Welcome to Tales from the Marches, stories of a life lived in Montgomeryshire along the rural Powys/Shropshire border.

  • What I’m reading next…

    My ability to read travels forward in peaks and troughs.  The first quarter of the year was really productive, but the second looks to be less so.  I haven’t read a single book since March……

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  • I am in awe of my daughter

    I am in awe of my daughter

    I am in awe of my daughter and her classmates.  A simple statement, maybe… but this week, they have done something they should feel so proud of.  Our school is currently in consultation for closure….

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  • Reclaiming my writing

    Reclaiming my writing

    It’s been a long time since I have felt so lacking in creativity.  So long since I’ve lacked the inspiration to write anything.  And it’s frustrating.  But the more frustrated I become, the less I…

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  • After an absence…

    After an absence…

    It has been a while.  A while since I felt like writing anything.  To be honest, I’m not entirely sure I feel like writing this but I’m desperate to get back to writing.  What’s been…

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  • The Generation Gap

    The Generation Gap

    The whole Harry and Meghan saga has been shoved in my face each time I’ve opened social media.  Frankly, I don’t give a damn.  Important points were raised (institutionalised racism, maternal mental health, mental health…

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  • Why I am afraid to tell the truth

    Why I am afraid to tell the truth

    My therapy sessions seem to be raising some curious talking points, societal constructions that I have never considered as cornerstones to the difficulties I face in my relationships.  My last session began with an analogy…

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