Monthly Archives: May 2011

Hay Days – the diary of a hotelier during the Hay Festival

The Swan Hotel Manager, Amy Mackintosh gives us a peep into her Friday diary entry after the kick-off of the 2011 Hay Festival. I’ve just been watching a TV ad for Sky Arts with Mariella saying that the Hay Festival … Continue reading

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In the Great English Garden: Talks and workshops over Hay Festival

For the first time this year The Great English Outdoors will be hosting a series of talks and workshops over the Hay Festival.  Thanks to Athene English who has provided us with further information. For the first time The Great … Continue reading

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From the Backstage of Hay Festival

Hay Days – the diary of a hotelier during the Hay Festival. Life from the Swan Hotel Hay. Thursday 26th May 2011. I couldn’t sleep last night. I was excited as a young child at Christmas. It’s T -1. The … Continue reading

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Walking Wednesday: Dog Friendly Brecon Beacons

This week’s Walking Wednesday post is from Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages, who recently put together a promotion on dog friendly holidays in the Brecon Beacons. Pets can stay for free in some properties during the month of June.  They’ve selected … Continue reading

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Crickhowell Art Trail of Open Studios and Galleries 28-30 May

A big thank you to Suzette Pratten, Exhibitions and Art Trail Co-ordinator for the Crickhowell Art Trail of Open Studios and Galleries who has given us the lowdown of the event that will take place next week. So much to … Continue reading

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Walking Wednesday: Monmouthshire Walking Festival

This week we are giving you a preview of the Monmouthshire Walking Festival which is taking place from 10-12 June. Susan Waters has picked out four walks that are within striking distance of the Brecon Beacons. Following on from the … Continue reading

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Papier Mache and childrens story creation at Erwood Station

Welsh author Morgan Tomos will be running a workshop for children at Erwood Station and Craft Centre on Saturday May 28th. Morgan Tomos was a World Book Day author in March 2011, as part of a celebration facilitated by the … Continue reading

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Walking Wednesday: Bwlch with Altitude

This week’s Walking Wednesday post is from Alexis Dimyan, who we discovered through our Facebook page, he is a regular contributor and we greatly appreciate his input! Alexis is a Bookseller (www.dimyanbooks.co.uk, http://www.facebook.com/dimyanbooks), he describes himself thus, lover of stories, … Continue reading

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Top 10 ways to give your car a holiday in the Brecon Beacons

Top 10 ways to give your car a holiday in the Brecon Beacons and you could win a weekend break too… By Annie Laurie, Brecon Beacons National Park Thinking about going all green this summer? Starting in late May, the … Continue reading

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Felin Fach Griffin Garden Day with complimentary BBQ

The Felin Fach Griffin will be hosting an open garden day on Saturday 7th May from 11am until 5pm with Head Gardener Joe Hand.  They are looking for as many volunteers as possible to help them and as a thank … Continue reading

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