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Saturday, 19 August 2017

What to Plant in Your Garden: A Visual Guide to Companion Planting

Gardening is one of the most rewarding pastimes- it's relaxing, healthy, fun and you get to literally enjoy the fruits (and vegetables and flowers!) of your labour.  Many people want to take up gardening but don't know where to start or what to plant.  My advice is to start with something that is fast growing that you already use a lot of- in my case this was salad leaves.  Once you're in the gardening routine you'll soon be planning more fruit, vegetables and flowers to plant in your garden.  One difficulty can be deciding what to plant next to each other.  Luckily, Homeadvisor have produced a handy visual guide to companion gardening to help you decide what is best to plant next to your favourite vegetable in your garden:

Thursday, 17 August 2017

A Visit to the Dylan Thomas Boathouse and Writing Shed, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire

Two years ago we visited Laugharne but arrived too late in the day to go inside the Dylan Thomas Boathouse.  I promised to return and last weekend we finally did.  As always it was a lovely visit to "Laugharne- this timeless, beautiful, barmy (both spellings) town…a legendary lazy little black-magical bedlam by the sea.  There is nowhere like it at all."

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Books: The Top Ten Summer Reads 2017

Just as soon as we'd booked our Summer Holiday this year, my sisters and I began to discuss what books we were packing as we planned to swap to make sure we have enough reading material to last the whole holiday. I know that you can pack more books digitally on your phone or tablet but for me nothing beats reading a physical book on the beach. Apparently, I'm not alone as millions of Brits will prefer to get stuck into a paperback than read a digital download or content online as they jet off on their summer holidays this year, according to a new study.

Researchers polled more than 3,000 people in a Travel Book Survey and found that three in four Brits (78%) favour the format of paperbacks when it comes to their holiday-reading, over any other reading material such as magazines (7%), newspapers (4%), digital downloads or reading content online (4%). Read on to find out which books made the list of top ten summer reads:


Monday, 14 August 2017

Entertainment: Try a Night at the Opera for an Unforgettable Experience

I always used to say that I'd never like opera.  All that changed when I went to a workshop with Swansea City Opera.  The music moved me.  I even got to sing with them and enjoyed their first show that I went to see.

For the uninitiated, a night at the opera might sound like a daunting experience. How much will it cost? What should you wear? Are there any special conventions you need to follow? And will you understand what on earth is going on?

Here, we answer all these questions, to ensure your first ever opera visit is a memorable experience that you will want to repeat again and again:

Friday, 11 August 2017

Travel: Who Will Look After the Dog While You're Away?

It’s summer! For many of us, that means it is time to travel. It is the perfect time to wander the earth and make new discoveries, time to visit family and make memories. All we need to do is pack our bags and go. Easy, right? But, what do we do about our pets? Who will take care of the dog while we are gone? Should we use a dog boarding service or hire a pet sitter? What about the veterinarian? What’s the difference? Which is better?  

Let’s explore the different options and why you should consider using a dog boarding service:
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