A view on the digital switchover: So farewell, BBC2

March 4, 2010 5 Comments »

I suppose I should turn on my television to say goodbye to BBC2 tonight. By the time this is published, I won’t have the option, as Cardiff leads the nation into analogue oblivion. Because, shock, horror – I HAVEN’T CONVERTED ... Read More »

Cardiff and the traffic

March 1, 2010 6 Comments »

Before I start, you need to know that I both drive and complain about it rather a lot. But it seems this time I am not alone in my complaints about the traffic around Cardiff, or more specifically the M4. ... Read More »

Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus!

March 1, 2010 2 Comments »

Happy St David’s Day! If you were brought up in Wales you’ll have fond memories of today, especially if you go back to your school days when you were packed off in national costume to participate in a day of ... Read More »

Two cheers for Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant

February 26, 2010 3 Comments »

March 1st, 2009. We are to watch Cardiff’s St David’s Day parade for the first time. Outside Cardiff’s old City hall, I am asked to carry a large Welsh Flag. Happy to be part of the spectacle, I oblige. After ... Read More »

Fairwater needs a new broom

February 25, 2010 2 Comments »

When I was 17, I spent one summer school holidays sweeping the streets of Cardiff. Based at the Wedal Road Cleansing Depot, I was rapidly inducted into the workplace culture. You weren’t allowed to work too quickly or sweep up ... Read More »