2018 - July

Another busy month for us, with Snowdonia welcoming visitors from all over the world to enjoy the sights and activities North Wales has to offer. We hosted guests from the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary and Ireland amongst other places!

The garden continued to bloom despite the very warm weather. The first pumpkin flowers appeared (fingers are crossed for them to arrive in time for Halloween!) and potatoes were dug up. 

 

In the house new mugs from Betws-y-Coed pottery were introduced to our guest bedrooms, whilst fresh new linens and traditional Welsh throws from our very own Trefriw Woollen Mills enhanced them even further. The latter have been on our list for a long time and we're delighted with them - beautiful hand crafted pieces that really brighten up the spaces, and proudly from our village!

Room 4 got a refresh at the same time. The large wardrobe was removed giving much more room, and hanging space was restored with a vintage wooden ladder from Perry Higgins Antiques in Penmaenmawr (always a fun visit!). A striking new chair from Cult Furniture was added and we're delighted with the new look (even though it was lovely before!)

Despite being busy we still found time to enjoy our surroundings, including bike rides along the coast and onto the moorland above the Conwy Valley. Largely traffic free routes = great cycling!

And the World Cup meant it was time for our traditional celebration of it - "World Cup Dinners"! Whilst we don't offer evening meals to guests (the pub and brasserie next door are too good!) we do enjoy cooking, and the challenge as usual was to create meals from a country playing that day. This meant we enjoyed such diverse offerings as Spanish salad, Japanese sushi, Swedish meatballs and beetroot salad, French onion, anchovy and olive bread and Croatian kale pie!

Whilst next door at The Old Ship Sunday night became Scrabble due to the quiz not being held during the summer months. It's all go here in Trefriw :-)

Stuart