Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

April 2021

Sweet F. A.

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

This month Charles looks into the origins of the phrase ‘Sweet FA’ and some ‘murder stones’ that can be found locally. SWEET F. A., that’s grabbed your attention! We will find out the origins of this saying which is commonly

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March 2021

Pick of the pops

What's your special No. 1? with Charles Wilson-Watkins

Number one in September 1978 This month not only are we staying here in the UK but also venturing over to the USA. I had a request from American reader, Tammy Brandonisio Tsonis, who wants to know “What was the

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March 2021

Mother Love

Hinds' Sights with Liz Hinds

LIZ HINDS’ ARTICLE THIS MONTH WILL RESONATE WITH MOST PARENTS. HOW FAR DO WE LET OUR CHILDREN GO – EVEN WHEN WE KNOW THEY ARE MAKING A MISTAKE? “The only reason I’m struggling on is that my parents have agreed

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March 2021

Census 2021

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

Last month in her introduction, Editor Lesley stated that there were 821 Jedi Knights in Swansea at the time of the 2001 census. This year the 2021 census is being undertaken on Census Day, 21st March. I wonder what the

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February 2021

Pick of the Pops

What's your special No. 1? with Charles Wilson-Watkins

I thought I might try something new and different for 2021.  Music – the variety of genres is vast – Rock, Jazz, Classical, R&B, Indie, Heavy Metal, Rap, Grunge, House……. pieces of music and songs mean something to each and

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February 2021

Mumbles circular

Walk of the month with Ian Bateman

COVID RESTRICTIONS At the time of going to press, Covid restrictions limited residents to a daily walk that started and finished at their home address. This walk is confined to the Mumbles area, so please comply with current lock down

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February 2021

Lockdown Watchlist

The Cine Files with Emlyn Roberts-Harry

As cinemas continue to be closed, seemingly for the foreseeable future, Emlyn has looked into the best of the films available on Netflix, Prime and Disney channels. These are all subscription channels, but they give you a huge selection of

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February 2021

The book department

With Dr Alyson Hitch

This month we take a fresh look at the seashore with photographer Rachael Talibart, learn pretty much everything there is to know about hedgehogs, find out what’s wrong with the internet, visit the unknown island of Madagascar, and take a

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