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Dances with Sheep

Dances with Sheep was published in collaboration with United Press, London.  It was written to mark the end of my secondment as a senior library assistant at Hawes Library and Community Information Centre in North Yorkshire.  The journey to and from work each day provided the inspiration for rewriting traditional nursery rhymes and inventing a few of my own.  Copies are still available at a cost of £3.99 incl. of postage and packing.  To order e-mail:

Sample poems:


Glen Lossie, Glen Lucky,

Glen Livet, Glen Turret,

Glen Elgin, Glen Albyn,

Glen Moray, Glen Kinchie,

Glen Fiddich, Glen Dronach,

Glen Dullan, Glen Cadam,

Glen Ugie, Glen Burgie,

Glen Tauchen, Glen Flagler,

Glen Farclas, Glen Rothes,

Glen Ury, Macduff.


In the 12 weeks to Xmas

on the school run I did see:-

12 cows for milking

11 tractors turning

10 gritters spraying

9 pheasants sprinting

8 rabbits running

7 soldiers trudging

6 chickens straying


4 collie dogs

3 farmers

2 4x4s

and a sheep escaped from a field!

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