The Book of Aber

The Book of Aber is a personal portrait of Aberystwyth told through 170 full-colour photographs. The book is divided into 16 chapters, each of which contains a short introduction (in English and Welsh) and a range of images on that subject. Two years in the making,...

How to be Cool

Out at dinner with friends recently, I said something about a new cafe being nice but not ‘cool’. “Cool?” my friend asked, eyebrows heading north, “What does that even mean?” I looked down at my pint of foreign beer with logo-alligned glass and pondered. I was...

Aber Winter

It’s warm in here Cafe 48 lovee She says when I ask Looking at the loyalty card, the matching Tees… 48th ‘Cafe #1’ Not quite 50. A long way from the top. It’s cold as a bastard outside As my father-in-law would say. Wooly hats and fleecy tops...

Valentines Day

What a bore New lovers brag success Cocky with cocksure knowing Nothing About nothing At all Old lovers slow clap from sidelines filled With bruised and broken veins Cheer without conviction They meet the gaze of those still unchosen That unjust army Those unlovely...

I Want to Be…

I want to be great. A great lover of great women. Proud. Prowess. Excess. A spectacular dongle Hangs to my side. A battleaxe to make the feeble tremble. I want to be strong. Big man arms. Broadside Chesty Bond Big throttle handshake Pinch those biceps. Ooohh… They’ll...