After the walk

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 – […]

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!
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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
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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 […]

Lettering for the cover
After the walk / The book / Where are we now?

How to write a book

They say starting is half the battle, but finishing is way more than half so I’m not sure how the old grindstone arithmetic is working there. Here’s my analogy: the house is now built, watertight, functional, ready to move in, but I just seem to be spending months scurrying breathlessly […]

I confess - we did go to the beach once or twice
After the walk / The book / The film

Nothing but fingertips and eyeballs

Oh! Hello 2015! Somehow or other you are here. Let Flo and me see your new year in with a little gentle music… This time last year I wrote about all I learned in 2013 – all the ways that the unusual lifestyle had served to make the year feel very […]

The book’s growing: just add water
After the walk / The book

The book’s growing: just add water

I went for a walk with Ursula, AKA One Woman Walks Wales. She’s just under halfway along her chosen 3300-mile route, walking every established long distance path in Wales, some not-at-all established ones, all of the major rivers and anything else that lodged in her mind on the fateful day […]

Following the Hemingway diet
After the walk / The book

Following the Hemingway diet

I’ve been in London for six weeks. My friend Sarah had her baby, number two, little Milo (as pre-empted in this old blog. It was truly awesome, seeing one human being come out of another human being like messy Russian dolls – a big exhausted, delighted one, and a small, […]