West Wales Walks – Whitesands

Whitesands, Pembrokeshire

A Winter Wonder – Porth Mawr (Big harbour) – Whitesands.

The award-winning Blue Flag surfing beach at Whitesands is one of the most famous in Wales and, by Pembrokeshire standards, can get quite busy in the summer. There are seasonal car park charges and it can often be popular enough to use the two overflow parking fields.

Being so close to the tiny city of St. David’s and renowned for the fabulous surf, Whitesands is a favoured destination of beach-lovers from all over the world. With a cafe, toilets and a lifeguard, this stunning location is loved by families, walkers and serious watersports enthusiasts alike.

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Gardening in Pembrokeshire – January.

Jim Saul's favourite pink cyclamen from his gardening calendar for January

Jim Saul warms us with his gardening guide to January.

The hours of daylight in winter are frustratingly short – just think what you could get done at this time of year with 10 – 12 hours of daylight!

What with the wind, rain, fog and ice (but rarely snow here in Pembrokeshire) it is now the time to reflect on what went right or wrong last year in the garden.

Perhaps some beds or borders need reshaping?

Are some plants now too close to one another or are there large gaps to fill?

Is there a rotten fence post or some uneven slabs?

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Saint City Jazz Band.

Saint City Jazz Band from St.Davids, Pembrokeshire

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Featured Song: Fats Waller’s ‘Black and Blue’ – more info’ about that – here.

New Orleans Trad Jazz…

“A blast from the past of music that refuses to lay down and die! Good time stomps and slow blues….”

Saint City Jazz Band.

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Pembrokeshire People – Nia Harries – Cellist.

feature image to our interview with Pembrokeshire cellist, Nia Harries

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Magical musical evening with Nia Harries.

A few weeks ago we attended a musical evening at Cuffern Manor and came across the work of a supremely accomplished cellist. Nia Harries was accompanying another musician but took the spotlight to perform a piece that was particularly entrancing; she sang an old Welsh ballad from her childhood days, as she played cello.

I caught up with her from her home in North Pembrokeshire…

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Year of the Horse – Dawnwatch.

Dawn and Jenny Rees is photographing the wild horses in west Wales at Dinas Head

“Resolve to be the ‘SUN’. Then, no matter what problems you may face, the dawn will always break, fine weather will always return, and spring will never fail to come” – Daisaku Ikeda.

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