Welcome to your autumn issue of Rhiwbina Living.
After our success at the Cardiff Business Awards we have worked extra hard to bring you what we think is our best issue yet, so pour yourself a cup of tea and snuggle down to enjoy all that it has to offer.
Our feature interview is with Sam Warburton, who took time out to reflect on this summer’s British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. He talks about why he missed home more than usual this time around.
Another former Llanishen Fach Primary pupil has just published her first series of children’s books. Erica Willmott explains how a Christmas present to an uncle gave her the inspiration to start writing.
With the kids having just returned to school, we asked the youngsters of Rhiwbina what their thoughts were on the topic of friendship and got some insightful thoughts across the different age groups.
Autumn is our favourite issue to write, probably because with the changing of the seasons, and the nights getting darker, it is a good excuse to be cosy! As the evenings darken, we show you how you can light up your home with a few easy crafts that can transform it into a cosy nest for the winter ahead.
We have also hand-picked a selection of goodies from local retailers and advertisers that will make your home extra snug and inviting.
Kevin Revell advises on how best to prepare your harvest for winter to savour the taste of summer.
Autumn wouldn’t be autumn without Bonfire Night so we’ve put together a quick guide to putting on a Bonfire Night party at home.
If you’re an older Rhiwbina resident, you may well remember Jim Heath, who headed up the Garden Village maintenance team when it was run as a company. His children Mary and Jeff look back fondly on their memories of him.
We’ve got some fantastic competition prizes lined up including a three-course meal with a bottle of wine at the Brook Bistro, and a pair of 6 month gym memberships at the Village Hotel to give away, so be sure to try your luck with them both.
Meanwhile, we are starting work on the Christmas issue!