Category Archives: books

My Alzheimer’s Peppers

My pepper plants came from a stall in Newport when the town was raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. There was live music, a BBQ and several stalls. The food was delicious and the stalls were tempting. I managed to resist the books … Continue reading

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Improving literature

When the Welsh non-conformist chapels had congregations that filled the pews and most households  owned a family bible that was large enough to record the family’s births and deaths on blank pages, the other devotional book with which most chapel-goers were familiar … Continue reading

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John Knapp-Fisher

Although I see North Pembrokeshire in bright colours, John Knapp-Fisher’s muted earthy tones  seem to faithfully portray the light and the shapes of this part of the world. He lived and worked at his studio gallery in Croesgoch on the St … Continue reading

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Ann Gent and Graham Coles invite you to rummage

From the outside you can’t tell that the Carningli Centre is an art gallery and a second-hand book shop as well as a destination for lovers of old railway signage, collectors and connoisseurs of oil lamps and indeed anyone who loves to … Continue reading

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There’s nuffin like a puffin

2014 was a dreadful year for Puffins in Pembrokeshire. Research by Dr Matt Wood at the University of Gloucestershire* is revealing the harsh consequences of last winter’s’s storms for thousands of puffins on Skomer Island. Around 50,000 dead seabirds, including … Continue reading

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Eirian Short – celebrated embroiderer from Dinas

I’ve noticed that many people end up at my blog when they are googling  Eirian Short, the celebrated embroiderer from Dinas. I know that there is very little on the internet about her work and I hope that this post will do something to remedy … Continue reading

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Menna Gallie – For when you’ve read your Dylan Thomas

We are nearing the end of Dylan Thomas’ centenary year. I hope that all fans have re-read ‘Under Milk Wood’ a few times in these past months and now have a little gap in the reading schedule before reminding themselves … Continue reading

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