This coming Thursday I’ll be reading from Writing on Water at First Thursday, Chapter Arts Centre, in Cardiff. It’ s been a while since I’ve been to Cardiff! But I’m exchanging the singing of the birds and the whistling in the trees, not forgetting the ripple of the stream in West Wales where I live, for a few hours in the city. I’m always a little afraid of cities, but once I’m there I’m fine, especially if there’s something cultural going on. But city landscapes have their own beauty, their own rhythm, and it’s good for all of us to step outside our little self-imposed world sometimes. So there I go, urban soul. And looking forward to meeting some old friends and maybe make some new ones!