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26/01/2015

Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and cult optimist is back on the road  with her most personal show to date about love, family and being as outdoorsy as a bear.  In her seventh nationwide tour and with a new niece in the picture, Josie reflects on her own childhood and the resilience of an older sister. She had never really truly known heartbreak until now, and she is using this  experience to change her ways; to be more patient, to…

30/12/2014

Piticlis, photography and illustration intersect to capture a baby’s precious moments.  Baby poses are the source of inspiration for this illustration collection that adds charming drawings to photographs to create unique memories. London, 2014. Piticlis is an illustration project that uses drawings to make beautiful handcrafted artwork from baby photographs.  The illustrations transform baby poses into beautiful and quirky creations that make great decorative art for parents who want to immortalise their child’s precious moments.  These limited edition prints can…

22/12/2014

M & S Party Range Tried & Tested Food and Marks & Spencer are synonymous with quality and good taste, and being someone who enjoys their food, a chance to sample some of M&S`s Christmas food selections was too good an opportunity to turn down.  Handcrafted Mini Mince Pies             The pack came in 3 delicious flavours, cranberry and clementine, cranberry topped mince pies and nut topped mince pies.  The nut topped mince pies were…

22/12/2014

St David’s Hall 20 December – 3 January  WITH the festive season fast approaching, there’s no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than by enjoying a Russian ballet at St David’s Hall. Here are 10 reasons why they are unmissable! Christmas is the most magical time of year especially for children. In 1891, Tchaikovsky based The Nutcracker’s music around a sinister short story by German author E.TA. Hoffman, which definitely wasn’t for kids! It evolved into the family…

22/12/2014

Cinderella – Not Your Run Of The Mill Panto We arrived at the New Theatre in good time and sat in our seats, situated in the stalls.  We were so pleased with our view, especially with two small children in tow. Not long after getting cosy another family told us we were in their seats.   True to their word and to our annoyance we had to move as we realised our seats were situated in the circle.  As we hastily…

22/12/2014

Puss in Boots at the Gate I took my two children to see the recent production of Puss in Boots at the Gate Arts Centre in Roath, Cardiff.  I was pleasantly surprised how welcoming the venue was.  Before the performance children were given paper and crayons to colour while the parents were sat looking rather relaxed. We had a quick drink before the show was about to start then were called to take our seats.  I cannot believe I haven’t…

22/12/2014

Deacon Blue Rock Cardiff St. David`s Hall, Cardiff was the recent venue for a fantastic gig by the timeless Scottish rockers Deacon Blue. Formed way back in the Eighties (which is the era I was growing up in!) they have stood the test of time brilliantly, and sound as good now as they did nearly thirty years ago. Warming up the crowd before the main event were hometown duo `Zervas & Pepper`, who have established a growing presence on the…

22/12/2014

        The Nutcracker is one of my favourite family films at Christmas.  It’s a magical fairytale with well-known music by Tchaikovsky that is truly beautiful. We were really excited to hear the Russian State Ballet were coming to Cardiff to perform their version of The Nutcracker, so couldn’t miss the opportunity of taking my children to see it.  As they are 4 and 6 years old I wasn’t sure how they would react as most things we…

16/12/2014

Get Ski Fit Nuffield Health, Cardiff and Vale Hospital’s physiotherapy department offers bespoke pre-ski assessment for individuals who are looking for tailored exercise advice dependent on their individual needs.  This involves a one-hour session with a physiotherapist who will discuss the aims of pre-ski rehabilitation. Your individual needs and any pre-existing musculoskeletal problems will be discussed.  Your strength, upper and lower limb, is objectively assessed and proprioception, flexibility, core stability are covered.  The physio will then provide a specific programme and…

15/12/2014

  Photo by Paul Thomas   Winter and Williams Band (W&W Band) are an alternative acoustic band from Cardiff, Wales originally formed in 2006. The band’s current lineup includes singer/songwriter Peter Winter, bassist Deej Williams, violinist/vocalist Ellie Burton, and drummer Tom Rabaiotti.   ‘EP 1′ and ‘EP 2′ (Past) Between 2006–2009 W&W Band released two 4-track studio EPs and a live EP recorded in Cafe Jazz, Cardiff. Both studio EPs were recorded by drummer Ben Harris and mixed by the…