2018 - June

Summer truly arrived in Trefriw with another month of warm sunny days which our surfing, walking and climbing guests thoroughly enjoyed. The garden reached its fullest and our vegetables, herbs and salad really shot up. Meanwhile at Bodnant Garden the laburnum arch was at its glorious golden best. 

 Our garden - almost as good as...

Our garden - almost as good as...

 ...the laburnum arch at Bodnant Garden

...the laburnum arch at Bodnant Garden

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Inside we got creative and, inspired by our friends at POP in Porthmadog, made a new light fitting for our snug out of old wine bottles. After a few trial runs involving YouTube, string and nail polish remover, we were pretty pleased with the result!

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Mid month we took advantage of a natural break between guests to take a few days away in the Yorkshire Dales. We stayed at the delightful Warren House B&B near Kettlewell - beautiful scenery, generous hosts and very comfortable accommodation. This was the sunset from our suite...

We enjoyed lovely bike rides up hills and down dales, fuelled by cake from Tea on the Green at Bolton Abbey, and local ales. On our final day we visited Salts Mill in Saltaire near Bradford - a former mill now housing contemporary art exhibitions, antiques, and beautiful home decor items. 

Back at home we cheered on the OVO Energy Women's Tour as they whizzed through Trefriw on their bikes. We helped decorate the village with white and green balloons and like to think our enthusiastic saucepan banging gave the riders a boost!!

Jasmine