Thanks for inviting me to blog here Glenn. I have a sneaking suspicion I may be out of my depth as my appreciation of poetry and the arts in general hasn’t progressed since the old O’Levels. My name is Marti and I’m a mum of 4 kids – with three more that I look after as a full-time childminder – and two cats (Rufus Tiddlypuss and Julius Ceefer). Whenever I do get free time I read. And read. And read. Its a bit of an obsession really. Anything and everything interests me – from Cosmology to the Classical world of Greece and Rome as well as the odd fictional book. But I don’t really focus very well on anything – like right now as I’m typing I’m also half-singing the alphabet song for my daughter – so I’m looking forward to the discipline of paying attention to something! Gotta go – there’s some kind of DVD emergency I have to attend to in the livingroom!!