If You Believe


“Once upon a time you believed in Love and Magic.
Then, one day, you stopped. That’s why you never found it.
You stopped listening to what you felt. You need to fix that….
Just remember –
Playing it safe is a very risky business….
It’s what you say ‘YES’ to that determines your life.
The ‘NO’S just lead NO – where.”

[From the film “If You Believe”]

Lonely Planet Chooses North Wales

North Wales has been chosen as one of the best places in the world to visit.  It comes in at number 4 in ‘Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Best in Travel 2017′, and is the only region in the UK to make the listing.  So a great opportunity for me to showcase some of my favourite places in my beautiful homeland. 

And the stunning Italianate Village of Portmeirion

Croeso i Ogledd Cymru!  Welcome to North Wales.

The Weeping Window of Poppies



Poppies: Weeping Window is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from the ramparts  to the ground below, originally part of the display at the Tower of London in 2014.

It can be viewed at Caernarfon castle in North Wales until 20th November 2016 – the first venue in Wales to host the sculpture, to mark the centenary of the First World War.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1986, Caernarfon Castle, built by Edward I in 1283, is under the guardianship of Cadw, the historic environment service of the Welsh government. [Cadw is the Welsh verb ‘to protect’]

The Wales for Peace Project explores the question: “In the hundred years since WW1, how has Wales contributed in the search for Peace?”

Magical Mykonos



“My destination is no longer a place,

but a new way of seeing.”

Marcel Proust

Image: The Harbour at the Greek Island of Mykonos.

Meditation on Water


“The sound of water says what I think.”

Zhuang Zhou, often known as Zhuangzi (“Master Zhuang”), was an influential Chinese philosopher and Taoist thinker who lived around the 4th century BC.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhuang_Zhou

Image: The Weir at Moss Valley, Wrexham, N Wales.

The Oldest Tree in Wales


This yew tree is the oldest living tree in Wales and one of the oldest living things in the world, with an estimated age of over 4000 years.  

It can be found in the graveyard at St Digain’s Church, Llangernyw, North Wales.