Articles in Category : Home & Garden

Winter 2015

BAY Bugs

with Dr Isabella Brey

Ground Jewels with Dr Isabella Brey The evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane famously remarked that ‘God – if he exists – must have an inordinate fondness for beetles’. And indeed, one third of all the animal species in the world are

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Winter 2015

Spotlight on Lettings

with Hannah McCartan 

Rent Smart Wales Launch Date Confirmed THE OFFICIAL DATE FOR THE LAUNCH OF RENT SMART WALES HAS NOW BEEN CONFIRMED AS THE 23RD NOVEMBER 2015. RENT SMART WALES IS THE NAME FOR THE NEW REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS UNDER PART 1 OF

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Winter 2015

GARDEN BIRDWATCH

with Amanda Skull

Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or other animal that you might see

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Winter 2015

DIG IT

with Fulke Andal

Gardening advice for the New (and not so new) gardener Well, October provided us with a nice dry spell, which allowed me to get ahead of myself with the autumnal chores. Borders have been tidied and I’ve made a start

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Winter 2015

Swansea Cats Protection

with Swansea Cats Protection

CATS PROTECTION Cutting the cost of kitty Britain is renowned as a nation of animal-lovers but, in these cash-strapped times, there are fears this could change as households tighten the purse strings to cope with the credit crunch. General costs

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October 2015

Family History

With Charles Wilson-Walkins

Family History CHARLES WILSON-WATKINS is a researcher and family historian. This month’s article will help those who want to find further information on military service papers. If you need help in tracing your family history, do get in touch with

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October 2015

BAY Bugs

with Dr Isabella Brey

SPHEKSOPHOBIA The approach of a wasp’s ominous buzz along with a glimpse of its black and yellow warning colours are more than enough to make the spheksophobics among us hyperventilate and break out in a cold sweat. Even without an

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October 2015

DIG IT

with Fulke Andel

DIG IT Gardening Advice for the NEW (and not so new) Gardener Well, the final throes of summer didn’t amount to much. The rain gave my arch enemies the conditions they needed to chomp their way through whatever bedding plants

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October 2015

Swansea Cats Protection

THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION

THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION Thank you to everyone for making the 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION a massive success with well over 300 entries.  It was very, very difficult to choose just 12 winners

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Buying Art – Ocotober 2015

DAVID AND ALEXANDRA ROE, DIRECTORS OF SWANSEA’S ATTIC GALLERY, OFFER SOME EXPERT ADVICE

Buying Art  Where to buy art. Pitfalls to avoid COLLECTING ART CAN NOT ONLY ENHANCE YOUR HOME BUT BE A HUGELY ENRICHING HOBBY. HOWEVER, IT CAN BE HARD TO KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. DAVID AND ALEXANDRA ROE, DIRECTORS OF SWANSEA’S

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October 2015

Garden BirdWatch

 with Amanda Skull

BIRD OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER: COAL TIT Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for theBritish Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or

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September 2015

WHY BUY ART?

With DAVID ROE, DIRECTOR OF SWANSEA’S ATTIC GALLERY

WHY BUY ART? DAVID ROE, DIRECTOR OF SWANSEA’S ATTIC GALLERY, SAYS THAT A WALL WITHOUT PICTURES IS LIKE A BOOKCASE WITHOUT BOOKS. HERE HE EXPLAINS THE VALUE OF COLLECTING ART Picture this: you are redecorating your home, or have bought

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September 2015

SPOTLIGHT ON LETTINGS

Advises lettings expert Hannah McCartan, McCartan Lettings, Killay

SPOTLIGHT ON LETTINGS Rent Smart Wales launches ahead of Landlord Licensing in October Advises lettings expert Hannah McCartan, McCartan Lettings, Killay ‘RENT SMART WALES’ HAS NOW BEEN LAUNCHED BY HOUSING MINISTER LESLEY GRIFFITHS AHEAD OF THE HOUSING (WALES) ACT 2014

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