Music Review: Pet Shop Boys Live

Having previously done a review of a concert that featured Altered Images, Tom Bailey, and The Human League, I’m doing one about the Pet Shop Boys concert that I went to last night. This was the second time that I have seen the Pet Shop Boys (one of my favourite acts), and again, like both…

The 2022 (Spring) Cardiff Half-Marathon

After the postponements from 2020 and 2021, I ran the Cardiff Half-Marathon on Sunday 27 March. This is the first of two Cardiff Half-Marathons this year as there will be another in October. I won’t be running that one. In fact, I don’t plan to run again, especially any Half-Marathons. I’m done. In August 2021,…

Red Weather Warnings

Today (18 February 2022) there is a Red Weather Warning in place in Cardiff for strong wind. As I started writing the post, the wind even started to pick up in intensity. We don’t get many Red Weather Warnings in the UK – and from a quick Google search, it seems they have only been…

Favourite Poems – The Lake

Following my posts about Kubla Khan, Because of You, and Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, this is the fourth (and likely to be penultimate) post about some of my favourite poems. Like Because of You, I suspect that this is poem that is not that well known yet. I moved to Cardiff…

Clear skies may not be something to celebrate

Thanks to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, many people are stuck at home. For many in the UK – and I’m sure elsewhere – people are turning their gaze to the skies and enjoying the sunshine, although it has led to some amusing comments about how normally it would be raining, but now that we’re not…