Hello Spring! Finally, after what seems like it’s been a never-ending Winter, we can look forward to warm, sunny days.
As you can see from the cover, Rhiwbina Living is celebrating its 10th Birthday! To mark the occasion, we have put together a commemorative issue that celebrates this monumental anniversary and all that is special about living here.
We want to say a huge thank you to all of you for supporting Rhiwbina Living over the past decade and for helping make the magazine what it is today. Rhiwbina Living has become an intrinsic part of the community and has enabled us to meet so many of the lovely people that make our village special.
Rhiwbina Living has become an anticipated welcome to the changing of the seasons here in Rhiwbina, so we have put together a feature that tells the story of the magazine, and also presented a light-hearted look at the magazine delivery process!
Rhiwbina is special because of the people that make up our community, personified perhaps by Mary Clarke, who we spoke to following her recognition in the New Year’s Honours List. Many people will not realise the sterling contribution that Mary has made to Rhiwbina and how she continues to help make the village such a pleasant place to live.
We also spoke to Rhiwbina film-maker and actor Laurence Patrick who recently showcased his short sci-fi movie here in the village.
Blogging has become a popular pastime for many and here in Rhiwbina, there is a thriving blogging community. We enjoyed speaking to them about their work and their inspirations.
The little people of Rhiwbina contribute significantly to our community and to mark the Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, we asked them for their views on reading. As always, their responses brought smiles.
A huge reason to smile is that brighter days are here. Traditionally Spring is about rejuvenation and fresh starts, so we have produced a series of features that capture the essence of Spring and will help you feel inspired about making the most of this special season.
To freshen up your home for Spring, you’ll find a selection of interiors from our local businesses. For outdoor spaces, we have compiled some fantastic ways to improve and make the most of what we have by upcycling – an ever-growing trend.
With a historical walk and lots more, we hope you enjoy this very special issue!