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Siopa Nadolig: Christmas Shopping West Wales style – Part 1

Christmas gift ideas from West Wales: give something a little different this Christmas. Our first post includes 9 ideas for gifts which celebrate the natural beauty and traditional crafts of West Wales. Did you get to visit West Wales this year?  With … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wonderwool Wales

A kaleidoscope of colour, an amazing array of texture, beautiful things to wear, wonderful projects just asking to be started!  To say I was like a child in a sweet shop is really an understatement.  Where was I?  On a … Continue reading

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Taith siopa Siôn Corn – Santa’s Shopping Trip

Santa has less than three weeks to get everything ready for the big day so he would be well advised to sleigh over to West Wales where he can stock up on a huge range of special and unique gifts, … Continue reading

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Beachcombing

Beachcombing – Guest Blog by Kerry Hughes of Beachcomber Jewellery I’ve always had a bit of a thing for beachcombing – when I was little and living in the Midlands I would live for those 2 weeks on a Welsh … Continue reading

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Wonderful Wonderwool Wales!

Wonderwool Wales is the premier wool and natural fibre festival in Wales. It was set up in 2006 in order to promote wool and natural fibre production and its use in Wales. This festival is held every April at The … Continue reading

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Woollen Mills Working and Weaving in West Wales

For several hundred years the Teifi Valley was thriving with dozens of mills along the River Teifi and its tributaries; in 1900 there were 26 woollen mills in Pembrokeshire; this area of Wales was the centre of woollen production. Up … Continue reading

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Signs of life in the National Botanic Garden of Wales – January Events

The arrival of New Year is too often accompanied by feelings of weariness from all our festive celebrations and probably disappointment that our New Year’s Resolutions have already fallen by the wayside!!  However, the bulbs are showing signs of life … Continue reading

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Festive Fun and Christmas Crafts at The National Botanic Garden of Wales

The National Botanic Garden’s Christmas Craft Fair is going to be a real cracker.   It takes place in the stunning surrounds of the Great Glasshouse next weekend (Dec 8-9) and is brimming with brilliant, locally-made craft.   From Welsh wool knitwear … Continue reading

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Christmas is coming… Winter Wonderland in West Wales

Our first Christmas Market starts on Friday 30th November at 10am and runs over the weekend until Sunday 2nd December at Pembroke Castle!  This will be a great way to get into the Christmas spirit, pick up gifts for family … Continue reading

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A Magical Christmas from the past at Picton

Picton Castle is holding their annual Christmas Market on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2012. With a fantastic range of stalls throughout the Castle and Galleries this is a magical way to start the festive season. There are unique … Continue reading

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