Frank Mansell

Posted on 28/08/2016 By

Frank Mansell

Frank Mansell. It’s the twenty-third of August 2016. Bobby and I are sitting at the Laurie Lee bar in the Woolpack pub at Slad in Gloucestershire. Him talking to anyone who will listen. Me thinking about Frank Mansell. A poet and close friend of Diddley’s. She grew up and went to her first school in…

Dream Island

Posted on 21/08/2016 By

Looking across to Skomer, Dream Island.

“Dream Island” Do you have a special place? Somewhere away from home that transcends all others. Somewhere that despite the wonders of the world you may have seen always draws you back. Time after time. Year after year. A place where whatever the weather, the season, or your circumstances seems to hold out a welcome…

Welcome to Mindfully Bertie

Posted on 01/08/2016 By

Mindfully Bertie

This is a preview of what is to come and, hopefully, amuse you. A smile is all I ask of you. My name is Bertie. I am a teddy bear. I do think a lot as many bears do and have done in the past. Some far more famous than I. My best friend is…