“To a budding artist I would tell them to get your work out to where the people are. Don’t worry too much about getting your pieces in galleries. Get them up in cafes, restaurants and take part in street markets like this. I’ve sold a shedload of paintings this weekend.” #cardiff #wales #painter #artist #galleries #painting
“My happiest moments are the times when I’m alone in the dark. But spiritually I feel I’m not alone.
“I got to the stage where I simply hated the job I was in. I wanted to escape the world and not have to care about money. I left my job a few days ago and in a couple of weeks I’m off to Thailand to couchsurf and travel. I’m not sure how long the money will last, but I think this will be one of the happiest moments in my life.” #cardiff #wales #couchsurfing #travel #quitjob #thailand
“My happiest moment was when I saw Tinie Tempah. I had never seen someone big perform live before.
“I’d say live life to the full but I don’t know if I really believe that anymore. What with drugs, alcohol, partying… is that really living life to the full?
“I’ve been driving trucks for 50 years. The truck is my home. I carry gear all around Europe for big events – staging, lighting rigs, sound equipment – stuff like that. Over the years I’ve been part of the crew for the London Olympics, the Glastonbury festival, Reading festival and have been on the road with some big names in music – Rihanna, oh – and One Direction. They’re a bunch of spoilt brats who can’t sing!” #cardiff #wales #truck #driver #onedirection #rihanna #glastonbury
“My biggest struggle was maintaining a relationship with my eldest daughter after my first marriage broke down. It was just so fucking difficult. Don’t ever get divorced!
“I studied Law in Cardiff and graduated a couple of years ago. I finally start a law job in September, although since I graduated I’ve sent off a soul shattering number of job applications and received an equivalent number of rejections. If I could give some advice to my pre-university self it would be to not be a bitch, don’t be shy and just get out there and mix with people. Having contacts in Law is so important.” #cardiff #wales #graduate #law #university #bitch
“I have a problem with my temper. There was one time when I became really angry with something my wife had said, but instead of hitting her I smashed my guitar against the wall. I took the wrecked guitar to my local guitar shop to get fixed and it came back to me looking like new. I wouldn’t be able to say the same had I dealt with my temper the other way.” #cardiff #wales #guitar #temper #anger
“I had a pretty difficult childhood where my Dad often abused my Mum. My brother tended to ignore what was happening whilst I got angry about it and confronted her asking what she was going to do to help herself. Of course being a kid I didn’t know the full story and everything wasn’t as black and white as it appeared. They’re still together today but the situation has turned on its head in a way. My Dad’s health is failing and my Mum is [...more] #cardiff #wales #childhood #abuse…
“What did you win your medal for?” “Being first place in everything!