Two sisters who have been on the community frontline during ethnic (BAME) community members to get vaccinated Reem El-Sharkawi (near right)is a pharmacist for a group of Swansea GP surgeries, and Dr Lamah El-Sharkawi (far right) is a GP atRead More
This article by Liz was due to be published last April 2020, but of course the world was turned on its head and that issue was never circulated. So here is the continuation of her Thai island hopping adventure. IfRead More
Enough was enough! And Brian’s mother had had enough. She wasn’t having any of this nonsense giving her boy ideas above his station. She’d changed his nappies for goodness sake. Nothing very Messiah-like about those. Now that might have beenRead More
Ian takes us on a circular walk that will be familiar to many. With the current restrictions on how far we can stray from our homes, we are all making the most of our beautiful coastline. This walk takes inRead More
This month we meet the superstars of the frozen north in the form of the Arctic dog, find out what makes the humble bumble bee so special, travel the world with Pan Am’s legendary air stewardesses, and take a lookRead More
Hopefully, over the coming months we will be able to start going out and socialising again – albeit in a slightly different way from before. It seems quite strange to see photos of events that happened pre-Covid, where people were standing close to each other or even hugging! The Grand Theatre has announced ticket sales for the pantomime this year – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – this is bound to be a sell-out so don’t delay in booking your seats. There are concerts in Singleton Park planned for July and August, and some outdoor cinema dates too. Things are beginning to return to normal.
Ian’s walk for this month again stays local, in line with government guidelines. But aren’t we lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the UK? Ian takes us on a circular walk that starts in Mumbles and continues through Clyne Gardens where the azaleas and rhododendrons are preparing themselves for their spectacular displays. Did you know that the tallest magnolia in Britain, magnolia campbellii var. Alba is here in Clyne? The walk is about seven miles, but be warned, at the start it can be a bit muddy on the common stretch.
Liz Barry returns this month to continue her travels through Thailand. This article should have been published last April, but due to the pandemic that issue didn’t go to print. With foreign travel still on hold, we thought you’d appreciate some pictures of white sand and azure seas to whet your appetite for future holidays.
Closer to home, but still keeping the location close to his chest, Chris Guts Griffiths has been enjoying some tubular surfing. We have had some complaints in the past, because Chris doesn’t always identify the beaches that he goes to. This is his prerogative – we all have a favourite spot that we don’t want to share with others for fear that it will become too popular. Apparently, the perfect tube wave is unusual around these parts, so this was a very special window of opportunity for Chris and friends.
With cinemas still closed at the time of going to print, Emlyn Roberts-Harry has selected a few films that can be viewed on Netflix or Prime Video. One from his selection is a favourite of mine – The Good Liar with Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen. It’s the story of a con man who tries to hustle a wealthy widow; only things don’t go according to plan for him. I loved it.
We’ve had some lovely correspondence in the past few weeks, firstly:
Hi Bay team, Thanks for another good read. I know it’s a business but I think the Bay magazine is somehow a string pulling the community together, nicely done. I particularly enjoy the mindful gardening and this month the article on fasting. I soak up anything on history – great to unveil the interest in the nooks and corners… and then of course the possibilities for the future. With kind regards Dom.
We also received an email from Michelle Kenny who wanted to show us what her mother-in-law had done with Bay front covers. We were delighted that she had loved them so much that they had pride of place on her wall. Getting this sort of feedback really does make our day!
Have a great April – we’ll be back in May