Rebuilding begins…Eventually

It has been some time since the last blog entry, I don’t really know where the time has gone exactly but several things have happened.  Firstly, we’ve had quite a lot of holidays, that is to say several trips away for long weekends camping and visiting friends and family around the UK.  It’s been acontinue reading »

We’re Jammin’

Following on from all the cool things we could do with strawberries, jam was one of the obvious options which would store well and draw out the fun.  Armed with some of my mother’s advice, Amy’s mother’s advice and a recipe off the BBC website I set sail on my maiden voyage of jam-making.    Icontinue reading »

The Gwalia Wine Vaults

[singlepic id=58 w=220 float=left] Since arriving at Gwalia we have started to get keen on the ‘good life’ of making stuff, some such stuff is wine. This isn’t really a new idea. Harry and Livy used to make wine when I was little so there’s a fair amount of bottles and equipment tucked away at thecontinue reading »

Wild and not so wild life

[singlepic id=39 h=200 float=left]Wildlife is an important part of Gwalia and we try to be as encouraging and respectful of nature as possible.  There is a badger set here, bats live in the woods, an otter has been spotted and many different types of birds regularly feed on the bird table and nest nearby.  Thecontinue reading »

Camping and the Compost Loo

Before there was Leeks and Neeps there was Harry and Livy Chandler going about their business in a quiet but determined way.   Whilst the B&B business came to an end in 2011, the camping has continued and there is a steady stream of folk looking to enjoy the semi-wild pitches on offer. 


[singlepic id=74 w=320 h=240 float=left] Never before have I experienced the shear joy of hitting something as hard as you can…and then doing it again and again….and again.  The conversion of the old pantry, which was originally a 1950’s lean-to kitchen extension, into a modern bright and open living room / kitchen will be quitecontinue reading »