2018 - May

Another hectic month with us welcoming guests from both around the UK and Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and the USA! Its always fascinating to find out why people are visiting our beautiful area and our May guests included zip-wirers, Snowdon walkers, birthday celebrants, house hunters, intrepid adventure racers and two people who had no idea they were coming here having booked a surprise trip to 'somewhere' with unplanned.de !

Despite being busy we still found time to again enjoy our wonderful surroundings, and we started the month by walking up Snowdon. An early start (7am) at Pen-y-Pass meant we had the Pyg Track pretty much to ourselves going up, and we were first in the cafe at the top as it opened it's doors at 10am! The views at the top were stunning, and we returned via the Miners' Track to the bottom. 

Mid-May saw Caernarfon hosting their popular food festival and we had a great afternoon wandering amongst the food and drink stalls with their delicious and tasty offerings. We had to try the slow-cooked brisket served in the fantastic sourdough bread from our very own Trefriw Bakehouse.

The fine weather in May meant our garden continued to flourish. It is a lovely place to relax in. Little pockets of colour have popped up everywhere, creating quite a spectacle!

Harry and Meghan's big day was celebrated with some home-made banana muffins for our breakfast buffet, complete with edible efigies of the happy couple.  They also made an appearance at the Trefriw Walking Festival amongst the array of fabulous locally baked goodies at the cake afternoon. 

We ended the month how we started it - with another hike up Snowdon! Friends visiting us wanted to walk up our nearby 'hill' so we decided to join them. This time we headed up the Llanberis Path  which was not as easy as some suggest, and then headed down the Miners' Track again. It was much hotter on the day than our previous effort earlier in the month but we all made it up and down in one piece. No more Snowdon for us though, for a few months at least......!

 

Stuart