Blog

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…

Read this item... | Comment on this item

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…

Read this item... | Comment on this item

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…

Read this item... | Comment on this item

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…

Read this item... | Comment on this item

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…

Read this item... | Comment on this item

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…

Read this item... | Comment on this item

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…

Read this item... | Comment on this item

Our first year as a Bed & Breakfast

Saturday November 6th, 2010 | Fiona

Well, what a year it’s been! With the scorching weather in May and June; then the showers in July & August; a bright but cold September and the very mixed October – we’ve had it all. I won’t even mention the blustery start to November!! We opened in May to our very first guests –…

Read this item... | Comment on this item

Trials and tribulations of running a B&B

Tuesday September 28th, 2010 | Fiona

One of the things I was aware of in running a B&B, but not entirely happy about – was the ironing. Despite having an ironing press, the ironing of sheets and duvet covers is still a trial. A particular nemesis is the superking duvet cover… I am beginning to hate it immensely! The trouble is…

Read this item... | Comment on this item

Sheep and mowers…

Tuesday September 28th, 2010 | Fiona

One of the things I have found highly amusing is the sheep. I know I have mentioned this before – and being a townie, I probably will again. Their owner often just tells me “…they’re sheep!” in answer to almost anything I ask. They do the daftest things: the lambs climb on top of the…

Read this item... | Comment on this item