Summer is well and truly here and to celebrate that fact, we’ve themed this issue around The Great Outdoors.
Being outside can provide us with many benefits, both physical and mental. With the warmer, sunnier weather being here, it is the perfect opportunity to really take time to enjoy all that being outdoors has to offer.
We have written a series of features to help inspire you to spend time outside and to maximise wellbeing.
Local children introduce the theme by telling us what they love about being outside and why they think it is important.
The scientific evidence behind the claims that being outside is good for us is presented in our feature on the benefits of being outdoors. The proof is there!
We have compiled a guide to camping and for any budding astronomers, a feature on stargazing. Maybe you could combine the two?
Two local inspirational characters are interviewed for our people features. Maggie Harries reflects on her life work and how her Whitchurch-based charity has provided so much to its members with special needs over 37 years. She told us about her current mission and the dilemma she faces. Might you be able to help?
Geoff Barton-Greenwood is well-known in Llandaff circles. As Chair of the Llandaff Society, Geoff has helped shape the vibrant community of Llandaff. He speaks about his love for the village, and his hopes for the future.
In a new historical series, local author Steve Nicholas takes us on a journey into the past. Both Whitchurch and Llandaff North have well-known businesses that are now just a memory. Through a series of old photographs we explore some of these gems.
The Taff Trail is also steeped in history, so we have compiled a feature that highlights some of the local landmarks along the way and the stories behind them.
Summer would not be summer without garden parties and we showcase some must-have products to make your outdoor party a success.
With a fantastic competition and all our other usual features, this is one to enjoy reading. In your garden of course!