Author Archives: annephillips2

Green Hills and Blue Hamlets

A few weeks ago I wrote about Defynnog a hamlet off the Senni Road, being significant for my ancestors. Indeed it is where they lived, farmed and worshipped for generations.   The A470 is not my favourite route but I … Continue reading

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Christmas Wrappings

  Trigger Warning Violence against women.             As I write this, I’m still undecided about whether to post it, but writing it may help to clarify my thoughts. Consequently I have disabled comments. It was … Continue reading

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What else have I learned?

I’m grateful Jenny Alexander for reposting my blog and I’m touched by her heartfelt and thoughtful comments. “Your mother made the best apple pie in the world.” So said my dad’s sister, auntie Glenys, when I visited her the last … Continue reading

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Driving in our Forbears’ Footsteps.

I got lost in Swansea this week. I turned for “Swansea East’ and landed in Skewen and while I hadn’t intended to visit Heol Las, that’s what I ended up doing. I’ve been knee deep in ancestors for a few … Continue reading

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This post has been a long time coming! It’s only as I take up the reins of my life that I realise how much an experience can affect me. I’m always good in a crisis. I batten down the hatches … Continue reading

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Selling yourself

This started as piece about the need to sell yourself in job interviews and ended with a comment on language use….  Every time I get feedback, (“Ti angen gwerthu dy hun mwy. Ti angen gwerthu dy bwnc a dy ddoniau!“) … Continue reading

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Notes from Swansea 2

Writing from the Outcasts Box has to be the strangest place to sit, watch and write. An eighties track chimes in the background – not always loud enough to hear against the thuds and thunks of a workout . The … Continue reading

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