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I was 5p short at the shop today. The lady simply said I could pop it in tomorrow (I go there often as it’s the only shop in the village). Sometimes a simple act of trust is so much more than the price.

Sweet View

sweet view

Walking in Cardiff and coming across a sweet view—my favourite were flying saucers and fizzy cola-bottles… yours?

Doing The Do

doing the do

My application letter to howies to attend their DO lectures event. Each ‘cut-out’ word represents the feelings and flavour I get from this great company:

  • LOVE
  • GOOD

Birfday Shortbreadmen


I’ve never been one for birfdays. Send me a card if you want/must and I’ll be more than grateful. Although these home-made shortbread men was such a nice and heartfelt touch—thank you Shazia.

The McArthy Four


One of these cool cats is my Dad. Taken mid/late sixties, my Dad was a skin basher in this and many other bands for the next fifteen years. It’s my new wallpaper on my laptop.

What is best?


“What’s New?” is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion, the silt of tomorrow. I would like, instead, to be concerned with the question “What is best?,” a question which cuts deeply rather than broadly, a question whose answers tend to move the silt downstream.

Quote from this book