Articles from issue : October 2015

All things books

With Sarla Langdon 

Mysterious Marco Polo—Merchant and Explorer Extraordinaire The Mysteries of the Marco Polo Maps by Prof Benjamin B Olshin (University of Chicago Press £31.50) Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls by Marco Polo (Penguin Little Black Classics £0.80) As

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NICHOLASTON HOUSE

in Penmaen

NICHOLASTON HOUSE Nicholaston House, in Penmaen was purchased by the Swansea City Mission in 1998 and is now a Christian Retreat and Conference Centre. Set in tree lined grounds, the house overlooks Oxwich Bay with the moorland of Cefn Bryn

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Travel

with Liz Barry

Liz fell in love with the city of Carcassonne while travelling through the Languedoc-Roussilon region of France courtesy of Brittany Ferries CARCASSONNE La Cite de Carcassone is every child’s image of a fairytale castle, with its turrets topped with conical

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MOUNTAINBIKE TRAILS

 WITH KIM JONES

MOUNTAINBIKE TRAILS Combe dancing in The Quantocks Combe: / ku:um/ n. valley on the side of a hill (populated by mountain bikers!!!). The Quantocks are litter-ed with combes and have to be one of the most fun places to ride

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SURFING

SURFING WITH CHRIS ‘GUTS’ GRIFFITHS

Connor and the Cliffhanger Connor Griffiths bags a silver medal at the European surfing champs! In a stunning turn of events, the Swansea surfer went from being a late replacement for the Welsh team heading to the Euro surf championships

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A Pilgrim’s Diary

FATHER ANDREW PEARCE Rector at St Theilo’s Church, Bishopston

A Pilgrim’s Diary: 2. The Way of the Cross Last month, I began my Pilgrim’s Diary by sharing some of my thoughts and impressions on our first full day in the Holy Land, as we perambulated through the Old City

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Family History

With Charles Wilson-Walkins

Family History CHARLES WILSON-WATKINS is a researcher and family historian. This month’s article will help those who want to find further information on military service papers. If you need help in tracing your family history, do get in touch with

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COME RAIN OR SHINE – October

BAY fashion with Chantele Cross-Jones

COME RAIN OR SHINE CHANTELE RETURNS THIS MONTH IN TIME TO GUIDE US THROUGH THE BEST OF THE HIGH STREET BUYS FOR THIS AUTUMN Once again I find myself commenting on the weather. I feel I probably mention it quite

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Album Choice

LISTEN OUT FOR BADGER & CLAIRE PRESENTERS OF THE BREAKFAST SHOW ON THE WAVE 96.4FM

Badger’s album of the month for October is by Canadian singer and song writer Abel Tesfaye aka the Weeknd. No that’s not a typo, he evidently thought that an extra e would be a vowel too many The Weeknd BEAUTY

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BAY Bugs

with Dr Isabella Brey

SPHEKSOPHOBIA The approach of a wasp’s ominous buzz along with a glimpse of its black and yellow warning colours are more than enough to make the spheksophobics among us hyperventilate and break out in a cold sweat. Even without an

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DIG IT

with Fulke Andel

DIG IT Gardening Advice for the NEW (and not so new) Gardener Well, the final throes of summer didn’t amount to much. The rain gave my arch enemies the conditions they needed to chomp their way through whatever bedding plants

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Swansea Cats Protection

THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION

THE WINNERS OF THE 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION Thank you to everyone for making the 2016 SWANSEA CATS PROTECTION CALENDAR COMPETITION a massive success with well over 300 entries.  It was very, very difficult to choose just 12 winners

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Garden BirdWatch

 with Amanda Skull

BIRD OF THE MONTH FOR OCTOBER: COAL TIT Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for theBritish Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or

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ROSIE JONES – OSTEOPATH

Rosie ia an osteopath with Swansea Body Kinetics at The Natural Health Service in Page Street Swansea.

ROSIE JONES – OSTEOPATH This month Rosie offers advice on sciatica “Thou cold sciatica, cripple our senators, that their limbs may halt as lamely as their manners”  William Shakespeare, 1564 As you can see, Shakespeare wasn’t amused by sciatica in

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SOFT TISSUE INJURIES

RACHEL HATCHER is a sports therapist and lead coach at Swansea Water Polo Club. Rachel is owner of The Hub, a sports therapy clinic in the Phoenix Centre, Townhill

SOFT TISSUE INJURIES Soft tissue injuries are really common in everyone, not just athletes. A soft tissue injury can occur anywhere in the body and is generally caused by a sudden uncontrolled change in direction, falling or landing awkwardly or

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LipoCoolSlim 1st Anniversary

LipoCoolSlim celebrates its first year in Swansea at the Oaktree Parc Clinic

LipoCoolSlim 1st Anniversary LipoCoolSlim celebrates its first year in Swansea at the Oaktree Parc Clinic, and in addition to the now well-known successful “fat-freezing” procedure also offers exciting new skin treatments, including Photo Dynamic Therapy PDT therapy, discovered by NASA

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