Team Wales #TogetherStonger

Wales’ motto, “Gorau Chwarae, Cyd Chwarae”, transposed into the social media hashtag, #togetherstronger epitomised the dragons’ approach to their Euro 2016 campaign.  The debutants were underdogs from the start, but exceeded all expectations by defeating all odds firstly by toppings their group and then pulling off a miraculous victory against second ranked, Belgium, at the […]

The Other Room presents never before Beckett and Pinter pairing

Calling all literary connoisseurs! The Other Room Theatre at Porters, Cardiff, presents a playhouse double bill, featuring two of the twentieth century’s greatest literary minds.  Play, by Samuel Beckett and Silence, by Harold Pinter, are performed back to back at the cosy back room of one of Cardiff’s best social venues. Not being overly familiar […]

Biscuits in Union – Rugby World Cup 2015

The 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off this weekend, and is being hosted in England, the spiritual home of the rugby. Legend has it that the game was invented by Rugby School student, William Webb Ellis, when he decided to pick up the ball during a regular football (soccer) game, thus inventing the egg-shaped ball […]

Oh Yeah!

2015 is an exciting year for all those of us over 30s who recall spending many hours during the long school holidays watching our favourite classic 80’s adventure movies on fuzzy, poor quality VHS copies (whether bought or recorded off the limited 4 channel telly).  There are a number of high profile anniversaries this year, […]

Super Science Day!

Last Saturday may have been Super Pi Day, but today was Super Science Day, as the Spring Equinox corresponded with the best Solar Eclipse in the UK since 1999. . We were fortunate enough to have crisp clear skies this morning to witness this remarkable celestial phenomenon, after the warnings of grey and overcast conditions […]

Tales from the Six Kingdoms: “A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep”

The 2015 Six Nations Championship kicked off in true George R.R.Martin style on Friday night as Wales’s mind games failed to rattle Robshaw’s men at the Millennium Stadium.   The BBC’s homage to the HBO fantasy blockbuster, Game of Thrones, was well timed in readiness for the biggest opening clash for a decade. The scene […]

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Science Cream!

Cardiff now has its very own liquid nitrogen ice-cream parlour! Using liquid nitrogen to make ice-cream results in a unique creamy texture, as the sheer speed within which the ice-cream mixture freezes means ice crystals do not have the chance to form.  Even with the best ice-cream churner, you will not succeed in achieving this […]

Retro Reclamation – From Trash to Treasure

My latest project involved the up-cycling of my late gran’s pair of mid-century utility dining chairs.  They were not in a good state when I got them, and the leatherette plastic coverings were all torn and worn, and the paintwork flaked miserably with age.   These chairs were produced by a London firm called H.Lait […]

Cintus Supremus: The essence of an 80s childhood

 I have vivid memories of the first time that I saw Steven Spielberg’s 1982 sci-fi classic, E.T:  It was 1985, and my mum had taken me and my little sister to the re-release of the movie at the Odeon cinema on Swansea’s Kingsway. It was unlike anything I had experienced before.  It was mesmerising, wonderful […]

Six Biscuits 2014: That’s the way the cookie crumbles…

Super Saturday – March 15th 2014 And there we all were again: All poised for an exhilarating day of international rugby.  Super Saturday has become a legendary, not-to-be-missed, date for the diary, and 2014 certainly didn’t disappoint. With none of the nations being in a position to seize the coveted Grand Slam title, the final […]