What an amazing Summer we have had. In June we were featured as a 'great place to stay and eat' in Olive Magazine and in August we are also featured in "52 Wildlife Weekends", a Bradt publication just out now, with recommendation to stay over and "take-up the dinner option". It is a lovely informative book and we are so happy to be included in it.
Our visitors this summer have journeyed far to be with us and we have so enjoyed them and their vehicles! We have had a 1911 Ford Model T, a 1960s Austin Healy and a 2011 Twizy electric car turn up at our door. See the difference a 100 years makes.
The shows went on through the month of August and we learned a little more about breeds of sheep and cattle, and of course we were happy to see all the Antique Farm machinery, tractors and antique cars that are always on show during the summer shows, all polished and glimmering in the sunshine. One of the last shows was the Llangynidr show – always a big fanfare to the end of summer. We bought fresh duck and their livers, normally difficult to come by, together with a wonderful new chopping knife with a 6" blade – so sharp I worry about my fingers!
Our nearby town, Llandrindod Wells has a Victorian Festival each August and this year it seemed very lively. Many of the townsfolk dress in Victorian clothes and parade with the brass band down the streets, the park has Victorian side stalls and entertainment. It lasts a whole week and many people come from great distances to enjoy the spectacle.
Elan Valley opened up one of the dams for visitors to explore and see the inner workings, for the rest of us it was glorious to wander the walks in and around and over the reservoirs. We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep.
Pippa – who lives 5 minutes away has now taken on our bread needs. Her focaccia is special but she makes a great variety of breads that we are now spoilt for choice. So at last we have artisan bread – naughty of me to pass it on .......
Now hard work to organise our December/Christmas and New Year events. Fancy a wine tasting weekend / clay pigeon weekend or just a gastronomy weekend? if so please join us in December.