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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Holiday Reads

Beach, plane, poolside, campsite – wherever your holiday travels take you, you’ll need a good book to get stuck into. Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us her top picks for a good holiday read. The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms By Ian Thornton The riveting story of a student whose life changes […]

St Edmund’s Church, Crickhowell plans for a bright future

A plan to transform the way it serves its parish is taking shape at the 700 year old St Edmund’s Church, Crickhowell. The staff will be augmented to meet the needs of both ends of the age spectrum and its building made more useful for services as well as more extensive community use. A small […]

Holiday Reads

Beach, plane, poolside, campsite – wherever your holiday travels take you, you’ll need a good book to get stuck into. Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us her top picks for a good holiday read. The Great and Calamitous Tale of Johan Thoms By Ian Thornton The riveting story of a student whose life changes […]

Here comes the sun!

When the sun shines, we reach for our sunglasses. Just make sure that when you put them on, you know they are protecting your eyes effectively, as well as making you look good! Cheap sunglasses may look like a bargain, but often do not have full or proper UV protection. UV, or Ultraviolet light, is […]

Sew a simple summer Skirt

Carol Parry from Izzi Wizzi Sewing School teaches us how to create a fabulous summer skirt; perfect for your summer wardrobe! Recently many of us have been stung by the Sewing Bee, we’re dusting off an old machine we haven’t used in years or buying a new machine but have yet to get it out […]

Abergavenny Food Festival 2014

The 2014 Abergavenny Food Festival takes place on 20th and 21st September. Box office goes live 16th July and tickets can be purchased at abergavennyfoodfestival.com or through the Borough Theatre on 01873 850805. As well as the Festival markets with over 200 top-notch exhibitors across five locations (accessed on a stroller ticket)  there’s a fabulous […]

Abergavenny Food Festival 2014

The 2014 Abergavenny Food Festival takes place on 20th and 21st September. Box office goes live 16th July and tickets can be purchased at abergavennyfoodfestival.com or through the Borough Theatre on 01873 850805. As well as the Festival markets with over 200 top-notch exhibitors across five locations (accessed on a stroller ticket) there’s a fabulous […]

In the footsteps of our ancestors

The Trefil moors were once home to Bronze Age tribes and revolutionaries. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports Trefil once had two pubs, two chapels and mainly two families; Evans and Williams, and at 400m above sea level is one of the highest villages in Wales. As well as producing lime for industry, […]

What About Fido?

Booking a holiday is an exciting time – we decide on a location and then set about booking the time off work. The next thing to do is sit back and count down the days/weeks/months until the departure date arrives. Right? If you happen to be a pet owner, sorting out ‘Merlin’s’ or ‘Fatcat’s’ needs […]

Bring on the Barbie!

It’s that time of year again and, with a bit of luck, the weather will stay nice throughout the summer. Time to dust off the barbecue and enjoy some summer sizzles! Gas or Charcoal? Nifty charcoal gadget: Looftlighter Say goodbye to the days of squirting lighter fluid everywhere. This helpful device ignites charcoal in less […]