Don’t Shoot Me Cardiff

In the light of uproar over food critic Jay Rayner’s comments on Cardiff’s food scene, I pick the highlights of my recent visit to the Welsh capital. If there’s one thing to be learned from the recent saga of Jay Rayner vs. the City of Cardiff, it’s that some words are better left unsaid. Little…

New website!

Those of you who check in on this blog from time to time may well have noticed that not much has happened here of late. After a burst of productivity over the summer, buoyed by an enthusiastic response to my piece on Pitt Cue, best laid plans to produce at least one article per week…

Feature: Wilderness 2016 Part 4 – The End

Sunday ​And so we get to Sunday morning, the beginning of the end, always a melancholy moment of any festival with its back to school feeling and two day suspended hangover. This one begins with the confirmation of what I knew was coming all weekend but didn’t want to admit; all of the girls are…

Feature: Wilderness 2016 Part 2 – Friday Night/Saturday Morning

Arrival ​Like all good festivals, there’s absolutely zero sign of Wilderness until suddenly it’s taking up your entire field of vision, and there’s no denying it looks glorious with leaves in bloom and sun blazing down on the hillside. Anticipating late arrival we stumped up for a pre-allocated plot with its own car park, but to begin…