It’s the time of the year when light triumphs over heat. Well, in the northern hemisphere at least. So, happy new year to my loyal reader, as Cardiff City Hall puts on a magical display to greet in who knows what as a new calendar begins…

For those of a more spiritual disposition, we present something resembling a burning bush…

Meanwhile, for the agnostics, and those who dragged themselves out of the local pubs to briefly illuminate routine drunken philosophising with a display of colour…

Until we speak again, Juno and Bella would undoubtedly have slept through the whole affair, unhindered by the drunken revelry occurring elsewhere; and silently wished you all a 2018 of sorts!


What could possibly happen?

So 2016 has gone, and you are no doubt left wondering what on earth happened there? It was a year when some of the great seats of power were reduced to simply spinning the wheel…


Across the world the light touch paper was ignited, as populist decisions set off fireworks under the seats of the so-called western democracies…


And, with all of the celebrity departures leaving so many sobbing into their record and film collections, there was always the great reassurance that shopping never dies…


So, what will 2017 bring? Who knows, just try asking Bella and see what reaction you get… ready-to-eatUntil we speak again, Cardiff sends you the very best of wishes in whatever happens across the next 12 months!

Arcade Fire

Cardiff City 3 Leeds United 1

Castle Arcade, Cardiff 1

Castle Arcade, Cardiff 1

Castle Arcade, Cardiff 2

Castle Arcade, Cardiff 2

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Leeds arcade roof detail

Victoria Arcade, Leeds 1









Until we speak again this has been Juno Fawkes bringing you everything you need to know about football in less than 10 words, and wishing you fireworks like the local team eventually produced in the second half today.