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Walking the walk

Llandanwg map

Well, the first summer of guests have gone, and we have had a great deal of positive feedback for our little holiday house. We have been thinking about how we can make some small changes to make our lives more sustainable, and so have reduced the cleaning chemicals in the house. How fantastic is vinegar and paper for cleaning windows? We have also decided to offer a 10% discount for guests arriving by public transport. the railway station is only 5 minutes walk from the house, well it has a tiny bus shelter and if you put your hand out the trains stop, so it is technically a train station even though it’s tiny! And trains arrive here from Birmingham…so it is a possibility for intrepid travellers. We can offer secure locked storage for bikes too, so, small changes one and two…..tick

Ceg y Bar Bach is open for business!

Cey y Bar Bach

Watch this space!

Hedgerow baskets April

Hedgerow basket Carole Beavis

Just spent a couple of days scouring the beautiful Derbyshire countryside for materials for hedgerow baskets. Made on a frame, these baskets have a real rustic charm and can be made using all sorts of materials gathered from the garden or hedgerow. I have a lovely piece which is evocative of the time when baskets were made by anyone who needed to carry something…I have no idea where it came from, but it has always charmed me…. “Well I soon had a look round this field; I wanted a frail basket, like the men on the farm take their dinner in, thought I would like to make one and saw plenty rushes growing alongside the horse pond. There was a deep dry ditch which overlooked the field so I gits some sticks and laid some rubbish on top and made myself a shelter which was now my basket factory, when I had learned myself how to braid. I got a good lot of rushes and laid em to dry. Next day I looked at my rushes, found they was dry and thought I’ll make a start and du a bit of braiding…..”

I’ll add some more of the story tomorrow

Ideas for Christmas

Willow arch POA A Pair of Bitterns POA

Unique, individual gifts.

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