The Kids are gonna Save the World.

It’s Earth Day 2021, and the launch of a momentous and important campaign is upon us. Want to stand up for nature in your local area? Be that change for those before and after you! I wrote this article for The Wildlife Trust Wales, to showcase the amazing work being done globally by young people…

The power of story: my journey to becoming a storyteller.

A few weeks back, The Beaver Trust put out a call for guest writers, and received a monumental list of excellent creatives. I was honoured to be included in this lineup, and chose to explore one of my greater passions; Storytelling. Whilst it has not been released on The Beaver Trust website as of yet,…

A brown boy, a bowl of branflakes and a Bruce Springsteen puzzle.

You can’t start a fire. You can’t start a fire without a spark. This guns for hire. Even if we’re just dancing in the dark. Wanna change my clothes my hair my face. Man I aint getting nowhere. Wow. Very generic Dawood. So what if you start an article with superficially meaningful lyrics from a…

Flight of a Pixie

And she made it. This is the long awaited sequel to my last post whereupon I decided to keep a shiny, brown, finely tapered pupae found in the garden hidden beneath a fine coating of soil and transfer it to yet another shallow depth of soil but this time in a tank on my desk….

Pixies, Sprites and Moths…

It’s a blistering almost-summers day, dappled patterns playing across the lawn, as sunlight escapes through the gaps in the leaves of the trees bordering the garden. A mistlethrush, his mellow spotted chest flitting in and out of view, calls out cheerfully into the refreshing breeze, the wind playfully snatching at his verbose chatter. I’m sat…

Revival of the Wye

This particular post is not the sort I have blogged about before, it is about an organisation that I am very much involved in at the moment; this brilliant – if I do say so myself – organisation is known as Revive the Wye; if you live locally then you’ll know something of what that…