Monthly Archives: December 2015

New Year’s Eve

2015 has been a mixed bag of weddings, funerals, illness, celebrations, separations, crashes, injuries and one major fall of a roof ( wait till I see you in January, Adam)and I know now, as I write, that 2016 will feature … Continue reading

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Plygain Part 2

I had practiced the carol, Myn Mair, for the Plygain for weeks; singing in the lower barn where Ifan and I had spent such a sweet summer. The weather was frosty now and the mist hovered in the ravine behind … Continue reading

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Plygain: A night of candles and shadows.

This is for Sian, from my favourite bookshop, Browsers in Porthmadog. Diolcham y llyfr, Sian. Unwaith ddaw dydd Llun ….. My youngest son is home for an early Christmas celebration. This is for him too. Nadolig Llawen x As tradition … Continue reading

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Novel Beginnings: 

What follows is a novel extract from a time slip novel I am writing. I am unsure of its worth and whether i will use it. There are, as usual,bits of me in here but the mother and daughter crossover so … Continue reading

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And because it’s Saturday,

Two more written in quiet weather at Ty Newydd with tutors, Pascale Petit and George Szirtes After Self Portrait with Elisabeth,Paris 1931 by Kertész   Their café du tabac world is monochrome, etched in black and white. The shadows of … Continue reading

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Curveball

My inner grammar cop is itching to correct the title but curveball is a noun meaning curve a continuous line with a bend and no straight in it, derived from the Latin: curvare to bend or curvus crooked. Curveballs come … Continue reading

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