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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Porthkerry park and beach area



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It was in this country park that I came across the carpet of celendines.

Mellow Yellow

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A carpet of celendines, read about them here.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Window to window

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On the inside looking out!

Old Cardiff


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Hidden away in an office area, this street was restored as part of the redevelopment programme.

Morning sun

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Morning sun on the first day of Spring, the spring equinox , when at last the days are longer than the nights.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Early Spring Flowers

Lungwort


A welcome sight of Spring, but March often has a sting in its tail..........snow is forecast for Monday!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Joan


Guess who I'm going to see tonight?


Yes, after all these years, Joan still has her beautiful voice, and as she said “I can’t believe that I’m still doing this and you're still out there”. She started out with the haunting Farewell Angelina and sang many of her classic songs.

It’s refreshing see her still performing, entertaining, and not taking herself to seriously as she made a few jokes about the style and content of some of her songs. She also did a good impersonation of Bob when she sang with” God on my side”. When you go and see someone who you have admired and listened to since you were 18 you want them to perform the classic, well remembered songs, not the newer ones. Joan obliged us all and even sang the “Green Green Grass of Home”.

I guess the average age of the audience would have been somewhere about 50 to 60, children of the 60's but now fairly affluent and middle class.

Only her and two backing guitarists were on stage but in a packed 2000 seat concert hall they managed to create the intimacy of a small club. She wears her years well and is very smartly dressed, sophisticated performer.

A night to remember.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Old Cardiff




Some of the old buildings in the dock area at the bottom of Bute Street.

Bute Street was famous in the hey day of the docks when the area was known as Tiger Bay. Today the Bute St. area has been redeveloped and is mainly a Muslim area catering for the local Somali community. This community dates back to the days when shipping was the major employer and ship owners crewed their ships with mainly Somali seamen.

Thursday, March 01, 2007