14 . 02 . 2012

Be My Valentine

Happy Valentine’s Day! So, how many red envelopes dropped through the letter-box this morning? Any chocolates waiting patiently on the breakfast table? Did a huge bunch of flowers appear on the door-step? Worry not if you can’t answer a hearty “YES” to any of the above….. there’s still time to surprise your loved one with…

25 . 01 . 2012

National Breakfast Week

Rise and Shine! What did you have for breakfast this morning? The full-works fry up, or a banana on the go? This week is Farmhouse Breakfast Week – the perfect excuse to make it a week of hearty, healthy breakfasts! As the old saying goes, you should always “breakfast like a king!” The event is run by…

16 . 01 . 2012

Seeing Stars

Stargazing in the Forest Callling all budding stargazers and astronomers; don’t miss this star-tacular event in North Wales this month. As part of the BBC’s Stargazing Live events, this forest spectacular is not to be missed! If you have an interest in astronomy and the night sky, or simply if you want an informative evening with…

09 . 01 . 2012

Russell’s Academy Plans

“There’s no business like Show-Business” All of us at the Oakeley Arms have absolutely loved watching Russell and his fancy footwork and brilliant dance moves every Saturday on Strictly, but even though the fabulous journey has sadly now come to an end, Russell certainly isn’t giving up on the business of “showbiz”, which is where he first…

21 . 12 . 2011

Community Spirit

The John Williams Cambrian Lodge Here at the Oakeley Arms, we’re lucky to be the meeting point for several community groups and organisations, and this week we’d like to pay a big blog tribute to one of our favourite local community groups, the John Williams Cambrian Lodge RAOB. The John Williams Cambrian Lodge are the…

01 . 12 . 2011

St Twrog’s Church

Church Life As you may have noticed by now, we have covered a million and one different things on the Oakeley Arms blog, and we didn’t want another week to go by without a mention of the fabulous community spirit here in Maentwrog. Traditionally, St Twrog’s Church would have been at the heart of village life, and we’re lucky…

24 . 11 . 2011

A Coliseum Wrestle!

A Wrestling night to remember! The Oakeley Blog has already shown its support for the brilliant Save The Coliseum campaign and it’s most recent fundraising venture, the fabulous Halloween party (which was a huge success by all accounts – more on that later!); and now we want to help spread the word about their latest mega event. The Friends of the Coliseum…

18 . 10 . 2011

A Halloween Hoot

Support the campaign to save Porthmadog’s cinema If walls could whisper their secrets, then Porthmadog’s Coliseum Cinema would have a lot to share. Standing proud since 1931, the distinctive cinema building has been the centre of social occasions, town events, childhood memories, teenage dreams and even film premiers for eight happy decades, and now it…

11 . 10 . 2011

Come on Wales!

We’ll be cheering for Wales this weekend in their semi-final World Cup Clash with France! Of course, we couldn’t let this momentous occasion slip past without a shout out on the blog! After an outstanding performance last Saturday against Ireland, the Welsh Internationals are all set to face their European rivals, France, at the Eden Stadium in…

30 . 09 . 2011

Bag It!

5p bag charge begins tomorrow in Wales! Have you got your bags at the ready?! So, The Carrier Bag Charge Wales Project will be introduced tomorrow. This means a new law that requires all retailers in Wales to charge customers 5p to purchase a carrier bag, which includes all bags made from plastic, paper and even bio-degradable materials.  Wales…

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