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 …