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Facing a whole new scary adventure
Further adventures / Wild Baby

Facing a whole new scary adventure

I am going to New York. It’s not for work. Even stretching the definition of work as I do, I’m not doing anything adventurous, not taking my walking boots, maybe not even taking my laptop. And yet I’m more nervous about this trip than any other except one. If adventuring […]

Wild Baby – a new film!
After the walk / Further adventures / Philosophising / Wild Baby

Wild Baby – a new film!

I made a new film! It’s a shortie, just right for an afternoon tea break. It’s really very safe for work – no swearing at runaway donkeys, no crying (well, quite a lot actually, but not done by me for a change), no epic dirt-encrusted walk. Just the quiet struggle […]

Where the hell did I go?
After the walk / Further adventures

Where the hell did I go?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaargh! I want to create something good, and I have 40 minutes before nursery finishes! Did you know that I once did great things? I once scared myself daily, pushing myself to the tops of hills, along dual carriageways, through fields of lively bullocks, and so far out of my […]

Welsh legends in under a minute
After the walk / Further adventures

Welsh legends in under a minute

This is the Year of Legends, as decided by the tourist board, Visit Wales. Since last summer I’ve been organising a series of theatrical events for the Dyfi Biosphere – the remarkable but little-recognised local UNESCO-designated area. To promote the events and the Dyfi Biosphere itself, Rhys and I (and his production company Fforest Films) pitched […]

88 ways in which my baby is like my donkey
After the walk / Where are we now?

88 ways in which my baby is like my donkey

None of which are to do with the (admittedly fairly large) size of my baby’s ears… Read on to find out all the ways that my cardboard-eating dependents take after each other I’ve been a bit quiet for a while. This baby we made is now nine months old – […]

Chatting to Alastair Humphreys
Miscellaneous / Philosophising

Chatting to Alastair Humphreys

Last year I was interviewed by the extremely busy adventurer Alastair Humphreys for his website and a book on grand adventures, called Grand Adventures. It’s out this week – I just got my copy in the post, which made a nice change from the rest of this week’s parcels (nipple […]

Deliveries and deliveries
After the walk / The book / The film

Deliveries and deliveries

We bloody did it! In the days before Christmas we posted over 700 parcels, and now people all over the world are reading books and watching films, and I’m a bit taken aback, in a really good way. I realise that I thought everyone was buying them out of kindness […]

Books and DVDs are shipping now!
After the walk / The blog / The book / The film

Books and DVDs are shipping now!

Taste-tested by Wales’s favourite donkey, and out now with shipping in time for Christmas, it’s SEASIDE DONKEY!  Get the book and/or DVD, on sale at www.seasidedonkey.co.uk/shop and I’ll sign them for you. Also available via Amazon.co.uk  Donkeys! Long gruelling journeys! Hard-won friendship! All good festive stuff. Please like and share on Facebook and […]

Behind the scenes… is a secret quagmire
After the walk / The blog / The book / The film

Behind the scenes… is a secret quagmire

It’s been grim few months. Four, five, six months. Maybe a year really, since I passed the self-imposed deadline for finishing this project. I set it arbitrarily during the Kickstarter campaign, thinking I’ve never had six months to do one project before – what luxury! – there’s surely nothing I […]

Competitive book writing
The book

Competitive book writing

Exciting news – I am reading a book. It was a Christmas present, and it’s taken this long to get around to it, because it was just too distracting while my own book was embryonic. Hemingway warned against reading anything in the morning: “Hemingway … resisted reading anything before he […]