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BOOK REVIEW

Posted on: March 13th, 2017

How to Grow a Baby and Push It Out: A guide to pregnancy and birth straight from the midwife’s mouth by Clemmie Hooper Everything you wanted to know but were too embarrassed to ask. Clemmie offers a funny, frank, open and unbiased view on delivery options, pain relief, hospital bag essentials etc. A perfect guide […]

Child Support Groups at Abergavenny Community Centre

Posted on: March 12th, 2017

At Abergavenny Community Centre we understand the value of support groups and, through providing a nurturing environment, we strive to develop the ‘whole village’ approach to raising children. A number of support groups run sessions at the Centre: Abergavenny Twin Group Are you expecting or already a parent to twins? Do you want to meet […]

The Delivery Girls

Posted on: March 11th, 2017

Left to right; Wendy Scrimgeour, Mandy Jones, Pippa Nicholas, Haf Lane, Kate Taylor, Jo Price, Brydon Williams In September next year, a group of eight local midwives from Nevill Hall hospital will climb onto their bikes to take part in a London to Paris cycle ride. This will be part of a women’s only event […]

Nana’s Kitchen : Orange Polenta Cake

Posted on: March 10th, 2017

When I want to breathe a bit of summer into our wintry days, this recipe never fails; it reminds me of Italian holidays. The cake bursts with a tangy orange flavour and is delicious served as a dessert with ice cream or a drizzle of fresh cream. Ingredients 250g softened unsalted butter 250g caster sugar […]

Breastfeeding Peer Support

Posted on: March 10th, 2017

If you’re pregnant and planning to breastfeed then learning as much as possible in advance about this ancient art is a very good idea. In this day and age when not all women have experienced breastfeeding within their own families, the internet makes it very easy to find breastfeeding videos online. However there is still […]

GIGGLES, DRIBBLES & BURPS

Posted on: March 9th, 2017

  It must be Baby Rhyme Time at Abergavenny Library! Every week Abergavenny Library echoes to the sound of singing and giggling as babies and toddlers enjoy free Baby Rhyme Time sessions. Babies love rhymes and songs, and sharing the experience is a lovely way for mums and dads to bond with their young children. […]

The Benefits of Hypnobirthing

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

Image courtesy of Milan Jurek

Having a baby is an exciting and positive life changing experience, but it can also create mixed emotions. A woman’s body is naturally designed to give birth, but sometimes fear and anxiety about labour and giving birth can get in the way of this. Perhaps this may have been fuelled by ‘scary’ birth stories or […]

Lushtums

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

Time For Mums I love being a Mama. It really is the highest privilege. I love spending time with my children, watching them become their own little people and supporting them to grow and explore this amazing world. Having two children under the age of 5, I have often pondered the question, ‘What Makes a […]

Abergavenny Birth Centre

Posted on: March 7th, 2017

Readers who have delivered their baby at Nevill Hall Hospital will already be familiar with the excellent work and support offered by the midwifery team and hospital staff. Did you know there is now an Abergavenny Birth Centre in the hospital, which opened as recently as last September? The new Birth Centre is led by […]

Abergavenny Bowls Club

Posted on: March 6th, 2017

What a great game and leisure sport BOWLS is. Here in Abergavenny the club at Avenue Road has a long bowls history and an active present. Our Family Finals Day, held to celebrate the end of a season, was held last September. Starting at 09.30 in the morning the finalists achieved their individual and pairs […]

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Upcoming Events

Mar
23
Thu
all-day Sugarcraft Classes @ Llanfoist Old Age Pensioners Hall
Sugarcraft Classes @ Llanfoist Old Age Pensioners Hall
Mar 23 – Jun 19 all-day
Sugarcraft Classes @ Llanfoist Old Age Pensioners Hall
A 9 week course in Sugarcraft on Mondays for beginners and improvers. 10am – 12 noon OR 1;00pm – 3;00pm OR 7;00pm – 9;00pm Term-time only. Basic equipment available to use.
Mar
29
Wed
7:30 pm The Churchyard as a Celtic Tradi... @ The Bear Hotel
The Churchyard as a Celtic Tradi... @ The Bear Hotel
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Churchyard as a Celtic Tradition @ The Bear Hotel
Peter Hatherley will show the Brecon Beacons Park Society how churchyards may have their sacred origins in Celtic times before the arrival of Christianity Venue: The Bear Hotel, Crickhowell Event Date: Wednesday 29th March Start[...]
Mar
30
Thu
9:30 am ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
ABERGAVENNY FARMERS’ MARKET @ Abergavenny Market Hall
Regular monthly market selling locally produced food and crafts. 9:30am-2:30pm. Abergavenny Market Hall
Mar
31
Fri
7:30 pm Accessories Sale @ Parish Hall, Silver Lane Crickhowell
Accessories Sale @ Parish Hall, Silver Lane Crickhowell
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Accessories Sale @ Parish Hall, Silver Lane Crickhowell
31st March Accessories Sale Book an individual or a group table to sell your pre-loved handbags, scarves,gloves, jewellery either on a 50:50 basis self and church or donate all profits to St Edmund’s Wine &[...]
Apr
1
Sat
2:00 pm Easter Stencils Workshop @ The Muse Glamorgan Street Brecon
Easter Stencils Workshop @ The Muse Glamorgan Street Brecon
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Easter Stencils Workshop @ The Muse Glamorgan Street Brecon
1st April 2017 Easter Stencils Workshop All ages welcome, cildren under 12 accompanied by an adult. The Muse Glamorgan Street Brecon 2-4pm £3 entry
2:00 pm Roller Disco @ Abergavenny Leisure Centre
Roller Disco @ Abergavenny Leisure Centre
Apr 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Roller Disco @ Abergavenny Leisure Centre
1st April Roller Disco 2pm-4pm at Abergavenny Leisure Centre. £6 entry £1 roller skate hire
Apr
2
Sun
10:00 am Free Social Bike Rides around Ab... @ St John’s Square, Abergavenny
Free Social Bike Rides around Ab... @ St John’s Square, Abergavenny
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am
2nd April (including various dates up to 1st October) Free Social Bike Rides around Abergavenny Up the Gorge Railway path to Clydach for a picnic lunch by the lime kilns. Full listings : abergavennycyclegroup.org.uk
11:00 am Garden Talk and Tours at Tretowe... @ Tretower Court, Tretower Powys NP8 1RD
Garden Talk and Tours at Tretowe... @ Tretower Court, Tretower Powys NP8 1RD
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Garden Talk and Tours at Tretower Court @ Tretower Court, Tretower Powys NP8 1RD
2nd April 2017 Garden Talk and Tours at Tretower Court Find out what strange and wonderful cures can be obtained from nature in your own back yard. Herbs have been used throughout the centuries as an[...]
8:00 pm Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra C... @ Our Lady and St Michael's RC Church
Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra C... @ Our Lady and St Michael's RC Church
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra Concert @ Our Lady and St Michael's RC Church
Sibelius – En Saga Strauss – Horn Concerto No 1 Tchaikovsky – Symphony No 2
Apr
4
Tue
2:00 pm New Women’s Institute Group @ Abergavenny Community Centre, The Old School, Park Street, Abergavenny
New Women’s Institute Group @ Abergavenny Community Centre, The Old School, Park Street, Abergavenny
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm
4th April New Women’s Institute Group Two Open Meeting to Discuss New Women’s Institute Group in Abergavenny. The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new[...]

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