Welcome to your Autumn issue of Whitchurch and Llandaff Living.
As the villages settle down after a long and much appreciated summer, it is time to light the fires and enjoy the feeling of hygge that this season brings.
Our magazines are all about embracing the seasons and we have put together an issue that celebrates both the beauty of the outdoors and the cosiness of the indoors.
We have features on how to feel cosy in the cold, some delicious hotpot recipes and insights into what makes Autumn special through the eyes of local children. Autumn is a time when we make the most of our homes, so we went around the villages and handpicked some of the finest homewares and goodies to make your home extra inviting.
Being outside and witnessing the beauty of our changing villages is a sight to behold, but with the changing of the season, comes a flurry of activity from nature. We have put together an informative guide on some of the species around our local parks. Kevin Revell returns to give his advice on how to keep our gardens looking beautiful and full of colour through Autumn.
Our interview is focused around sport this issue and we enjoyed speaking to a true sporting hero. Elliot Kear grew up in Whitchurch and has recently been promoted to captain of the Wales rugby league team. He tells us about his career to date and his hopes for the Welsh team in the run up to the 2021 World Cup qualifiers.
It was also a pleasure to spend time with author Ceri Stennett, who has co-authored a book about the names of the fallen on the Whitchurch War Memorial. The book will be published to coincide with the centenary of the end of World War I.
Whitchurch and Llandaff Living, as a truly organic community magazine, welcomes valued contributions from its readers. To mark the recent 70th Birthday of the NHS, we hear from six local residents about what the NHS means to them.
If it’s some fresh air you fancy at this time of year, we’ve got a great Autumn walk around Cosmeston and down to Sully Beach.
Finally, we’ve got two superb competitions that could see you winning a festive afternoon tea for two and tickets to see the Bootleg Beatles.
So, grab your mug of tea or steaming hot chocolate and sit back and enjoy a good read as we nestle into Autumn.
Meanwhile, we’ve got our Christmas issue to get ready.
See you at the start of December!