Articles from issue : June 2019

Bring me sunshine!

With The Herbal Clinic Swansea

Sunshine makes most of us feel better. Long warm sunny days of late spring and summer spent relaxing outdoors bring on the urge to uncover the barbeque and get into holiday mode. But how much time do we actually spend

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When Philippa Lowcock (right) contacted me regarding her reflexology practice Totem Reflexology within Sketty Therapies, I immediately thought – feet. How wrong I was. Reflexology is a complementary therapy which is based on the theory that different points on the

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Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

Beach Party How do you entertain 30+ children when you live in a tiny cottage? You throw your party on the beach, that’s how. Grandson’s 4th birthday party was looming, and we had to get creative – other children in his

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Bay Mac’s Help Desk

With Steve Paris

HELPING YOU GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR MAC, IPHONE & IPAD Q: I have what feels like hundreds of tabs on my iPhone’s web browser… I don’t want to get rid of them but it’s becoming a nightmare trying to

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The Written World

With Sarla Langdon

This month, each of the books selected presents new insights into familiar subjects from as literary an endeavour as choosing poems for a new anthology; as identifying the missing third ingredient in successful cooking, to a historian’s view of a

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Testicular Cancer

Bay Cluster Network

June 10th – 16th represents Men’s Health Week so our focus this month is on testicular cancer. It is relatively rare accounting for just 1% of all cancers that occur in men and tends to mostly affect men between the

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Fitting In

Hinds' Sights with Liz Hinds

Do you ever feel like you are just not quite one of the crowd? Liz Hinds has felt like this at times in her life, so knows how dispiriting it can be to feel unloved and on the outside Three

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Art Gallery connections to Swansea

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

Charles is a researcher and family historian. If you have a question regarding your family history that you’d like to put to Charles, he can be contacted at: he’d be delighted to hear from you “Life is a blank

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Buzzing Bees

With Danielle Rouse

Now that the days are somewhat sunnier in Swansea, we are seeing a boom of bees seeking out pollen amongst the pretty flowers on verges and in gardens. But are you familiar with the types of bees we are likely

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Summer Sporting Injuries

With Tim Wright - Gower Acupuncture Swansea

The good weather of spring and summer encourages us to get active, and quite often we do things we haven’t done for a long time at an intensity we haven’t experienced for a while. Our bodies aren’t in condition and

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Pest of the month – WASP

With Mark Millar - Swansea Pest Control

In the UK you’re most likely to come across the Common Wasp (Vespula Vulgaris) and German Wasps (Vespula Germanica). Both species are yellow and black striped and have painful stings that can cause allergic reactions.  Queen wasps emerge and start

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Crickhowell figure of eight

Walk of the month with Ian Bateman

This month, Ian, recovering after an epic charity cycle ride, takes us on a walk around Crickhowell that not only takes in the amazing views from the top of Table Mountain, but also returns to the valley floor for a

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Early Bird

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

  I’ve always loved this time of year. The early summer waves still have a bit of winter power left in them but without the stormy winds and weather, meaning epic conditions for surfing. The sea temp is on the

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