Palm Sunday bimble on the Black Mountains

Palm Sunday is known as The Flowers Sunday in Wales – Sul y Blodau (Phonetically – Seal urh blodye) – and it is a big thing. Tradionally it is the day we tend to loved ones graves and put flowers in rememberence and to honour them. Yesterday I did just that, honoured my grandparents, my […]

Set Lusting Bruce: A Bruce Springsteen Podcast

Winter comes and winter goes. Spring is trying to kick the dampness of the Welsh winter into touch and I am just dying to get out on a bike to have some fun again. I am giving myself a big fat ‘F’ for blogging this winter but I am back on the keyboard and writing […]

Dad and Mad

There aren’t many people who immediately impress with their politeness, friendliness, personality, talent and ambition which is a mile wide at its thinnest point; but when that spark of inspiration is still a youngster, you realise that you are waaaayyy later to the party than you first thought! Meet Mad from ‘Dad & Mad’ on […]

The Unseen Disability

Each day I wake up in a different state of pain. I pull myself upright, assess how bad my waking pain is, take whatever meds I need to take, to take the edge off, then breakfast, shower, dress – with my wifes’ help occassionally, before I set out for the day. The pain you get […]

CODA

We took a trip to Gloucester Massachusetts yeterday, where the excellent films ‘The Perfect Storm’ and ‘CODA’ where filmed. The weather was bright, but chilly and the scenery was idyllic.  The film CODA is one of my all time favourites. The story is of a hugely talented singer, played excellently by Emilia Jones (the hugely […]

Ink

I can remember in the early days after the accident when swimming helped so much.  Trying to dress in the changing rooms was always a challenge as I wasn’t too well balanced on my pins. But the real problem was people staring at the surgical scars on my legs. At this stage I had had […]

My folks were Superheroes

My parents were superheroes. Fact. They may not have worn capes or been able to fly but my parents were true blue superheroes. I certainly don’t think my recovery after the accident would have been as successful without their help. Sadly, my mam passed away seven years ago and my dad isn’t as strong and […]

Feliz Ano Nuevo!

Happy new year!! I hope you all had a great Christmas. Thanks to all who have bought copies of my book for presents and I hope all who received my book are pleased with their present and are really happy.  I am really happy. I have just returned from Tenerife (my favourite place to holiday […]

American Heartbeat

If you dig out your copy of the book, you will see a dedication from my buddy Dom who owns that great motorcycle accessory store Route 32 in New Hope, Pennsylvania. If you then flip through to Chapter 8: Rock and Roll Rick, you can read about our adventures in St Louis, on that great […]

Thunder Road

“The screen door slams. Mary’s dress sways….” Ok, this isn’t quite Springsteen’s Thunder Road, but rather the motorcycle dealership in Bridgend where I got my Indian Scout from.  To celebrate the dealership being welcomed into the Completely Motorcycles Group, I had a very kind invitation to talk and sign a few books last week. Man, […]