Happy St David’s Day! Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

Events By March 1, 2017 Tags: , , No Comments

I was at a St David’s Day lunch today with about 30 Welsh people, one Scot and an Englishman. Nothing so unusual about that, I hear you say. It is St David’s Day, after all, Kath. But I’m not currently at home in Wales. I left there on Sunday, crossed the border, wound my way through a spa town, past…


An afternoon with Choc Lit’s Pink Ladies

Authors, Books, Events By November 14, 2016 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

If you follow me on social media or have ever read this blog before, you’ll know that books, chocolate and adventures with squirrels (and yes, Squizzey, especially one in particular) are three of my favourite things. Luckily, I caught a Facebook post by Evonne Wareham earlier last week advertising an event that combined all three. On Thursday lunchtime, Squizzey and I ventured over to…


The Lonely Crowd launch

Events, Poetry, Prose By April 25, 2015 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

I can’t decide whether it was apposite or not but it was a bit of a lonely crowd who attended the launch of The Lonely Crowd on Thursday evening, and half of those there were reading. However, the low turnout didn’t stop it from being a very enjoyable evening at the Waterloo Tea Rooms in Wyndham Arcade.    There was a…


An Evening with Kate Hamer, or When the Squirrel in the Red Coat met The Girl in the Red Coat

Authors, Events By March 28, 2015 Tags: , , , No Comments

I lived in Roath when I was a student but haven’t spent much time there since moving back to Wales in 1999. Except for the past week when I’ve been there not once, but twice. The second time was on Thursday evening, when Squizzey and I went to an event with local author Kate Hamer at the wonderful Wellfield Bookshop…


#WriteFoxy Writers’ Inspiration Day

Authors, Events, Writing By February 11, 2015 Tags: , , , , , 2 Comments

This year, I decided that my New Year was going to start in February, and not a month earlier with the rest of the Western World. No, I’m not Chinese and no, I haven’t changed my belief system. I just wanted to do the New Year, new start, new self, new words thing by stealth. No shouting about my resolutions at…


World Book Day shelfie

Authors, Books, Events By March 6, 2014 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

It’s World Book Day today and there’s been a lot of bookish fun happening on Twitter and FB to celebrate. I’ve had some great booky conversations; I’ve also been to Cardiff libraries, in particular, Roath library, in order to find a copy of The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd – because the copy I have is missing some…


Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty

Events, Theatre By March 13, 2013 Tags: , , 3 Comments

Days after seeing it, I am still thinking about Matthew Bourne’s magical interpretation of Sleeping Beauty. It wasn’t love at first sight but once the fairies made their entrance and started to bestow their gifts, I fell for it in all its gothic loveliness. From that moment on, I was transfixed and entranced, drawn into the enchanted forest and dazzled…


Time for Change

Events By September 13, 2011 8 Comments

Help sometimes comes from the most unexpected of sources, doesn’t it? This summer, I had to put my writing on hold to earn some money. Shocking, I know, but apparently money is still useful, particularly if you want to pay your bills and eat. Rather than just take any old job to get some money together, I still wanted to…


Gone camping!

Events By May 27, 2011 Tags: , , , , 9 Comments

Squizzey and I are off to spend the weekend at the Hay Festival in Hay-on-Wye. As you can see, the little rascal is all ready in his festival gear and shades, chilling in his hammock in the sun.


Finding a niche with Cardiff Bloggers

Events By September 13, 2010 Tags: , 6 Comments

When I first started blogging just under a year ago, I did it because I thought it might be fun. It was also part of my attempt at trying out different forms of social networking. (I’d recently joined Twitter and was finally getting around to using Facebook. I know, I know, a little late to the party on that last…

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