Welcome to your winter issue of Rhiwbina Living.
Christmas is almost upon us once again and the village is preparing for the festive season.
Here at Rhiwbina Living, we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Who would have thought that it was 10 years ago that the very first magazine was delivered in time for Christmas? We will be bringing you a special anniversary issue in the spring.
Back to this issue, we were honoured to have spoken with Rhiwbina actress Elinor Crawley, who has appeared in several high profile TV shows. She now lives in London but she looks back fondly on her upbringing in the village, and how it shaped her career.
This time of year is undoubtedly about the magic of Christmas through the eyes of children, so we are delighted to publish the artwork and thoughts about the festive season from some of our local children.
We will all be doing our Christmas shopping soon. To give you a head start, we have been out and about sourcing a fabulous selection of goodies from local retailers. Supporting local business is so important for our village to continue to thrive. We’ve also found some seasonal crafts for you to embrace the festive spirit.
We are excited to announce the winner of our inaugural Rhiwbina Living Festive Pet competition. Over 3,000 people voted online for their favourites and we’d like to congratulate all of those featured in this issue as they have made it through to the final few.
Stories are always popular at this time of year and we’ve got two beauties for you to snuggle up with.
Our historical feature celebrates the magic of Christmas in Rhiwbina over the years, as told by some of our residents. The Rhiwbina Christmas spirit is something very special indeed.
If you’re feeling lucky, try your hand at our two fantastic winter competitions and you could be going to see Cinderella the ballet at St David’s Hall or warming up with a Winter Wishes Spa Day for two at the Village Hotel.
We have a fantastic winter walk if you need to work off that Christmas dinner and finally we turn our attention to New Year’s Eve with a guide on planning the perfect party.
With much more, this really is an issue to savour, so we’d like to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.
See you in 2018!