Janet joined HWW in August 2014.
A keen writing enthusiast, she is also a Member of a writers group in Hertford.
In September 2015 she jojned the HWW cast of readers performing at the Harlow Arts Council 'Art of the Garden Party', and read the poem published opposite.
Deckchairs, plastic chairs, chairs that fold
Windbreaks to keep us from the cold
Picnic blanket; hamper; flask
To help us with our outdoor task
To make the most of summer days
At concerts, parties, outdoor plays.
Sun block, writers block, chips off the old blocks,
Middle aged men in sandals with socks
Seagulls stealing ice-cream cornets
Insects bites from wasps and hornets
Candy floss and a funfair ride
Sudden downpours make you run and hide
Plastic macs and quirky wellies
Mud and tents and Glastonbury’s
And V-Fest music filling the air
The weather’s unpredictable but you don’t care
Because it’s Britain and summer time
And this is just a silly rhyme.
So celebrate; enjoy the day
Carpe Diem, as they say!