Sunday, 29 November 2009

Owain Hughes

Just watched Gavin and Stacey. Help!

I don't get the "Owain Hughes" thing. Is it really a weird way of asking if he can speak Welsh?

Sunday, 22 November 2009


Today was a good Sunday with a great time of blessing in Park End, Presbyterian Church in the morning.

Tonight I preached in Radyr Methodist Church at Angela Simon's Admission Service as a local preacher. It was a joy to experience such fellowship and I'll fulfill my public promise to remember her in my prayers. We all thought that the first call of good preachers or teachers is to listen

I'll try a little harder.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Shane Williams

There were more than 50,000 of us in the Millennium Stadium this afternoon. It was a great joy to see Shane Williams score two brilliant tries. It was Stephen Jones who delighted us all with his quick thinking in the first half.

It's a great place to be when Wales are winning. Bring on the Australians.

Friday, 20 November 2009

All Wales Convention

This week has been increadibly busy around the launch of the All Wales Convention Report. It was hard work and good fun. The research has now, from our publioc service, been handed to the politicians.

Thursday, 12 November 2009


Smiled today when I noticed that someone could be paid up to £60,000 a year for keeping Wales "Tidy".

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Unexpected Voice

I had a voice today in the Welsh Labour leadership election. I didn't know, as someone who doesn't belong to a political party, that I could be involved. I always find voting fun and I think I made the right decision.

I have also thought a great deal today about Kim Howells' comments concerning Afghanistan. Spending the money on our soldiers being out there on security here sounds interesting. Surely, the thing isn't that simple?

Monday, 2 November 2009

The Journey

Tonight, I watched the deeply moving S4C program discussing the journey "Y Daith" of Aled Jones Williams. We were ordained together. Aled, is a poet, a priest and an alcoholic and has a journey to travel on.

As always, I was in awe of his genius and his frailty. I remain impressed by his faith and his fantastic gift of words. His tortured gift of words.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Stephen Fry

Have been following Stephen Fry on Twitter. Hope he feels mutch better after enjoying some sunshine. He seems bothered by "followers" being nasty to the Twitter who said that he was boring.

Have a nice break Stephen and don't be bothered by "Twitters".