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Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Magic of Fable

fable shop abergavenny

There’s a new addition to Abergavenny’s High Street. Fable offers quality and quirky toys and gifts that encapsulate all that is wonderful about childhood. The shop is situated at 47 Cross Street, Abergavenny and is one of a growing number of independent shops in the area. Emma Corfield-Walters, owner-manager of Fable, is committed to supporting […]

June 2013 Issue

AbergavennyFocus JUNE2013

Dear Readers, I’ve been emptying out my piggy bank and counting my pennies, to see if I’ve got enough money to afford a holiday this year. With the weather being so unpredictable and erratic, I feel as though I need to escape to somewhere warm. The trouble is, that in these tough economic times, it’s […]

Freshen Up Your Home

interior design tips

Spring design tips from Clementine Hillman of Vogue Interior Design Albeit slightly overdue, we saw some warmer weather recently and suddenly we were blessed with the feeling that spring is on its way. Now is the perfect time to share some simple ideas for adding a touch of spring to your home. You don’t need […]

Family Space

Family space

John Hill-Daniel is founder of the Kings Heath Centre for Space Exploration. Here he talks about family space. How much do we think we really need? How much space does a family need?  Well, according to the wisdom of today’s tea bag tag; ‘The only thing you own, is your experience.’ In which case I […]

Skirrid Tea Shop Walk

Skirrid Tea Shop Walk

The walk may be a little strenuous in places, however the views are spectacular and, on a clear day, stretch as far as the Severn Estuary to the south-east and the Black Mountains to the west. Length of walk: 3.5 miles Time: Allow 2-3 hours Go up the Ross Road (B4521), past Maindiff hospital and […]

Nana’s Kitchen : Cut & Come Again Cake (A Light Fruit Cake)

cut-and-come-again-cake

My mother was not what anyone could call a natural cook. However, as a child, I do remember her baking this cake as part of her limited repertoire. I think she favoured the recipe for several reasons: it was quick and easy to make, the ingredients were not too difficult to obtain in the early […]

Itchy & Scratchy

Fleas are small parasites that cause big problems in cats, dogs and rabbits.  The medical problems caused by these pet passengers can vary from mild irritation to life threatening blood loss. Obviously the commonest problem with a flea infestation is itching – which we term pruritus and irritation and inflammation of the skin so-called, dermatitis.  […]

Gilwern Bowls Club gets off to a smashing season…

After a desperately cold winter, Gilwern Bowling Club feared that their opening day on Saturday April 13th would have to be postponed. Thankfully, the weather relented a little and the sterling efforts of our groundsmen produced a playable green. The cold dry period was replaced by a rainy, blustery Saturday but an intrepid core of […]

Film Review: ‘Trance’

A Psychological heist thriller from director, Danny Boyle. Patty Papageorgiou-Axford reviews this month’s latest film release. When fine art auctioneer Simon Newman (James McAvoy) takes part in a high profile art heist, he receives a blow to the head that lands him in intensive care for weeks. Suffering from partial amnesia, Simon cannot remember details […]

Abergavenny Residents: Please Lock up Your Vehicles – Simple!

Abergavenny officers are urging local residents to lock their vehicles when they are parked outside their homes after recent thefts from vehicles. During March, there were 14 thefts from vehicles, and officers are increasingly seeing incidents where cars have been left unlocked CULPRIT CAUGHT Officers are patrolling local residential areas on a daily basis and […]