World Book Day 2015

World Book Day
World Book Day 2015

As an avid book lover, I could not let this day pass without comment. Children all over the UK have gone off to school dressed as their favourite book characters (quite a few Harry’s, Ron’s and Hermonie’s I suspect).

Which of course prompts the question … who would you dress up as?

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International Women’s Day 2015

International Women's Day
International Women’s Day

Did you know today is International Women’s Day? I didn’t until I happened upon it online. More to the point, do you know what it’s about? You’ll find a brief history on the official web site … About International Women’s Day 2015.

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Happy St David’s Day

The Daffodil – an Emblem of St David’s Day

1st March – our national saint’s day here in Wales. St David’s Day, or Dydd Gwyl Dewi if you want to get all patriotic about it as many of us are wont to do. I’m not, I’m slightly ashamed to admit, sporting a daffodil on my collar, but I do have a jug of the national blooms on my desk.

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More Financial Aid for Wales

Welsh flagPicture credit: Carmarthen Journal

Maybe I’m going out on a limb here, but this latest tranche of European financial aid for Wales, to the tune of £2bn, makes me feel a little bit sad.

Back in 2000 there was some excitement when we, as a country, qualified for Objective One funding. Make the most of it, we were told, once it’s gone, it’s gone and that’ll be that.

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