Welcome to your Autumn issue of Rhiwbina Living.
As our village settles down for the colder months, it’s time to light the fires and enjoy the warm feeling of hygge that this season brings.
Since we first published our launch issue of Rhiwbina Living in 2007, our magazines have celebrated the seasons. With that in mind, we have put together an issue that celebrates both the beauty of the outdoors and the sanctuary of the indoors.
Autumn provides perhaps the most spectacular feast on our senses and we’ve picked out a few wonders of nature to look out for when you’re out and about at this time of year.
The change in the season can also bring with it anxieties so we’ve compiled some effective ways to look after yourself this autumn as the nights draw in.
With the World Cup in everyone’s minds, editor of Welsh Football magazine (and Rhiwbina resident!) David Collins has been kind enough to put together a fascinating history of Welsh football, including the contribution that the city of Cardiff has given to the cause.
Over a hot cup of coffee, we were thrilled to speak to esteemed Welsh writer and actor Steve Speirs, who recently moved to the area. He tells us about his love for Rhiwbina life, and his career to-date.
Despite the challenges of the last few years, Llanishen Fach Primary School has been delivering on its educational aims day in, day out. We hear how the school and its pupils are working out answers to real-life problems in their quest for educational excellence.
With the darkening nights, we bring you some of the creepiest tales to come out of north Cardiff. From phantom coaches to screaming banshees in Llandaff North, there are a few stories to raise a few hairs on the back of your neck.
We all love our pets – they really are part of the family and we met some of the quirkiest pets that live in Rhiwbina today – including a three-legged cat and a blue-tongued skink.
We’ve got some delicious recipes that are guaranteed to warm your cockles and there’s also a guide to the part you can play in helping slow down climate change.
Finally, we sign off with a short story from award-winning author (and Rhiwbina Living co-editor) Patric Morgan.
Please support our local advertisers who are keeping communities alive during these challenging times. Enjoy the Autumn season and we’ll see you in our next issue.