A Poem for For Howard Bevan

  Little Hamston For Howard Bevan The surge of green that overruns the kitchen garden, where it rests between hawthorn and stone, maroons the swimming orchard’s sharp harvest. Green shade, where the last bee drones, slows the chariot wings, compressed behind the brazen honeycombs and Time is stilled, and quiet, blessed. Welsh slates on the long roof leaden. Sky curves […]

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Llanthony

Llanthony We parked at Llanthony Priory, in the care of Cadw and freely open to the public. The hamlet of Llanthony nestles in the heart of the beautiful Vale of Ewyas. This is the easternmost valley of the Black mountains, described by Gerald of Wales in 1188 as ‘encircled on all sides by lofty mountains, but no more than three […]

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Looking Forward

As I write this we are half way through our Summer Holidays and looking forward to a very busy year at Playgroup from September. The Playgroup is now full for morning sessions with limited space on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons only. We have started a waiting list for morning spaces for 2020 and people are already registering interest for September […]

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