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Youtube Vlogger Accuses Dublin Hotel Of Bullying Her

From time to time, I come across posts encouraging bloggers to request “freebies” in return for either reviewing the product/service in question, or providing free publicity for said product and/or service.

A Youtube Vlogger, Elle Darby, approached a Dublin hotel asking for a free stay for her and her partner, over Valentine’s weekend, in return for providing the hotel with free exposure on her Youtube and Instagram. The hotelier, Paul Stenson was not impressed and informed Ms Darby of his displeasure in no uncertain terms. The exchange has now gone viral with a good deal of abuse being heaped on the vlogger’s head.

Whatever the rights and wrongs of Ms Darby’s offer (and Mr Stenson’s response) abuse is wholly unacceptable and it is highly regrettable that Ms Darby has been attacked in such a personal manner by some who have commented on the story.

You can read more about the incident here, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5283551/YouTube-vlogger-accuses-Dublin-hotel-bullying-her.html.

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10 Of The Best Poems About Fire

The literary website, Interesting Literature, has chosen 10 of the best poems about fire. The poems include William Blake’s wonderful poem “The Tyger”. You can read Interesting Literature’s choices here https://interestingliterature.com/2018/01/17/10-of-the-best-poems-about-fire/.

One of my earliest poems is entitled “Fire and reads thus:

“I have felt the fire’s power;
It kindles brightly and sinks within the hour.
I have watched the embers dying fast;
Looked into the future and gazed into the past.
I have raked the ashes cold, felt the bleakness in my soul”.

(“Fire” can be found in “Dalliance”, which is available in the Amazon Kindle store https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QQVJC7E).

Feedback On Your Poems

On Thursday 22 February, poet and tutor Hannah Silverwill be providing feedback on your poems.

This event takes place at the Poetry Society in London’s Covent Garden at a cost of £60 for Poetry Society members and £70 for non-members.

For further details please visit the following link http://poetrysociety.org.uk/event/feedback-on-your-poems-from-hannah-silva-london/.

A Place Of Quietude

A place of quietude
Where few intrude
Is this room
Where soon
I shall retire
To read
Or feed
My desire
For other things.

Some strings tie.
I am lost.
books.
The mirror looks
On while
On occasions the bell pings
Ushering in a smile
And perchance,
A kind of dance.

There Was A Young Man Named Hatcher

There was a young man named Hatcher
Who worked as a professional rat catcher.
He was helped by his cat,
(A feline called Matt)
And was employed by the late Lady Thatcher!