Articles from issue : June 2018

Gower Open Studios 2018

With Tim Pegler

Gower Open Studios is a new initiative whereby a number of Gower-based artists open their studios to the public and invite them to take a look inside. The scheme was initiated in 2017, courtesy of funding through the Gower Landscape

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The Healing Landscape

Letter to the editor

Earlier this year I was contacted by a lawyer from Guernsey. Amy Richardson wrote to tell me just how much she loved visiting Gower and South West Wales following the untimely death of her husband. Here is Amy’s story –

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Snippets

June 2018

ROYAL WEDDING READER PHOTOGRAPHS We don’t normally go in for society pages and celebrity photos, but when Garry Chinchen contacted us, we made an exception. Garry is one of Liz Barry’s photography students. Garry got in touch as he had

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The Written World

With Sarla Langdon

NON_FICTION Sometimes, books arrive on my desk which, despite not fulfilling the Bay genre of contemporary literary fiction, are of such universal interest and beauty that they absolutely must be shared with our discerning readers. Fittingly, the three books in

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Pen Y Fan

Walk of the month with Ian Bateman

Ian’s walk for June is the highest point in Southern Britain – Pen y Fan. It’s a challenging walk, but in the right weather conditions it is well worth the effort for the fantastic views from the summit. Have you

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Auto News

With Liam Bird

MOTORISTS URGED TO SEEK PEACE OF MIND IF WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY RECALLS Motorists concerned if a vehicle is subject to a manufacturer recall can put their minds at ease by carrying out an instant HPI safety recall check. The advice,

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Bay Mac’s Help Desk

With Steve Paris - helping you get the most out of your Mac, iPhone & iPad

Q: What’s the deal with Apple deliberately slowing down old iPhones when new ones come out? A: That’s not exactly what they did, but Apple did handle the situation poorly. In fact their intentions were to try and prolong the

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DNA – What are my roots?

With Charles Wilson-Watkins

This month my article is about the advantages of DNA testing available through the Ancestry.com family history website What is DNA? I got a little baffled reading all the scientific informa-tion available, so I turned to the on-line GCSE school

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Nobody knows me

With Liz Hinds

This month Liz discovers how her internet brows-ing history isn’t private and that maybe her blog is being followed by someone in the Kremlin. “All these eligible single men in Swansea are just waiting to meet you, Liz.” They must

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High Street Holiday Hits

With Chantele Cross-Jones

Chantele is back this month with her pick of the best bargains to be found on the High Street – with something to suit whatever type of holiday you are taking this year. The sun is teasing us at the

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Dig it

With Fulke Andel - Gardening Advice for the NEW (and not so new) gardener

I think the seasons have been playing games with us. Everything in the garden has been around a month late, then we get a hot spell at the start of May and boom – everything starts growing! So here we

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Abergavenny Food Festival

Bay Travel Club

Bay TRAVEL CLUB HAS THE PERFECT DAY OUT FOR ANYONE WHO APPRECIATES GOOD FOOD – A DAY OUT AT THE RENOWNED ABERGAVENNY FOOD FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER. Dubbed the ‘Glastonbury of food festivals’ by Observer Food Monthly, Abergavenny Food

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Power in Peril

With Dr Isabella Brey

Virtually unmistakable in appearance, fast growing and with excellent quality timber, the ash – Britain’s third most common tree – has long been taken for granted as an attractive and useful staple of the British countryside. Ash dieback, a fungal

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