Showing posts with label Cats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cats. Show all posts

Tuesday 21 May 2024

The Morning After

A sun-soaked morning forces me and the pwscat from bed to face the day... Can't face work today.

My reward for taking the day off? This cracking thunderstorm:

Sunday 19 May 2024

Reading and Writing

A chilled middle day of my 3-day weekend. Popped up to our house at the top of the hill as we waited for our laundry to wash. It was nice to find the electrics are all sorted in the house now. The landlord is just waiting for the surveyor to complete their report now and then he can start getting the place fixed up for us.  Our garden there is now in full bloom and it is such a shame that we can only enjoy its colourful splendour in fits and starts.

The weather is a bit too hot for me at the moment, but I managed to get the bulk of my Tricho cacti out in our temporary bottom of the hill garden so they could sunbathe with The Mont.

I spent the hottest part of the afternoon indoors, catching up on some reading...

...and finally managed to do a little more work on my Gut N Smith zine in the night. Noting that I am already 51 days into that particular 100-day project, it felt great to get stuck into that again.

Thursday 9 May 2024

Wednesday 8 May 2024


Today, we had the first couple of sale viewings for the house we are temporarily living in. In the meantime, I cracked on with writing my ninth novel, Familiar.

Monday 6 May 2024

Bank Holiday Monday

A lovely Sunday morning saw us out in the garden. Even Fudge joined us, her first time outside since the fire. She was a little nervous and stuck close to us, but she enjoyed her time in the new garden:

A rare pic of Fudge with Monty:

Whilst out there, I also made good headway with my next novel, Familiar.

The light in our temporary home is gorgeous. I think I'm starting to fall in love with the place.

Sunday 5 May 2024

Slugs by Shaun Hutson

Started reading my first Shaun Hutson book 😱 - saw this 42 year old book going for a fiver so I thought wth!

Friday 3 May 2024

Tarte Soleil Garlic & Pesto 🍞

 Friday May 3rd

A lazy(ish) day...

... made all the more purfect with this home made Tatre Soleil garlic and pesto bread:

Wednesday 1 May 2024


A quiet day, spent variably chilling with my cat, working on my GNS and Explore Gower projects  and writing.

Friday 26 April 2024

 Friday, 26 April, 2024

I've always been fascinated by these trees. It feels cool to have lived around them for a few months. 


With my Glastonbury trip, planned for next week, cancelled, I've decided to utilise the time I had allotted to its planning and being there to get my Swansea photography project up and running again. Unfortunately, some fleecer had purchased (and put up for sale at an elevated price) the URL I had originally tied to the site. And so, the updated documentary project now sits at .

Thursday 25 April 2024

fudjcrum is loving our new bed

Thursday, 24 April, 2024

I came 'home' today to find fudjcrumb fast asleep on our new bed. It was her first day alone in the house.

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Settling In

Tuesday, 22 April, 2024

Monday 22 April 2024

A New Chapter Begins...

Monday, 22 April 2022

Well, we finally left the caravan park this morning:

And moved back into the city. With a 3 month contract on a house about a five minute drive from our proper residence on the top of the hill:

Wednesday 17 April 2024


 Wednesday, 16 April, 2024

Saturday 13 April 2024

It's Official! Back to the City We Go


Looks like our old pwscat will be on the movement. Life in the caravan down Llanrhidian Holiday Park has been good, but it's not ideal longish term for three adults, especially the travel time needed for work each day. And so, thankfully, we have finally found an available house available for rent until a buyer is found and the transaction is finalised. And so, this is officially our final week in the caravan. I wish I could enjoy it more, but I am back at the office to do the work of 'The Man'  on Monday :(

Thursday 4 April 2024

Catweazel by Richard Carpenter

I really enjoyed watching this TV series in the 1979s. And rewarding it on Network DVD a fews years back. I'm also enjoying this novelisation and quirky illustrations. It takes me back to simpler times. Magical nostalgia at its best.

Wednesday 3 April 2024


Wednesday, 03 April, 2024

It was another quiet day with just me and the pwscat. The writing for my GNS zine is going well, and ideas are unfolding fast. 

I have also decided on the project that will replace the second edition of Avalon (postponed after May's visit to Glastonbury needed to be cancelled due to our housefire). More on this soon...

Tuesday 2 April 2024

Day 3/100

 Tuesday, 02 April, 2024

A really bad hayfever day, spent on my tod in the caravan as my wife returned to work this morning and my son has been working for a good couple of weeks now. I say on my tod, but I did have this little one's company. Though she was't too pleased with my constant sneeze and gave me a good old grumble everytime I sneezed.

As I will be publishing a previously unpublished short story by Guy N Smith in my tribute book to him, I designed a cover pic for the piece. The story concerns a dog who guides his owner through a treacherous swanp. I am quite pleased with the result: