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Welcome

Hello, thanks for dropping into my online home. This site covers my writing and my life in Turkey and Pembrokeshire. It has been running for way too long, evolving all the time (sort of like me) and it covers topics as diverse as living abroad and running a business, learning to scuba dive, cooking seasonally, travel in Wales, Turkey and Mexico and the occassional article on writing. There are some pretty photographs, some purplish prose and some useful information. I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions I’m easy to contact either by email or social media. […]

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National Pet Month – An update on our International Animals

As it is National Pet Month I thought I would give an update on our animals. We have been back in Pembrokeshire for just over two years and our Turkish dogs are now Welsh dogs, thicker of coat and used to the doggy free for all of the beaches and fields where people are unlikely to heave a brick at them. Shadow is now well into her middle years, her muzzle is greying, the white patch on her chest spreading and by the evening she is a little stiff but she still lopes with that glorious graceful stride and lies […]

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Entranced by the light – Glaslyn Estuary, Porthmadog

The right kind of light wakes me. I was deep in a weird dream and the light must have prodded and poked at my closed lids until I opened my eyes and looked out of the low window and saw the sunrise on the long ridges of ripples in the sand. “Finally, golden light!”           I wriggle to the end of the bed, accidently kicking Nick who grunts and mutters “What?”           “Sunlight,” I say, “Dawn sunlight.”           I grab my small GoPro camera from the cluttered dressing table and kneeling on the carpet, my elbows on the cold smooth slate, I press […]

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Having Heart – A trip around Wales

I have travelled all round Wales this week; a road trip that took us east to Brecon and Monmouth before turning North and following the marches up to Shrewsbury where we veered back west and trailed the river into the iron heart of Wales at Llangollen and then on into Snowdonia through the slate slab mountains and the realm of the Grey King to the wide estuaries of the north coast where the lost lands lie under the cloaking sands.

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The Confetti Days of May

Pembrokeshire in May is like standing at the kissing gate of a country church celebrating an old fashioned wedding. The air is full of flying blossom like confetti and the shades of pink and white from the hawthorn, the cherry and the apple whirl joyously across the garden as if thrown by playful angels. We have a bumper blossom season this year; the winter was mild, March came in like a lamb and only managed a half hearted roar on the way out, April was blessed with quick showers and surprising sunshine and now May is wind tossed and bright […]

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Newly Agented Author – Think of it as like a racing stable

I don’t want this blog to turn into a look at my writing journey thing because honestly I’ve been writing Being Koy for more years than I care to remember and it has always had loads of variety; recipes mixed in with a little advice on living and working abroad, scuba diving and travelling, and a lot of pretty pictures of Turkey and Pembrokeshire. I’m happy to leave it like that, it works, and it suits my grasshopper mind. But there will inevitably be a few posts about writing and this is one of them. I have made myself a […]