I get so many emails from people with my name spelled incorrectly, in spite of the replying party having my correctly-spelled name IN THE EMAIL ADDRESS. So, after months of procrastination, I gathered a tonne of these misspellings together, and put them into a book, and decided to crowdfund it. The campaign is here, if … Continue reading MY NAME: THE BOOK
Unfortunately, the Kickstarter campaign for the book was unsuccessful, not even reaching the halfway mark in the end. I'm disappointed obviously, but I knew from the outset that it was a very niche project to run. On the positive side, the support the book did get was very good to see, and I had some … Continue reading Cardiff Railway Book Update #4
I'm pleased to announce the launch of my Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of my "Retracing The Cardiff Railway" book! The campaign runs from June 23rd to July 23rd, and I truly hope you'll help make this book a reality. Please head over to the Kickstarter campaign page to back the project! As regular … Continue reading Retracing The Cardiff Railway: Kickstarter Campaign Launches!
More progress is being made on obtaining the variety of vintage and modern photography needed for the book - I've had some further conversations with local photographers Ceri Jones and Dave Hilling and secured some great pictures from the 1980's through to the present for the Nantgarw - Tongwynlais portion of the book. I also … Continue reading Cardiff Railway Book Update #3
Preliminary work on my Cardiff Railway book project is still moving ahead. I'm still in the process of trying to nail down some solid pricing quotes for the book, from both local and national printers - it's that tricky compromise between cost and quality. I don't want to skimp, I really want this book to … Continue reading Cardiff Railway Book Update #2
Prior to my announcement of my plan to do this book, I had already made some arrangements to get official use of photographs for it. Through Rhondda Cynon Taff council, National Library of Scotland, through to individual photographers via eBay and Flickr, I wanted to make sure I had enough content. This past Thursday, I … Continue reading Cardiff Railway Book Update #1
As regular readers of this little blog will know, I've enjoyed writing some small blogs about the former Cardiff Railway. When I moved to Rhydyfelin, just outside the South Wales Valleys, I had little idea that it was once the terminus for a former railway, before it was buried under the A470 road and other … Continue reading Retracing The Cardiff Railway: The Book