Paved with Good Intentions

They’ve just introduced a fast lane in Liverpool. Honestly, in Liverpool. You’d think London would be the first place to get something like that. I’ve heard people in the office talking about it, about how ridiculous it is and how we’re all too busy, moving too quickly through life, but you know what? The people…

Baby’s Breath at Night

‘She’s burning up.. Her head.. It’s as hot as hellfire!’ ‘Myn uffern i. Don’t say such things,’ Alys snapped at John Ellis. ‘It’s not the sort of omen you want to bring to the birth of your first child, I’m certain.’ She hadn’t realised how sick his wife was when she had agreed to assist…

Nala

Nala She didn’t remember much these days, but she remembered Nala. Not every day, and not always when she wasn’t there, but the minute Nala walked through the door, my mother’s eyes would light up in recognition. Sometimes, she couldn’t quite recall her name – Nala. I would watch her chasing the letters around her…

Cartref

Have you ever been really, really cold? I’m talking so cold that you have to fold up in your bed, huddled into yourself, to keep warm. You can feel your bones getting tired and stiff when it’s that cold, and see your own breath in the darkness. That’s how cold we were on our ‘camping…

Welsh Cakes

As the sun sank lower in the sky, casting an umber glow across the horizon, Rhodri took a cloth to the counter top and wiped away the smattering of golden crumbs that had gathered throughout the day. The soft waves rolled a musical backdrop as he worked. No noise came from the cafes nor B&Bs…