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Farewell to my newspaper column

All good things come to an end and as a regular columnist of Wokingham.Today since day one I couldn’t sneak off without saying goodbye. Originally writing weekly, then twice monthly to writing one column for the first Thursday of the month I am now retiring my column and this is it, my final column.

When Phil Creighton first asked me if I would write for the new local paper as he liked my writing, blogs and ramblings I was flattered, so gingerly I did indeed start writing, deleting and then with my eyes closed and fingers crossed emailed it across. That first morning with trepidation I opened the brand new paper and there it was along with all the local news. Over the years I have rambled and told yarns, shared local information and made the Welsh diaspora yearn for home with my Wales adventures. That’s hiraeth for you. Adventures continue and I’m now working with 4 ex Wales and Lions players (James Hook, Lee Byrne, Mike Phillips and Shane Williams) who have started a coffee company called FabFour Coffee as well as a gin company The Collective Spirits Co. They’ll hopefully be here next year at some stage during Wales Week Berkshire (19th February to 6th March 2022) as will other familiar Welsh faces.

Oh and some more news hot off the press ….. Wiltshire and Hampshire have recently joined Wales Week Worldwide.

So there you are then. That’s me signing off and I’ll see you after. Thank you Phil for trusting me with a column, and thank you to everyone who has read it and taken the trouble to get in touch. Wishing Wokingham.Today all the very best for the future, if I don’t see you around here I’ll see you in Wales.


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