There’s nothing nicer on a stormy and very wet Summer’s day than a lovely slice of Bara Brith, smothered with butter and lovely cup of tea. But - which is the true Bara Brith? Is there a gold standard? The journey continues.
82 years ago today, my mother was standing on top of Snowdon with her little brother and, according to a postcard she sent home from the summit, she couldn’t see for mist - much the same as today. The more things change, the more things stay the same.
It’s estimated that there are 245,000 empty homes in Ireland, many on so called ‘Ghost Estates,’ built at a time of rapid economic growth. That surge came to an abrupt end in the financial crash of 2008. Some have suggested bulldozing them all away.