Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dancing with the Daffodils

In recent times, my once-frequent forays into the surrounding countryside, places of interest further afield and ‘Otherworlds’ have been severely curtailed on account of a number of circumstances beyond my power to control. This is a great shame, because I’d … Continue reading

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Suleyman Shah, Stonehenge and Shakespeare

I’m grateful that I live in a country where, for 99.99% of the time, we settle our differences through words and I wouldn’t have it any other way. At the same time, I was fascinated to read about the tomb … Continue reading

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Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris

After pondering what the Reverend Hargreaves had to say about the Welsh flag, then reading the informative essay on the subject by the vastly more enlightened Dr Evelien Bracke, all of which has been covered in previous posts, it was … Continue reading

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A True History of Y Ddraig Goch, the Red Dragon

Even if I might not be immediately deluged with responses or acknowledgements, I generally find that writing here pays off, either through the varying degrees of satisfaction I experience by committing my thoughts to print, or else because someone ‘out … Continue reading

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George Hargreaves and the ‘satanic’ Red Dragon

A few days ago, I learned to my utter amazement that George Hargreaves, who believes (among other things) that Y Ddraig Goch or the Welsh Dragon is a sign of Satan, had been selected by UKIP as their official representative … Continue reading

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Return of the Crystal Maze?

Friday the Thirteenth is supposed by some to be a day of ill-omen, but any lingering gloom or apprehension I may have felt when I woke up was instantly dispelled and reversed as soon as I read a fascinating and … Continue reading

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Strange Days Have Found Us

When a man the same age as me dies, a fellow Welshman and someone with whom I was for a while in the same broad line of creative work, I’m bound to notice and to be saddened. That person was … Continue reading

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