Tag Archives: Wales

London’s Welsh Dairies: The Welsh Milk Trade

As a child I remember people mentioning the ‘milk train’ between London and South Wales, but was never sure if it was first up or last down or both. Before I married, my fiancée and I went to stay in … Continue reading

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Does Distance Lend Perspective?

As is my need in January, I have been off enjoying some sun and reflection. Having been in the Cape Winelands for the last few weeks, I’m already missing the sun, heat, light … and of course the wine. Having … Continue reading

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Silence isn’t Golden

Some of you have noticed a slightly uncharacteristic silence from me over the last few weeks. This was especially curious given the publication by the Scottish Government of two reports in which I have been involved (The National Review of … Continue reading

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Believe 23.10.2011

I almost bought a tee shirt last week.  Nice red number, with just one word – Believe – and one date – 23.10.2011 – on the front. Available online and at the Welsh Rugby Union shop. But I thought I’d … Continue reading

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