Christmas Cocktails

Restaurant James SommerinFood

White Christmas Mojito 1 lime 1 table spoon sugar 8 mint leaves white and coconut rum 1/4 cup canned coconut milk pomegranate arils for garnish Who says mojitos are only for warm-weather months? Mint is just as fitting a flavour for the Christmas season. 4 parts vodka to 2 parts Kahlúa 4 table spoons chocolate syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla pinch ground … Read More

Flavours of apple tart tatin

Restaurant James SommerinFeatured, Food

James Sommerin, Restaurant James Sommerin James and his wife Louise invite you to dine with them for a Michelin star experience where you’ll taste only the best quality ingredients that are locally sourced where possible APPLE TART TATIN Place the sugar into a pan and bring to a caramel at 125°C. Add the butter and water. Bring back to the … Read More

Gingerbread house

Restaurant James SommerinFood

A home-based business in Penarth, providing the best cakes to Cardiff and the Vale. CARAMEL GLUE GINGERBREAD ASSEMBLY

New Years Resolutions

Will SummersWellbeing

The very first new years’ resolutions we recorded in the 1800’s, where Babylonians made their promises to the Gods at the start of each year, returning their borrowed objects and paying debts. These days resolutions take many different forms, and for some, are a great way to try something new. The PV team have compiled some ideas and tips to … Read More

Winter activities for the kids (and big kids too)

Party Fizz - Children's party and entertainmentColouring Corner, Community

LEGO SANTA’S SLEIGH From Smokey Joe the great grey owl to CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON Walking in Penarth’s winter wonderland this year is one of our top picks. The high-street will be transformed on Sunday 18 November into a festive bonanza of fun with face painting, reindeers, and an appearance from Santa this year! WINTER THEATRE Going to the theatre can … Read More

Where to visit in 2019

Heather Rowan-RobinsonTravel

Luxury: Peaceful five star Hotel Siglo is located in the historic fishing village of Siglufordur, Iceland’s most northerly settlement perched on the edge of a majestic fjord.  Rooms feature views of the harbour or mountains beyond, plus outdoor hot tubs. Mid Range: Saeluhus Akureyri has private hot tubs on the balcony- ideal for cosying up to watch the Northern Lights put … Read More

Nine Wands Light up London

Rowley's of PenarthCreative, Featured

16 November sees the release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated new film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. To mark the occasion, an installation of nine giant wands will illuminate the walkway between Millennium Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. We spoke to Matt Wild, of Cardiff-based Wild Creations, who worked with his team to bring the project … Read More

Penarth Remembers, 1918 – 2018

Heather Rowan-RobinsonCommunity, History

To mark the centenary of Armistice Day, Penarth’s communities have come together to remember the sacrifices made during the Great War, the efforts of and effects on survivors, and the social changes that followed.   Over the past two years, local groups and individuals have met to share plans and develop projects together. 2018 has seen a number of important … Read More