Articles from issue : Winter 2021

Healing Broth

Wellbeing with The Herbal Clinic Swansea

Broth can be a food for those who have a weakened digestion, either as a result of illness, or following a fast. It is a nourishing drink that can be incorporated into daily life providing accessible nutrients and medicinal plant

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Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

Hanson At The Chelsea Down a quiet alleyway off Wind Street is one of Swansea’s leading restaurants, Hanson At The Chelsea. Chef patron Andrew Hanson is renowned for being one of Swansea’s great chefs and has been recognised by the

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A look at 2021

Commercial Insurance with Julie Heatley-Thomas - Senior Account Executive, Prescott Jones

As we come to the end of the year, we reflect on what has been a hugely challenging one for our clients. The resilience shown by the business community in building back, still against a backdrop of the Covid-19 risk

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A Cat-a-Log of Cats

Swansea Cats Protection with Lyn Gardner

So here we are nearing the end of another busy year. It’s not been the easiest 12 months for many of us and we at Swansea Cats Protection are no exception. It’s been a tough year, but we’ve helped so

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Christmas in Goa

To the ends of the earth with Nick Smith

If you’ve ever wanted to get away from it all for the yuletide and do something a little less conventional, then you’re not alone. A few years ago Bay’s Nick Smith decided it was high time to break the mould,

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We are family

Hinds' sights with Liz Hinds

We’ve all been there – trying to please everyone in the family, and Christmas is a time that is often fraught with family related problems. This month Liz Hinds looks at family dynamics and how even biblical family relationships were

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Gourmet Christmas side dishes

Festive accompaniments with Private Chef Christos

This month Private Chef Christos shares his recipes and tips for side dishes to accompany your Christmas roast. These can all be prepared ahead of the big day, leaving you more time to spend with the family and not stuck

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Toyota Hilux Invincible

Motoring with Liam Bird

My first encounter with a Toyota Hilux pick-up – by which I mean the point, at which I consciously became aware of such a thing – I think, happened somewhere around 1981. The date is a bit sketchy I know,

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Christmas Quiz

With Reem El-Sharkawi Bay Cluster Network

It’s the most wonderful time of the year but how much do you know about health and wellbeing over the festive period? We hope you enjoy testing your knowledge in our festive quiz… On average how many calories do we

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Arctic Circle Highlights

My Finnish adventure with Dr Rupa Dave

Just before Covid 19 brought world travel to a standstill, Dr Rupa Dave and her husband journeyed to Finland with a group of friends. Here she shares her experiences with us.     I could hear the school boy enthusiasm in

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Positively Planning

Therapeutic Gardening with Sophie Lacey - Good Thymes Gardening

Winter is a tough one on our mental health, it’s harder to bring yourself to venture out to get some fresh air when it’s darker and colder, but surrounding yourself in nature has proven to not only improve mood but

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Sarn Helen circular

Walk of the month with Ian Bateman

Ian’s last walk for 2021 follows in the foot-steps of legions of Roman centurions and starts in waterfall country at Ystradfellte. It is one to blow the Christmas cobwebs away, but, be warned it can be a bit wild and

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A trying time for relationships

Family Law with Stacey Williams - Family Law Solicitor, Graham Evans & Partners

The festive season is a joyful time spent with loved ones. While that is true for most, for some people the festivities and the stresses they bring can be the catalyst for a relationship breakdown. Many people who have been

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Chronic Pain

Gower Acupuncture with Tim Wright

Whenever I’m faced with a patient suffering chronic pain, I’m trying to discern if the origin of pain is muscular, joint-based or neuropathic (nerve based). However, sometimes pain doesn’t fall into any of these three categories. We’re then into the

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