Dream Island


Amber. A Tribute.

Amber. Bobby: “How sad it is that two lovely, stylish, talented ladies died before their time. Amber at just 45. She had become a successful photographer in that cut throat freelance world. Fashion especially. Her distinctive style stood out when you read the colour supplements and other magazines that her mother saved with such pride….


When Little White Van met Little Miss Naughty.

Little White Van. This is the first ( and maybe the last!) story about LWV. Little White Van. The time he spent with Little Miss Naughty. As you can see, it is an alternative story written in the Mr Men book of that name. Scribbled in a Youth Hostel at Trefin when Bobby, in his…


Skokholm Island. A Welsh Trilogy. Part 3: Kenny, Birdringer.

Kenny: Birdringer. We arrived at Martin’s Haven on Tuesday. A group grabbed Bobby’s heavy gear and carried it up the steps to the boat. We knew we were with friends for a week. On this, the finale of our trilogy, we talk to Kenny Birdringer. OK, that’s not his real surname, but it has a…


Skokholm Island. A Welsh Trilogy. Part 2: Kate Strudwick, Musician.

Kate Strudwick: Composer, Writer, Musician. Bobby has met all sorts of people on the islands. Richard Brown (Warden) told him last year that ornithologists are only one group. There are artists, photographers and people like a Bobby who loves wild, free places that have an element of safe passage about them. But, in all those…


Skokholm Island. A Welsh trilogy. Part 1: Giselle Eagle, Ornithologist.

Giselle Eagle: Ornithologist. Just over a year ago, the very first blog posted for Mindfully Bertie was entitled “Dream Island”. A story about a beautiful island off the Welsh coast, and Bobby’s love affair with Pembrokeshire and its islands. A year later, we are back to start a Welsh season for Mindfully Bertie. Commencing with…


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…


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