Two CADW sites to visit near Chepstow

After fifty years tolls have been removed from the Severn bridges which link England and Wales. As we can cross the river Severn for free we decided  to revisit a couple of our favourite places in Monmouth, Tintern Abbey and Caerleon Roman camp this Easter.  Both  are managed by CADW, the organisation which looks after historical sites in Wales. If you enjoy visiting historical sites it is a good idea to take out an annual membership which allows free entry to all the CADW sites.  For senior citizens like us it is £28.50 a year. Once in Wales both sites can be accessed easily from the M4 and are well signposted. Continue reading “Two CADW sites to visit near Chepstow”

Cardiff Review of the RHS flower show

 

A visit to the RHS flower show in Cardiff.

This weekend we visited Cardiff, the capital of Wales. It is a short hop across the Severn bridge from Bristol and we were able to catch a bus from Bristol to Newport and change for Cardiff.

We wanted to go to the RHS flower show which is held annually in Bute Park next to Cardiff Castle. The Royal Horticultural Society is a charity  which was set up to encourage an interest in gardening.  Cardiff flower show is the first show of the season and is held in April  This means that you have a chance to buy plants in time for the summer. It is smaller and less crowded than the more famous shows like Chelsea. Continue reading “Cardiff Review of the RHS flower show”

An Octopus pendant from House of Silver

silver octopus pendant
For the marine biologist in your life

It is difficult to predict fashion trends but I think that classic silver jewellery will always be in fashion.

Silver jewellery always looks elegant, classy and understated. Whether it is a charm bracelet, a ring or a pendant so when I was given the chance to review an item of jewellery by House of Silver I was delighted.  I let my daughter pick her favourite and she opted for this quirky octopus pendant. Continue reading “An Octopus pendant from House of Silver”