13 . 06 . 2018

The Power of Flowers

Here at the Oakeley Arms this week we are totally head over heels in love with flowers. This beautiful spring weather that we’ve been blessed with for weeks now has done wonders for our gorgeous flowers – both cultivated ones and the wild ones that surround us. We love having as many different blooms around…

11 . 06 . 2018

Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day will soon be here (this year it’s on Sunday 17th June). And we’re wondering if Dad’s getting a little fed-up of the pair of socks, DVD or old crooner CD that usually comes his way on Father’s Day. We’ve decided to think outside the box this year and are doing away with the tired…

09 . 06 . 2018

The Wyching Hour

“A quart of ale is a dish for a king” said William Shakespeare, and who are we to disagree? Good old fashioned British beer is no longer the realm of beer-bellied old farmers with flat caps. It has enjoyed something of a revival in recent years, resurrected from its dreary image and shaken up to…

28 . 05 . 2018

North Wales Artists

The beauty of the Welsh Coast and Snowdonian hills has been inspiring artists and painters for centuries. Today we explore the North Wales artists who were all influenced by their coastal surroundings. Sparkling seas, wild waves, craggy cliffs and sweeping peninsulas; wide sandy beaches, rocky shores, curved bays and secret coves, all looked over by…

23 . 05 . 2018

Beautiful Bluebells

This May, the Welsh coast will be lit up in glorious hues of blue – not from the crystal clear waters, but from the stunning displays of bluebells that appear on clifftops and woodlands along the coastline. “The Bluebell is the sweetest flower that waves in summer air. Its blossoms have the mightiest power to…

07 . 05 . 2018

Stunning Sunflowers

If there’s one flower that shouts SUMMER then it’s got to be the beautiful sunflower, don’t you agree? And while they don’t grow wild here in Snowdonia, we’re sure you’ll be able to spot some in gardens and window boxes whilst you’re out and about. Thank goodness that the long, white winter months have at…

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…

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