Tuesday, 5 January 2016

A rather damp December and what to look forward to in 2016

A very Happy New Year from Pentre Bach!

Well December turned out to be the wettest on records but fortunately for us here at Pentre Bach, we escaped the worst of the weather, almost unscathed.

We had one brave, determined and some would say - foolish guest, who stayed in Y Llaethdy in mid December ,who took part in the Run to the Castle ultra race, 42 miles from Aberdyfi to Harlech!! He was one of the few to finish the race in atrocious conditions but he did it - in 11 hours!! Hats off to him.

Our guests who stayed with us over Christmas and New Year were much more content to snuggle up inside, next to roaring log fires, drinking mulled wine and playing games. They all commented on how cosy , yet spacious the house and cottages were. They did all manage to venture out to sample local pubs and brave bracing walks along nearby beaches, at some point in their stays.

So its now 2016 and as I write I can spot some welcome patches of blue sky out there. Is the weather taking a turn for the better at last?

What to look forward to in 2016?
Those of you who visited Llwyngwril between May and October last year will remember the amazing yarn bombing project that graced the village.

Well its going to happen again this year but you'll have to wait and see what the theme is going to be! Watch this space!

The usual events will be occurring again.
The Three Peaks Yacht Race will be setting off from Bamouth on June the 11th this year. It's quite a spectacle to watch the yachts set off on their epic journey.

The Race the Train event will be happening on the 20th of August this year. Anyone up for it?
And something different this year. Tywyn have been chosen to host the International Sheep Dog Trials 2016- a very prestigious event in the world of sheep dog trials! They'll be held at Sandilands Farm near Tywyn over the weekend of the 8-11th of September. We still have accommodation available if you fancy coming to watch - or even take part!
Nellie's looking forward to that!