Old Chas Ambler 11

Old Chas Ambler

Yesterday, Saturday 5th of September, we buried my dear old friend and partner in crime, Christopher Charles Ambler, known to the world as Chas. We buried him in a remarkable ceremony at a remarkable...

J.L. Carr and Stocken Farm 6

J.L. Carr and Stocken Farm

I am a long time fan of the great English novelist J.L. Carr. The title of my novel ‘The Battle for Dole Acre’ is an homage to his ‘Battle of Pollock’s Crossing’, and I...

Drive carefully 3

Drive carefully

You might think you know who your family are, and where you’re from, but a few days diddling about on the internet can turn what you knew, what you thought you knew, inside out....

Why I’ve (re) joined the Greens. 5

Why I’ve (re) joined the Greens.

UKIP are the face of exclusion. Because most people feel excluded from mainstream politics, fewer people participate in such limited democratic processes as remain. UKIP, appealing as they do to people who are frightened...

It’s only natural to feel awkward, Mr Farage. 7

It’s only natural to feel awkward, Mr Farage.

              For a few years now, I’ve been working away at a book about my friend Bob Rowberry, and how his life maps on to the history of...

Puppy shit 4

Puppy shit

We have a puppy. Her name is Peggy.She is about 14 weeks old. She shits on the floor. Here is a picture of her on Wentes Meadow, Presteigne, where dogs are free to shit,...