Are you an ‘erm-er’?

First published Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Over the course of the last few days, there’s been an interesting series of adverts popping up on the TV from a particularly well known bank. Launching their ‘LifeSkills’ initiative, the adverts feature young people discussing how best to approach a job interview. In one, a young man starts […]

Heritage, culture, tourism and TV

First published Tuesday, September 23, 2014 I had a very interesting conversation with a member of Pembrokeshire Tourism yesterday morning, which in turn prompted some thoughts and discussion points relating to the identity of Wales, and the various ways in which we can promote and market the country. The discussions around identity and nationality are […]

A challenge of endurance

First published Monday, September 15, 2014 Pembrokeshire played host to the Ironman Wales endurance triathlon on Sunday 14th 2014, when in the region of 2,000 athletes from across the world took on the immense challenge of the event: a 2.4 mile sea swim, 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile marathon, back to back. The […]

PATCH Charity – An AGM with a difference!

First published Friday, September 12, 2014 Wednesday 10th September saw the Trustees of PATCH Charity hold their first formal public AGM. And what a superb evening it was! The venue, the Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Co., in Haverfordwest was an inspired choice. Not only does the prospect of chocolate guarantee a good turn out, but since opening only […]

Ringing the bells for Ironman Wales

First published Friday, September 12, 2014 This weekend the south of Pembrokeshire sees Ironman fever take a firm hold. With somewhere in the region of 2,000 competitors descending on the county, from across the world, the flags are out, the bells primed for ringing, whistles and banners prepared and hung as the warm Pembrokeshire welcome […]

Time…..

First published Monday, September 8, 2014 Time. The one thing that is guaranteed to provoke a range of comments. “Time goes so quickly.” “Ugh today is dragging so slowly.” “Oh I’d love to, but I’m so busy, I just don’t have the time.” “Don’t wish your life away, there’s plenty of time to do that when […]

Coming up next…

First published Thursday, August 4, 2014 The summer holidays have flashed by, and here in Pembrokeshire if not always in a blaze of sunshine, it has largely been dry throughout the peak summer season. As a result, the initial feedback is positive – those in the tourism industry have seen visitor numbers increase on last […]