Author: Kitty Parsons

In love with the sea, gifted with an almost superhuman ability to bring chaos into order. Mostly tired and often to be found hibernating through the winter on the sofa, and bobbing about in the ocean in summer.

diving gannets by Andrew Bailey

A Happy Diver.

Patrick Beaumont began diving 44 years ago in Dorset while living in Hampshire. “ I couldn’t  swim,” he told me, “ so when friends were swimming I was sitting , missing out. I got some flippers ( what divers call fins) ,then the snorkel and face mask and I joined a club.”  How hard could […]

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Pembrokeshire remakery

RE LOVE THE PRE LOVED. The Pembrokeshire Remakery finds a new home in Fishguard.

I popped in to the  Pembrokeshire Remakery this week at  it’s new home at Unit 8 Feidr Castell Business Park, Fishguard.  For those who haven’t come across the fab little project yet ( so where have you been?), The Pembrokeshire Remakery, is the first  of its kind in  Wales, helping to  divert household items from […]

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Navigator Rules

Navigators find their way to Pembrokeshire.

 Navigators is new to the United Kingdom. It came across the pond from America, but don’t let that put you off. Hailed as modern version of Scouting and Guiding it follows no religion or political path.  Instead it is an open movement that welcomes all races, religions and genders, focussing on encouraging young people  to […]

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sally shaman


Sally Davies grew up in Caerphilly and following her psychology degree from Plymouth she went travelling, before moving to London.   “ I have a particular affinity with Nepal,” she told me, “ I loved the friendliness of the people and was inspired to volunteer with VSO, (Voluntary Service Overseas). I imagined living in a hut in Africa out in the bush […]

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Pint Sized Plays 2019.

If you didn’t make it to Theatr Gwaun on Saturday 28th September then you have missed out on the sheer joy that is Pint Sized Plays Script Slam . All the hard work of over 400 hopeful playwrights, an army of readers and the dedication of directors and actors from all over Pembrokeshire is over […]

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Book Review.

In ‘The Language of Spirituality’,  local writer ,  Quaker and Theologian Alan York sets out to examine the various ways in which we perceive the world, and the limits upon the  language available to us.  Language , Alan offers , is  the manner in which we ‘think our thoughts.’ the objective/scientific  and the religious/ mystical […]

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Max Becker and the Angel Avenger. An Hypnotic Thriller by Tim Wickenden

Born in Zimbabwe in 1962, Tim Wickenden spent his first few years there and then the UK and at the age of five went to Hong Kong.  “It was idyllic,” he told me, “we were army brats, having a great time, running wild, skinny dipping in reservoirs.” Age eight his family moved back to the […]

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Moylgrove Village Hall: The heart of the village.

Moylgrove, in the north of the county, is a pretty little place with a community of about 200 people, many of whom have a keen interest and involvement with the community centre. Quite a high percentage of the local people are incomers who first discovered this lovely spot while holidaying here, and couldn’t bear to […]

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people below in hall

Get Together with Bespoke at The Tanyard

Sue Lines from the Tanyard Youth Project based in Pembroke, introduced me recently to Lorna Bond and the new group she has been instrumental in setting up, which meets on a Tuesday afternoon between 2 and 4. It had been an accidental meeting just a few months ago between Sue and Lorna and the women […]

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wedding at memorial hall

Newport Memorial Hall: So Much Going On!

I met with Julie Slack, bookings and events manager and volunteer at Newport Memorial Hall recently. In  post since January, Julie is also a  ceramicist who runs  a group on Wednesdays between 1 til 3. Do you use the medieval kiln ?  Julie shakes her head. “ We have a new kiln. The medieval Kiln […]

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