Talking and listening, acting and understanding.

First posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016 I arrived home from work yesterday to find my doormat buried under a selection of leaflets from various political parties looking to secure my vote in the Welsh Assembly Elections next week. Lots of glossy stuff, lots of words, promises, talk of what’s been achieved and what will be achieved […]

Through the eyes of the visitor

First posted Thursday, March 24, 2016 Earlier this week I attended an event showcasing some of the work that has been going on in Pembrokeshire to bring even more of the heritage and culture of the county to life. There has been an extensive programme of community engagement events to identify some of the ‘hidden’ […]

What’s next for Digital Tourism?

First published Thursday, January 28, 2016 We all know that the digital world continues to evolve at a rapid pace, and with it the expectations of the consumer and client. Whether it’s social media, video, e-commerce, augmented reality, virtual reality or something else again, the technology doesn’t stand still, and the way in which it […]

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Press Release first published Wednesday, January 13, 2016  “A little magic can take you a long way” as Roald Dahl once said, and in 2016, the centenary of his birth, one man is setting out to help us all find a little more magic. Ollie Cole, known to many throughout Pembrokeshire as the voice of the […]


First published Friday, December 11, 2015 A short post, as I’m dedicating some time to reading. The book in question – Essentialism: The Dedicated Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown, recommended to me by Sue Heatherington of Waterside Consulting. I read the whole book, cover to cover last night, and am now going back to […]

Pride, Passion and Potential – Part 3

First published Wednesday, December 9, 2015 This week I’ve attended a seminar and a separate meeting, which in quite different ways have once again shown what can happen when enough people believe in making a difference and do more than just talk about it. From the growth and development of digital tourism, to the plans for […]

The Rise of Digital Tourism

First published Tuesday, December 8, 2015 This morning I attended a seminar hosted by Sequence looking at Digital Tourism. For many in the tourism industry the concept is not a new one, though it can still at times seem rather baffling and perhaps generating more questions than answers. However, what is clear is that the tourism […]

Extend the hand of friendship.

First published Sunday, December 6, 2015 What is friendship? What does it mean to you? In a world where it seems we are perhaps increasingly suspicious of everyone around us, those we do trust as friends are perhaps more and more important. In amongst the near constant stream of bad news from all over the world, […]

Pride, Passion and Potential – Part 2

First posted Friday, October 16, 2015 Passion – any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. Pride – something that causes a person or persons to be proud; pleasure or satisfaction taken in something done by or belonging to oneself or believed to reflect credit upon oneself; a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit,or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed inbearing, conduct, etc. Potential – possible, as opposed to actual; capable of being or becoming (definitions sourced from – each word has multiple definitions, the above are a selection of examples) The world we live in is changing. On the one hand news stories and social media feeds are filled with stories of destruction, hatred, war, loss, prejudice…. […]

Pride, Passion and Potential

First posted Friday, October 16, 2015 I live in a beautiful part of the United Kingdom. The coast is only ever a few minutes away from wherever I may be, if I turn inland there’s a choice of many pleasant and peaceful footpaths to follow, and there are several places where the night sky can […]