Hairline Optimism

Yo! What’s up it’s your boy Ryan a.k.a spare tire a.k.a the bargain bucket muppet. Dieting is tough; I just want to say that...

WHY I’M IN FAVOUR OF INDEPENDENCE FOR WALES.

By Cllr W Gwyn Hopkins, There are at least 5 reasons why I favour Independence for Wales:  So that Wales is free from the domination and...

The In-Laws

For this chapter of Family Ties, I thought that I would explore my husband’s family history as it provides a challenge that I don’t...

Bee Positive

My nickname is Bee and I usually respond to this quicker than Abi. My birth name is Abigail but only my grandma (grudgingly) calls...

Thought for the Week: Rev David Jones

Have you ever lost or mislaid you car keys? It happened to me last week when I took my wife's car keys for no other...

All roads lead to Llanelwedd

All roads lead to Llanelwedd this week as the biggest agricultural show in Europe which annually attracts over two hundred thousand visitors takes place. ...

Stay Freeway

I sometimes wonder why people look for role models, human beings are flawed by design so I think it’s sometimes dangerous to look to...

Thought for the week: Rev David Jones – 24th June

The  Glastonbury Festival begins today and will welcome musicians and revellers from all over the world.   Among the line up this year are...

Introducing Colbecks Corner

Colbeck’s Corner Greetings darlings, my name is Ryan. My girlfriend calls me a twit and she’s probably correct…….okay so she is correct okay? I’ve been called much...

Thought for the week by the Rev David Jones.

Walking the dog along the beach I met with a gentleman who was doing exactly the same thing.  He knew me from a funeral...

Thought for the Week: Pride and Prejudice.

Jane Austen was a rural parson’s daughter with no formal education and yet her book ‘Pride and Prejudice’ remains one of the best loved...

Thought for the week: Rev David Jones

I was born and brought up in Seaside which is among one of the oldest districts of the town.  A part of seaside now...

Thought for the Week

We're almost there!.   All the canvassing, door knocking and  debates are nearly over and it’s up  to us to cast our vote for...

God Shuffled His Feet

It’s been a slow news week and I’ve got to do something with my time other than just sit here staring blankly at my...

Thought for the Week: God’s Manifesto…

The leader's debate - or the 'Magnificent 7' as they were cheekily called was a reminder that the general elections now only weeks away. ...

Don’t Blame The Co-Pilot

We’ve all heard a lot lately about the negative effects of mental illness.  The recent plane crash in the alps that resulted in the...

Thought For The Week Palm Sunday

The crowds with Palm branches shouted with excitement and jubilation on that first Palm Sunday.  Jesus was entering the holy city of Jerusalem to...

What’s In A Name?

  My name is Mark, or Marius to some of my friends, why do I have two names?   That's easy, like a lot of kids growing...

Family Ties Part 13: The Codd Family

For obvious reasons, it always helps when looking for your ancestors if you come across unusual names in your Family Tree. It’s much easier...

Breast Feeding Makes Your Baby Rich and Successful…

The news this morning (18/3/15) is all awash with the fact that breast feeding babies raises their IQ and helps them earn more money...

Anonymity in Social Media

Anonymity in Social Media by Joshua Thomas   When someone asks me about my life before social media became a part of it, I find it...

Thought for the week (we 15th March 2015)

Many a mum will be lavished with flowers, gifts and even breakfast in bed this Sunday as It will be Mum's special day. Meals out,...

Thought for the week (we 1st March 2015)

St David's day will see a host of events to celebrate our patron Saint and everything that makes us proud as a nation. Our...

Thought for the week (we 15th February 2015)

Valentine’s Day on Saturday will see the usual array of red roses, chocolates and other gifts given as expressions of love and affection....

Thought for the week (we 8th February 2015)

'Facebook' went down last week. Just after 6.30am last Tuesday the site displayed a message saying ' Sorry, something went wrong' and immediately there...

Thought for the week (we 1st February 2015)

Pantomime has a long tradition in British Theatre probably dating back to the middle ages. Its origins go back even further to 16th...

Thought for the week (we 25th January 2015)

The latest retelling of the epic story of Moses' encounter with God and the release of the Hebrew slaves had had mixed reviews by...

Thought for the week (we 18th January 2015)

For once the term 'too big for his boots' is not just a term which is used to describe someone who needs to be...

Thought for the week (we 11th January 2015)

Jane Austen was a rural parson’s daughter with no formal education and yet her book ‘Pride and Prejudice’ remains one of the best loved...

Thought for the week (we 21st December 2014)

All the supermarkets seem to have gone into overdrive to get us through the doors this Christmas. With a recent report...

Thought for the week (we 14th December 2014)

Following the second world the nation began slowly picking up the pieces as there were still food shortages and many were living in great...

Thought for the week (we 7th December 2014)

Black Friday came and went! Like the ghoulish antics of Halloween we have embraced another American tradition which is after our money!...

Thought for the week (we 23rd November 2014)

In October 1984 Michael Beurk's report on the famine in Ethiopia was aired on British TV and the great extremes of malnutrition and suffering...

Thought for the week (we 2nd November 2014)

We've just returned from a holiday in the USA. Our visit to the National Congress library in Washington was of special interest and...

Thought for the week (we 26th October 2014)

Mobile phone technology along with communication networks like ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ have created a new era of communication that we would never have thought...

Thought for the week (we 19th October 2014)

New York, Washington, Chicago, Denver and the breathtaking Colorado mountains have been a wonderful experience since we left home ten days ago. Despite two...

Dating: My Experience & What I've Learned

Kyle* (name changed) was two years older than me. He had a golden heart and the jaw structure that only existed in teen drama...

Social Media Study: Part One – Facebook

When I was at the age of fourteen/fifteen, me and all my friends and classmates all used to log on to our computers after...

Thought for the week (we 12th October 2014)

With the autumn conference season having come to a close all political parties are claiming to be confident and in good heart. ...

Thought for the week (we 5th October 2014)

From today tax disc which have been on our windscreens for over a hundred years will no longer needed. It's abolition in favour...

Thought for the week (we 28th September 2014)

We are all being encouraged to eat healthily with a well balanced diet especially of fruit and vegetables. According to an article I...

Thought for the week (we 21st September 2014)

Tomorrow the people of Scotland will make the decision whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or to become an independent country with...

Thought for the week (we 14th September 2014)

Latest polls in the Scottish independence referendum saw a surprising change last weekend. A convincing lead in the No camp had all...

Online Dating: My Experience

Plenty Of Fish. Match. Tinder. All of these sites and apps are used by millions of people across the globe in hopes that they...

Thought for the week (we 31st August 2014)

The continuing tragedy of what's happening in Northern Iraq has caused untold suffering for hundreds of thousands of innocent people. Death and destruction,...

Thought for the week (we 24th August 2014)

It was quite a sight to see abseilers descending St Stephen's Tower in Westminster to give Big Ben a much needed facelift five years...

Thought for the week (we 17th August 2014)

Have you ever lost your TV remote?. It's happened to me many times but it's always turned up often next to the 'phone...

Thought for the week (we 10th August 2014)

At 11pm on 4th August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany. For the next four years young men from all parts of Britain,...

Social Network Study: An Introduction

Social networking. It is a term synonymous with those of us who have grasped technology with both hands in the 21st Century. It's something...

Thought for the week (we 27th July 2014)

All roads lead to Llanelwedd this week as the biggest agricultural show in Europe which annually attracts over two hundred thousand visitors takes place....

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