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Great Educational Christmas gifts – 12 ideas for children and families

It drives me crazy to watch my kids wasting time watching nonsensical videos on YouTube or playing their latest game non-stop. It's the usual parental prerogative of trying to make sure that they are constantly learning and growing, but also... Continue Reading →


New poem – Desperately

I have just added some new poems to the Poetry section of this website, including Fields and Factories (which I wrote on a recent train journey) and my latest poem Desperately (which takes me back to the typical Christmas of my... Continue Reading →

5 Minutes With…Soulla Christodoulou

Soulla is an author and former teacher who is about to publish a brand new book, The Summer Will Come. Soulla is involved in lots of interesting projects, including work with a Californian charity and Children's creative writing classes. We... Continue Reading →

5 Minutes With…David Brayley

David is an author and sports writer from Swansea. He has just finished his fifth book, Champion of Champions, after success with books like the critically-acclaimed There's Only Two Tony Cotteys, and Premier League Diary with Wales football Captain Ashley Williams, a... Continue Reading →

Life is too short, be brave and be happy – career advice

Life is too short to stay in a situation that makes you unhappy. Many have heard the phrase and may agree with the principle, but how practical is it in reality, and how do you approach change? Change can be... Continue Reading →

Crowdfunding art with M J Forster – the next phase

A couple of weeks ago I talked about how crowdfunding art may create a new generation of artists and supporters, the benefit being that artists can fund unique works and supporters could even receive a unique item in return (as... Continue Reading →

5 Minutes With…Natalie Redman

I sat down with blogger Natalie Redman for a chat about her brilliantly named UpYourVlog website. Natalie covers a wide range of subjects on her site, and has a big number of fans and followers. We talked about how she... Continue Reading →

Crowdfunded art – the new way to connect artists and fans?

I am a huge fan of art, though it is in the 'I may not know art, but I know what I like'  sense and I am therefore not the most cultured (or knowledgeable) in the world. I really enjoy modern,... Continue Reading →

5 Minutes With…Ricky Knight Jr

Ricky Knight Jr is from the famous Knight family of British wrestling. His family own and run the WAW wrestling promotion, and he is the nephew of WWE superstar (and former Women's Champion) Paige. We talked about how he got... Continue Reading →

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