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matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.23.2010
I was under the impression that the English weren’t allowed into Wales any more, now that Tony Blair persuaded us we ought to have at least half a government of our own and let Westminster pay for it. I assume Colin Cotterill managed to make it through the border undercover on his Australian...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Jun.10.2010
The women of the Middle East are about to save me from the greatest banality known to man. I’m counting on them to care as little about the the World Cup as I do and to keep me entertained until men can once again talk about something other than volatile England player Wayne Rooney’s groin.Though I...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.05.2010
A festival-goer reads in the sunshine at the Hay literary festival in Hay-on-Wye, Wales, Sunday May 30, 2010. The annual festival has defied the economic downturn, and predictions of the demise of reading, to become a major cultural event and an important British export, with branches from...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.02.2010
Last weekend the missus and I found time to see another movie, this time Robin Hood. The cast – as all moviemakers know – is as much a draw as the story. With Russell Crowe in the fold, along with Max Von Sydow, Kate Blanchett, and William Hurt, the movie would have make back its investment, even...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.02.2010
Last weekend the missus and I found time to see another movie, this time Robin Hood. The cast – as all moviemakers know – is as much a draw as the story. With Russell Crowe in the fold, along with Max Von Sydow, Kate Blanchett, and William Hurt, the movie would have make back its investment, even...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.27.2010
Malcolm Muggeridge (an old English literateur) once said that George Orwell “was no good as a novelist, because he didn’t have the interest in character.” Well, I didn’t need to tell you who George Orwell was, so you may doubt the judgment of the largely forgotten Muggeridge. But I think he was...
harrison-solow's picture
May.12.2010
"Come argue with me - we shall meet and wrangle - sparks will fly - candles will burn to their appointed ends and owl-eyed waiters will sweep the floors at dawn as we reel out onto the glossy streets, dazed with thought, rapt with fluidity, compatibility, intellect, imagination: the effortless...
harrison-solow's picture
May.10.2010
I don’t think I shall easily forget that afternoon at the top of Pencarreg.  Morina and I travelled up a long hedge-rowed, one-lane, rural road that I had never seen before (but she had always known was there) with an incremental sense of enclosure – as it drew in, closed in, shut out whatever...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Apr.13.2010
1. A swim in the ocean 2. The first sight of seedlings as they emerge 3. New potatoes - steamed and eaten solely with butter and sea salt 4. A trip to Wales 5. The resurrection of my Paella pan 6. Hearing Joyce Carol Oates do a lunch time reading in Galway next week 7. A new haircut 8. A Skype...
terry-odell's picture
Mar.26.2010
Yesterday, we talked about the creative process. Daughter Jess has some of those 'creativity' genes, which are manifesting themselves in today's post. Let's go to Wales, everyone! There are more pictures. You can find them at my other blog, "Terry's Place"