22Sep

I am currently attending most markets ad hoc so not much point putting them here just now.

My one regular spot is Llanyravon Manor Rural market in Cwmbran on the last Sunday of every month. The manor itself is worth a visit with a nice tea room and there are outdoor events throughout the year some of which the market coincides with.

There are between 10 and 30 stalls attending this market at various times with the most stalls being from September to December. 

Well worth a visit if you have a free Sunday afternoon and fancy a little fresh air.

Checking stall layout for market Nov 2017

It’s been a while since I posted a blog but things have changed a lot so here we go.

Initially I was laid up with health problems for a couple of months in 2017, as per usual it was through the busy months of July and August, sods’s law being what it is.

On returning to work I then suffered another setback when my workshop was hit by a falling tree which demolished one side. This rendered my workshop unusable and I was limited to making small items in my converted bedroom workshop (not a good idea for you married guys, good job I am single  haha)

Limited funds and limited mobility made the job of rebuilding a slow and lengthy process however, as with all effort the results were better than expected.

An extra 4 ft in length allows more work area and extra tools to be used and the addition of a suspended floor for more comfort made it worthwhile in the end. Still a bit of snagging to do but almost there.

Ok, it officially been spring since March. It would seem someone forgot to tell the weather that though. Chilly and windy weather so far though a few sunny days this week. Plants are slow to grow at the moment and a lookout for frost still worth mentioning.

New planters and new plants available at Brynmawr market every Saturday 8.30 to 12 (ish).

Well signs of warmer weather. The sun has shown his face a couple of times this week. Thursday was a real scorcher. 

Planters being readied in anticipation of the rush . 

March is here and still it’s cold. Rain freezing temperatures and high winds continue to make our lives a misery.

Well the good news is spring is on the way, so I’m told haha. I for one will be glad to see the end to the winter weather should it happen. Going by previous years though I won’t be putting my wellies away just yet. 

Well it’s been a hectic couple of days. Finding my old website not working I decided on a total revamp. Late nights and long days and it is beginning to look like a real website at last.  Being a little tight fisted ( yes really only a little !  ) I went through the process myself using WordPress, a free website builder. Highly recommended for anyone who has the time and inclination to spend a few hours learning. I hope you like the end result.

Recently I was invited to show my products at Brynmawr Market.  Oh boy did I find out about the valleys weather. My first day there was a snow covered freezing Saturday morning and I really wanted to go back to bed.

However the lovely people of Brynmawr did not ignore the three brave stallholders who turned out and brought us all some business at least. The snow lasted most of the morning and froze us solid but at least we all went home with the warm glow of friendliness shown us by the locals.