Mid-summers day has gone, the nights are closing in and still the sun shines! This summer weather wise has been fantastic – whenever I turn on the TV to watch cricket it seems to be raining or cloudy everywhere else but here in Mid-Wales the sun is king! The rivers are very low, full of sea-trout but also algae and blanket weed. I’ve still managed a dozen fish up to 12lb so it’s not too bad!! Bookings wise things have been incredibly busy with June being the busiest month we’ve had in our 13 years here. Morgan is now playing lots of golf – it will be interesting to see where his priorities lie when the rugby season re-starts. He’s played in 3 competitions recently and won all of them – not bad for an 8 year old but I have the feeling his handicap will be coming down!
The kids have gone back to school, the cuckoos have arrived and are calling across the valley behind the house – probably looking for nests to hijack and the Dyfi Ospreys should be laying their first egg any day now. Things have quietened down in the B&B after one if busiest Aprils on record. We took this picture of the adventure sports dog (Oggie) on our way back from Bala yesterday having picked up the newly framed painting of Cadair Idris for our Wnion bedroom. Due to two last minute cancellations we do have a room free for this weekend. Don’t miss the new BBC Wales Crime Drama ‘Hinterland’ on BBC4 on Monday nights – it’s filmed around Mid-Wales and is superb!
The decorating is finished, the ski holiday is a distant memory and the bookings are rolling in. We’re enjoying some fabulous weather at the moment and to think there was a foot of snow on the ground this time last year! Our first guests of the year stayed at the weekend and even managed Cadair Idris in under 3 hours – there’s a challenge to beat! We’ve completely re-decorated the Bathroom in Wnion Room and are just waiting for Kev at #tafarndwynant to produce some new art work for the bedroom walls. On a sad note the large Tal-y-llyn dog otter was killed on the road while we were on holiday – perhaps rough justice as he was on the way to eat our neighbours chickens at the time, fortunately there are still two males and a female with cubs on the lake at the moment although I think they may drop down the river as the sea trout start to run.