Author Archives: Martin

The face of capitalism

Was horrified to see that P&O have started to charge for life-jackets on the Larne ferry to Cairnryan.  In the panic to evacuate your sinking ship you are expected to fumble around for 20p in order to save your life.   Paupers go down along with the captain I suppose!

Heart beat

A short experimental film-poem about a short section of the Heart of Wales railway.

World premiere in a 2 person horse box cinema on a sloping field during Knucklas17.  I’m trying not to let it go to my head.

Diarrhoea Diorama

Damn clever horses in these parts. Here is a highly creditable 3D model of Ailsa Craig made by a 3 year old gelding called Rheidol Bomber.
And for reference, here’s a pile of horse shit.

Farewell Juliet Tango

Off to the aeroplane hospital you go. Hopefully to emerge transmogrified in time for Ludlow Fringe Festival. Courtesy of Matt Smart Sculptor.

Mad dogs and madder dogs

…out in the midday sun yesterday. The walk from Aberystwyth to Borth, visually stunning, physically exhilarating and nature-watchingly spectacular. A pair of swirling choughs just north of Clarach and a Great Grey Shrike high above Sarn Gynfelin. The day capped with a Dolphin lazily swimming 10 yards off shore to ale-supping delight from the deck of the Victoria Inn.

View from cliffs above Sarn Gynfelin on the Cambrian coast.

The Impartial Explorer

Page extract from The Impartial ReporterWould you look at that… Belfast Newsletter a week last Wednesday – and the Impartial Reporter a week later.  And all under a delightfully poetic headline.

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