Greetings from west Wales: a corner has been turned...
The upshot of my visit, on a hot June day, to Neil’s upstairs studio was spending a penny to save a pound. Reader: I needed not a larger bicycle frame.…
Dylan defends his creativity against the frozen fixities of responsibility and expectation by masquerading, playing a parade of characters behind the c…
400 years is a lot of years. To put the antiquity of Bob's Oak into perspective, 1621 saw the invention of Thanksgiving, Gothenburg and the merry-go-ro…
Today was the fifteenth anniversary of the #1984Symposium, convened by Documentally to celebrate Eric Blair’s birthday.
This Sunday is World Refugee Day: the one day of the year when we all remember that there are essentially NO safe and lawful routes into Europe or the …
Walking along the Avon, from a distance, the trees ahead were possessed with a shimmering sheen, not quite crabapple blossom, not quite the silver of a…
We need to tell Priti Patel and this government that our country will always stand for tolerance and compassion and that we will continue to offer a sa…
The unexpected tea room is my favourite part of any English journey. The tea room that hoves into view at exactly the moment it shouldn’t, in exactly t…
Occasionally an author gets everything their work deserves. One such is Kirsty Capes, a fellow student on a novel-writing course I took three years ago…
This week I learnt how to interpret a synoptic chart. Well. I say that. What I mean is I learnt what the heck a synoptic chart is…
The most obvious difference between living indoors and living outdoors is the untidyness—hence the urbanite’s obsession with leaf-blowers. But the most…