23 . 04 . 2018

Eco-Friendly Camping in Snowdonia

If you’re planning a camping holiday in Snowdonia this summer then you’ll be in good company. The region is one of the most popular in Wales for family camping trips, which is wonderful news for happy holiday makers who want to see and experience beautiful Snowdonia and for the region which welcomes tourists from all…

16 . 04 . 2018

Snowdonia Flower Fairies

Cast your mind back to the depths of your childhood. When things went bump in the night; when goblins were sure to hide under the bed and when the thick, dark woods were home to cackles of witches and armies of ghosts. When the wait for Santa Claus seemed half a lifetime, and losing a…

04 . 04 . 2018

Dreaming of Flowers

Flowers have been used for centuries to show our feelings during waking hours, whether for love, care, thanksgiving, sympathy or friendship. But did you know that if we dream about flowers, these also have hidden meanings…….. Dreams have long been analysed and interpreted to try and better understand our deeper psychology and what makes up our…

02 . 04 . 2018

Snowdonia Orchid

Here in Snowdonia we are lucky to have a whole range of wonderful flora and fauna, including some very rare wild orchids. But did you know that there’s more to the beautiful orchids than meets the eye? Mysterious, beautiful orchids are one of the world’s most adored flowers. There are over 35,000 different species and…

28 . 03 . 2018

March Hares in Snowdonia

Spring is definitely on the way when you see a pair of boxing brown hares in beautiful Snowdonia.  There are many signs that spring is just around the corner – the daffodils tentatively pushing through the cold soil, thousands of frogspawn hatching in ponds and lovely longer (and hopefully warmer) days. But perhaps the ultimate…

22 . 03 . 2018

Help Bumblebees this Spring

Happy little bumblebees were once a common summertime sight but thanks to enormous losses of habitats the bumblebees are fighting for survival. Find out how you can help the bumblebees this Spring. The humble bumblebee is arguably one of Britain’s favourite insects; its fluffy, plump body, bright colours and contented buzz make these little creatures unusually…

05 . 03 . 2018

Mother’s Day Flowers

“A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible” said Marion Garretty in the bestselling book Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul and we can’t disagree! Here at the Oakeley Arms we’re excited be celebrating Mother’s Day this coming weekend. Mother’s Day has long been a tradition in…

01 . 03 . 2018

March Flowers

Welcome to spring! March is the month when the frosts thaw, the sun hopes to shine and flowers shyly start to reveal their beautiful colours to a long awaited audience. The signs of the first snow drops lift tired winter spirits and cheery daffodils make the whole of Wales smile. If you were born in…

26 . 02 . 2018

Winter Health and Wellbeing

This long old winter shows no sign of easing up does it? With more snow and ice predicted for most of the UK this week, the winter weather is set to continue, and the thought of Spring seems a very long way away! Winter can be a prime time for coughs, sneezes, cold and the…

24 . 02 . 2018

Who Loves Potatoes?

So, hands up who loves potatoes? Oooooo, that’s ours up right there and no messing; we love them. Absolutely love them; in any form and any variety. Mashed, roasted, baked, new, sweet or baby. Yes please. But, this isn’t a very cool statement in the carb-cutting culture we now live in. Over the last decade…

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