Welcome to another Thursday evening and therefore it’s time for Teaser Video Four – The Vets, from my Dog Lover’s Dream Collection. This verse was the sad one to record as it is all about that feeling you have when your dog isn’t well. Charlie, Rory and James really reflected the sombre mood for me in this video. For all those of you with pets, I’m know you will relate to this…
It was with great pleasure to be invited back to school today! Alfie and I visited my old school Rydal Penrhos, Colwyn Bay to share our stories with the pupils.
We started the day with a lovely walk in Pwllycrochan woods just above Rydal and then headed down for morning session at the school. The day started in the library with the reception class and years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 throughout the morning.
Thank you so much once again for sharing my second teaser video over the last week. This process is certainly making time go whizzing by as it is now week 3, so that means it’s time to reveal the third teaser video. I think this would be Alfie’s favourite as it was all based on him being at the park.
So here it is Teaser Video Three – At the Park:
Hopefully you all enjoyed the first teaser video, which I released last week. I was pleased to see that it got a good response on my social media channels and it was shared among friends. Thank you!
As promised it is now time to release Teaser Video Two – Coffee and Cake… Continue reading “Teaser Video Two – Coffee and Cake”
So the time has come to release the first of six teaser videos featuring my labradoodle Alfie, star of the book series A Dog Lover’s Dream. I am so very excited to share this special film, which was made in conjunction with Bangor University. It really is the result of hard work from Charlie Wells, Rory Farmer and James Gair-Owen. I must say thank you again to this amazing trio!
Sorry for the delay!
So it has been almost a couple of months since I last wrote in the Journal. In the meantime, I have been a busy bee preparing for the Beaumaris 50’s Club presentation. Oh and the small matter of prepping my Christmas book too, which is now printed! But more about that another time. Here’s an update on how my presentation went – My Life in a Poet’s World, the Story so Far!
A Dog Lover’s Dream, from the book to the film…
The making of A Dog Lover’s Dream in film all came about when I met Alix Charnley. She works for Bangor University and connects the University’s resources through a Santander Talent initiative. She had come to discuss a project for Colwyn Bay Motorcycles, my day job. Alix and I got chatting about my book and decided that it would be fantastic to turn it into a series of films. These would feature the real Alfie and myself and form a launch platform for the book.
12 sample copies…
They arrived, printed and published, I couldn’t contain my excitement at receiving the first 12 sample copies of my book A Dog Lover’s Dream. It was just incredible to hold onto a book that I had written. However, thank goodness for a small sample run as a close friend spotted a typo!
Tell me what you are dreaming about…
The inspiration for A Dog Lover’s Dream came to me one gloomy November evening as I was sat cosy in my pyjamas in front of a logburner. Alfie, my labradoodle was stretched out on his bed enjoying the warm.
From the beginning…
I’m not entirely sure where the initial story of all this began nor where to start this Journal as the whole experience has been new to me. I have been dabbling in an unfamiliar world! So, to begin with, I’ll explore the run up to writing A Dog Lover’s Dream. This instalment will take us from Summer 2016 through to Winter 2016.