Author Archives: twynog1

Immigrants versus Natives

For the first time yesterday, my volunteer day at Dinefwr deer park, Llandeilo, I was able to spend some time in the newly rebuilt Castle Woods Hide at the southern end of the park. The resident mallards and coots had … Continue reading

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Genoa: the noise, the dirt and the splendour

We arrived by train on Sunday, and it took a long time to find a toilet, which then charged us I euro each. How I miss the old French style pissoire: a simple shelter, a modicum of privacy, zero-carbon and … Continue reading

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Florence re-evaluated

I like to record my first impressions of places and people. These are quite literally prejudices – pre-judgements. With more knowledge I can revise my opinions, so here is the way I see Florence after a week as a tourist. … Continue reading

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Conspicuous Consumption in Florence

Florence: a city dependent on tourism that doesn’t like tourists. Almost nothing is free – even the green spaces in the old city are expensive. Motor scooters scoot down every back alley, elegant cars squeeze into tiny spaces, everywhere in … Continue reading

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Concert for Madagascar

This year marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the first missionaries to travel from Wales to Madagascar, and Money for Madagascar, a brilliant charity that began life here in South West Wales, organised a stellar concert to mark the occasion. It … Continue reading

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