OK I admit it - I actually thought we'd have had the bash to celebrate Wales' qualification to next summer's Euro 2016 finals, in France.
Let's be honest, many a Welsh fan who watched or listened to the home qualifier with Israel at the Cardiff City Stadium last month were ready to party.
It was understandable since Wales' last major finals appearance was at the World Cup in 1958.
Just one problem. Wales didn't get the win they needed. They drew 0-0.
Of course, that night we also had the hope Cyprus would hold Belgium to secure our qualification.
Typically, Cyprus were four minutes away from securing the result Wales wanted, before Belgium's Eden Hazard scored their winning goal to ensure the Welsh wait continued.
The only redeeming feature for me was the fact I watched the closing minutes of that Cyprus-Belgium game on a special Alan Thompson Show on Radio Wales. Mal Pope and the one and only Beverley Humphries also on hand. Quite an experience!
Imagine what the singing would have been like if we'd won!
Still, after 57 years of waiting to qualify for the finals of a major tournament - another few weeks won't matter.
And let's be fair - at the start of this campaign, who would...
After a dry weekend, the weather has now changed with low pressure bringing some rain, heavy showers and stronger winds. It’s the first rain we’ve had for quite a while but with south to south-easterly winds it is feeling warmer and more humid. There was ground frost in places last week but Monday night was mild with temperatures remaining above 10°C.
Tuesday started dry with some sunshine in the north but showers spread quickly from the south continuing throughout the day. The showers will be heavy in places perhaps with thunder. However some drier, brighter spells are still likely in the afternoon. The wind will fall light with temperatures reaching highs of between 16 and 19°C. Tuesday night will bring more rain and showers and stronger winds too.
Clydach Gorge, taken by Clive Rees
On Wednesday heavy rain is likely in north Wales, especially on high ground. We are expecting 20 to 40mm of rainfall; perhaps as much as 40-60mm in 24 hours. Wednesday will start windy but the rain will clear and it...
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We showcased such an experience, where you get to be a wind surfer, at a creative session with our BBC Wales Sport team. We were...
After a dry and sunny end to September and a fine start to October too, it still feels a bit more like summer than autumn, but there's a change on the way!
It will be a chilly start on Friday with temperatures falling between just 3°C and 6°C for towns across mid Wales. It will be even colder in the countryside, so you can expect to see a ground frost first thing. There will also be mist and fog which could take a bit longer to clear on Friday as the winds will be light. Once it does however, it will be another fine day with plenty of sunshine and a light easterly breeze in the south. It...
We enjoyed some beautiful weather over the weekend! On Saturday St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan was the sunniest place in the UK with 11 hours of wonderful sunshine, perfect for a brisk walk in the Brecon Beacons, with wonderful views to boot.
The weather was crisp with a fairly clear sky last night, so thankfully a lot of people saw the rare supermoon lunar eclipse and took some incredible...
Deputy Editor, BBC Radio Wales
“We can call it ‘Gareth Charles – The Musical’!”
Those were the words of Steve Austins, Editor Radio Wales in April this year. They made as much sense to me then as they’re probably making to you right now but let me try and explain.
Every year, BBC Radio Wales gets the chance to work closely with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. It’s always an exciting opportunity. Previous projects have seen the radio station take over the orchestra for a day and last year we put on a special concert with Mike Peters, front man of rock group The Alarm, who performed to orchestral arrangements of some...
High pressure is back and the weekend is looking awesome. This is great news if you have any outdoor activities or if you are going to watch the Rugby World Cup. I must warn you it will be pretty cold by night so grab an extra layer if you are heading out. Once the sun sets you will feel the cold.
Friday will start off on a chilly note. Lots of early morning sunshine. Through the day cloud will...
I hope you were able to enjoy the dry weather we had over the weekend. Saturday was the sunniest day with around 11 hours of sunshine recorded at St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan. Sunday was much cloudier but ideal for walking. Yesterday I visited the Brecon Beacons and did an 8 mile trek visiting the waterfalls, including the spectacular Sgwd yr Eira.
Sgwd yr Eira
The weather has changed again on Monday...
It’s been a bit of headache forecasting the weather this week with the remains of a tropical storm throwing a spanner in the works on Wednesday. There was always a question mark and some uncertainty about exactly how much rainfall we would see and how far north and west the heavy rain would spread. A weather warning was issued but the heavy rain missed Wales on Wednesday and stayed on the other side of the Severn Bridge affecting parts of south and south east England.
The low pressure has now moved away towards Norway taking the unsettled weather with it. A trough of low pressure will...
There's a lot of weather heading our way this week; heavy rain, showers and gusty winds! It’s a huge difference to last week of course which was dominated by high pressure which brought dry, bright and settled conditions.
However for Monday, low pressure has brought some heavy rain and showers. On Monday afternoon strong winds in the Bristol Channel and the far south and south-east of Wales will see gusts of 45 to 50mph. Monday night will see further rain and showers, which will be heavy in places with some drier, clearer spells later in the night.
Tuesday promises to be a better day;...