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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Nana’s Kitchen: Banoffee Pie

This recipe makes one large pie using a large flan or pie tin or 8 individual pies. Ingredients 200g shortbread biscuits (1 pkt) 75g salted pretzels 180g melted butter 300g condensed milk (can of condensed milk, completely covered by water in a saucepan and simmered for 2 hours) 2 large bananas 200ml whipping cream.   […]

Working as an artist in a care home

Pip Woolf talks about the benefits for both residents and artist. Wednesday 21st February 2018, The Muse, Brecon, 7.00 pm £5 (Friends £2) The Friends of Brecon and District Mind have, on Wednesday 21st February, invited well-known artist Pip Woolf to talk about her experiences of working as an artist in a care home. She […]

Exhibitions at CRiC

An exhibition of new paintings by Tim Rossiter and atmospheric landscapes by Ronald Moore has set the tone in the oriel CRiC gallery for another year of art which inspires and delights. Tim’s unusual use of oil paints adds a unique luminosity to the work whether he is depicting an autumn garden, a medieval building […]

Crickhowell Adventure proudly sponsors Crickhowell Walking Festival 2018

Another year has passed and here starts a new one…full of good intent and resolve, but if you’re anything like me, any grand ideas usually last until week two…if that! I need encouragement to get me going, so if you enjoy being out out in the fresh air and want to meet people who are […]

Women’s World Day of Prayer

The interdenominational movement of the Women’s World Day of Prayer invites everyone to attend one of over 5,000 services being held on Friday 2nd March with the title All God’s Creation is Very Good!’ We will join an estimated 3 million people around the world that day in a service which has been written this […]

Simply Spiritual Abergavenny

Many people believe when a loved one dies, that is the end, there is nothing more.  But many others believe in life everlasting, that life continues albeit in a different form, and their loved one is  ‘only a thought away’. Many take comfort from receiving a personal message and confirmation that life does continue after […]

Council embarks on second phase of improvements for Abergavenny’s town centre

Monmouthshire County Council has started work on further improvements to Abergavenny’s town centre with the repaving and resurfacing of Lion Street and Frogmore Street as far as the Barclays Bank branch.  These Phase Two works follow the 2016 scheme to improve High Street, Nevill St and St John’s Square and include the entrance to the […]

Gilwern U3A

If members of Gilwern U3A thought Geoffrey Chaucer was just a writer from the Middle Ages, they were quickly corrected by Grahame Nelmes, the U3A’s own Committee Member, who gave January’s monthly talk.  Chaucer (c.1340 – 1400) was a soldier, a politician, a lawyer, a diplomat, possibly a spy, certainly a senior Civil Servant, an […]

Dealing with debt

At this time of year people can find themselves struggling with financial worries as Christmas  spending and paying regular bills places a strain on finances. If you find yourself in this position it is better to seek help as soon as possible. Monmouthshire Citizens Advice can provide information and advice so that financial pressures don’t […]

A labour of love

Over at the Abergavenny Community Centre we are at the end of our initial three year lease. Shortly, we will publish our annual report which looks back on the Centre’s achievements and sets out the future plans of the organisation.   During this foundation period the community centre has become a thriving gathering place for […]