Personal View from a Brecon Beacons entrepreneur…
Dimyan Books is an online bookseller whose business philosophy is based on the simple premise of “providing excellent customer service for everyone”. Stock includes a range of books covering a variety of subjects (fiction, non-fiction, academic, children’s, and reference). Books range from as new condition to books of a more antiquarian flavour. Provide bibliographic/book-search service which can track down those elusive titles or books you would like to acquire but don’t have the time to search for.
More about Alexis Dimyan:
“The incomparable beauty of Brecon Beacons flows through his veins. Studied at Manchester and Sheffield Universities, lived and worked in Poland, Japan and New Zealand. Travelled around the Antipodes, Europe, South-East Asia, and Eastern Europe. Interests are many, including the written word, having published a book of poems. Looking to put together a collection of haiku, catching those thoughts that are so often evanescent. Find out more by visiting his twitter page @alexisdimyan or check out his blog.
Ask local to choose ten of the questions below and supply photos (if possible) and a short bio of themselves.
1. Where I live could be described in one word as: “Majestic”
2. I would take a first-timer to the Brecon Beacons to “Pen-y-fan and Llanthony Priory and Waterfall Country”
3. My favourite event in the Brecon Beacons is “Hay Festival because it lives up to its uplifting tagline that “ideas may blossom“
4. My favourite pub is “The White Swan, Llanfrynach because it serves exquisite food and makes for an excellent watering hole if on a walk from Brecon.”
5. My favourite view of the Brecon Beacons is: “From the top of Pen-y-fan, looking east to the magnificent Black Mountains, looking North to the splendour of the Cambrian mountains, looking west to the mystical Carmathen Fans and looking south to the tantalising ribbon of silver that is the Bristol Channel. Choose a bright, crystalline day though.”
6. You can buy great gifts at “The Hours Cafe and Bookshop, Brecon”
7. I would describe the people of the Brecon Beacons as “friendly”
8. If you have half a day out, I would suggest you visit the: “National Showcaves Centre, nr Craig-y-Nos and prepare to be enchanted.”
9. To escape, I go to “Sgwd Einion Gam nr Pontneddfechan (Fall of the Crooked Anvil), steeped in legend and myth, off the beaten track, perfect location for a wild swim.”
10. The best season to travel to the Brecon Beacons is: “All through the year because although the moods and the colours change, the beckoning beauty of the Brecon Beacons is ever-present.”