Further adventures

Walking to Hay Festival
Further adventures / The book

Walking to Hay Festival

We walked to Hay! Ursula Martin (One Woman Walks) and I assembled all the OS maps, taped them to the floor, made a plumb line from Aberystwyth to Hay, then drew a pink pen line along the nicest-looking footpaths that were closest to our string. The upshot was a fantastic […]

Triple-bill speaking tour next weekend! Plus, Hay Festival. Eep!
After the walk / Further adventures / Plans / The book

Triple-bill speaking tour next weekend! Plus, Hay Festival. Eep!

I have talking dates coming up! I’m beside myself with excitement at having been invited to Hay Festival, which is at the end of May, and I am going to escape the monkey on my back (see the pretty monkey below!) and walk across Wales to Hay with my co-speakee, […]

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 […]