Opinion

Election 2011: Plaid leaflet spelling shambles

Election 2011: Plaid leaflet spelling shambles
April 18, 2011 4 Comments »

Just to show that there was no party political bias when I recently pointed out the poor spelling in a Conservative pamphlet, I thought that you might like to see some extracts from a Plaid leaflet that has landed on ... Read More »

Opinion: What’s this AV referendum all about?

Opinion: What’s this AV referendum all about?
April 18, 2011 3 Comments »

On May 5th, as well as voting for their Welsh Assembly Members, electors will have the choice of keeping the ancient system for electing MPs to Westminster unchanged or choosing a change to the ‘Alternative Vote’ (AV) system. It’s an ... Read More »

Opinion: Leaving the city, a Cardiff Bucket List

Opinion: Leaving the city, a Cardiff Bucket List
April 11, 2011 4 Comments »

What would you say are the most important things to do in Cardiff before you leave? Well I’ve been set that challenge. For over eight years I have loved living in Cardiff. After arriving as a student in 2003 I ... Read More »

Opinion: A Cardiffian in Japan reflects on the tsunami

Opinion: A Cardiffian in Japan reflects on the tsunami
April 11, 2011 2 Comments »

A month on from the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan a wrecked car blocks my path. Every window is smashed, the bonnet crushed and covered in sludge. A brief look inside reveals a baby seat in the back. From ... Read More »

Food review: Browns bar & brasserie

Food review: Browns bar & brasserie
April 8, 2011 2 Comments »

It’s often been bemoaned on Twitter and in the comments on this site that Cardiff is becoming a chain-store pony, with its beautiful Victorian Arcades and independent businesses under threat from the shopping-meca that is St David’s. So with the ... Read More »

Memories of the Glamorgan Canal

Memories of the Glamorgan Canal
April 1, 2011 9 Comments »

In June 1790 an Act of Parliament was passed, allowing the construction of the Glamorgan Canal “from a place called Merthyr Tydvil …… to and through a place called the Bank, near the town of Cardiff”. It had taken a ... Read More »

Opinion: Cardiff’s highways and humps

Opinion: Cardiff’s highways and humps
March 28, 2011 7 Comments »

Have you noticed all those new style whole-road humps? They are appearing faster that mole holes in a farm field. And they are much more dangerous. Driving around Cardiff not only are these new humps appearing everywhere but they are ... Read More »

Opinion: The Conservatives and educashun

Opinion: The Conservatives and educashun
March 17, 2011 1 Comment »

Through my letterbox comes a “Fairwater Residents; Survey” from the local Conservatives. It’s in the tradition of surveys designed to elicit particular answers. For example, this one on health priorities: Of course, the Conservatives expect everyone to put ‘free prescriptions ... Read More »

A Cardiff Weekend: Paul Seligman

A Cardiff Weekend: Paul Seligman
March 15, 2011 1 Comment »

I decided for my post this week to document a weekend in Cardiff, so here’s what happened in a truly Cardiff weekend. Friday 6PM: Walk from office to friends where my partner and I are invited for dinner. Look from ... Read More »

Welcome to a new environmental web site for Cardiff

Welcome to a new environmental web site for Cardiff
March 14, 2011 1 Comment »

Daffodils open and buds swell on trees, birds are singing and building nests – it must be Spring. Among the new growth bursting into life around Cardiff is a new web site. You may think the world already has more ... Read More »