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Winter Warmer – By Lorraine Weightman

With so much going on, we are now being informed, that along with the common cold and flu, the coronavirus will live among us...

Give A Little Bit – By Lorraine Weightman

So, what Christmas gift do we buy for those people who insist they don’t want anything, and we know have everything they need. Those hours...

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...

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