Running from the door

After soaking up the coastal magic of Pembrokeshire, we packed up the car and headed back east. The simplest of drives, constantly following the A40 across the roundabouts and past the green fields until it draped across the northern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our destination was a up in one of the … More Running from the door

Cwm Hill & Llys y Fran

Bryony and I took Rolo for for first *proper* holiday this summer, heading to undiscovered parts of the familiar landscapes of Pembrokeshire. Cwm Hill was our adventure base, close to the coast and the hills with the promise of top quality stargazing. A couple of hills over lay a reservoir and country park which had immediately suggested … More Cwm Hill & Llys y Fran

ploughing match

Many times I’ve cycled past by chance but have never stopped. So when I discovered one of the island’s ploughing matches beforehand, into the diary it went.      I’m really pleased I did, a lovely countryside event to brighten a grey Saturday. Living in town it is easy to forget just how rural we … More ploughing match

county show

It must be the height of summer when the Isle of Wight County Show is in town. We were incredibly lucky with the weather; showers forecast all day but not a drop fell, just sunshine and high rising clouds. I love the show, with the best of the rural Wight spread across the sloping fields. I’m … More county show