Fy Nhaith Iaith

Fy Nhaith Iaith

Croeso cynnes i Alison Williams, our new columnist. Alison is an enthusiastic and inspiring Welsh language learner who has experienced and shared a great deal of joy since beginning her language journey earlier this year. We welcome her, and we look forward...

Photo of the Week

Our beautiful Photos of the Week are taken in and around Llanelli, Pembrey, Burry Port, Kidwelly and the Gwendraeth Valley by local people. Emotive scenes of people, places and wildlife that have inspired, cheered, pained or prompted nostalgia and reminiscence all...

The Poetry Corner

If you have been inspired to compose a poem by something you’ve seen, heard or done in Llanelli we’d love to share your work. Whether moved by snippets of overheard conversations, arresting scenery, unusual events, personal experiences both joyful and sad or...

Hiraeth, Part 3

In this week’s post, Alison contemplates kinship and identity, and what it means to be an adult Welsh learner rather than a native speaker.  As Welsh people, we have an identity that is unique to us. It’s fair to say, most countries do but, in Wales, we...

Hiraeth, Part 2

Read the second of Alison’s series in which she charts her Welsh language learning journey and the impact it’s had on her life. This week Alison describes her intensive ‘Bwtcamp’ and other cultural experiences she’s had since becoming a...

The King

Why not pause for a moment of reflection amidst the Christmas rush and enjoy this beautiful poem from Pam Haughton. THE KING  Born to be King? No – born a King! King of the Jews? King of everything! His coronation pre-creation. He rules by right not by might Made the...
Building Bridges with Shoeboxes and Smiles

Building Bridges with Shoeboxes and Smiles

Ros Lee’s great passion is to see children’s faces light up with smiles. Her particular way of creating the joy behind those smiles is to pack shoeboxes full of gifts and send them to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease around the...

Hiraeth, Part 1

Read Alison’s first post as she takes us with her on her language learning journey. This week she talks about the very beginning of her journey and how far she’s come in just nine months. Shwmae! I want to tell you about the fulfilling and interesting year...
Finding, Creating and Telling Your Stories

Finding, Creating and Telling Your Stories

People Speak Up is hosting a free fortnightly gathering for anybody affected by cancer or life limiting illnesses to meet and work with writers, poets and storytellers. The first gathering will be on Wednesday 19th December at 10am, in the Ffwrness Fach. To book your...
The Oldest Players in Town?

The Oldest Players in Town?

With a combined age of 689, could the Furnace Rugby Football Team A darts players be the oldest darts team in town? Sandra Evans 77, Pat Griffiths 78, Susan Williams 67, and Gill Evans 72 founded the team 22 years ago, and they have two decades worth of stories of...
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Swiss Valley Overflow by Linda Miller Continuing the Swiss Valley theme here is another image of this popular spot. ©Linda Miller
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Swiss Valley by Kirsty Hatch Our Kirsty has been visiting local beauty spots. This photo was taken at Swiss Valley Reservoir. ©Kirsty Hatch
Friends For Life

Friends For Life

POETRY CORNER Now, this is what we love at Llanelli Life. This week’s poem was written by Michelle. It celebrates the friendship and childhood experiences of growing up in Penyfan in the 70’s and 80’s.  These shared experiences have forged the...

Exploring Llwynhendy

POETRY CORNER We love this week’s poem from Pam Haughton. After having lived in Cardiff for over 40 years, Pam moved to Llwynhendy in June 2017. She says: “It was like moving to a foreign land, and as I love walking and need the exercise, I set about...
Calon Live. Revival of the heart of Llanelli

Calon Live. Revival of the heart of Llanelli

A historic Llanelli building that had ‘lost its identity’ is set to become a unique town centre attraction. It is hoped the boost for business and leisure will create a newfound sense of pride and up to 80 new jobs for the town. One of only two Art Deco Odeons ever...
Carols by Candlelight with Vocal Melody

Carols by Candlelight with Vocal Melody

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT Carols, Candlelight & Crafts with Vocal Melody Sunday 23rd December 2018, 6-9pm At Cross Hands Workingmen’s Club Community singing group, Vocal Melody, will start the night off with some Christmas music while guests enjoy complimentary...
All Treats and No Tricks at Children’s Flu Clinic

All Treats and No Tricks at Children’s Flu Clinic

PRESS RELEASE Llwynhendy Health Centre’s first Children’s Flu Immunisation open day was a great success (Tuesday 30th October) as the surgery in Llanelli looks to different ways to make it easier for people to receive their vaccinations without an appointment. Held...