Advent: Christmas Eve

I had to save the best 'til last. We're finishing off the Advent Calendar with the dragon, more specifically the emblem of Wales, The Red Dragon - known in Welsh as Y Ddraig Goch. I'm sure most people are familiar with the Y Ddraig Goch as the flag of Wales with the red dragon passant …

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War and Peace

This weekend has been something of a contradiction - going forward into the future and travelling back in time. My local town has been celebrating the 750th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Montgomery; a pivotal point in the relations between Cymru/Wales and England. It heralded the start of a very short period …

Bodnant Garden

Hello! I meant to come back before now to share some of the photos I took at Bodnant, I've been quite busy in my own garden amongst other things and had not found the time. But I'm amending this now - this will be a picture heavy post. If you're ever in North Wales do …

South Stack

A quick 48hour trip to Anglesey last week to deal with some work things ended up being more frustrating than I thought. Sometimes life is like that no matter how carefully you plan but it's still irritating. Normally heading to Anglesey is a happy thing for me even if it's for work purposes rather than …

A Welsh Yarn

This is a story about Wales, about sheep, about wool - a Welsh yarn. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we shall begin… I’ve been dropping hints about yarns for a long time now. Creating and selling proper Welsh grown yarns from my own sheep is something I’ve desperately wanted to do since before I started …

Welshie Buns

When I was little my Granny used to make a Simnel Cake each Easter. I remember her making the 11 toasted marzipan balls it's traditionally topped with (to represent the 12 disciples minus Judas) and secretly hoping she'd make 12 after all and give Judas' share to me... Marzipan seems to be like marmite - …