Senedd election dissection

My reaction to the election outcome is a massive sense of relief, almost (but not quite) bordering on joy. First and foremost, the seven seats captured in 2016 by UKIP’s …

Yotam got ’em

I’ve collected all the various recipes accumulated on the blog under the umbrella of a new ‘Recipes’ category. To mark the occasion, a tribute to Yotam Ottolenghi GRUEL Prep 15 …

2021 Senedd election

Oh no, oh please no, it’s that time again: the 6th Senedd election takes place this Thursday. I’m dreading it. Why? Because, through the events and experiences of a pretty …

Tory tyranny

Tory noun Conservative, Reactionary (from C17 Irish, meaning outlaw, robber or brigand).  The current Tory government is certainly the worst in my lifetime – and that’s saying something. Examples of …

John Jenkins (1933-2020)

The sensationally adventurous life of Welsh freedom-fighter John Barnard Jenkins, who died at the end of last year, had all the elements of a blockbuster thriller. He was the charismatic …

Hide and seek

1 One summer afternoon in the long school holidays five children wandered off to have adventures in the countryside. They were all nine-year-olds who lived in the semi-rural outer suburbs …

Avant-garde a clue

ACROSS9 Ghastly old queen gets to do little – primarily breed, eat, thieve and hunt (9)10 Creep’s typical behaviour? (5)11 Boy, I set extraordinary weight! (7)12 Protection is worn out …