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The Happiest Days of Our Lives (Part 1)

In which The Author remembers his schooldays

Last night’s edition of Just a Minute on Radio 4 included ‘The Albert Hall’ among the list of topics. 471 more words


Fiction Tuesday – A Stroll Down the Boulevard

Shelter was far from a large settlement, but it was well organized. Several main streets, intersected by side avenues, ran parallel to the Boulevard. The grand road itself entered Shelter somewhat elevated from the settlement’s main level. 1,163 more words


One Road In, One Road Out

In which The Author spends the day off the grid

On Friday morning I failed to connect to the wifi in Aberdare Library (as usual for a Friday), so I buried myself in some beautiful old maps for a couple of hours instead. 2,423 more words

The Valleys


This is a departure from the usual satirical content of this blog. For once, real life has outdone my attempts to find humour in the South Wales Valleys. 205 more words

South Wales

Unpacking Deep Revelation

This first encounter with the shadows is very intense. So much so that I didn’t realize how short it was until after I’d looked at the word count. 832 more words


One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

The South Wales newspapers have run three stories about public transport in as many days. I thought I’d summarise them here.

On June 28, Rhodri Clark reported that bus use in Wales has fallen to its lowest since records began in 1982. 1,753 more words

Public Transport

Fiction Tuesday – Deep Revelations

“Walter, what’s happening?” At the sound of panic in Jeremy’s voice, Ama took the youth’s hand. Her touch touch did calm him somewhat, but he could feel Ama’s power contending with the shadows… 648 more words