Well I am sure most of you enjoyed the Autumn this year. We are so lucky to live in Amroth, with superb views over the sea from our self-catering cottages and the guests, who stayed with us this Autumn, were so lucky to have great weather and wonderful sunrises both in September,October and November. The colours in Colby Woodland Gardens, the National Trust property, just a short walk from our self-catering cottages, were wonderful and certainly worth visiting.
Many of our guests come for the walking in September, the Stackpole estate with award winning Barafundle bay , Bosherston Lily ponds, the Pembrokeshire Coast path beginning in Amroth with superb coastal views, Tenby, Saundersfoot, the Presili hills and of course the empty beaches to wander along, for the less energetic, those just wanting some relaxation or fun, building these admirable stone stacks.
November in Pembrokeshire saw the start of the Christmas Fairs. The National Botanic Gardens, just 25 miles from us in Carmarthenshire had one on 5th & 6th November, followed by Colby Woodland Gardens on the 12th & 13th , (which was really lovely with great Mulled Cider!!), a Victorian Fair at Scolton Manor about 20 miles from our cottages, was on the same week-end, fantastic Picton Castle and gardens had their Christmas fair on 19th & 20th , followed by Pembroke Castle on the last week-end in November. Saundersfoot began December with their annual Christmas Fair, along with Carew Castle on the week-end of 3rd & 4th and this week-end, the 10th & 11th Dec. the Botanic Gardens have a Craft Fair. Today Sat. 10th Dec. there is a Santa Claus annual run through the centre of Tenby, which is always great fun to watch. So lots to do in the area for anyone wanting a week-end break during the late Autumn months.
News from the Farm
It is with great sadness that I have to report that my 2 last very old sheep had to be put to sleep in the middle of November but at about 19 years old they had had a wonderful life.
In late September, one of my elderly rescue hens, had a stroke and couldn’t stand or lift her head. I know what most would have done but I believe every creature deserves a chance, so after lots of TLC she is now recovering well and enjoying feeding herself again.
I now have some visiting sheep on the fields that belong to a local farmer, which is really nice but Harry and Sally are not impressed when they try to muscle in on their tea!!!
Asti, our rescue dog, Harry and Sally, the goats and Hannah and Hermon, the cats, are all fine.
Now I must go and get the decorations organised for the cottages for Christmas . Lots of lights to put up and trees to decorate.
Have a good Christmas everyone and best wishes for the festive season
Ann (Amroth Cottages)