Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

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NARNIA AND BEYOND

By Father Andrew Pearce

Father Andrew Pearce explores the work of C S Lewis and howan event in his childhood influenced his writing. It’s always encouraging to have ‘fan mail’ – and so I was very pleased when TheBAY Editor Lesley told me of a

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March 2014

BAY Travel

with Liz Barry

Tea-Time in Kerala Last month Liz reported on her visit to Kerala in southern India. Kerala is a coastal Indian State which boasts the highest literacy rate in the world and the lowest population growth rate in India. Politically, Kerala

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March 2014

Surfing

with Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths

THE PERFECT STORM – Part II WELL THEY SAY LIGHTNING DOESN’T STRIKE THE SAME PLACE TWICE…….. SO WHAT ABOUT A HUNDRED YEAR STORM – BECAUSE WALES HAS HAD FIVE OF THEM IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS! It’s all to do with

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February 2014

BAY Travel

with Liz Barry

KERALA Land of the Coconut LIZ BARRY TRAVELLED TO INDIA AT THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER TO EXPLORE THE SOUTHERN STATE OF KERALA AND FOUND AN EDEN-LIKE COUNTRY   Welcome to God’s Own Country, declares the road side sign. Lush, tropical

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February 2014

Surfing

with Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths

THE PERFECT STORM This winter has produced the most consistent run of surf in decades. A procession of giant low pressure systems have been making their way across the North Atlantic bringing gales and torrential rain to Wales for months

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Birstonas, Lithuania

So spa so good

So spa so good The popularity of relaxing in spa waters is nothing new. The Egyptians used thermal baths for therapeutic purposes as did the ancient Greeks. Hippocrates mentions them in his book “Epidemics” and recommended hydrotherapy to treat jaundice

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A great exhibition in the British Museum brought back memories to LIZ of her visit to these historic sites last year The British Museum currently has an exhibition “Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum” which runs until 29 September.

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Discovering Kaunas

with Lesley Williams

Early in 2013 TheBAY received an email from the marketing manager at Kaunas Airport in Lithuania, inviting us to join a party of travel writers on a weekend break, to discover what this part of the country has to offer

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Marrakech for beginners

With Lesley Williams

Marrakech for beginners A visit to Marrakech in early spring avoids the heat and humidity usually associated with this jewel in Morocco’s crown. What I hadn’t bargained for was rain and unseasonably chilly weather, but it didn’t dampen our spirits

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The cherry blossom or Sakura is glorified throughout Japan as “the flower of flowers”symbolisingperfection. Viewing the blossom has been a Japanese custom since the 7th century when the aristocrats enjoyed observing the beautiful sakura and wrote poems about them.  Today

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Swansea, and in particular Langland Bay has a fantastic history of producing great surfers and this month I want to profile a young local lad who may just keep that tradition going for years to come. Bishopston Comprehensive pupil Oliver

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