It isn’t everyday you can make a splashback just for you. And it isn’t everyday I have tiles arrive on my doorstep deposited by tile fairies. It makes me happy! So to set the scene, we have sat in our front room for over a year in lockdown with a spanking new bath behind theContinue reading “New bathroom; a time to be creative”
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What is the collective noun for a group of old girls? The reunion.
The instant reply, of course, would be a ‘Cackle of Castertonians’, and yes, we cackled, but I would like to put it out there that it was more like a ‘Care of Castertonians’. On the weekend of the film ‘Emily’ screening in most local cinemas, a group of ladies on the mature side of theContinue reading “What is the collective noun for a group of old girls? The reunion.”
What is the Celtic Routes organisation?
I have been asked to join this group that celebrates everything Celtic…not just Wales. It is a group set u to strengthen collaboration between six counties and share learning. We will be exploring potential areas for joint promotional opportunities. They have a web site you can explore to find out ideas for trips, discover newContinue reading “What is the Celtic Routes organisation?”
My ‘side-hustle’ has been recognised!
An acknowledgment for eco status -Yeah Right from its inception, I wanted to be a business with a zero carbon footprint. I haven’t achieved that completely, but my walks have. I call my burgeoning business a side-hustle, as it starts to build. May I say a big thanks to Foxhill Preserves for supplying me withContinue reading “My ‘side-hustle’ has been recognised!”
Eisteddfod 2022 – Tregaron
What a week! I am just surfacing. Here I am supplied with plenty of tea and coffee from Ceredigion stand in china cups, no less. Thanks to my fantastic friends Marc, Nia and Supersal for helping out gyda Cymraeg. I spoke with many new friends, we laughed, shared the cold wind but overall thoroughly enjoyedContinue reading “Eisteddfod 2022 – Tregaron”
It is jellyfish time
Jellyfish are a Cardigan Bay visitor. I love to look at them but personally I am a bit freaky when I encounter them swimming. Most are completely harmless. This one is a compass jellyfish, as it has radiating lines come from it’s dish; like a compass. I stumbled across some lovely pink glittery tiles andContinue reading “It is jellyfish time”
I’ve got merch!
It had to come to it, didn’t it? If I am at the Eisteddfod in August, I’ve got to have some low cost items to sell. So merchandise it is! I can’t believe I am saying this! On the 5th-6th August if you are visiting Tregaron, Eisteddfod, bring your purse. All merch is under aContinue reading “I’ve got merch!”
Hiraeth at Tregaron
In preparation for the Eisteddfod in Tregaron, my bunting is up outside the house and I have made a mosaic to acknowledge our nation. No dragons or red green and white though. This is my interpretation of a Welsh word that has no direct translated word. Hiraeth is the longing for home, the pull thatContinue reading “Hiraeth at Tregaron”
The Knife Angel has flown
This week the Knife Angel departed our shores to move to the next town on the long tour to raise awareness of knife crime. Even though it has left Aberystwyth, it is still ruminating in my thoughts. I first became aware of Alfie Bradley’s Knife Angel when three students and myself embarked upon an educationalContinue reading “The Knife Angel has flown”
Past Presences- a new walk is being launched
What is this walk about? We will look at the figurative sculpture around the town, consider their influences, how sculptures are made, the problem-solving needed to create commissions, why sculptures are vandalised and the contentious issue of putting sculptures on pedestals. The walk will be delivered in Aberystwyth and will last just over 1hr 40minContinue reading “Past Presences- a new walk is being launched”