Visiting Dolaucothi Gold Mines

The guided tours run between March and November and worth noting that it takes about 20 minutes to kit up and get the health and safety information before the tour.  The tour leaders are extremely knowledgeable and bring the very long history of the area to life. ...
Sparrowhawk feeding in garden at Pen y Garn

Sparrowhawk feeding in garden at Pen y Garn

A recent guest at Pen y Garn Cottage, has identified a new bird visiting the garden, which we have added to our record.  The new visitor was a sparrowhawk.  Although this bird is listed in the RSPB conservation as Green, it is no less an impressive sight.  I thought I...

Gorgeous places to picnic on a sunny day

Inspired by and article from Wales Online, here are their suggestions for gorgeous places to picnic on a sunny day.  All of these places are in very easy reach of both Pen Y Garn and 94 High Street, with the added advantage of also being very close to shops selling...
Gwili Pottery photoshoot at Pen Y Garn

Gwili Pottery photoshoot at Pen Y Garn

Photoshoot in action Totally delighted when Chris Latter from Gwili Potttery suggested they come and do a photoshoot in the gardens at Pen Y Garn featuring some of their floral pottery. What a great way to spend an afternoon seeing some of my favourite pots and a...
A Visit to Lammas – One Planet Development

A Visit to Lammas – One Planet Development

The project gained planning permission in 2009 under the enlightened Welsh Governments One Plant Development supporting sustainable rural communities.  There are 9 small holdings forming a community hub and although the project is still developing they have already...
Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay

Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay

I had been promising to take the ‘children’ to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff Bay for a very long time.  As they are now 26 and 24 I tried to persuade them to go on their own, but in retrospect I am really pleased they insisted I join them.  It was a...