October (96 posts)
Tuesday 4 October 2011, 16:47
Forget Big Brother and welcome a whole host of other housemates into your home as spider season is officially here.
The Guardian newspaper proudly announced this week 'owing to a dismal summer, the 2011 domestic spider season promises to be the best yet'. Great news!
Actually, I'm not in the least...
Monday 3 October 2011, 18:37
What an incredible October weekend! This weekend's heat wave thankfully coincided with a whole weekend off for the orchestra. On Sunday, a few of us went to the beach for a barbecue and to lie on beach towels, which gave me some time to reflect on our concert last Friday night.
Two things struck me...
Monday 3 October 2011, 17:02now available on the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme
Where do I start? Because there's so much to tell you about - so much bristling aural content - in this week's programme, it's difficult to know where to begin.
Monday 3 October 2011, 16:27
Well, what an amazing start to October with blue skies, sunshine and toasty temperatures - hotter than Athens, Greece!
On Saturday I was in Brecon at the Food Festival and it was baking hot. In fact temperature records were broken at Hawarden in Flintshire, where the thermometer reached 28.2 Celsius...
Monday 3 October 2011, 10:20
It's not every day you see a reticulated python, a tarantula, an eagle owl and a harris hawk on a visit to Margam Park near Port Talbot, but then it's not every day that the Live 'n' Deadly show rolls into town.
There was plenty to see and do from zorbing in plastic bubbles on the lake to pond dipping...