10 free things to do this summer

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10 free things to do this summer The best things in life are free, so here at Penarth View we’ve scoured the streets of South Wales to find the best free treats for summer’18! 1. TAFWYL – Tafwyl is a Welsh language music festival held in the heart of the capital. Cardiff castle plays host to this 2-day celebration of … Read More

Mauve Over Magnolia

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Three of our contributors give their take on Pantone’s Colour of the Year… My name is Miffy Shaw and I am completely obsessed with interiors! I live in Penarth with my builder and husband Gareth our 2 year old daughter Frankie and Tugboat our awesome French bulldog! I studied interior design at college and have been renovating properties with Gareth … Read More

A Chronicle of Photography

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Penarth View held an exclusive interview with Ffotogallery’s Director, David Drake and their Communications Officer, Phil Scully, to learn more about the gallery’s history, its thriving present, and exciting future. As soon as one heads out of the train station and walks towards Plymouth Road, a captivating construction emerges in the distance. It is quite difficult to ignore Turner House’s … Read More

Wellbeing & Yoga is the way forward for John Lewis

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A lovely blogging invitation recently came my way from John Lewis, Cardiff. Their ethos is all about customer service and experience and they want to showcase this through various events that they are hosting. Our Fashion and Style contributor Claire Jacklin, has a wealth of fashion styling knowledge and experience. Her very first job was in the design rooms of Paul Smith … Read More

Croatian Itineraries

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The 1,100 mile stretch of coast and more than 1000 islands means there are a surprising variety of places to choose from when planning a visit. Despite the country growing increasingly popular with tourists in the past few years this hasn’t faded its charm and appeal.  For a weekend away that combines a cultural city break with sun and swimming … Read More

The Sapphire Waters of Croatia

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Ask me where my favourite place in the world is and (after Penarth!) I’ll answer you in a heartbeat: Croatia. I’m smitten with the crystal clear sapphire sea, the endless beautiful islands and the delicious seafood, wine and gelato. I dream of the summery background hum of cicada tree crickets and the smell of hot crunchy pine needles and sea … Read More

Top Tips when Visiting Croatia

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Croatia has a host of culinary delights in store for visitors.  There are gelato shops on every corner, stone baked Italian style pizzerias, fresh seafood and lots of local specialities. Try tangy cheese from Pag Island, truffles from Istria, fresh strudel from the local bakers, and don’t miss the signature dish of the Dalmatia region, a ‘peka’, which is a mix … Read More

The Spirit of Penarth: The Fantastic Work of the RNLI

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Starting back in 1861 and reopened in 1980, Penarth’s RNLI lifeboat station has a rich history, attracting locals who volunteer and support the vital service for the community and those who need help at sea. With over 30 volunteers currently making up the crew and support staff that run the station, we had the chance to meet some of the … Read More

Turn the Tide on Plastic

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Penarth’s businesses get behind an international Turn The Tide on Plastic campaign on a local level. Embracing the war on single-use plastic and promoting sustainable practices, we met some of Penarth’s business owners who are getting behind the message. With the combined quest for #CleanSeas, Dee Caffari and the Volvo Ocean Race crew Turn the Tide on Plastic aim to … Read More