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Dad's Christmas Dinner - Turkey with all the trimmings

Christmas in Cardiff

It’s strange that a meal can be such a part of your upbringing, so much a family tradition and so culturally ingrained that it’s a surprise when someone else eats something different.  That is how I feel about Christmas Dinner. It’s even more surprising when you learn that others celebrate and exchange presents on a […]


Castell Coch (Red Castle) near Cardiff

On my last full day in Cardiff, while visiting my parents recently, I went to see one of my favourite local landmarks, Castell Coch (The Red Castle). Originally built in the 13th Century, the castle was in ruins when in 1871, John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, reputedly the richest man in the […]