Tag Archives: Usk

The Choirboys

Last Sunday, my daughter Tanith presented me with a unique and unforgettable handmade card and a very welcome bottle of superior red wine for Father’s Day, while my son Jack bought me a book that had long been missing from … Continue reading

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The Secret Chapel of Henry V and Other Hidden Chambers

I have never thought of myself as any kind of expert on mediaeval British ecclesiastical architecture, but I was nonetheless surprised to learn that there exists in Westminster Abbey a secret chapel, dedicated to King Henry V. It will be … Continue reading

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Puck-fist

When I was a child, I would spend many hours each day playing in the fields and woods surrounding my home in Usk, in south Wales. During the course of my wanderings, I would often come across puffballs, which my … 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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