Category: Wales

Chepstow Presentation and Book Signing

Ten years ago, whilst doing my nursing Teaching & Assessing qualification, I had to do a ten-minute presentation (on the diabetic foot ulcer of all things) to six people, including my tutor. The build-up of nerves was awful, I spoke too quickly and exhaled a huge sigh of relief afterwards. I now find myself partaking … Continue reading Chepstow Presentation and Book Signing

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The Ancient Port of Chepstow

To celebrate the release of Secret Chepstow, here is snippet from the book It is hard to believe Chepstow was once such a busy, bustling, international trading port. According to the booklet The Chepstow Story by The Chepstow Society, a port developed in Chepstow shortly after the Normans came to power and early shipping is mentioned … Continue reading The Ancient Port of Chepstow

The mysterious deserted medieval village of Lancaut, near Chepstow

    Approximately a mile north of Chepstow, on English side of the River Wye and right on the the border of Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, sit the ruins of an old church, as seen above. It is all that remains of a medieval village, plus a still-working farm further up the hill behind the church; … Continue reading The mysterious deserted medieval village of Lancaut, near Chepstow

Digression and Historical Obsession

Hmmm ... I seemed to have developed a terrible habit since my writing career has become professional. There is, of course, procrastination; many writers seem to suffer this and makes me feel less lonely and not the malingerer I imagined myself to be. Telling myself to be grateful for getting a publishing contract only for … Continue reading Digression and Historical Obsession