The Height of Summer

We were very excited to have a visit recently from a neighbour with a couple of his vintage cars.  Amongst his collection he has a pre war 1929 Aston Martin and a 1966 Austin Healy. We think they look rather splendid in our front garden, although our Harris Hawk looks slightly put out not to be the centre of attention for a change.



Jason managed to spend a few hours out with the camera high up on the local hills where the famous Mach loop is host to low level aircraft training. These shots are very up close and personal with the training hawks from RAF Valley in Anglesey. In one of these  Jason managed to accidently photograph one of our guests who was on an adjacent hill!



And speaking of high the beautiful Cadair Idris (which is only a twenty minute drive from us) was the setting for a very hot walk for Gill. It truly is a beautiful walk and although not as high as Snowdon the scenery and views are stunning. The Minfordd path takes you up to the lake (Llyn Cau) which is a lovely place for a paddle and picnic before carrying on upwards. It’s not nearly as busy as Snowdon which is another reason that we recommend it to guests, no queues to get to the summit. Thank you to Vicky Upton for these lovely pictures and for keeping me going!




We’ve been busy installing a pond in the garden as part of our continual efforts to attract wildlife. Incredibly, within a day of filling it with water a frog took up residence! We are hoping to see more amphibians and damselflies etc move in as time goes on.  Harry has been keeping a very close eye on proceedings and in the recent hot weather using it as his very own drinking bowl.



Snowdonia was awarded a dark sky reserve status in 2015 and is now one of only ten in the world. The stars are breathtakingly clear here and so Jason has had some night time photography sessions to try to capture the stunning displays and the Milkyway over the B&B.



The season is in full swing now and we continue to welcome lots of lovely visitors from all over the world. Natives of Australia, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Japan have all visited us in the last few weeks and we have had great fun finding out about their holiday plans and helping them to plan their excursions after fuelling them with a hearty breakfast to set them up for the day.

Our guests have been enjoying the recent heatwave here, why would you go abroad?

Have a lovely weekend

Gill and Jason