This week I have the huge honour of presenting another piece on the BBC’s Weatherman Walking, this time all about shipwrecks of the Glamorgan Coast.
Tune in to BBC One Wales’s Weatherman Walking at 7.30pm Friday night to watch Derek the Weather’s journey along the Wales Coast Path from Little Haven to Solva, plus a feature presented by me in the middle, all about work at an ancient coastal hillfort in Pembrokeshire. Filmed last summer, I speak to National Trust […]
Now feels timely to tell you about a little village in Derbyshire which selflessly self-isolated in the 17th Century in order to save lives from the Black Death. I’m currently self-isolating as we’re expecting our first child in May. And I feel we’re lucky in this day and age to have an amazing, free health […]
Another exciting week this week, as on World Book Day, just in time for International Women’s Day, I launched a book I’ve been working on all about amazing Welsh women past and present. And it all started when I found out about some amazing women lost in the depths of time from Beaumaris Castle (see […]
One of the most exciting discoveries about our new home is that we have Denbigh Plum in our garden. The Denbigh Plum is similar to champagne and Cornish pasties – it has been awarded Protected Designation of Origin status. This officially identifies a product originating in a specific place whose quality or characteristics are exclusively […]
A couple of months ago I was deighted to be asked to help with a promotional film at Gladstone’s Library for an exciting series of foodie events coming up in my home of north east Wales, filmed by Eastwood Media. The Taste North East Wales events range from whitewater rafting for your dinner, a medieval […]
I grew up at a place known as the gap of the graves, or the gap of the dead. To some of you, this may conjure up images of Indiana Jones-esque zombies and other spooky horror stories. In fact, history has its own terrific tales to tell. The gap refers to a gap in Offa’s […]
Around 100 people headed to Oswestry’s Old Hill Fort on Sunday to lend their ‘hugs of support’ to the ancient monument.People young and old, with plenty of four-legged friends, took part in the hug around the ramparts of the hillfort, which has been included in land for potential development around the setting. There were plenty […]