A Penny for your Thoughts

A Penny for your Thoughts

A Penny for your Thoughts In June 2015 I cycled my penny farthing bicycle from John O’Groats to Lands’ End (the JOGLE), raising money for ‘Ride – On Cycling for All,’ a charity based in Exeter. I kept largely to minor roads, cycling over 1000 miles in...
Enduring Lovers

Enduring Lovers

Enduring Lovers Dominant Stories and Marriage Where to begin? That was the question on my mind all day when thinking about how to approach asking my parents about their sixty-five year relationship. I’d thought of writing questions down. ‘Do you think you were ready...
Travel Writing

Travel Writing

Country Living Magazine Travel Writing As I walked out one mid summer morning I was greeted by the roar of waves crashing in white froth on rocks below, whipped into a cool spray by a strong on-shore wind; herring gulls swooping and diving; the scent of bright yellow...
Welsh Dragon

Welsh Dragon

Nature of Wales Magazine – Welsh Dragon “Dragons aren’t real,” I said, as I carried the kayak through thick luscious meadow, peppered with bright buttercups. “You’re daydreaming!” Click Nature of Wales Magazine – Welsh...
The Gannet

The Gannet

Nature Tales Book – The Gannet ‘Where did you get these?’ She asked sternly, giving me that disapproving stare only my staunchly religious mother could give. How was I to explain the frilly black knickers… Click Nature Tales Book – The...
Gull

Gull

Wildlife Magazine – Gull “Isn’t it ready yet Dad? We’re starving!” “Not long now,” I said, placing the last sausage on the grill. Rose and her friends ran off across the vast, empty sandbank… Click Wildlife Magazine...