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March 24, 2020

A couple of Christmases ago Angharad gave me 'La Belle Sauvage', the first volume in Philip Pullman’s second trilogy, ‘The Book of Dust’. It had just been published. Despite devouring the ‘His Dark Materials’ trilogy, after a few pages I set it on the shelf where it la...

March 24, 2020

It can be a risky thing coming clean about your age. My Dad never tells anyone. He says people pigeonhole you when know how old you are and treat you accordingly. It’s age prejudice. ‘You can’t do that, you’re too old!’ He never really approved of birthdays. So there’s...

March 24, 2020

I sometimes quote the saying that ‘you can’t make old friends’. It’s a way of encouraging myself and others to keep up with long time friendships. After all it can take years, even decades, for a new person in your life to feel like an old pal.  

But last summer I...

March 24, 2020

Liverpool was blitzed during WWII. Buildings were blown apart and some of the brick debris washed down to the sea. There it’s been weathered by the elements over the decades and now there’s a beach strewn with brick pebbles.

Damanhur is a spiritual and artistic communit...

December 21, 2019

I did something I’d not done before on Election Day. Aberconwy is a marginal seat between the Tories and Labour. So I went down to the Llandudno Labour Club and, for a tokenistic three hours, helped ‘get the vote out’ for Emily Owen, the 25-year-old Labour candidate. S...

December 21, 2019

The Liverpool Arts Labbers are a bunch of amazing artists and performers. Wacky and full of heart they make extraordinary things happen. They were on the Cerne to CERN pilgrimage and planted a magnolia tree in Jung’s garden. In November they were the last group of the...

December 21, 2019

I’d been circling Yr Aran mountain a long time. I first noticed it years ago from the Rhyd Ddu path en route up Snowdon. Then it was a steep detour from the main attraction. Later, when visiting Capel Garmon burial chamber in the east, I looked west and saw a distinct,...

December 21, 2019

Working parties are some of my favourite times of year. Even though they’re hard work for me – I’m host, project manager, materials fetcher, food gatherer, singer and storyteller – they’re warm and friendly occasions, usually a good mix of old hands and newcomers, and...

December 21, 2019

This was first sent out in the newsletter in October 2019.

Angharad and I were in London at the beginning of last week participating in the XR Autumn Uprising. On Monday she led a ceremony at Traitor’s Gate, Tower of London, to remember and honour the numberless unnamed...