08 . 07 . 2019

Real Ale Revival

Once the realm of flat-caps and old-fashioned pubs the art of real ale brewing is currently enjoying a fashionable revival. Join us as we head out on the trail of real ale. At the end of a long walk through the stunning landscape of our beautiful Border counties, there’s no better reward than finding a…

07 . 07 . 2019

Walkers are Welcome in Wales

Walkers are Welcome is an initiative taking Wales by storm. Join us as we find out more about it. Walkers are Welcome is a great initiative which aims to put walker-friendly towns and villages on the map. It all started in the West Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge, where the idea of an accreditation scheme was…

14 . 06 . 2019

Meet the Grower of British Quinoa

  “Queena what” I hear you shout! Quinoa (pronounced kwin-oa or keen-wah) is a fashionable cooking ingerdient in the 21st century – popular with 5* restaurants and soup kitchens alike. It’s a type of grain (think cous-cous or rice) and a plant of the “goosefoot” family which is primarily found in the Andes. It has been widely cultivated for thousands…

18 . 05 . 2019

Flowers for Father’s Day

  Dad’s Delight Father’s Day is soon upon us, and we’re wondering if Dad’s getting a little fed-up of the pair of socks, action-packed 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 old traditional…

09 . 05 . 2019

Vespa Scooters in Snowdonia

The other day whilst we were out and about in our beautiful Snowdonia, we came across a swarm of beautiful Vespa Scooters – all zipping along and enjoying riding on some of the country’s finest roads (and many that are well known favourite routes for bike and scooter riders – and with views like we’ve…

02 . 05 . 2019

Chelsea Flower Show

May is the biggest month of the year in every flower lover’s calendar. The warm spring air is filled with the delicious scents of luscious, fresh blooms and the excitement of a great event on the horizon. It’s time for the Chelsea Flower Show of course! This colourful floral feast has been taking place in…

24 . 04 . 2019

How to use up leftover Easter Chocolate

So, Easter has been and gone… and so, perhaps has the Easter bunny. Did she leave a giant stash of eggs that you just can’t seem to get to the bottom of – despite best attempts at eating chocolate for breakfast, lunch and tea? Worry not, because we’ve got some brilliant ideas for you to…

25 . 03 . 2019

Spooky North Wales

Hands up who believes in ghosts? And hands up who’s seen one, or more? Where’s the spookiest place you’ve been? With so much legend and history here in North Wales and Snowdonia, there’s no wonder that we’ve got our fair share of ghosts and ghoulies – in stories at least. Porhtmadog is said to have…

21 . 03 . 2019

Wales in Bloom

Villages and towns across the country are getting ready for the annual festival of all things floral – in a bid to impress the judges of this year’s Wales in Bloom contests. The judges of the Wales in Bloom competition are set to have a very busy summer. They will travel to the corners of the country…

18 . 03 . 2019

International Day of Happiness

This week, on March 20th, is the International Day of Happiness. Now, if you’re wondering what on earth that is, it was created by a former UN special advisor in 2013 to celebrate, inspire and advance the global happiness movement. The date of March 20th is significant because it is the Spring Equinox, a natural…

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