“In This Place” is the summer exhibition at CARAD’s Rhayader Community Museum. I had been one of the volunteers contributing to the development of the event, but I had not expected to be moved by it to the extent that I was. It is an exhibition which touches the very core of the place in which it is set, and the people that live in this place.
Fly fishers of the Commonwealth will be converging on Rhayader in the latter part of June. The Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships will be held from Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 26th June. There is a very active Angling Association in Rhayader.
Guests in the cottage enjoying a Bank Holiday Weekend. Cycling, walking, the Hay Festival and the two dams walk.
A hot weekend in Rhayader with outings to Llanidloes and Aberystwth. The important meal of the day, and one of Britain’s most magnificent secret places.
Nature red in tooth and claw.
Our blackbird pair, nesting in a corner of our car port, had been very good parents sitting on the nest for two weeks. On Saturday morning as I was passing the front of the car port the cock blackbird flew in with a beak-full of food,
It’s a great moment when you hear that first cuckoo of Spring, and we heard our first way back on the 17th April. Of course while the first is a joy and a promise of better weather and new growth, it is now mid May and the pleasure has long since dissolved in the endless repetition.
If you saw the TV programme “A Farm for the Future” a while ago, Rebecca Hoskins investigated the concept of the forest garden. In the programme she visited Martin Crawford’s Forest Garden near Cambridge and we saw what our garden could look like.
One of the man advantages of living in the valley is that there is a very active social club. The club organises the November 5th Bonfire and firework display, outtings, and events, and a children’s party.
You would be forgiven if your expectations of shopping in Rhayader were low. It certainly is quite a different experience to shopping in larger towns. We don’t have any of the big chains, but you may be pleasantly surprised by what is on offer.