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Author Archives: Sarah
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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