Our early summer issue is all about celebrations! As well as celebrating the fact that the sun suddenly seems to have made an appearance, we focus much of this issue on Roald Dahl, with this year being the centenary of his birth in our very own Llandaff. We chart his fascinating life story on page 8. Local children thoroughly enjoyed writing to us about their favourite Roald Dahl stories too. Their impressive work can be found on page 24. Finally, if you are interested in exploring the local Roald Dahl landmarks, you can find a trail on page 28.
Continuing with the literary theme, we caught up with Mike Young in his Los Angeles studio. First finding fame as the creator of Superted, the Cardiff City-loving TV producer discusses his career to date.
On page 42, several local authors describe how their love of writing has brought them success – so if you’re looking for an inspirational summer read, take a look at their offerings.
To make the most of the summer sun, we showcase a selection of products on page 18 to make the most of your outdoor living space, and if you fancy some company, Kevin Revell explains how to encourage wildlife to our gardens on page 38.
If you fancy a trip back in time, head to our Yesterday Remembered feature on page 34 where memories from clubs in both Whitchurch and Llandaff are fondly remembered.
We were thrilled to be able to speak to Jamie Raven about his success on Britain’s Got Talent last year and to learn more about his passion for magic. You can read our interview with him on page 45.
With a competition to win tickets to see Bryn Terfel in concert at Llandaff Cathedral, and a recipe to make the perfect Victoria Sponge, this issue is a heady delight of literature, music, and all things celebratory of summer.
We hope you enjoy the read as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. Please support our advertisers as always and quote Whitchurch and Llandaff Living.
Finally, we would like to dedicate this issue to celebrate the life of Peter Williams, who we featured in our Christmas edition, and who sadly passed away in February.
Peter dedicated his life to the written word and so it seems fitting that this issue, full of stories and literature should be dedicated to his memory.
Danielle and Patric