Notate and the autumn of 2000

  Nostalgia makes the autumn of fifteen years ago seem a serenely magical place yet it was if anything fraught with frenetic tension combining nowhere to live, a non-career and turning 30. I was just back from Italy and needed to finish my second book with only four days to do it. I did but was […]

St David, the Big Chair and the Life Machine

Bit of a special one today. First off, happy St David’s Day to anyone Welsh (and any Welsh admirers around the world) tuning in. If you don’t know, it is the national day of and for Wales. I expect the usual parade of a few druids marching around a damp Cardiff is still the highlight of […]

What Defines a Country?

Hello all, first off – a big thanks to those who have chosen to ‘follow’ me. Recently I visited my 30th country and while it was not quite the milestone I had hoped for, it does lend itself nicely and coincidentally (as it’s the 30th) to this brief blog. What makes a country a country? The […]