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The Royal Welsh Show 2014

It’s nearly time for The Royal Welsh Show again, starting on Monday 21 July and running until Thursday 24 July. This is an opportunity to see the some of the finest sheep, cattle and horses on display, but there is … Continue reading

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Donkey round Wales!

Have you ever thought about walking the Coastal Path around Wales? What about adding on Offa’s Dyke to complete the circle? This was Hannah Engelkamp’s plan, but then she decided it would be a great idea to take a donkey … Continue reading

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Picton Castle – guest blog post by Sally Learoyd

Ever felt disappointed? Well we did, during half term week as we stared across at Skomer Island, shimmering blue in the middle distance, out of this world and out of reach as the doleful car park attendant told us ‘You … Continue reading

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A spring visit to Llanerchaeron

On a lovely sunny spring day we visited Llanerchaeron just outside Aberaeron, Ceredigion. The 500 acre estate was bought in 1634 by Llewelyn Parry for seven score pounds, the princely sum of £140! The house remained in the family for … Continue reading

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Barley Saturday in Cardigan

Barley Saturday in Cardigan takes place this weekend, an annual event held on the Saturday following the last Friday in April. There are records of a parade dating back to 1877. It is now known as a stallion show and … Continue reading

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Three symbols of Wales

National symbols are better known in some countries than others. In Wales, ours are often on display and are emblems to be worn with pride. These are the 3 main symbols of Wales: 1. The Red Dragon The earliest mention … Continue reading

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New Year Traditions in Wales

The tradition of “first footing” was always important in Wales, a dark-haired man should let in the New Year for good luck. The man leaves the house by the back door just before midnight on New Year’s Eve, walks around … Continue reading

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Christmas traditions in Wales

In the days before Christmas it was always customary to decorate your house with mistletoe and holly. Mistletoe was supposed to protect the family from evil while holly was considered to be a symbol of eternal life. Mistletoe had always … Continue reading

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Agricultural Shows in West Wales

Last year I went to three of our local agricultural shows and this year’s shows are only a few weeks away. The first one I went to was The Tivy-Side Show, held at Troedyraur Fields, Newcastle Emlyn. This year it … Continue reading

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Walk through the woods to Penbryn beach

  Yesterday Bonnie, my friend’s dog came to stay for the day – the perfect excuse for a walk on the beach!   We started from Penbryn Church and walked along the footpath through the woods down to Penbryn Beach. … Continue reading

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