Articles from issue : July 2022

Shouting at the Radio

Hinds' Sights with Liz Hinds

This month Liz Hinds is venting her spleen at Dean Martin. Not that she really is cross with him per se, just the lyrics of one of his hit songs. I was talking to inanimate objects long before Prince Charles

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Platinum Jubilee

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

Following on from last month’s Jubilee celebrations I thought I would look back at other monarchs in history who also celebrated jubilees. First off, where does the word jubilee originate? It comes from the Hebrew word yobhel meaning a trumpet,

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Beef Braciole

Seasonal Recipe with Private Chef Christos

Beef Braciole is a southern Italian dish, where thin slices of beef are filled with a savoury filling and slowly braised in a wine infused sauce, preferably overnight at a very low heat. It’s definitely a special occasion dish–something to serve

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Culinary Causerie

with Editor Lesley Williams

Tapas Night @ The New Gower Hotel What could be better than sitting in the early evening sun with good friends and good food? It’s something I’ve come to appreciate even more after we were denied the opportunity for so

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Summer Health

with Dr Lamah and Reem El-Sharkawi Dr Lamah El-Sharkawi is a GP in Uplands and Mumbles Surger and her sister Reem El-Sharkawi is a GP Pharmacist, both are part of the Bay Cluster Network

We are all looking forward to the warmer weather (hopefully!) in Swansea over the summer months; however this time of year can increase risk of injuries, heatstroke and sun exposure. This month we will focus on health hazards and look

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Born Or Made?

Business & Career advice with Neil Franklin

Entrepreneurs – are they born or made? I loved studying psychology when I was at college and there was nothing that seemed to get the class into debating mode than the nature vs nurture debate. For those who are unfamiliar

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Auto News

A motoring roundup with Liam Bird

Ami 100% ëlectric available from Just £19.99 per month After announcing UK pricing and specifications for Ami 100% ëlectric and My Ami Cargo just a few short weeks ago, Citroën UK has now revealed the first retail consumer offer available

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8th Open Studio Exhibition

with Brigid Loizou, Studio Cennen

Body : Stitch : Soul : Sow 6th – 30th July 2022 Studio Cennen exhibitions are planned twelve months in advance and whilst deciding on a title for the upcoming figurative show, I had the words “ Body and Soul”

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In the Beehive …. July

What's the buzz? with Marcus and Shelley Treadwell of Garddfach Honey

The bees have been busy building up the stores of honey, visiting all of the gardens in bloom, the forests and patches of wildflowers.  They are picking up the pollens and nectar and bringing their bounty back to the beehive,

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The Art Scene

With Mark Rees

Swansea Grand Theatre’s 125th Birthday Gala Saturday, July 23, 7.30pm There’s a plaque (top right) to the side of the stage in Swansea Grand Theatre that proudly declares that “this stone was laid by Madame Adelina Patti-Nicolini on June 26,

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The Book Department

with Dr Alyson Hitch

This month we uncover some of the rare specimens at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, find out that when it came to flowers Shakespeare really knew his onions, meet the writer who lost her sense of smell during the pandemic,

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Fun in the Sun

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

Well the weather’s been glorious of late and it feels like summer has properly arrived. There’s even been a few decent little waves to ride scattered in amongst the flat days. Add a quick trip to the Wavegarden into the

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