Hello

Thanks for coming.

Press pic - Dixe Wills (credit- Erin Marie Clark) lower res

I used to have something brilliant and witty to welcome readers with but I deleted it by accident and then lost the will to carry on.

Instead, you’ve got this.

Erm, hello.

You may know me from C4’s Paul Merton’s Secret Stations, the series inspired by my book Tiny Stations, or from BBC2’s Britain Goes Camping, or from my Guardian travel articles, or from my books. Or, of course, you might have come here because you misspelt the name of the Dixie Chicks and have no idea who I am (well done for reading this far though).

Whichever if the case, thank you for coming. You can hit the tabs above for info on three of my books.

There’s also something about some tiny islands you can read below. Why this isn’t on the page marked ‘Tiny Islands’ only wordpress will be able to tell you, I’m afraid.

 

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5 thoughts on “Hello

  1. Wow – lovely photos! Campbell’s Platform gives every impression of being in a model railway (as does Penhelig), and Conwy looks like one of those little towns you see in the curves of the track. Beasdale and Dunrobin Castle both look quite inviting – the kind of places where you’d feel happy enough to peg out a tent – and Lochailort looks great too.

    The Strategic Rail Authority release statistics every year showing which stations in the UK are the most and least-used. In 3rd place this year was Tees-side Airport (located nowhere near Durham Airport), 2nd place was Coombe Junction Halt, and 1st was your very own Shippea Hill! The unfortunate driver who was involved in the carrots incident did not die in vain, then.

    I realise that you may not want to do this, but you mentioned in Tiny Stations that ‘I took a small video of my physical state after leaving Loch Dhu’. Is their any chance that we could see it? Please?

  2. Hey – thanks for that! Great photos.

    We were watching Le Merton last week and wondered whether he’d pinched your idea when suddenly there you were! What a treat!

    Glad to see Penychain made it to the list. I chuckled to remember your linguistic blushes at the unintended mispronunciation when we were flogging magazine subs at Sprung Hovis all those years ago! tee-hee…

    Are you being hunted yet? We have a shed with no wifi or phone signal if you need it!

    Go well,

    Caroline x

    • Ah yes, the thrilling episode at Penychain does indeed make the book, so now everyone knows how poor my Welsh both was (and regrettably still is).

      Not hunted, sadly. Story of my life.

      Dx

  3. Hi Dixe. I reckon that, having sampled cloudy cider for yourself, you may be on to something. This was noticed by the Private Eye (enlightening as ever).

    Article in the Guardian: “Why is the Olympic diving pool green? The good news is it’s not urine”

    Accompanying advert:

    “Thatchers Haze: what cloudy cider’s supposed to taste like”

    I kid thee not.

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