Both are delightful. When you get to the beach at Newport, turn left for the dunes. Turn right for these rock formations in the cliffs.
There are very few street names in Dinas but this straggling village divides into smaller hamlets whose names form part of our addresses. Tegfan is situated in Iet-yr-Esgyrn or ‘Gate of the Bones’. Very satisfactory. It’s a dead-end quiet corner not far … Continue reading
In places where many unrelated families have the same surname* and people occupy the same land for generations, the name of a house becomes part of a persons’s identity, as gravestones testify. Was this house named as a wry comment on the poverty of the soil as … Continue reading
Gate in the Gwaun Valley. Photo credit Ieuan Yusuf George But I’ll own up to being rather nervous of bullocks and heifers, as well as bulls – which often means avoiding fields that (from a distance) appear to have cows in. In … Continue reading
The rocks on Dinas’s beaches provide an anchorage for an interesting collection of molluscs and lichens, many of which are indicators that the air is clean and general pollution levels are low. Our local Cwm yr Eglwys is included on the Marine … Continue reading
Wynmore Owen comes from a seafaring family in Llangrannog, just 25 miles or so up the coast from Dinas but he has since moved even closer. His father and grandfather were mariners and Wynmor continues this close connection to the sea … Continue reading
As long as I can remember there have been teasels growing wild in Cilwenen. As a child in Dinas, I used to walk down to Aberbach along the Cilwenen road and my aunt (who knew that if you wasted not you … Continue reading
My pepper plants came from a stall in Newport when the town was raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. There was live music, a BBQ and several stalls. The food was delicious and the stalls were tempting. I managed to resist the books … Continue reading
If you are anywhere near Fishguard, Tuesday to Friday between 10.30am and 4pm, treat yourself to lunch at the Community Cafe. The food will be delicious, the surroundings cheerful and the bill small; what’s more you’ll be supporting an innovative project … Continue reading
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The weather’ll be fine so the open gardens will be a treat and they’re open 2 – 6 today. I tend to linger by ponds where I try to catch sight of the frogs, newts and toads that protect the vegetable … Continue reading
Grab the opportunity to view the work of Dinas’ keen gardeners this weekend. Gardens are open in aid of St Brynach’s Church and this might be your last chance for a long time. What with all the weeding, tidying and … Continue reading