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Photos taken in July at Dr. Beynon’s Bug Farm, St. Davids, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Bug Farm, St. David's, Wales

We went there for Little Miss M’s 5th birthday treat. After a delicious lunch

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of cooked bugs

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and a fabulous birthday cake

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we all went to the bughandling session

Dr. Beynon's bug farm, Wales

Bug Farm, St. Davids, Wales

bug handling, Bug Farm, Wales

when everyone had to hold the bugs VERY gently

We all loved it! Master R was particularly delighted when one of the insects climbed up his face.

bug handling at the Bug Farm, Wales

The food in Grub Kitchen is truly delicious. There are non-bug options too.

If you are looking for an unusual Christmas gift you can order some Cricket Cookies and other goodies from Bug Farm Foods.

You can keep up to date with what they are up to on their Facebook Page.

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Joining Cathy in our One-a-Week Photo Challenge.

Leave a link to your ‘Gentle’ photo in the comments to join us and be included in the Monthly Round-Up of entries.

Next year we will be meeting up monthly, on the first Tuesday of the month, with a one word photo prompt. Thank you to everyone who has sent me some suggestions for the months ahead. There are still a few months to assign a word to – any suggestions for August, September and October? I’d love to hear from you with your ideas – either leave them in the comments or Contact Me here.

See you next week for ‘WINDOW’.

Bingo and Perennial Plants

Back to more Wales tales.

One of the conditions for Jude joining me on the trip was that on the Tuesday night,  we would go to Tony’s Bingo at the Harbour Inn, which is right next door to Felingog.

 

I first time I went to Tony’s Bingo was with my sister and her son, when he was about 15 and we loved it, so it has become a bit of a tradition on trips to Solva.

Jude was not too sure!! But the evening – although it doesn’t start til way after the publicised time of 9pm, was really good fun, with loads of local fun and banter – “At the end of your foot – 8 – 0……. (a toe) 80”

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and so on – and Jude came home with £22!

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I came home with lots of collage material!

Next day off to the Perennial Garden Centre near St.Davids

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does anyone know what it is?

The owner was away for the day and there was no label or price tag.

We sheltered in the cosy cafe

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There is something wonderful about being away from home and sitting in a cafe with knitting or crochet that feels SO good – delightful conversations strike up and meander around all things creative – cafe crochet – can’t beat it. Know what I mean?

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The cafe is also a gallery for local artists and the tablecloths provided doodle inspiration
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and then out into the mild grey drizzly day and back to the smallest city in Britain, St.Davids.

 

St David’s Cathedral

Last Saturday was a drizzly day, just right for visiting St. David’s Cathedral, and looking at all the different patterns in the stone work

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in the stained glass windows, on the painted ceilings and the wonderful use of recycled tiles on the floor

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the children lit candles and made wishes for people they thought of who were poorly

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and I had a little chat with St. David on behalf of my Mum who is 85 and no longer well enough to travel back to her beloved Wales. We always take her back a pebble from Newgale Beach which she puts in her garden next to a cheeky little stone dragon.

Then back to the flat to wash shells

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and use them to inspire pictures

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Six year old E and 3 year old R are always full of creative ideas, after drawing pictures they wanted to make a book to keep them in, so we folded some scrap paper in half and sewed the pages together.

Then they decided they wanted little books to hang round their necks and we decorated them each with a limpet shell

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Lucky that Granny always has a needle and thread wherever she goes