Monthly Archive: February 2009

Chelsea Girls are the best in the world for company 3

Chelsea Girls are the best in the world for company

One of the most important characteristics a writer needs is the ability to be alone, to be happy in your own company. I’ve been writing all day (that is to say, the 24th February...

Gentlemen, The Queen! 4

Gentlemen, The Queen!

I’ve just got back from The Mayor of Presteigne’s Annual Fund Raising Sunday Lunch, where I had been asked to give a short after-dinner speech. I like doing this kind of thing, and I’m...

I believe the children are our future… 9

I believe the children are our future…

A few weeks ago, when all the snow was here, I fumed at the sight of dim-witted ‘young people’ wandering about in sub-Arctic conditions in just a t-shirt and without a coat on. Don’t...

That’s what being an enthusiast is all about 6

That’s what being an enthusiast is all about

Yesterday, finding myself with a few hours to kill in Warwick, and in need of a breath of fresh air, I went for a walk up the flight of 21 locks at Hatton. I’ve...

Sunday Night is Music Night here on Radio Free Radnorshire 13

Sunday Night is Music Night here on Radio Free Radnorshire

For a few months now, I’ve been chatting with my pal Mark Williams about setting up an internet streaming radio station, based here in my sophisticated apartment in downtown Presteigne. Mark is a top...

In the Night Kitchen 9

In the Night Kitchen

I’ve been teaching on the Creative Writing MA at Liverpool John Moores University for three weeks now, and I emerge from the workshop at 9pm starving hungry; and have been looking for somewhere good...