Archive for April, 2009


Follow this link to my review of the current exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre


We recently went down to see Dylan Thomas’ house in Laugharne. I had been inspired to visit by a book I bought in a charity shop in Ruthin. It’s a wonderful photographer’s memoir by Rollie McKenna, “Portrait of Dylan”. It’s a wonderful book with the most intimate photos which have become some of the most […]


Bala

25Apr09

Siop y Gornel is a Bakers in the centre of Bala, it’s just off the High Street. It is run by a young couple and they bake everything from scratch…really good seeded loaf! highly recommended, and the pasties smelled good too. You can have a cup of coffee too, and the artwork on the walls […]


I have long held a fascination for this building which lies in ruins on the Denbigh Moors. It was built in the 1900s as a hunting lodge but it has a feeling of romantic desolation. Incredible views from here towards Snowdon and Cadair Idris, there is no road up to the ruins which lies on […]


Llyn Cwellyn

25Apr09

Recently we visited Llyn Cwellyn at the foot of Snowdon. I’m drawn by the folklore associated with this lake. It goes along the lines of a man took a fairy as a wife on the understanding that should he ever strike her with iron she would disappear into the lake. they lived for many years […]


Moel Famau

13Apr09

Went for a walk up Moel Famau this afternoon. I don’t generally like the Mold area but I have had to really reconsider. It was amazing and so beautiful this afternoon. The sun was shining and the views from the top really clear. Amazing to get up to the top and back in just over […]


Sense of Place

07Apr09

Last week I had a meeting to discuss a collaborative print project which I set up last October. A Sense of Place involved artists from the Regional Print Centre, in Wrexham, the Fine Art Department at Wirral Met, Fine Art students at the University of Wales, Bangor and initially Glyndwr University in Wrexham. Unfortunately the […]


Spring is here

05Apr09

It has been beautiful the past few days. Woke up this morning to a thick frost and although it is sunny the air is still cold. I mowed the grass for the first time this year. J went down to London for a couple of days which meant that we could fend for ourselves. We […]



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