Our life at Cae'r Bryniau
|Posted on August 23, 2017 at 7:50 AM||comments (0)|
August used to be one of the quieter months for me, not now! If you aren’t absolutely on the ball at this time of year, you find that you’ve missed the moment to pick those lovely little courgettes and you now have marrows. Or the perhaps plums, which were rock hard last time you checked, have all shrivelled up or dropped off the tree and are now feeding the slugs.
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|Posted on August 14, 2017 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Bore da! As the weather is ofnadwy today, I am writing this to avoid doing all those indoor jobs I just love – cleaning, ironing, filing…
After my mentioning pigs’ ears in last week’s post, I was getting myself in a tangle with some chicken wire (trying to protect young plants from Labradors rather than chickens, though!) a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 8, 2017 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
As Nick has taken on quite a lot of work off the island at the moment, I thought I’d try my hand at updating our blog.
Lovely guests, on Ynys Môn for the Eisteddfod, left yesterday morning and, with no-one booked in for a few days as Nick is away, I have the joy of being able to choose what to do today. Of course, that’s after the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 17, 2016 at 5:10 AM||comments (1)|
This posting coincides with two things – the start of Spring and secondly and more importantly the publication of our little video.
When looking to show what Cae’r Bryniau has to offer, we decided that something more active than just photos would give a better impression. Through the great offices of Hi-impact Media (http://www.hi-impact.media/) we now have a fabulous short film telling more about us.
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|Posted on January 17, 2016 at 7:30 AM||comments (1)|
This last week saw another momentous stage in our plans, as Suzi launched Tonic for the Senses at Cae'r Bryniau. Please visit http://www.tonicforthesenses.com for full details.
After what seems an age the weather has abated and the pond (see the last entry) is receding. The livestock are all well. We have split some of the the male Soays from the rest of the herd, ready for Felix (our only 'complete' ram) to...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 10, 2016 at 1:30 PM||comments (0)|
Blwyddyn Newydd Dda - Happy New Year!
We have been battered by some extreme weather this last few weeks. As I was told in the shop the other day, it has been 43 days of non-stop rain. Luckily we have had some respite in the last few days. Ok, there has been rain but not to the extent we have seen. The decision of the Met Office to name storms has coincided with us being battered by Storms Desmond and Eva in particular. Anglesey does benefit from mixed weather. The rainfall keeps the pla...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 14, 2015 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Yes, it is me – after an age I am back at the blog desk. No excuses, it’s just that we have had a very busy spring and summer and our B&B plans have been put back until next Spring due to a variety of reasons, some within our own control and not contractor-related!
As of today we have been here just over a year and our thoughts are turning to the next 12 months and the excit...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 12, 2015 at 10:45 AM||comments (0)|
Well, what a couple of weeks we have had. The weather on Anglesey has been varied, to say the least. After a very wet couple of weeks, it has got drier and colder. We have now discovered that the pond does need lining – the ducks are unlikely to like a stagnant puddle! Although it was full for most of December, as soon as the weather dried up the water level dropped, so there is a good supply but it doesn't hold. We have also decided that the pond needs to be bigger, so another digger h...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 18, 2015 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
My, how time flies! It is amazing to think that we have now been here for more than two months and we are now in 2015! Happy New Year, everyone!
In the run-up to Christmas and the arrival of various special guests we were determined to get the ‘Library’ up and running. This room will be a place with lots of our books, pictures, Elvis (more of whom later) and the piano. It will also double as our dining room and the B&B breakfast room.
The room had been formerly the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 24, 2014 at 4:15 AM||comments (1)|
One of the advantages of living in the country is that you are required, by law, to take possession of a four-wheel drive vehicle, and being British the only four-wheel drive vehicle we are permitted to buy is a Land Rover. So off we toddled to the Land Rover emporium and came back with CCA. She is a beautiful 1981 Series III 88 inch in superb condition. She arrived home and settled in beautifully – even the chickens and cats took to her. She even agreed to Izzy and Mikey having a drive...Read Full Post »