Hello and Welcome


It was with great excitement that I took the call from Orchard Entertainment last month to tell me that Paolo Nutini was set to headline in Singleton Park on 20 June. After some negotiation, I had secured two pairs of tickets as a competition prize, details of which can be found on this home page. You can either email your entry or send me a postcard – all correct entries will be entered into a draw on 31st May.


Tickled Pink

Think Floyd, a Pink Floyd tribute band are appearing on stage at the Grand Theatre on 19 May and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. As if these two competitions weren’t enough, we have two more; dinner, bed and breakfast at the Best Western Heronston Hotel and Spa in Bridgend, and rejuvenation and fat freezing treatments courtesy of LipoCoolSlim. Do enter – someone has to win!


Please go to our Lifestyle & Leisure pages for your chance to WIN PAOLO NUTINI and THINK FLOYD tickets and our Health & Wellbeing pages for the HERONSTON HOTEL AND SPA and LipoCoolSlim competitions


Ladybird, Ladybird

If like me, you have noticed a vast number of ladybirds congregating in the corners of your windows, you will be interested to read Dr Isabella Brey’s article on page 46. This pretty little insect is in fact a killer and a cannibal. I’m sure that Caroline Thomas and Fulke Andel will be happy to see the increase in the ladybird population as they help to keep the green and blackfly at bay.


Walk this Way

John Ashley is back this month with a walk around Porthcawl. On his travels he found a restaurant called The BAY, and he wondered if Simon and I had branched out! As if we would have the time to take on another business – but we might take a trip to Porthcawl and check it out.


Eating Out

Our restaurant reviews this month feature PA’s in Mumbles and the Pantygwydr in Oxford Street. Both come highly recommended if you haven’t already tried them. People often comment that it must be great to eat out in the course of our business. They seem to assume that we go at the local restaurant’s invitation. I can categorically state that we book our table just like any other customer and pay for all our food and drink. This is the only way that we can bring you an unbiased review.


Let’s Hear It For The Boys

Chantele Cross-Jones concentrates on men’s fashion in her article this month. She has found some really interesting pieces that will perk up the dullest wardrobe, with shoes in a myriad of colours that were once only available to women. If you have a fashion dilemma, and would like Chantele to help you find the perfect outfit or key wardrobe piece for next season, just drop us an email or letter and she will make a suggestion.


Advance Warning

Next month TheBAY will be a double issue for May and June. May contains two Bank Holidays which make it a very short working month. We are also expecting the arrival of a new member of TheBAY team early in May, and he will undoubtedly take up a lot of our time in the first couple of weeks. Subscribers will not miss out as their subscription will run for eleven months instead of ten.


Have a great month!


Grandma to be!......Lesley