Monthly Archives: August 2016

Mamie 2

This was in the time before shoulder pads and power dressing. It was the time of long hair and curls, before short hair, shorn and sharp. Before the time of sharp edges.It was the time of Laura Ashley, tiered gypsy … Continue reading

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Is it Autumn yet? Which is all about food, lamb shanks and resurrecting Delia Smith

The Menai Bridge Seafood Festival came and went in squalls of rain, blustery showers and a head of hair that stood on end stiff with salt off the straits  –  that or too much conditioner and mousse. Following a lovely … Continue reading

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Totem Owl – for Beth x

Yesterday I spent a gorgeous day breakfasting, swimming in the sea, lunching, writing and driving around Gwynedd with Alison. The sea was alternatively freezing or warm depending on which bit of the surf we caught and the tiny,tiny, translucent, fish … Continue reading

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Teyrnged

Recently, I found out that someone who had a large impact on my formative years had died. I read the obituary and was frustrated by the brevity of the text:father of…. Loving grandfather of Fond father-in-law of…” His work was … Continue reading

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Co-Coasting

It’s extremely grey here, in North Wales, the skies look like November yet the air is warm and humid.There are glimpses of blue on the horizon but they never seem to come close enough, and the heat and thunder of … Continue reading

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