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They say everyone has a story to tell...


I have always had a creative streak; whether it was as a child making things from cardboard boxes, or painting and drawing for pleasure. I was an avid bookworm from as far back as I can remember and have enjoyed many of the "Classics," as a child to the contemporary now. I have always written for pleasure. Even at school, my mind would be caught up in a whirlwind of fantasy and dreams. I have written a lot of poetry too. The majority of my late teens were spent trying to figure out many soul searching questions and many of these would manifest themselves into poems: some painful, some sad, some ironic... My influences in poetry have come from Tennyson to Keats to Roger McGough's works (the latter being my fav). I get inspired by so many things around but just one moment in time can be captured in so many words.... I have two wonderful children who have kept me going through some of my most painful adult years, and a group of wonderful friends who have kept me from tipping over the edge...to all of you "Thank You."


A big "Thank You" to my partner Steve who has been a tower of strength and given me a new set of wings!!!....

Accomplishments: Usual school training and then qualified in College attaining an accredited BTec National Diploma in Graphic Design specialising in Point of Sale Design. Recently finished a grueling CIW Web design course.

Short Stories

P J Oszmann 1934 - 2010
 by andrea coltman
To all those who have read my father's work and have had contact with him, I thank you for your time. There will be a huge void that cannot be refilled....


You Give Me
 by andrea coltman
You know who you are...Thank You and yes "I Will..." here's to May 2 2010...

Vive la Vie...! ( Live the Life...!)
 by andrea coltman

For Mum
 by andrea coltman
After a 5 year brave battle with cancer mum passed away August 2007. I miss her so much and as Mother's Day looms I haven't a mum to Thank in person. ...

 by andrea coltman
March 15th would have been mum's 74th birthday...another void to deal with...

Spring Hopes
 by andrea coltman

Bluebell Woods
 by andrea coltman
A typical May Bank holiday, which exemplifies why the UK rarely suffer droughts. Precipitation abounds but stalwart and stiff upper lip results in a walk in the wet stuff!!!......

Christmas Cheer
 by andrea coltman


Moving On By Design
A new and exciting venture within the field that I love so much.

Eden Valley Artists
A local art group I belong to who'e ethos is to promote visual arts in the area.

The Light
A collaborative exhibition

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I have recently launched the new Web site for the company I share with my partner, Steve.

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