Rarely more than a centimetre in length, yet with exquisitely intricate patterns and often rich and beautiful colours, plant bugs (family Miridae) are living proof that the best things do, indeed, come in the smallest packages Like their largerRead More
It’s Good To Talk THE CONCLUSION OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR CAME ON THE 7TH/8TH MAY 1945. THE COUNTRY CELEBRATED ON WHAT CAME TO BE KNOWN AS VE DAY – VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY, AND THIS MONTH MARKS THE 71STRead More
The Way Things Were by Aatish Taseer (Picador £16.99) We welcome a serious new Indian novel by a British/Indian writer Aatish Taseer, whose book The Way Things Were is a work that is as important in analysing the natureRead More
TheBAY ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ONCE AGAIN WE’VE TEAMED UP WITH OUR GOOD FRIENDS AT GOODWOOD… AND WE’RE OFFERING NOT ONE, BUT TWO PRIZES THIS YEAR! WIN tickets to the 2016 Moving Motor Show One reader will win aRead More
IF CAMPING UNDER CANVAS FILLS YOU WITH DREAD, THEN THINK ABOUT GLAMPING – CAMPING BUT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF ADDED LUXURY. LIZ BARRY HEADED TO NORTH WALES TO SEE IF IT WAS AS GLAMOROUS AS IT WAS MADE OUTRead More
I hope you like our cover photograph, it’s one of Liz Barry’s photographs of the wild flowers that brightened up the verges in the city last year. Liz has produced some lovely cards from her photographs, one of which is the same as our front cover. You can purchase this set of 6 cards for £9.99 by sending a cheque made payable to Liz Barry to 1 Cae Banc, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9DN or call 01792 290486 to pay by debit/credit card – they are blank so are suitable for all sorts of occasions.
Any of you who have experience of producing a monthly newsletter or mailer will appreciate just how quickly the months pass by, when you are working to a deadline. The Easter holiday in March delayed the production of the April issue, which had the knock on effect of giving us less than three weeks to produce this edition. So I would like to give a big shout out for all our regular contributors, who stepped up to the plate and delivered their copy early. We get so many emails, letters and calls from readers who all love receiving their copy each month; I always tell them that it is down to the loyal band of writers who make the magazine what it is.
I have another big thank you to say this month, to ASG the Autocare Services Group who came to my rescue when my car gave up on me last month. Without their intervention, we would not have been able to get the 1000’s of copies to our distributors. See the story in our motoring section.
Tatiana Bento’s recipe for the month of May is roasted goat, but if you can’t get hold of kid, lamb will work well as a substitute. Tatiana is based in the Algarve in Portugal, where goat is much more readily available.
Rachel Jamison’s vegan recipe for chocolate love pots is a sweet treat for everyone, regardless of your dietary persuasion.
We have a couple of new contributors this month. Stephen Miles who is a regular reader, contacted us when he returned from a winter walking holiday in Lanzarote. Stephen has just returned from a city break in Poznan, Poland, and I look forward to bringing you his article on this interesting city in a future issue. Our second newbie is Steve Paris who is an expert on Apple products such as iPhones and iPads. Steve’s column is in our lifestyle and leisure section where you’ll also find his contact details, should you have any technical questions that you’d like answered.
I hope you enjoy this May issue and look forward to popping through your letterbox next month.