Description : "When outsiders think of Wales, they imagine dark pits, rugby football and male-voice choirs echoing down the steep valley. Yet what refreshed the coal miner and the muddy scrum-half, what lubricated the voices of the singers? The answer is beer. Now, for the first time, an authoritative book examines the history of brewing in Wales, which was the home of one of the first lagers in Britain and the first country to can beer in Europe." "Brian Glover looks at the rise and fall of the leading companies like Rhymney Breweries and the Ely Brewery, and the colourful and dominant characters who created them. He recalls pubs that brewed their own beer, recounts odd and entertaining tales about beer-drinkers and brewers, and reveals strange facts about brewing from the commercial brewery built in a castle to the brewery with an unusual sideline in Christmas." "Prince of Ales gives a fascinating account of how Welsh brewing survived and prospered during difficult times and despite the consistent opposition of one of the strongest temperance movements in Britain. The book also contains a comprehensive geographical directory of Welsh brewers, which will make it essential reading and reference for all students of the brewing industry and all lovers of beer in Wales."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : Engagement in meaningful activity is an important aspect of human existence, regardless of one's cognitive abilities. Even in the later stages of dementia, people can still be engaged in activities at a level that allows them to be successful. In fact in these later stages, where cognitive abilities may be waning, the need for activity becomes greater, as cognitive stimulation helps preserve what skills remain. For care staff looking after older people, many of whom may have some degree of dementia, coming up with ideas for activities of a suitable level to keep their residents engaged and stimulated can be challenging. The Activity Year Book solves this problem, offering week by week themed activities. From Valentine's Day quizzes to Bonfire Night word searches, it has activities relating to every important date in the calendar, and also encourages reminiscence and discussion around these events. This book will be invaluable to care staff looking for a simple way of improving the lives of their residents, week by week, all year round.