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Curiosity, imagination and wonder

Arts and culture in Pembrokeshire

Crete

In Crete we dreamed in blue.

We had a holiday in Crete a little while back. The sea and sky were as blue as can be. The greens were equally intense. The kingfisher combined all these colours. The sunsets bled into the sea. Helen and I met on a Greek Island, Kythira, when she was teaching creative writing. I was one […]

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Seaview Stories.

A Winters Tale:  In which we find out the secret of Penelope’s heart and some little people find their way to turn  both Monty and Ruby’s lives upside down.   It was Penelope who first noticed that ‘Sea Mist’ was occupied. It was a bitterly cold December day. Not at all the kind of weather […]

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Lovers in moonlight

Dwynwen, the Princess of Lovers.

The Welsh Valentine. There’s not much to tell really of my early life. Certainly no one could have predicted what would happen. Princess I was, but one among 24 daughters. In our busy household no one would have said I stood out. Not the prettiest , not the cleverest, not  by a long way. Certainly […]

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Travelling Sideways

Travelling Sideways.

New book released by local author, Clive Ousley. Our Music and Gigs correspondent, Clive Ousley, has just released his latest Sci-Fi book – a real treat for fans and new readers alike! Here is my interview with him:- When did you first start reading SF? I remember an English class at primary school where the […]

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An inspiring gift for Pembrokeshire’s schools.

Two local charities are helping Pembrokeshire’s primary schools to connect their pupils with the natural world. The Friends of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the West Wales Children’s Book Group have worked together to provide a copy of The Lost Words, the book by Robert Macfarlane and local artist Jackie Morris, for each of the […]

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Woodland garden at Hilton Court, Pembrokeshire

A Tale from Pembrokeshire.

Woodland garden peace. It was a terrible day when Nerys received the news. ‘You have a year at the most,’ the consultant had said. She took the news with calm dignity. There would be little time left before the great event – the one everyone knew would end their life’s work and actually be the […]

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Winter Solstice.

 for those we love, both home and (far) away. 1. WALKING The paths are mud slides browned, rain bombed bracken and a grassy soup to walk on. Small stones, jagged shark’s teeth submerged underneath a swirling, relentless maelstrom. But, just for a while, Carningli is kinder today, a watery sunlight underway, and a ghosted moon, […]

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ghostly boat in Pembrokeshire

The Magic of Pembrokeshire.

With my partner and dogs we set off on a pleasant but frequent walk along the coastal path. The afternoon began on the path above Aber Mawr and ended at Abercastle –  then we would retrace our steps back to the car in a sheltered lane. It was the summer of 2016 and the weather […]

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Singing for Fun

Reflections on Christmas.

The Christmas Gift The season of storms is upon us, but a recent, magical day, gave us the gift of the estuary, stilled and low sunlight warmed, the plumped, moss banked waters, becalmed. I look up at our house the farm nestling on the hill, where your window is soft lit and the fire burns […]

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beach at West Angle

Turning Tide – a story from Pembrokeshire.

Welcome to one of many tales from Pembrokeshire writers – Kitty Parsons. Eleanor cradles Thomas in her arms again while he weeps. She reminds him, her eyes closed against the darkens that threatens to engulf them both, of the long hot days in Egypt. “Remember”, she whispers , feeling the salt of his tears trickle […]

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