To celebrate the arrival of summer and a welcome to sunnier days, this issue focuses on the great outdoors and making the most of the warmer weather.
We’ve put together a useful guide to some of the most beautiful places to picnic in Cardiff and the Vale. If you’d rather get on your bike, there’s a great cycle trail around Cardiff Bay which takes in the monumental sights and gives a brief history at the same time.
It’s true that there’s no place finer to enjoy the sun than in your own garden. Our Outdoor Living section looks to inspire you to create the perfect summer sanctuary at home while Kevin Revell explains how to make the best of growing herbs.
Summer really is a season of festivals and we are spoilt for choice here in North Cardiff this year.
First on the calendar are the Whitchurch & Tongwynlais and Llandaff North Festivals that each take place towards the end of June. Whitchurch Library Gardens is host to Vintage For Victory a few weeks later. The popular vintage festival is growing year on year and 2018 looks set to be the biggest and most entertaining yet.
People are at the very heart of our community and we have interviewed some inspirational people for this issue.
Rhys Griffiths is a Whitchurch fireman and a former professional footballer. This year, he’s published his very first children’s book which was inspired by his late grandfather. He tells us how he came to be a published author.
Leanne Hugglestone is another local inspiration who recounts her story about how the deepest challenges in her life led to her current life-changing happiness.
TV personality Simon Reeve documents how he came to be an adventurer and TV presenter and recalls some of his most memorable trips. Simon is coming to Cardiff later this year and we’ve teamed up with St. David’s Hall to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to his show.
The FIM Speedway Grand Prix takes place at the Principality Stadium in July and you could be there to watch all the action in our second competition.
Our history feature was informatively written by local resident Peter Lewis, a former RAF pilot who recalls his daring raids flying Hawker Hunters.
Finally, we celebrate wedding season with our light-hearted guide to the big day.
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