Chicken Licken

The last week has been nice again, dry and warm for our guests and they have had plenty to do. We sometimes have guests that  have never been to Wales or South Snowdonia so we always have a plan if required!  We have our own maps drawn up full of walks, places of interest, beauty spots and hidden gems amongst the usual tourist attractions for our guests to explore.

Whilst on our holiday last year we made some friends Val and Roy (whilst lounging around the pool with a beer😁). We managed to entice them to Ty Derw and they have just had a wonderful three days with us. They had an action packed time sight seeing including the Seventh Wonder of Wales- a 240ft waterfall at Pistyll Rhaeader, hiring bicycles and doing the eleven  mile ride around Lake Vyrnwy (stopping off for light refreshments and checking out the bluebells) and  a bird of prey experience with ourselves.


Our local chickens are are in full swing laying beautiful fresh eggs and I couldn’t resist a few pictures of them when collecting our breakfast eggs.

Mrs Bluetit is still sitting on her 10 eggs and is being fed by her husband occasionally. We also have nesting blackbirds , great tits and blackcaps in the garden and are watching from afar as they go about feeding and nesting duties.

In between breakfasts, room changes and other chores Jason loves to get out and about with his camera. We’ve had several reports of otters from locals on the river down the lane from us, so he has spent several sessions patiently waiting for a sighting but to no avail. He was a bit miffed to say the least when two of our guests casually mentioned over breakfast that they had seen an otter on the river bank while walking to The Brigands Inn (a local restaurant) for their dinner! The quest continues, watch this space😁

Have a good week all

Jason and Gill