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Watches Qatar, gently weeps…. - This column first appeared in The Western Mail in November 2022 It’s morally problematic world cup fever time. Over 60 years since we last qualified, it’s typical that this is the one … Continue Reading Watches Qatar, gently weeps….
Fight for your right (to moan like hell) - This column first appeared in The Western Mail in October 2022 It’s not every day you develop a sense of kinship with a random Scouse footballer. But it was hard … Continue Reading Fight for your right (to moan like hell)
We face a cost-of-living crisis – but kindness is free - This column first appeared in The Western Mail in September 2022 Fifteen winters ago, I stared at my baby boy – not yet one year of age, wrapped in layer … Continue Reading We face a cost-of-living crisis – but kindness is free
A love letter to Motown - This column first appeared in the Western Mail in August 2022 A needle drops smoothly into a groove.  The vinyl, dark and shiny as coal crystals, spins hypnotically.  My mam, … Continue Reading A love letter to Motown
On the joy of pockets - This column first appeared in The Western Mail in July 2022 My partner Alex says I never look more cheerful than when he compliments an outfit I’m wearing, and it … Continue Reading On the joy of pockets
Bread and roses: How outdoors art can inject new life into our streets - This column first appeared in The Western Mail in June 2022 A striking mural commemorating former Wales football manager Gary Speed appeared on the streets of Cardiff this week. Located … Continue Reading Bread and roses: How outdoors art can inject new life into our streets
Raise a glass to the “friendiversary” - This column first appeared in The Western Mail in May 2022 Llangrannog, Summer 1992, and the best human being I’ve ever known wandered into my life. Technically, she’d be quick … Continue Reading Raise a glass to the “friendiversary”
Beware the corporate “pinkwashing” of International Women’s Day - This column first appeared in The Western Mail in March 2022 I write this on International Women’s Day. It’s a day that increasingly makes me feel torn. I mean, in … Continue Reading Beware the corporate “pinkwashing” of International Women’s Day
No amount of streetlights will keep women safe on our streets - This article first appeared in The Western Mail in January 2022 Last week I led a run after a vigil held in memory of 23-year-old Ashling Murphy,  killed earlier this month … Continue Reading No amount of streetlights will keep women safe on our streets
On the fallacy of marriage - This column first appeared in The Western Mail in December 2021 There’s only one way to interpret the end of Bill and Melinda Gates’ 27-year union. The concept of marriage … Continue Reading On the fallacy of marriage

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