March 1. 2020In honour of St David's Day - the family Welsh Cake recipe If you fancy trying this during your stay you'll find a bakestone in the pantry ( and a food processor in the cupboard - it makes the rubbing in of the fat and flour much easier....) 8 oz self raising flour 3 oz butter 3 oz sugar 2 oz dried fruit ( currants traditionally but sultanas are fine) 1/2 level teaspoon dried mixed spice 1 beaten...[More]
September 13. 2019 / Places to VisitConwy and the Sychnant Pass The beautiful little town of Conwy is home to the annual Honey Festival, always a must visit on our calendar as it's a chance to stock up with honey from a wide range of local producers. We normally buy enough for the year. It never ceases to amaze me how different honeys can be and I can never now settle for the mass produced supermarket versions. ...[More]
September 6. 2019 / Places to VisitLlanrwst Pont Fawr Llanrwst is a lovely little Welsh market town nestling on the banks of the river Conwy on the edge of Snowdonia. It's a traditional community which has managed to escape the creep of the chain stores and retains a range of independent shops and businesses and of course the market in the town centre which is held every Tuesday morning. It is most famous for its bridge over the...[More]
April 28. 2019 / Places to VisitOne in an occasional series of places we have visited and enjoyed. Cerrig y Ddinas is an Iron Age hill fort over looking the Conwy valley about 3 miles from Conwy itself. We would recommend approaching from Conwy rather than from the Henryd road. Both are very steep in parts and single track but the Henryd route is very narrow for mos of its length and passing places are very few. The road from C...[More]
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September 28. 2018Some of our favourite places to eat