Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tarnished silver skies for a platinum birthday in Sussex

A good friend had booked all an East Sussex farm holiday accommodation for a leisurely 70th birthday celebration.  Given the slowness of this spring and bitter easterly winds, we were glad of Fair Oak Farm’s cosy heating.  It is a … Continue reading

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Ronald Lawrence: a retrospective at Oriel y Bont, Glamorgan University

The latest exhibition in the Glamorgan University’s art museum gallery is of local artist Ronald Lawrence, and it is well worth a visit to see the brilliant versatility and diversity of an artist, now in his eighties, who is still … Continue reading

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“Womens Art Open Exhibition” and “Secure” – two exhibitions in Cardiff

I took a little time in Cardiff Bay to look at a couple of art exhibitions.  Butetown Historic & Arts Centre (BHAC) has the Womens Art Association’s work (also in Barry). I liked the oil painting Luna by Jacqueline Alkema, … Continue reading

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Fields by Tonteg: as the bulldozers move in

The honeymoon of the Church Village bypass may soon be over as new housing adds hundreds of car journeys.  Of course, this also should mean that footpaths across fields become, hopefully, wide and pleasant green lanes, maybe shared routes with … Continue reading

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Cake fest for Oxfam on IWD

Cardiff SOCSI staff and students were invited to a Cake Fest for Oxfam, socialising and eating excellent cakes which is a pleasant way to spend part of International Women’s Day.  Rachel (seen auctioning her duck and hen’s eggs) and Dawn … Continue reading

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Mackeral skies on Heads of the Valleys A465

Good skies as we drove back on the Heads of the Valleys Road from Carn-y-Cefn Common last Tuesday.  Photos shot through the car window came out quite well, I thought, …. And improved by some wash on the windscreen … … Continue reading

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On Carn-y-Cefn Common: the highest golf in UK

The sun was shining for an Open Spaces Society requested visit to Blaenau Gwent, to see a proposed exchange, not yet formalised.  This is for an area of registered Common on the north, overlooking Brynmawr, to be replaced by a … Continue reading

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