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Deliveries and deliveries
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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 […]

I confess - we did go to the beach once or twice
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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 fun in funding…
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The fun in funding…

Sing a song of sixpence, a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in the pie, Chico’s in his hayshed, eating bread and honey, Hannah’s in her counting house, frightened by the money… It’s been almost three weeks since the Kickstarter ended in a blaze of white-knuckle adrenaline […]

Spreading the donkey karma
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Spreading the donkey karma

Several people have asked me for a voucher they can give their dear donkey/adventure/Wales-loving kith and kin, so I’ve fashioned one out of the notebook doodles of five weeks of running the Kickstarter! You can download it here: Download the donkey voucher here print it out and fill it in. […]

Book cover is go, and YOU CAN OWN IT!
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Book cover is go, and YOU CAN OWN IT!

Who cares that I haven’t finished actually writing the thing – that hasn’t stopped me commissioning the cover of the book! I discovered this wonderful artist, Lee Wright, when I saw his lino cut prints exhibited in his hometown of Crickhowell, and – joy of joys! – he has accepted […]

Over halfway! Thank you!
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Over halfway! Thank you!

On Tuesday we hit the halfway mark of this great big Kickstarter hullabaloo – a gigantic, knee-wobbling, heart-swelling £14,000, worthy of all sorts of metaphors. Like hitting the halfway mark on the walk, I feel jubilant, a bit overwhelmed, and far from being out-of-the-woods! But the figure kept steaming onward, […]

The best of Wales, on your wall
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The best of Wales, on your wall

Two weeks left of the monster Kickstarter project, and we had a great boost yesterday when Kickstarter themselves chose Seaside Donkey as their project of the day. Such waves of kindness, support and enthusiasm about the book and film are coming in from all over the globe – this is […]

Cheers, 2013! You were brilliant.
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Cheers, 2013! You were brilliant.

I think this might be the most exciting year that I have ever been preparing to tuck under the muffly duvet of the past, sent off with an affectionate kiss on its glowing forehead, with a big glass of something cheerful and forward-looking waiting for me downstairs. Goodnight, 2013; I […]