Articles

July 2016

Welcome to town recipe

Adam, head chef at the Welcome to town, Llanrhidian joins us this month and shares his recipe for new season lamb.

New season Gower lamb rump with redcurrant port jus With a fresh, delicate flavour and a succulent, tender texture, new season lamb is particularly delicious right now. We’re lucky at the Welcome to town to be surrounded by so many farmers

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July 2016

Culinary Causerie

with Sarla Langdon

EARLY THIS YEAR I RESOLVED TO CHALLENGE OLD ASSUMPTIONS AND TRY OUT NEW CULINARY CONCEPTS WHENEVER POSSIBLE. MY RESOLUTION WAS GREETED WITH DERISION WHEN I REVEALED THAT I HAD NEVER BEEN INSIDE A McDONALDS EATERY OR A GREGGS IN MY LIFE No

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July 2016

Polvo a Lagareiro

TATIANA BRINGS US A TYPICAL PORTUGUESE DISH THIS MONTH –

ROASTED OCTOPUS. THIS WILL BE TATIANA’S LAST RECIPE FOR US FOR A WHILE AS HER TIME IS NOW OCCUPIED WITH HER PROPERTY RENTAL BUSINESS IN THE ALGARVE. TATIANA’S HOUSE IS AVAILABLE TO RENT, SIMPLY GOOGLE ‘THE MARMALADE HOUSE, OLHAO’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. MANY THANKS

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July 2016

Albania – not your usual holiday destination

Regular BAY reader John Weston got in touch after he enjoyed a holiday in Albania, a country situated in the south eastern Balkan Peninsula. I confess that the only facts that I knew about Albania were that comedian Norman Wisdom was regarded as a cult figure there, and that it was once part of the Ottoman Empire. Here John gives an account of his trip.

  “How would you like to go to Albania?” Inge my partner asked one evening in spring. “I’m game,” I replied, trying desperately to remember where Albania actually was. “We could fly to Croatia first and then make our way

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July 2016

Everything is pixelated

WITH STEVE PARIS

The column that’s focuses on providing help, top advice and news about your Apple devices, namely Macs, iPhones and iPads. Please send any questions to Steve via the contact details below. Q: I’m really worried about all these games on my iPhone

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July 2016

Editor’s Choice

Editor Lesley Williams shares details of some of her favourite local shops

Azure Each month I trot down Newton Road dropping off magazines to our regular advertisers and so it was on one of these jaunts that I discovered a little bit of heaven. Azure is a silk lover’s paradise. Step over

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July 2016

Reader Feedback

The Three Night Blitz Remembered

  Regular reader Charlotte Thomas got in touch after reading about the Three Night Blitz in the February issue of TheBAY. Her grandfather Haydn Thomas has many memories of this time and Charlotte felt that unless these reminiscences are documented,

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July 2016

Crime and Punishment

with Charles Wilson Watkins

Charles is a researcher and family historian. If you would like Charles to help you with tracing YOUR family ancestry please contact him at swanseafamilyhistory@yahoo.co.uk.   LAST MONTH CHARLES LOOKED AT INFORMATION GATHERED FROM POLICE RECORDS; HE TURNS HIS ATTENTION THIS MONTH TO

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Liam Motoring July 2016

McLaren 570 GT

Motoring with Liam Bird

24 Hours on the Island of Eternal Spring Certain invitations are simply too good to refuse.  “Would you care to join us…?” read McLaren Automotive’s email “for the launch of our all-new 570GT next week. We’ll be based at the

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July 2016

June events round up

Classic Motors with Ashley Lovering

ASHLEY PROVIDES A BRIEF UPDATE ON TWO OF HIS EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN JUNE The Coracle classic vehicle road run took place on Saturday 18th of June with vehicles of various size, type and age arriving at the Civic

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Liam Motoring July 2016

BMW i8

Motoring with Liam Bird

She blinded me with science “An electric motor can stir anything but the soul” If my memory serves me correctly (it sometimes doesn’t so apologies in advance) that quote comes from Stephen Bayley’s brilliant book Death Drive. In it, as

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July 2016

WESTMINSTER NEWS

BYRON DAVIES, CONSERVATIVE MP FOR GOWER TOOK HIS SEAT IN PARLIAMENT LAST YEAR. HERE HE TELLS US ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES IN WESTMINSTER

  Just over a year ago, I stepped off a train in Paddington and headed to the Palace of Westminster to take my seat as the newly elected Conservative MP for Gower. Arriving at this awe inspiring building – the

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