Saturday, 20th August, 2016

A Not-The-Olympics World Record

     The Rio Olympics have dominated the news for far too long.   The headlines tell us who’s won what and how proud we should be of Team GB.

    I was bored with the whole thing from Day One, so it’s good that there’s news from Wales which, though of world-shaking importance, does not seem the have dominated the news on Team Broadcasting GB.

     One-thousand-four-hundred-and-fifty-seven sounds a big number to me.   That’s how many lambs Gareth Daniel and Ian Jones sheared in nine hours yesterday, right here in Wales.   And that established a new world record.

     Fair play:  it was mentioned on Radio Wales.   But why did it not make news headlines right across the “United” Kingdom?   That has to be a rhetorical question, for we who live in this special land are all aware of the answer . . .

The Weather Strikes Again

          Wales’ biggest music-and-surfing festival in Abersoch has had to alter its programme severely this weekend due to the rather sudden weather change.

     I love its name:  “Glass Butter Beach”, and feel sorry that such an event – which brings many visitors to our land – has been so affected.   The more get-togethers of happy festival-goers there are, the better for society in general.   We can meet people from various walks of life at such events and realise that, despite what the greedy media-controllers tell us, to love is easier than to hate.

     Let us, though, be mindful that there are great changes happening to our weather system.   And let us prepare ourselves and our homes “just in case”.

     I will conclude this weather-watch piece by quoting something which a friend of mind often says:  “Whatever the weather, we have the privilege of living in Wales!”.

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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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