Words for me are more than a vehicle of communication. Words make you an explorer of emotion, a trawler of knowledge, a joker, a sage, a complete work.

Words have power beyond marks on a page.
“That look spoke volumes.”
“A picture speaks a thousand words.”

But words are things, and a small drop of ink,

Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces

That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.”

– George Gordon, Lord Byron

Over the decades I have written verse when it was impossible to express my emotions. For me it is a completely therapeutic mode.


I enjoy creative writing, and non-fiction. I have kept journals over the years, and tried my hand at short stories.


Playing with language can be a great pastime; exploring sounds and meanings, and teasing out what’s behind the commonplace.

Creative Design #8

It’s been over a month since I’ve shared my work, and I am truly surprised by how much time has gone by. But I certainly haven’t been idle, just busy with study. I have been working on my fourth Welsh Highland Railway Station poster – and the one nearest to where I live, in the…

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Creative design #7

Another station on the Welsh Highland Railway, Rheilffordd Eryri in Welsh, with a perfect backdrop of Mount Snowdon, Yr Wyddfa. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and England, and a short walk from the station carpark is the start of one of the six recommended climbs to the summit. At 8.5 miles/12km, the Rhyd…

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Changing focus

Can small changes to our living space improve well-being by altering our focus? Wow. That’s quite a question.But I’m not thinking of improving well-being in terms of being calmer, more relaxed, more chilled. Neither am I thinking about moving furniture, changing colour schemes, nor dipping into Feng Shui. My question is about changing the place…

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Creative design #6

End of the line As part of my journey into using Affinity Designer I created a ‘railway poster style’ image for the Welsh Highland Railway (WHR) Station in Caernarfon, North Wales. It’s a metal and glass, minimalist architecture structure on the outskirts of the town. In complete contrast is the evocative Harbour Station in Porthmadog,…

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