Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

Winter 2015

BAY Travel

with Lesley Williams

Cornwall Calling LAST MONTH I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE LATE SUMMER SUNSHINE, AND HEADED SOUTH TO CORNWALL TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS It takes only 3.5 hours to drive from Swansea to Newquay in Cornwall, so this

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Winter 2015

Album Choice

Listen out for Badger & Claire, presenters of the breakfast show on the wave 96.4 fm  

Listen out for Badger & Claire presenters of the breakfast show on the wave 96.4 fm BADGER’S album recommendation for this winter issue contains what must be the most maudlin song to be released since Bobby Goldsboro’s Honey I Miss

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October 2015

All things books

With Sarla Langdon 

Mysterious Marco Polo—Merchant and Explorer Extraordinaire The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps by Prof Benjamin B Olshin (University of Chicago Press £31.50) Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls by Marco Polo (Penguin Little Black Classics £0.80) As

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October 2015

NICHOLASTON HOUSE

in Penmaen

NICHOLASTON HOUSE Nicholaston House, in Penmaen was purchased by the Swansea City Mission in 1998 and is now a Christian Retreat and Conference Centre. Set in tree lined grounds, the house overlooks Oxwich Bay with the moorland of Cefn Bryn

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October 2015

Travel

with Liz Barry

Liz fell in love with the city of Carcassonne while travelling through the Languedoc-Roussilon region of France courtesy of Brittany Ferries CARCASSONNE La Cite de Carcassone is every child’s image of a fairytale castle, with its turrets topped with conical

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October 2015

MOUNTAINBIKE TRAILS

 WITH KIM JONES

MOUNTAINBIKE TRAILS Combe dancing in The Quantocks Combe: / ku:um/ n. valley on the side of a hill (populated by mountain bikers!!!). The Quantocks are litter-ed with combes and have to be one of the most fun places to ride

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October 2015

SURFING

SURFING WITH CHRIS ‘GUTS’ GRIFFITHS

Connor and the Cliffhanger Connor Griffiths bags a silver medal at the European surfing champs! In a stunning turn of events, the Swansea surfer went from being a late replacement for the Welsh team heading to the Euro surf championships

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October 2015

A Pilgrim’s Diary

FATHER ANDREW PEARCE Rector at St Theilo’s Church, Bishopston

A Pilgrim’s Diary: 2. The Way of the Cross Last month, I began my Pilgrim’s Diary by sharing some of my thoughts and impressions on our first full day in the Holy Land, as we perambulated through the Old City

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October 2015

Album Choice

LISTEN OUT FOR BADGER & CLAIRE PRESENTERS OF THE BREAKFAST SHOW ON THE WAVE 96.4FM

Badger’s album of the month for October is by Canadian singer and song writer Abel Tesfaye aka the Weeknd. No that’s not a typo, he evidently thought that an extra e would be a vowel too many The Weeknd BEAUTY

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September 2015

All things BOOKS

with Sarla Langdon

The Written World BEFORE TAKING A LOOK AT THE 2015 BOOKER PRIZE OFFERINGS, LET US ENJOY NOBEL LAUREATE TONI MORRISON’S IMPRESSIVE NEW OPUS: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (Chatto & Windus £12.99) I have before me God Help

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September 2015

BAY Travel

BAY Travel with Simon Fry

Paris with all the fun of the fair SIMON FRY DISCOVERS A MARVELLOUS, MODERN HOTEL IN AN HISTORIC PARIS QUARTER JUST A STONE’S THROW AWAY FROM AN AMAZING FUN FAIR MUSEUM Whilst in Paris researching its amazing La Traversée vintage

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September 2015

BAYFilm reviews

BAYFilm reviews with Sofiane Ziad

The Cine Files Film review: Inside Out  Directors: Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen PIXAR RETURNS TO FORM WITH THIS EXPLO-RATION OF THE INNER WORKINGS OF OUR MINDS. Lurking in the minds of every human lie five fundamental emotions, according to

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September 2015

THE HOLY CITY

With FATHER ANDREW

FATHER ANDREW returns after a couple of month’s absence from TheBAY. He’s been sorely missed and we are delighted to welcome him back. Here he starts his account of a recent visit to the Holy Land A pilgrim’s diary: 1.

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September 2015

Death Certificates

with CHARLES WILSON-WATKINS, a researcher and family historian.

This month CHARLES looks at the information that can be obtained from a death certificate. If you need help in tracing your family history, do get in touch with CHARLES, he’d be delighted to help Death Certificates When I was

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September 2015

A taste of the future…

Charles Fencott is a barber at 57 Barbers in Vivian Road, Sketty.

In June he attended the only barber exhibition to be held in the UK, Barber Connect, which was held at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Newport. A taste of the future… So Barber Connect was a great success, I was

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