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Rebecca Lees Writer


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Britain’s Favourite Winterwatch? I’m inspired!

For someone who doesn’t watch a great deal of telly, this week I’ve been glued. Winterwatch – yay! Britain’s Favourite Walks – whoo hoo! Winterwatch clashing with Britain’s Favourite Walks on Tuesday night – dilemma! Now, I love January, but… Continue Reading →

A perfect November day for new year’s resolutions

The week starts with a lumbar puncture and ends with what should have been my brother’s 45th birthday. As far as weeks go, it’s not the best and I can’t really afford the luxury of a day off for my… Continue Reading →

Best south Wales cafes to take your dog to!

Heading out with your four-legged friend this summer? Whether you’re a local or a visitor to sunny south Wales, it’s essential to know where you can get a restorative cuppa and a true canine croeso too. Here are some of… Continue Reading →

On top of the world

I’m 1,400m up and can see the whole world.  The only souls in sight are my children and a hearty Croatian tour guide called Radamant, who speaks six languages. In old money, which I still use, 1,400m is almost 4,600ft… Continue Reading →

Five fab autumn walks in Wales

The new term has started and there’s a definite nip in the air on Lionel’s early morning strolls. Autumn is on the way but that’s no excuse to pack away the hiking boots… in fact, a vibrantly changing landscape and… Continue Reading →

Christmas delivery for children’s trails book!

The wait is over! It’s been more tense than a weekend in a Yodel warehouse, but… the book is finally here! South West Wales Children’s Trails is now out, just* in time for Christmas. There have been setbacks, hiccups and… Continue Reading →

I’ve finished! (nearly…)

Finally, the sun shines. It stays shining whilst we scramble our way to the very tip of Worms Head, which seems more like the end of the world as we stand, breathless, with sea on three sides. It positively burns… Continue Reading →

Weatherman waiting

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, sang a hirsute Bob Dylan back in the day. But, in near-gale force conditions at the top of the freezing ruins of Morlais Castle, I indeed had my… Continue Reading →

Gladstone and the naked writer

I’m about to wash my hair when a fire alarm starts to howl somewhere in the belly of the building. I throw some clothes on, starting, obviously, with my bra – an essential aid in any emergency.   As I… Continue Reading →

Reviewing standards

So the Leveson Inquiry rumbles on, with Tony Blair throwing his two cents’ worth into the investigation into press standards. Scale this down quite considerably and this week I was offered the chance to review restaurants and hotels for a… Continue Reading →

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