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Tranquility Haven

Tranquility Haven

Life, Travel
In the corner of a quiet street in Whitton, near Knighton, sits Tranquility Haven. At first glance, it looks like an unassuming property, but through the gate lies something unexpected ... Read more
Spring Lambs

Spring Lambs

Life
A break in the stormy weather meant we could go for a short walk yesterday. It’s been wet and windy for the past week, so it was nice to be ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: The Lemon Tree Candle Co.

Supporting Small Businesses: The Lemon Tree Candle Co.

Etc
Welcome to the eighth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. I would like to introduce you to The Lemon Tree Candle Co., a company born out of a lockdown ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: No. 1 High Street

Supporting Small Businesses: No. 1 High Street

Etc, Stationery
Welcome to the seventh edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. I would like to introduce you to a lovely little shop which is local to me. Somewhere you can visit ... Read more
A Pandemic in the Village

A Pandemic in the Village

Etc
Much like today, 130 years ago the world was in the middle of a pandemic. This time it was influenza* and it was also known as the “Asiatic flu” or ... Read more
An Afternoon at Gregynog

An Afternoon at Gregynog

Life, Travel
What better place than the beautiful surroundings of Gregynog when meeting up with a friend. Nestled in the hills of Mid Wales, by the village of Tregynog, Gregynog Hall sits ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Driftwood Designs

Supporting Small Businesses: Driftwood Designs

Etc, Stationery
I love supporting small UK businesses. At this awful time, they are in desperate need of our custom, so I thought I would do a series of posts highlighting some ... Read more
The sun is shining, but we can’t go anywhere!

The sun is shining, but we can’t go anywhere!

Life
In these worrying times, I thought I’d share some photos from the walk I took last Sunday. My intention was to wander around the village churchyard and cemetery, and then ... Read more
Blaen-y-Cwm

Blaen-y-Cwm

Life, Travel
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting Blaen-y-Cwm, high up in the hills above Llanbister in Mid Wales. The garden was the only one open for the Powys area of ... Read more
The Old Coach House

The Old Coach House

Life, Travel
Nestled in the Dyfi Valley, The Old Coach House at Aberangell sits next to the river. A peaceful haven surrounded by hills. Last Sunday, the owners kindly shared their garden ... Read more
An afternoon out with the National Garden Scheme

An afternoon out with the National Garden Scheme

Life, Travel
What better to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon in July than wander around a beautiful garden? The National Garden Scheme gives visitors the opportunity to visit over 3,500 private ... Read more
An Afternoon at Erddig

An Afternoon at Erddig

Travel
With the sun finally shining on Friday, I was raring to go and a visit to Erddig was top of the list. Halfway to our destination, I realised I had ... Read more
Marvellous Murals

Marvellous Murals

Life, Travel
I must admit there’s just something about murals and, I think you’ll agree, these ones in Borth are spectacular! These cottages stand opposite each other on the main street in ... Read more
Dyfi Furnace

Dyfi Furnace

Travel
You know when you pass somewhere for years and keep meaning to drop by one day? Well, I’ve been going to Borth for day trips or holidays every year since ... Read more
Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway

Travel
On a sunny Saturday in October, I ventured up to Denbighshire, North Wales for a day out at Llangollen Railway. Olympus and London Camera Exchange had teamed up with Llangollen ... Read more