Archive for April, 2009


Follow this link to my review of the current exhibition at Ruthin Craft Centre Exhibition view 26 April 09 Rozanne Hawksley Ruthin Craft Centre Ruthin Craft Centre, Ruthin 4 April – 31 May 2009 Venue Ruthin Craft Centre Location Wales According to the Gallery website, “Though she works predominantly in textiles and embroidery, there is […]

We recently went down to see Dylan Thomas’ house in Laugharne. I had been inspired to visit by a book I bought in a charity shop in Ruthin. It’s a wonderful photographer’s memoir by Rollie McKenna, “Portrait of Dylan”. It’s a wonderful book with the most intimate photos which have become some of the most […]



Siop y Gornel is a Bakers in the centre of Bala, it’s just off the High Street. It is run by a young couple and they bake everything from scratch…really good seeded loaf! highly recommended, and the pasties smelled good too. You can have a cup of coffee too, and the artwork on the walls […]

I have long held a fascination for this building which lies in ruins on the Denbigh Moors. It was built in the 1900s as a hunting lodge but it has a feeling of romantic desolation. Incredible views from here towards Snowdon and Cadair Idris, there is no road up to the ruins which lies on […]

Llyn Cwellyn


Recently we visited Llyn Cwellyn at the foot of Snowdon. I’m drawn by the folklore associated with this lake. It goes along the lines of a man took a fairy as a wife on the understanding that should he ever strike her with iron she would disappear into the lake. they lived for many years […]

Moel Famau


Went for a walk up Moel Famau this afternoon. I don’t generally like the Mold area but I have had to really reconsider. It was amazing and so beautiful this afternoon. The sun was shining and the views from the top really clear. Amazing to get up to the top and back in just over […]