Saturday, 12th December, 2015

The Easy Way

     If you’re an armchair traveller, you’ll relish the news that now you can climb Snowdon without putting down your relaxing cuppa.

    I’m told that Google Earth’s Streetview team scaled our highest peak armed with their modern technology and filmed (or whatever they do) the whole mountain.   All you have to do is open Streetview and take the tour to the dizzy – and most beautiful – heights.

     I understand that this preview of our land will encourage visitors to come and see the area in the flesh, thus helping our economy.   So well done Google!

Culture Cutting

     Not sure whether money spent on the Arts is done for the majority of us.   Yes, it’s good to have masterly paintings and the like on view for those who are interested.   And it may encourage others to start taking an interest.

     But, here in Wales, such spending is being cut.

     Ken Skates, our Deputy Culture Minister (no, I didn’t know of him either) says our cuts are less than those of England.   Which may – or may not – tell us something about the Welsh economy.

     Mr. Skates revealed the news whilst having a flying-trapeze lesson . . .

The Weather – Again

     When in doubt, talk about the weather – that’s something we all learned to do when young.   And we do get a lot of weather in Wales.

     Not as much as the North of England has had recently, of course.   The damage up there has been enormous.

     But not much has been reported about our Welsh floods on the “national news” from its London base.   And Wales, too, has had a share of the flooding.   Indeed, there has been a lot of flooding and its accompanying destruction in North Wales.

     So, dear reader, as I’ve said so often recently, it pays to prepare ourselves and our homes for emergencies – whatever the cause of those emergencies may be.

     So it’s up to you how you prepare.   I shall now stop dispensing advice.

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About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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