Articles from issue : Winter 2015

Editor’s Choice

with Lesley Williams

It’s a gift Every year I promise myself that I am not going to succumb to internet shopping for all my Christmas gifts. It’s too easy to plonk myself in front of my computer and, at the click of a

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BAY Sport

with Phil Owen - Swansea Uplands Rugby Club in Upper Killay

Golden Kiwis The All Blacks possess an aura and presence in World Rugby that has justly seen them become the first Rugby World Cup holders to retain the title. Their approach and planning was, as always, meticulous with their campaign

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The Written World

the Written World with Sarla Langdon

CHRISTMAS GIFT CHOICES FROM PUSHKIN CHILDREN’S BOOKS From Pushkin Press, well-known for its superb stable of translations of the finest internationally renowned authors, comes a selection of irresistible children’s books this Christmas, ideal for the kids to curl up with

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BAY Makeup

 with Lora Gladwin Evans

Lora makes a come back to TheBAY in time for Christmas. Lora is mum to 18 month old Harri, and has had to perfect her make-up routine to accommodate his needs. Here she shares her hints and tips on being

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Fundraisers step up a gear for Felix

a Swansea Charity Cycle Ride

Fundraisers step up a gear for Felix A SWANSEA CHARITY CYCLE RIDE HAS HELPED A CAMPAIGN TO FUND THERAPY FOR A DISABLED YOUNGSTER  Five months after a skydive that attracted £5,000 for the Go Felix campaign, staff from Swansea fenestration

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Resident BAY walker John Ashley was lucky enough to receive a birthday gift to fly over Gower with Gower Flight Centre based at Fairwood Airport. The weather was fabulous and he had a flight to remember Gower Flight “Hercules C130 at

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Surfing

with Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths

THIS AUTUMN HAS BEEN A FAB ONE  IF YOU’RE NOT A SURFER!! The weather has been better than anything we had in August. Unfortunately though, the same weather patterns that made up for the fairly crummy summer we had also

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A Pilgrim’s Diary: 3

 Father Andrew Pearce – Rector at St Theilo’s Church, Bishopston

A Pilgrim’s Diary: 3 Garden Encounters ‘There is a green hill far away, Without a city wall, Where the dear Lord was crucified, Who died to save us all.’   (C. F. Alexander) In childhood, I was much puzzled each

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FAMILY HISTORY

with Charles Wilson-Watkins

FAMILY HISTORY  CHARLES IS A RESEARCHER AND FAMILY HISTORIAN. DO GET IN TOUCH IF YOU NEED HELP IN FINDING OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR ANCESTORY. Every November we ‘celebrate’ Remembrance Sunday. This is the nearest Sunday to the end of the

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BAY Fashion

with Chantele Cross-Jones

PARTY PEOPLE I love Christmas, with all the sparkly lights and festive decorations – I think it makes every-where look so pretty.      Even if the weather is cold it needn’t put a dampener on your mood – just layer

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EXPEDITION NORTHERN LIGHTS 2015

Royal Air Force Cadets embarked on a 9 day expedition to Kiruna

EXPEDITION NORTHERN LIGHTS 2015 Ulysses Trust Ref: 1796 On the 15th March this year a team of fifteen air cadets and staff from 1998 West Cross Squadron, Swansea, Royal Air Force Cadets embarked on a 9 day expedition to Kiruna

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BAY Travel

with Lesley Williams

Cornwall Calling LAST MONTH I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE LATE SUMMER SUNSHINE, AND HEADED SOUTH TO CORNWALL TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS It takes only 3.5 hours to drive from Swansea to Newquay in Cornwall, so this

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Album Choice

Listen out for Badger & Claire, presenters of the breakfast show on the wave 96.4 fm  

Listen out for Badger & Claire presenters of the breakfast show on the wave 96.4 fm BADGER’S album recommendation for this winter issue contains what must be the most maudlin song to be released since Bobby Goldsboro’s Honey I Miss

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BAY Bugs

with Dr Isabella Brey

Ground Jewels with Dr Isabella Brey The evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane famously remarked that ‘God – if he exists – must have an inordinate fondness for beetles’. And indeed, one third of all the animal species in the world are

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Spotlight on Lettings

with Hannah McCartan 

Rent Smart Wales Launch Date Confirmed THE OFFICIAL DATE FOR THE LAUNCH OF RENT SMART WALES HAS NOW BEEN CONFIRMED AS THE 23RD NOVEMBER 2015. RENT SMART WALES IS THE NAME FOR THE NEW REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS UNDER PART 1 OF

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GARDEN BIRDWATCH

with Amanda Skull

Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or other animal that you might see

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