Articles from issue : February 2018

Swansea Building Society

With Tony Rees

Hello everyone My name is Tony Rees and I am writing to introduce myself as the branch manager at your local Swansea Building Society office in Mumbles. Having worked in financial services for over 20 years, I understand that whether

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Walk of the month

With Ian Bateman

A ten-mile stroll This month Ian takes us east towards OGMORE BY SEA and ST BRIDES MAJOR. Only Ian could describe a walk of ten miles that includes Europe’s second largest sand dune a ‘stroll’, but at least he includes

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Swansea family business expanding…

With Sally Goldstone Family Law

…to meet demand with new specialist solicitor JANUARY IS A BUSY TIME FOR DIVORCE LAWYERS AND TO MEET DEMAND, A SWANSEA LAWYER IS EXPANDING HER PRACTICE Sally Goldstone Family Law was established in 1996 by prominent Swansea lawyer Sally Goldstone

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Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

Hanson’s at The Chelsea There is much in our news today of obesity in the UK and how we must address it now for fear of breeding a nation of children with health issues. It seems to me that part

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To the ends of the earth

With Nick Smith

Under African Skies Despite being overshadowed in recent decades by the popularity of trendier and more far-flung destinations, Kenya remains one of the classic traditional African experiences. Home to breathtaking landscapes and magnificent wildlife, it is so much more than

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February Snippets

Our monthly look at events and happenings plus other interesting bits and bobs

SWANSEA CITY ROLLER DERBY V BRISTOL ROLLER DERBY On Saturday 24 February 2018 from 13.00 – 18.00 at Cwrt Herbert Sports Centre, Neath Abbey Rd, Neath, SA10 7BR SCRD play against the mighty Bristol Roller Derby. Last time they met

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Auto News

With Liam Bird

Just the thing for a Drive-in Saturday… A rare Volvo 262C previously owned by none other than David Bowie recently sold at auction in Switzerland for an incredible 212,800 Swiss Francs (£160,735) including fees – nearly three times its top

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Through the viewfinder

With Liz Barry

Seville As I sit at my computer on a frosty January morning, hands around a steaming mug of coffee, I long for the warmth of last July and the days I spent visiting Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia

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Hinds’ Sights

With Liz Hinds

Love Actually This month love is in the air, and Liz is taking a long hard look at what love actually is Ah, February, where nature begins its journey back to life; trees start to bud, newly-born lambs frolic in

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In the kitchen

With Lesley Williams

Seville Orange Marmalade Liz’s visit to Seville prompted me to dust off my preserving pan and forage into the back of my kitchen cupboard for my empty jam jars. Orange trees are everywhere in Spain, but funnily enough they are

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Fix my spine

With Iona Collins -MBBS, BMedSci(Hons), MRCS, FRC(Orth), Consultant Spinal Surgeon and founder of the website: www.fixmyspine.co.uk

Scoliosis Skoliosis is a Greek word, meaning “bent” or “crooked”, with the word changed in English to describe torsional spinal deformities called scoliosis. Everybody is slightly asymmetrical. Our feet are slightly different sizes, one arm is slightly longer than the

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Dig it

With Fulke Andel, Gardening for the new - and not so new - gardener

This monthly article is mainly designed for those new to gardening who are looking to enjoy the fruits of their labours on their dinner plate. For experienced gardeners, it will act more as an aide memoire as to what needs

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Active-wear

With Chantele Cross-Jones

Look fit, keep fit Hello everyone and welcome to 2018! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and indulged in all that tasty festive food. If you’re anything like me you probably indulged a little too much, and like

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The Cine Files

With Emlyn Roberts-Harry

The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro loves monsters. He’s always loved monsters, and even if he hadn’t made it abundantly clear in any number of interviews and statements over the years, even a cursory watch of his films would

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Vegan Recipe

With Rachel Jamison

Chickpea and carrot burgers Rachel’s vegan recipe for February uses that versatile store-cupboard standby cooked chickpeas. It’s better if you can get the glass jar variety as they are far superior to the cheap tinned ones. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive

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