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Patric Morgan

Award-winning author and publisher

Patric Morgan is a multi-award winning writer and publisher from Barry, Wales. His work has featured in The Guardian, BBC Radio Wales, The Huffington Post, Wales on Sunday, South Wales Echo, Western Mail, WM magazine, RedHanded magazine and many other publications. In 2012, Patric scooped 'Best Writing on a Blog' Award at the 2012 Wales Blog Awards for his blog, Do Not Go Gently, which was published 2013. He is co-founder and co-editor of Living Magazines Cardiff, which picked up two major awards at the UK Independent Magazine Publisher Awards in 2014, and was crowned Caridff' Community Business of the Year in 2017. As part of his work, Patric has interviewed stars such as Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton, 80s musician Howard Jones, Stan Stennett, Andy Fairweather-Low, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Cerys Matthews, Gerald Davies, John Dawes, Howard Norris, Mervyn Davies, Matthew Pritchard and Hollywood's Alicia Witt and Vicki Abelson. In 2014, he created WalesOnCraic and is its current editor and lead writer. The site has had millions of visitors since and Patric picked up Blogger of the Year Award at the Regional Awards Cardiff in 2016 for his work on the site. Patric is currently working on three novels and has been commissioned to publish a series of children's books. He has sold thousands of books, writing under his pen name of Derek the Weathersheep. More at www.patricmorgan.co.uk
How To Use Your Fitness Tracker To Actually Get Physically

How To Use Your Fitness Tracker To Actually Get Physically Fit

Whether you are aiming to lose some pounds, trying to tone up or just trying to maintain your body shape, the effective use of a fitness tracker could be the most sensible decision you will make. However, as with any inanimate object, it won't work by itself.
01/09/2017 11:58 BST
How To Get Broadband Without A Phone

How To Get Broadband Without A Phone Line

Most broadband providers use telephone lines to provide an Internet connection to homes so line rental will be included in the broadband package. However, not everyone wants to pay line rental or has the need for landline phones.
13/07/2017 14:28 BST
Tips For A Hassle-Free House

Tips For A Hassle-Free House Move

Are there ways to reduce the stress involved in home removals? While it may not be possible to remove all of the stress involved, there are things that can be done that should reduce it significantly, and the keyword is preparation.
08/05/2017 16:44 BST
Fake News: How My Fictional Coffee Shop Fooled The

Fake News: How My Fictional Coffee Shop Fooled The World

You see, the rise of so-called 'fake news' isn't something new. People have been doing it for years. And even though my story is fake, it doesn't set out to deliberately deceive people. However, the amount of emails I get every week (usually from the US) asking where the shop is located is ridiculous.
30/04/2017 17:25 BST
The Best Recipes For Homemade

The Best Recipes For Homemade Bread

Nothing beats the smell of homemade bread. It is nutritious, incredibly cheap to make and stays fresh for longer than supermarket bought bread. Making bread at home is fun and it teaches the kids about baking.
13/03/2017 13:48 GMT
How To Get A Job Abroad Before

How To Get A Job Abroad Before Moving

The prospect of relocating to another country as well as finding a new job may seem rather daunting, even scary, but there are steps that can be taken to help reduce the stress and make things a little easier.
02/02/2017 12:05 GMT
Six Big Mistakes Made By Startups And How To Avoid

Six Big Mistakes Made By Startups And How To Avoid Them

Even something that seems simple like your company name could be a legal minefield. Are you certain it's not already trademarked and it doesn't sound too similar to another company's name? Even some of the biggest companies have been tripped up here, such as Google not being able to use the Gmail name in Germany when another company already had a trademark.
19/01/2017 12:40 GMT
10 Ways To Make Your Home

10 Ways To Make Your Home Cosy

All you'll want to do after coming home from work is to shut the world out and hunker down for the night. We've drawn up a list of things that will help you make your evening truly cosy.
01/11/2016 12:36 GMT
How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Living

How To Create The Perfect Outdoor Living Space

During the summer time, nobody wants to miss the cool evenings at the outdoor living space. Lighting plays a key role in setting a perfect ambience for your outdoor living area. Light sets a particular mood, provides safety and creates focal points in your outdoor living space. Choose between solar or electrical light to illuminate your outdoor living space.
13/10/2016 12:09 BST
How To Write A Blog Post: 9 Dos And

How To Write A Blog Post: 9 Dos And Don'ts

The one vivid memory I have of that interview was John looking me right in the eye and telling me that the best thing you can do is learn from others, whether it be friend or opposition. It was something that had helped him to succeed and something I've tried to implement in many aspects of my life since.
06/09/2016 12:50 BST
Shakin Stevens: Echoes Of Our

Shakin Stevens: Echoes Of Our Times

I'd always wanted to sing and I'd stay behind in school after all the other kids had gone home to work on it. I got myself into a few schools shows. After leaving school, I was in a band called Shakin' Stevens and the Sunsets. We'd play at the New Moon Club and there was another one called the Kayak Club during the 1960s.
02/09/2016 15:13 BST
From Housewife to Mini-Celeb: Vicki

From Housewife to Mini-Celeb: Vicki Abelson

It's been a hell of a few years for Vicki. From a housewife, to a mini-celebrity in her own right, in the space of four years, it's all about her creation of a literary group for women that started in her living room.
07/12/2012 17:27 GMT
The Other Girl: Alicia Witt in

The Other Girl: Alicia Witt in London

For any true artist, especially one who invests so much time in their work, there has to be a goal, something that drives them. Alicia's fans in the UK have been pestering her to visit Blighty for years. And sure enough, she's hopped on a plane to bring her music directly to them in person.
05/12/2012 12:46 GMT
Ann Romney Raisin the

Ann Romney Raisin the Battlelines

There have been rumours, and they are just rumours at the moment, that Ann Romney will be dressed as a Welsh cake on Election Night. She'll be there, telling the world how her grandparents showed her how to make Welsh cakes, and how she wants to continue the tradition to her children and so on and so forth
06/11/2012 17:55 GMT