Monthly Archive: December 2018

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Fight Back Against Political Correctness

Hands up who thinks that Britain is too politically correct?  Careful now you might be called a racist if we see that hand reaching for the stars. Take these examples: Dennis the Menace no longer carries weapons or gives other kids grief.  Punch no longer inflicts domestic abuse on Judy....

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How To Plan The Perfect Night Out In London

Planning a festive night out in the capital? If so, you’ll be happy to know that London is one of the best places to head to if you are wishing to enjoy a night out on the town full of festivities. Many people simply arrange to meet up for a...

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Druids Drink 2018

Well, it’s that time of year again.  When lapsed druids from all walks of life gather for a handshake, a toast to the ‘stones’ and a good ole fashioned chinwag.  Rock stars, dog walkers, retired adult movie stars, chemical engineers, poets, probation workers and photographers will once again be in attendance...

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Boxing Day Swim

The ‘Boxing Day Swim’ at the National Lido of Wales is back for 2018 and doors open on Wednesday, December 26, Online bookings are already open. Sessions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. N.B. No telephone bookings will be taken.  The first Boxing Day Swim session will commence at...

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Why Christmas Day?

Have you ever wondered why Christmas Day (that time when we scoff too many sprouts, we get inundated with socks and the Llanover Arms, Pontypridd closes weirdly early) is celebrated on December 25? History Well, it wasn’t always so. In fact, for the first three centuries of Christianity’s existence, Jesus...

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African Photo Exhibition

Local photographer Dave Lewis is exhibiting a small selection of his images from a recent trip to southern Africa. As well as the usual favourites, like ‘Spillers Records’, ‘Tenby’ and ‘Blue Boats’ he will also be displaying a number of new photos from Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Gartholwg Lifelong Learning...