Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

March 2019

Three Rhapsodies In Blue

The Written World with Sarla Langdon

What a pleasure is the sight of a beautifully designed book jacket—-and what a potent argument against digital books. On my desk are these three slim, exquisite volumes, each from a different publisher, all lyrical in content and all covered

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March 2019

Circus Circus

With the Netherlands National Circus

The Netherlands National Circus will be arriving in Swansea at the end of March. Look out for the big-top setting up home on the Recreation Ground on Mumbles Road from Tuesday 26 March until Sunday 31 March. Showtimes will be:

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March 2019

Bandipur – Nepal

Through the viewfinder with Liz Barry

LAST YEAR LIZ PACKED HER CAMERA BAG AND HEADED OFF TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD TO TICK ANOTHER DESTINATION OFF HER BUCKET LIST. After spending a few days in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, the settlement of Bandipur situated midway between

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February 2019

Cold Comfort!

Surfing with Chris 'Guts" Griffiths

As the temperature drops, excitement rises ‘cos you know that you’re going to be surfing plenty over the next few months.   You may have to don a bit more rubber and suffer a bit of what the elements throw

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February 2019

The Written World

with Sarla Langdon

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami (Harvill Secker £20.00) The mighty Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami enriches his narrative with a strong infusion of western cultural allusions in every book. In his foreword to an early work, Wind Pinball (reviewed in Bay

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February 2019

Family History

With Charles Wilson-Watkins

SPANISH FLU November 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent ending the First World War, however the world was still at war. The ‘enemy’ didn’t need to use modern warfare to claim its victims, this enemy was the

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