Friday, February 28, 2014

On the coast

Stayed with friends this week and we made a trip to the north coast at St-Samson. Ran the dogs on the beach and then walked south past the Pierre Double towards Terenez. Perfect weather, lively sea and great company.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Book Fair

I was at Cloitre-St-Thegonnec today for the annual book fair. Good day chatting with fellow authors and visitors, and lunching with my good friends Paul and Yvonne, who took some photos of the day.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Stormy spring

Been a rough old couple of weeks since finishing the book - storms and long power-cuts wearying enough, but a severe throat infection and the totally impossibility of getting warm or dry inside my hovel have created something of an endurance test when I have no energy to deal with it.
Walking has been very limited for these reasons lately - I even missed the Brittany Walks event last week, only the third absence in 10 years - but I did get into the forest in Huelgoat on Sunday. More trees are down but water levels are now lower than during the December deluge. The river bridges were passable although signs they had been underwater earlier. Yesterday on a brief sortie in the rain the atmosphere was spring-like with banks of primroses, budding trees and excited bird song all around.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Double celebration

Wales won AND I've finished my book. Look out for it later in the year with Signal Books ( in their Landscapes of the Imagination series. Now I am excavating my desk and the dining table, having seen the surface of neither for many months. Then will be time for friends, cooking, cleaning, meditating, poetry and exercise. After a rest, I have a little megalithic book to sort out, two articles in the pipeline and a much bigger writing project for later in the year. So today is a great day, despite the weather - even the dogs were happy to curtail their walk in the rain.