National Museum, Cardiff…

Lots of interesting exhibits and artworks at the National Museum, Cardiff. My favourite piece was ‘Conditioning’ by Caroline Walker. Very strong use of colour and contrast.

A walk around Cardiff…

Walking around Cardiff. Lots of building work going on and some good quality and interesting new developments and public realm.

Unrecognisable…

A very interesting challenge today. Not many words and lots of possibilities. Needed to find a way of making some kind of memory loss a vivid read. I tried to use an element of mystery in the setting too and this could be a useful idea for a longer story.

A classic…

This is a book which I’ve known about for a long time but just never got around to reading. Clearly it’s known as one of the American classics, and on all of the 100 books to read before you die lists.

First published in 1951, it is a fascinating story, more for the style and perspective of the main character, rather than the settings. It offers a great view into New York of the post-war era and some of the big cultural phases going on. I can see why it is so widely read and highly regarded.

Misty morning…

View looking east towards Painswick Church from Pitchcombe. Loving the misty mornings and the frost.