Running to the beat.

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...
One Year On

One Year On

Anniversaries are funny things when you think about them – arbitrary chunks of time that we have decided are significant and so trigger reflection. It’s one year on since I left London and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. Our last few years in London were not...
Now you should be 3.

Now you should be 3.

 ‎Mawgan Porth, Cornwall 23rd April 2016 Dear Ziggy, Happy birthday cariad. You should have been three today. I would give almost anything to have you here. You know where that line is drawn but still – there is a most peculiar kind of sensation whenever I think about...
And the wheel turns…

And the wheel turns…

2015 has started to wrap its arms around the world. It’s already New Year where one of my sisters lives and the obligatory end of year posts have started to arc up into the virtual ether. Looking back at what I said this time last year, aside from being very...

Ziggy

Dear Ziggy, Happy birthday. I’m so sorry we can’t be together today and I can’t quite believe it has been a year since I held you. Sometimes, it feels like it was only a moment ago and if I step through the nearest door I will be back in that little hospital room with...

Defiance

Today I submitted a short story. It probably won’t get accepted, these things generally don’t first time, but that wasn’t really the point. As 2013 draws to a close, it was one of the ways I have of flipping this awful, dreadful, f***ing furnace of a year the bird....