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This awesome summer


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!

Bluebells and sea-trout


The bluebells are particularly spectacular this year and the sea-trout have started to run the rivers – I had my first of the season from the Dyfi on Tuesday night 6lb and fresh off the afternoon tide. Lorraine took a series of stunning pictures of Tal-y-llyn and the bluebells earlier this week, just in time as the rain seems to have flattened them!  Morgan had his last rugby match of the season last weekend and scored 5 tries in beating Newtown over two matches.  He’s now playing golf 3-4 times a week and hitting the ball further than his mother!!! It’s half-term next week so he’ll be off fishing and golfing everyday while we have too work – maybe I’ll be able to sneak down to the river after dinner on a couple of nights!!

Another busy day on Tywyn beach

Tywyn Beach

The sun’s shining the kids have broken up and Tywyn beach is still empty!  Where’s my surf board!  This spring weather is absolutely stunning and fabulous news for the farmers who have just started lambing.  Morgan had a trip to Parc Y Scarlets at the weekend and scored 2 tries for Aberystwyth under 9s and then scored several more in the games on Sunday for the under 8s.  We’re enjoying a really busy start to the season with most of the guests either climbing Cadair Idris or doing some of the other shorter fantastic walks such as the Torrent Walk and the Precipice Walk.