2018 - October

We started the month with a few days in the Peak District during a brief break between guests. It was lovely to retread our favourite walks around Hathersage, including the stunning Stanage Edge. Cosy Highbury Cottage was our base - highly recommended!

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Back home, Trefriw was again on the route of the Wales Rally GB - the cars roaring past provided an unusual (and loud!) spectacle for our breakfasting guests, most of whom were here to enjoy the stages anyway in the surrounding area!

A spell of sunny weather meant only one thing - time to face my fears and ride up Bryn Gwynant for the first time - one of the famous cycling hills in the area!! The flat-to-downhill route out warmed the legs up nicely, and lunch at the always excellent Caffi Gwynant provided the necessary fuel for the upward return….And I actually really enjoyed it! A steady grind in low gear, and a lack of sharp inclines, means you can appreciate the scenery better on the way up (honest!). Fears vanquished!

Inside the house, we welcomed the cooler months by installing an electric stove and cosy rug in our upstairs guest sitting room. We’ve also added unique feature lighting in all of our guest bedrooms, designed and created by Stu using products from Creative Cables.

As the month closed and we prepared for the end of the season we had an excellent afternoon at the Conwy Feast food, music and arts festival, enjoying the local food and drink stalls for a late lunch!

We were also lucky enough to get tickets to see the sublime Public Service Broadcasting play at Pontio Arts Centre, Bangor. A fantastic evening of music, by turns uplifting, moving and inspiring - do check them out!

Jasmine