No place like home

Getting old has many disadvantages, primarily the consequences of cell death and physical decline. It’s an appalling process, made worse than it need be due to the complete lack of …

Oldest Cardiff pubs update

Sitting at my WordPress ‘dashboard’, feeling rather like Doctor Strangelove in his War Room, black-gloved hand hovering over the nuclear button, I noticed from the ‘top posts’ list that The …

Pubocalypse 7

Because the Pubocalypse strand has grown into a large archive, I’ve now made it into a category in its own right – saving me the hassle of providing links to …

Cardiff killings

It seems like ages since I’ve done one of my indispensable Cardiff lists. So here, for some meaty holiday reading on the beach, is a grisly catalogue in alphabetical order …

Glowing in the dark

I get a lot of hostility in Cardiff whenever I depart from the authorised hymn-sheet and express critical views about the city. This hostility is dished out by a range …

The statues of Cardiff

Prompted by critiques of the total absence of monuments to women across Wales generally and in the Welsh capital in particular, property developer Rightacres have said they will fund a …

Hermon’s inheritance

Some information for the handful of callow interns who make a living trying to concoct click-bait listicles for the South Wales Echo: firstly, the building on the north side of …

Liar liar pants on fire

Last month the Ordnance Survey (OS) released comprehensive and definitive geospatial data that plotted and mapped all the UK’s accessible green space. And, in that instant, at the click of …

Benvenuto/Bienvenida

A message to our visitors Neges at ein ymwelwyr Un messagio ai nostri visitatori Un mensaje a nuestros visitantes Regarding our airport, railway system, central station, roads, infrastructure, policing, food, …

Dear Huw

We did it! Our brilliant plan worked! Let’s take a few moments to wallow in the glory – it’s cool, the Anglican Communion positively welcomes self-indulgence (btw, next time you’re …