wales

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
Riding the Ffestiniog Railway

Riding the Ffestiniog Railway

Life, Travel
A trip to Porthmadog isn’t complete without a ride on a steam train! There’s the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, as well as the similarly named Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. ... Read more
Criccieth Castle

Criccieth Castle

Travel
We spent many of my childhood holidays up in the little seaside town of Criccieth in Gwynedd, North Wales and I’d always wanted to visit the castle, yet we never ... Read more
Cymer Abbey

Cymer Abbey

Travel
Nestled near the banks of the Afon Mawddach lies the remains of Cymer Abbey, a ruined Cistercian abbey founded in 1198. The abbey was dedicated to the Virgin Mary under ... Read more
The Magic of Life Butterfly House

The Magic of Life Butterfly House

Life, Travel
A short distance from the Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth is Cwm Rheidol (English translation: Rheidol Valley), a beautiful, stunning valley perfect for walking, cycling and fishing. This week our ... Read more
Snow Days

Snow Days

Life
It started snowing on Friday and stopped sometime early yesterday morning (Monday), so it’s pretty much a winter wonderland around here. Well, that is until you need to go anywhere, ... Read more