Here I am. This is me.

Ahoy there, and many thanks for visiting.

Welcome to Always Chum Poetry 

In reality, my name is Charlie. I live in a beautiful city at the bottom of the world where I like to create.

Some of my creative experiments include poetry, calligraphy, iphotography, cookies and cupcakes.

Six random things about me:

1. Made in England with a dash of Welsh and Anglo-Indian ancestry. I call Australia home.

2. Garfield is my spirit animal.

3. Vampires fascinate me.

4. My day job is in superannuation (pension).

5. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s in Communication.

6. My favourite television shows include Doctor Who, Gilmore Girls, Vampire Diaries, West Wing, Newsroom, Hart of Dixie.

7. I remember life before the Internet. But have a somewhat social media presence,

Enough about me though, what about you?

31 thoughts on “Here I am. This is me.

    • Charlie Alford says:

      Thanks for swinging by and apologies for the late reply. How crazy coincidence. I guess Gemini’s are born curious writers 🙂


  1. pi314chron says:

    Charlie, I’m so thrilled and honored that you chose to follow my “Randa Lane…” haiku blog! I’m very serious about the craft of haiku and look forward to any comments you may have. I’ve just begun to explore your poetry but find it extraordinary by any standards. You have a refreshing style and an easy grace with language, both rare in online poetry.

    I wish you every success in your writing journey.

    With Respect and Admiration,

    Ron —


    • Charlie Alford says:

      Thank you Sir for your charming words. It is a pleasure to be following you. I have long been fascinated by the craft of haiku’s and more recently, tanka’s. I’ve often thought of poetry as a road less travelled, each step bringing new discoveries 🙂

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  2. Miss Lou says:

    It’s wonderful to have met you charlie!! A fellow Aussie – I have not come across that many in here, though they all do seem to come out of the woodwork whenever I wrote a politically motivated post – which is surprising because they are usually so long winded.. lol


    Look forward to reading through some more of your posts and poetry!!

    Miss Lou

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    • Charlie Alford says:

      Ah, thank you so much for stopping by – I too, was surprised, about the minimal Aussies around – after all we’re quiet a passionate bunch of people!!!

      It has been a pleasure meeting you too and I look forward to travelling the blogging road with you 🙂

      All the best


    • Charlie Alford says:

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. Yes, Garfield and I have had a lot in common over the years; hatred of Mondays, love of lasagne… I am glad to hear he is still liked by the younger generations 🙂

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      • nishipal says:

        Oh yea..he is loved and lasagnes are a favorite at the house (try to cut back the calories but what the heck!..;) ) would like to invite you to drop by and take a look at my blog too ..your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated..Thank you..Nishi


      • Charlie Alford says:

        Great to hear. I would love to accept your invitation and shall venture forth when I get home tonight (it’s lunch time in Australia). Thanks 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. wbdeejay says:

    Hi Charlie, found you through Pooky’s poetry prompts. I live in Adelaide but just happen to have had tea with Pooky a day ago, while on holidays. There is perhaps no better TV than our good Doctor.

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  4. Sarah G. says:

    Wanted to let you know how much I’m enjoying your poetry this morning! I haven’t even satisfied my coffee addiction, yet. I’ll be coming back for more. =)


  5. athenauae says:

    Hello, thanks for visiting my blog and liking the elegy. refreshing style you’ve got with your poetry! so nice to meet fellow poets and find out their quirks (don’t know much about garfield) …


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