Saturday, 25 June 2016

A New Vista

This blog is generally a bit detached from politics, but after such a seismic shift here in the UK, I feel that I have to address it.  In case you've been down a mine or on one of those unplugged holidays, you'll know that people in the UK voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union.  I didn't think it would happen.  On Friday morning then, I was devastated at the result.  I voted remain, as did the vast majority of my friends and family, as I genuinely believed that was the right thing to do.  I still do.

Rhondda 2013
The Rhondda where I live is a deprived area of Wales that has received millions of pounds in EU funding.

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Afternoon Tea Review: Tudor Farmhouse

Today's afternoon tea review is of Tudor Farmhouse, in the village of Clearwell in the Forest of Dean on the Welsh-English border.  A former working farm, it's now a boutique hotel, housed in an extended 15th century building with cottages in the pretty grounds.
Tudor Farmhouse

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

The Dig for Victory Show

More adventures?  Yes!  That's what summer's all about: heading off in the car to meet other people in a field all dressed up.  The other weekend we headed off into the countryside not far from Bristol, to visit the 1940s themed weekend event Dig for Victory.  There were lots of WWII re-enactors, swing dancers, families on a day out, and people who just like any excuse to dress up.

Dig For Victory 2016
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