Blog posts by year and month September 2009

Posts (42)

  1. I'm currently out walking in the Brecon Beacons for my new series of Weatherman Walking for next year and have texted this report in via my mobile to 'Gull' back at HQ - the wonders of modern technology, eh? The route I'm taking today is the horse shoe route. We started at the Neuadd Reservoirs...

    Read more

  2. The BBC Wales Nature Flickr group are a very clever bunch of snappers... Since we started the photo group back in 2007, we've had something in the region of 5,600+ images and the standard blows my socks off so regularly that I've actually taken to wearing sandles around the office! ;0 Thes...

    Read more

  3. My phone always rings when I'm, you know, indisposed. As soon as I had washed my hands I called the number back. The woman at the other end, after a little small talk, asked for a session for a band she "knows". "They're the best band in [insert name of Welsh city]", she said. "I like them. I've played them a few times. But I won't be offering them a session," I said.

    Read more

  4. Today, September 29th is Michaelmas Day - traditionally the last day of the harvest season. Around this time of year if the weather is fine and warm, people often talk about an 'Indian summer' or in Welsh 'haf bach mihangel'. The weather has been quiet and settled recently thanks to a persis...

    Read more

  5. Last week I was in Ceredigion filming for my new series of Weatherman Walking. The walk started in New Quay and then along the new coast path to Cwmtydu and then Llangrannog, a distance of 9.4 miles. Thankfully the weather was kind to us, often cloudy but dry with a little sunshine. I've bee...

    Read more

  6. The Cardiff indie stalwarts will be playing the city's Coal Exchange venue on 20 November for 'Recreation', celebrating the legendary Creation Records. Read more about the gig on the Wales Music site.

    Read more

  7. So Judith Isherwood, chief executive of Wales Millennium Centre is heading back to her native Australia. Frankly, I'm gutted. In the seven years since she's been here, Judith has achieved what she set out to do. She steered a large arts ship - a first of its kind in Wales - through the choppy w...

    Read more

  8. August Bank Holiday weekend and the Mid Wales village of Berriew's annual show is not where you'd necessarily expect to find an artist. There was plenty to entertain visitors - the usual agricultural and livestock competitions, displays by birds of prey and plenty of fun for the children - but ...

    Read more

  9. The venue that I DJ and occasionally promote in is pretty relieved that term time is upon us. This summer it has been a challenge to get the crowds in to see our (excellent) bands, a challenge exacerbated by the smoking ban and the recession. It's a story echoed in venues throughout the UK. Th...

    Read more

  10. We've all been there at some time or other... The quiet country lane suddenly turns into a scene from a John Wayne movie. The only thing missing are the red indians and bullets richocheting off the hedgerows. Crazy eyed cows, stampede down grass verges either side of the car, whilst you helplessly peer out of the window, praying the bullocks will spare your wing mirrors. Yes, it's milking time at the farm and there's not a darn thing you can do about it except follow the herd to wherever it's going... But next time it happens try and enjoy it and remember this - you're in the farmers office now. Take a look at this article on BBC Local and discover more about the shepherds and farmers lives in Snowdonia. Gull

    Read more