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Eisteddfod 2015 and Weddings…

Tuesday April 1st, 2014 | Fiona

I’m trying to fulfil my promise to write something every month, mostly about the happenings at Gwaenynog, or perhaps even things going on in the surrounding area, whether the news is big or small. So here’s April’s offering… and no April Fools jokes, I promise! So, firstly the small things: We decided before we opened…

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Wonderful Wales… and an offer

Thursday March 6th, 2014 | Fiona

Challenging Wales Someone told us before we moved to Wales that we’d have to take the weather into account – and we’ve certainly been tested (see previous blogs!). We Brits are known for our obsession with the weather, but even the locals were surprised with the violence of the wind in the week leading up…

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Review of 2013

Tuesday January 7th, 2014 | Fiona

We’ve had a busy 2013, what with the campsite fully up and running for a whole season, as well as having 18″ of snowfall within  3 days in late March, followed by a heat wave in June/July. So, quite a contrasting year! To start off, I feel the need to apologise. My new year resolution…

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The snow of Spring 2013…

Thursday April 4th, 2013 | Fiona

  Well, what a surprising month March 2013 turned out to be – especially when you compare to 2012. We put our garden furniture outside on the patio in March 2012, but this year… well; suffice to say the garden furniture wasn’t moving out of storage in the barn! March started off comparatively cool, but wet, and…

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February 2013 – new beginnings

Saturday March 2nd, 2013 | Fiona

One of the things I have wanted to do since we moved here is create a wildflower meadow. Most of the land is used by the sheep, and the rest is woodland. So, when we had to rearrange the entrance, it gave us a chance to clear away some scrubby-weed-filled space, and we now have…

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January 2013 blog

Friday February 15th, 2013 | Fiona

The snow arrived at Gwaenynog on Thursday 17th January making an already beautiful landscape become enchanting. I still find it a surprise at the quietness once it’s snowed – I’d heard the phrase “snow blanket” years ago, but had not really appreciated what that meant. Until moving to Wales in 2009, I had not been…

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A new update – finally

Wednesday December 19th, 2012 | Fiona

So, to follow on from our last blog, Countryfile filmed the tallest tree sculpture last year – and has proved popular with guests and visitors – its shaped like a giant hand. Well worth a visit to the Giants of Vyrnwy Trail at Lake Vyrnwy, sculpted by Simon O’Rourke from Rhosddu, Wrexham, who had the…

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Spring, or is it summer?

Thursday May 19th, 2011 | Fiona

Welcome to May – our latest update. We’ve had a wonderful April, with the weather being fantastic it has brought a lot of guests to our region – and more importantly, staying with us. It’s certainly been our busiest month so far. Norman and I were lucky enough over Easter to even sit out in…

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Finally an update…

Monday April 11th, 2011 | Fiona

Well, thought it was about time I updated everyone. We’ve had a busy few months since I last posted a blog… Firstly the snow and then the cold spell were unprecedented. I believe Wales had a new November record for the lowest recorded temperature! We suffered a burst pipe during that period, which caused one…

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Winter has arrived!

Monday November 22nd, 2010 | Fiona

I tried to persuade myself that the wet weather in November 2009 was a one-off, as well as believe the locals when they said that it was not normally that bad, but November 2010 has blown-in on a gale with some rain thrown in for good measure. So, not sure I am going to believe…

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