Well this weekend, 8th, 9th and 10th July, sees the Sporting Activity Long Course Weekend return to Tenby, when the competitors swim on the Friday, run on Saturday and cycle on Sunday. Friends of ours competed 3 years ago and said it was very gruelling, especially the cycle ride, as it is so hilly around here (and they have competed for team GB in triathlons all over the world). Several roads are closed while the event takes place but there are still several areas for our guests to explore, if they don’t wish to watch the race, but to see the cyclists going up St. Brides Hill out of Saundersfoot has to be admired.
Next week the National Botanic Garden of Wales, about 40 minutes from our self-catering cottages here at Furzewood farm in Amroth, is having another ‘Doggy Day’, when visitors can take their dogs , on leads, to enjoy the garden. This is a great addition to their programme, as it means some of our guests, who have been unable to go in the past, can now enjoy the garden, without worrying about what to do with their dogs.
I visited Dr. Beynon’s Bug Farm in St Davids last week and although primarily a research centre, they have opened it to the public who are interested in the world below our feet and I have to say it is fascinating. Wonderful displays and I recommend a guided tour, as you learn all about the creatures they have and learn so much more. They have a café, The Grub Kitchen Café, where you can eat ‘normal food’ or experience a Bug Burger, Bug Bhajis or mealworm hummus, with crickets and grasshoppers!!! The café apart, the Farm is well worth a visit and combine it with a walk around St. Davids or visit the famous Cathedral.
News from the Farm
Well apologies for not posting more frequently this year but I have been so busy with all the extra work I have had to do. My husband had to have a new hip in March, following his broken leg after being hit by a car while out cycling, so has been out of action and Asti, my lovely dog, has had to have a very big operation and a titanium plate inserted in her leg, after wrecking her cruciate ligaments playing on the beach!!! This has meant constant care, so time has been short. However both are now on the mend. We had wonderful weather in May and early June, with all the guests in our self-catering cottages making the most of the sun and enjoying this view to wake up to.
The wild flowers this year have been wonderful in the lanes and hedges around our fields and I have enjoyed having someone’s sheep and lambs on our fields, making me laugh as they lounge around on the grass tennis court. Still I will have it cleaned up for the holiday makers in the summer!!
The cats, Hannah and Hermon are fine, as are the ducks, Sebastian and Jessica, the Runner, and the hens are pottering around happily.
Until next time
Ann Green (Amroth Cottages)