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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%). Opodo has found that more than half of British holidaymakers' reading habits will be influenced when jetting off abroad this summer. 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:

The Addams Family: The Musical Comedy Tour, Wales Millennium Centre Review

They're creepy and they're kooky, mysterious and spooky, yet as soon as the orchestra broke into the reassuringly familiar notes of the Vic Muzzy "Addams Family" theme tune, I felt all warm and fuzzy and memories of watching the old 1960's Addams Family episodes at my grandparents house as a child came flooding back.  My daughter was excited as she is a fan of the 90's movies passed on from my teenage years.  Initially she expected the musical to be based on "her" version of the Addams Family and asked me what happened to baby Pubert.   The Addams Family have been around since 1938 when Charles Addams first included them in his New Yorker comic strip.  Once the musical was in full swing it had an original story, musical score and a life of it's own.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Five Upcoming Musicals to Watch at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Regular readers know that while I love many genres of live theatre there will always be a special place in my heart for musicals.  When the recent Wales Millennium Centre brochure arrived I sang with glee to see so many wonderful musicals on the programme this season.  Take a look at this list of five must see musical theatre shows at WMC and book soon to make sure you don't miss out:
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