Category Archives: South Wales

So near, yet so far, a trip to the ancient theatre at Epidauros

It was the evening after the August full moon, the 19th of August when my friend and I went to see “The Birds” by Aristophanes being performed in the ancient theatre at Epidauros. I was really looking forward to it … Continue reading

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Doomed by Chuck Palahniuk

I have just finished reading “Doomed” by Chuck Palahniuk, the sequel to his earlier novel “Damned.” I laughed out loud in places and would love to give you a taste of his descriptions. This is one of a ketamine-addicted “psychic … Continue reading

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“Damned:” A rollicking novel by Chuck Palahniuk

I go through phases of not reading books, but having discovered the joys of Amazon I might go back to it. They have books that probably couldn’t be found in an ordinary UK bookshop! “Damned” could be one of these! … Continue reading

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The Bear Inn, Crickhowell

Crickhowell is a picturesque Welsh market town, with the market cross marking what used to be the town centre. Close to this is my favourite eating place, The Bear Inn. I have been going there for forty years and still … Continue reading

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Eating and Drinking around Merthyr Tydfil

You may be forgiven for thinking of Merthyr Tydfil as a depressing, run-down place which is a relic of the Industrial Revolution, but it does have a few things going for it; it’s arts centre for one, and its eateries … Continue reading

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Tintern Abbey, Tintern, Monmouthshire, South Wales

  How oft, in spirit, have I turned to thee,   O sylvan Wye! thou wanderer thro’ the woods,   How often has my spirit turned to thee! These are lines from the poem “Lines composed a few miles above Tintern … Continue reading

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Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Raglan castle is situated just a little to the north of the village of Raglan in the Welsh county of Monmouthshire. It is unlike the Marcher castles such as those of White Castle, and the castles at Abergavenny, Skenfrith and … Continue reading

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