Limerick time!

“Ain’t it time you wrote a blog, Dic?” Asked my mate (well-meaning but thick). “You’re quite right,” I sighed, And sat down and tried. The outcome is this limerick. But …

Ad hoc ad-lib

Is it possible to sit at a keyboard with no preconceived subject matter and spontaneously type out a readable article? Difficult, but achievable if you can you hold readers’ attention …

Cardiff The Biography

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally in print. Can I call myself a writer now? Cardiff The Biography is a 225-page paperback, published by Amberley Books at £16.99 and available …

Help!

What happens when you cross the ancient Welsh poetic form, Cynghanedd, with the traditional Japanese poetic form, the Haiku? And what strange hybrid emerges if you then insolently disregard the …

Limericks

Who doesn’t enjoy a limerick? The five-line structure with its AABBA rhyming, guaranteed brevity, metric rhythm and here-it-comes punchline is the only poetic form left in the English language to retain …

Rhyme line, rhyme

Every year around this time I am in creative ferment, composing my entry for the annual Cardiff International Poetry Competition (closing date March 14th). Organised by Literature Wales and now in its 14th …

New book out!

To mark the publication of my second ebook, Unofficial Cardiff: Shops & Restaurants, I decided to splash out and have a launch party. Hang the expense, I thought, this is a watershed moment: who publishes …

Book Launch!

I’ve published an ebook, titled Unofficial Cardiff: Pubs & Clubs, the first in a series of ebooks I intend to release under the Unofficial Cardiff umbrella. The second, Shops & Restaurants, should be out …

Liberation!

There will be no book.  Last week I unilaterally resigned from the project and withdrew my consent for the publisher to ever use my material.  He had sat on the manuscript for over …

Eat after reading

We are all killers and harlots.  We all have blood on our hands and we are all for sale.  We biped higher monkeys are fatally-flawed psychopaths – check out the last 10,000 years …