The Canyon 1

The Canyon: A Tale of Draco the Dragon By Neil Beynon For Ziggy on his 4th birthday. There are places where the space between the worlds grows thin, like parchment stretched too far. If you have ever walked across an empty beach and watched the waves break; if you’ve every […]


Four 1

Bridgend, South Wales 23rd April 2017 Dear Ziggy, Today, you should be turning four – happy birthday, cariad. We wish you were here to spend it with us. We miss you. It’s a year since we last spoke. We are still in the house we bought a few weeks before […]


Sunset in Cornwall

The Attic

Someone, I think it was Stephen King, once said their muse was a basement guy. Mine’s different, as it should be, preferring the high, quiet, places. The idea lodged in my head years ago, proving a handy analogue for when, for whatever reason, I have *had* to close or *had* […]


Running to the beat.

Tomorrow’s the Cardiff Bay 10k. It’s the first of the multiple races I am planning on doing this year to raise money for SANDS who do work supporting families and lobbying for improvements in antenatal and maternal care in the UK. In a fairly short period of time, we’ve managed […]


Run, fatboy, run.

This year I will be fundraising again for SANDS in memory of my oldest boy, Ziggy, who would have been four years old on the 23rd April, 2017. I have re-opened my Just Giving page to this end and will be running in the Cardiff Bay 10k in a couple […]


Thursday Covers: Somebody to Love

No prizes for guessing why this is Thursday cover of the week. I watched this go out live on my aunt’s TV, wondering how on earth someone like Freddie could have died. There were a number of remarkable performances that day but this one from George Michael was my favourite. […]


Spark

Spark by Neil Beynon The long frost-cloaked dark. The ghost of cherry blossom; Horizon sparks glow.


Thursday Covers: All I Want For Christmas

Kurt Hugo Schneider likes to take songs, shift them into a minor key and see what happens. I am quite fond of this take on a normally too-sweet Christmas classic and am grateful G sent it to me. Enjoy.