraine Weightman

Lorraine Weightman found herself writing poems during lockdown in early 2020. She began documenting her thoughts and feelings about the situation she and the...

Top Gear – By Lorraine Weightman

I spent my childhood and teenage years without a car. My family didn’t have one, and with living in the centre of Consett we...

Lovely Jubbly – By Lorraine Weightman

During this past year with the uptake on online shopping, there are an increased number of white vans rocking up around the area, not...

Circle Of Life – By Lorraine Weightman

After moving back to Consett and especially over the last lockdown year I have taken up walking - very slowly at first - partly...

Another Miracle – By Lorraine Weightman

According to the dictionary, ‘A pilgrimage is a journey that someone makes to a place that is very important to them’ As a child the...

Written in Stone – By Lorraine Weightman

World Poetry Day is celebrated on Sunday 21st March. Founded in 1999 by UNESCO to promote the reading, writing, teaching and publishing of poetry; it...

Everyone’s a Winner – Lorraine Weightman

Observing how our ancestors alternated between feasting and fasting throughout the year, we see how food, nourishment, simple pleasures and celebrations played a major...

Written In The Stars – By Lorraine Weightman

The Stargazers among us were directed by astronomers to look out for what has been dubbed the ‘Christmas Star’ - also referred to ‘The...

Confusion – Poem By Lorraine Weightman

Almost seven, on a Sunda’, Settle down, to watch TV with wonder, The words of wisdom, floating on the breeze, But I can’t seem to see the...

We ‘R’ Family – Poem By Lorraine Weightman

Every day I learn something new,That rattles round in my head,The words - they’re not misconstrued -Instead of prayers, they’re said in bed.Stay home...

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