New Cardiff Bay Restaurants Website

I’ve been busy setting up my new Cardiff Bay Restaurants website – http://www.cardiff-bay-restaurants.uk/. It’s still a work in progress, as all websites are, but it’s well under way.  There’s a lot of interest on where to eat in Cardiff Bay … read more

BlueBell Valley

Just a reminder that the next few weeks are a good time to visit “BlueBell Valley” at Castle-upon-Alun near Ewenny. Well worth a visit on a nice sunny day. See my previous post from last year for more information. read more

Dave Edmunds Tours Again

Good to see that Cardiff rocker Dave Edmunds is going to tour with Jools Holland this year. Dave was popular in the 1970s with such hits as “Sabre Dance” and “I Hear You Knocking”. See the BBC News item for … read more

Rest Bay, Porthcawl

We went to Rest Bay in Porthcawl yesterday. It’s a great beach with lots of clear sand when the tide is out. There’s also a large new carpark nearby so access is easy by car. It’s only a 10 or … read more

Blue Anchor Pub, Aberthaw damaged by fire again

Unfortunately the Blue Anchor Inn in East Aberthaw has caught fire again last weekend. This is a great local pub with a huge amount of character.   The building dates from 1380.  It has caught fire a number of times in … read more

Welsh Daffodil

The daffodil is the national flower of Wales. This is a great shot of one in our garden with the sunlight streaming through it. The roadside verges, gardens and parks throughout Wales are full of daffodils at this time of … read more

New House Country Hotel, Cardiff

A few months back we had a romantic weekend away at the excellent New House Country Hotel just north of Cardiff. We fancied somewhere special and New House certainly lived up to that! The hotel is situated on the hills … read more

UK Weather Rain and Snow Radar

With all this bad weather we’re having at the moment I’ve found that the UK Met. Office’s rain radar service has been invaluable to see where the really heavy rain and snow is. It updates every 30 minutes and even … read more

Traffic queues on the M25

M4 Motorway Traffic Cams

I guess that with all this snow predicted over the next few days then the M4 traffic cam network will be working overtime. If you want to have a quick look at traffic and snow conditions on the M4 motorway … read more

Langland Bay Surfing Video

Following on from yesterday’s post on the the crazy surfers in Langland Bay here’s a good video of some action in from March 2008.  Langland is probably one of the easily reachable surfing beaches from Swansea. read more