The great thing about the new world we live in is that because I don’t write cheques anymore I haven’t had to scribble out 2019 and replace it with 2020. In fact, I think almost everything I do and every piece of kit I own automatically knows that we are in a new year. My… Continue reading 20/20 Vision
A special concert celebrating Mal's four decades of songwriting, with intimate performances of songs he composed for artists such as Cliff Richard and The Hollies and time spent on tour with Belinda Carlisle and Art Garfunkel. BBC Radio Wales New Year's Eve 7pm, New Year's day 9pm and BBC Sounds app throughout January https://youtu.be/4MFQMAYLS30
Here we are on the shortest day of the year after what has been for me one of the longest weeks of the year. It’s always busy leading up to Christmas, and this year has been no exception, but I have to say it’s been brilliant. The week got off to a terrific start on… Continue reading The Pope and The Icon
Well, looking on the bright side, now that the election is done and dusted, at least I’ll get another couple of hours back in my day. For the past month or so I’ve been obsessed with my twitter feed and all of the political shows and news headlines. At the end of the week I… Continue reading Time to get back to real life…
This week I channeled my inner David Attenborough to investigate a very special part of ‘Life on Earth’ in a little church hall. Back in the day they used to call it ‘Mother and Toddlers’ but that would be far too prescriptive these days. In fact, as a new grandfather I was made to feel… Continue reading It takes a village to raise a child
One of the things I remember about watching TV on Christmas Day afternoon as a kid was the adverts for holidays. No sooner had we put the Slade and Wizard records away than we had images of sun drenched beaches in prime time. Now you might not have started making your travel plans for 2020… Continue reading Back on the road…
I am by nature an optimistic pessimist. I think most of us are actually born optimistic, but life has a way of teaching us that pessimism is a way of damage limitation when things don’t work out the way we hoped. For example, take the National Lottery. We know the chances of winning are similar… Continue reading How to be more lucky?