Wales 2 Turkey 0

With apologies to Evan James (1809-1878) and James James (1832-1902) – and the people of Wales! ♫ To the tune of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau ♫ My head’s in a …

Well I never

About 10 minutes into Wales’ opening Euro 20201 match against Switzerland I realised that my heart was racing alarmingly. I just couldn’t take it. So I muted the TV and …

Bring it on!

After a year-long delay there are only a few days to go before Wales embark on a second consecutive European Championship finals tournament. Acting manager Rob Page has assembled his …

Cardiff catch-up

What with one thing and another I haven’t written much about contemporary Cardiff for quite a while. It’s time for a bit of a catch-up, looking at 10 selected topics …

Senedd election dissection

My reaction to the election outcome is a massive sense of relief, almost (but not quite) bordering on joy. First and foremost, the seven seats captured in 2016 by UKIP’s …

Yotam got ’em

I’ve collected all the various recipes accumulated on the blog under the umbrella of a new ‘Recipes’ category. To mark the occasion, a tribute to Yotam Ottolenghi GRUEL Prep 15 …

2021 Senedd election

Oh no, oh please no, it’s that time again: the 6th Senedd election takes place this Thursday. I’m dreading it. Why? Because, through the events and experiences of a pretty …

Tory tyranny

Tory noun Conservative, Reactionary (from C17 Irish, meaning outlaw, robber or brigand).  The current Tory government is certainly the worst in my lifetime – and that’s saying something. Examples of …

John Jenkins (1933-2020)

The sensationally adventurous life of Welsh freedom-fighter John Barnard Jenkins, who died at the end of last year, had all the elements of a blockbuster thriller. He was the charismatic …