Welcome to your winter issue of Whitchurch and Llandaff Living.
Christmas is almost upon us once again and the village is preparing for the festive season.
We were honoured to have spoken with Whitchurch’s Elinor Crawley, who has appeared in several high profile TV shows. She reflects on her upbringing in the area and how this 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 kids.
Our historical feature celebrates the spirit of Christmas in Whitchurch and Llandaff over the years, as told by some of our residents. Christmas has changed over the years it seems. Find out what people had to say about Christmases past.
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 villages to continue to thrive. Who needs to go into town when we have everything we need right here?
To get into the festive spirit and make your home sparkle with Christmas cheer, we’ve found some beautiful seasonal crafts for you to try.
We know how important pets are at this time of the year in our family Christmases and so we are super excited to announce the winner of our inaugural Whitchurch and Llandaff Living Festive Pet competition. We’d like to congratulate all of those featured in this issue as they have made it through to the final few. Their stories are heartwarming.
Talking of stories, these are always popular at this time of year and we’ve got two festive beauties for you to snuggle up with.
If you’re feeling lucky, try your hand at our two fantastic winter competitions and you could be going to see The Nutcracker 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!