Focus Magazines The local magazines for Abergavenny, Crickhowell, Brecon & Talgarth – Events, News and Advertising
ava1 Recently I received a letter through the post. I love to receive letters and I love to write them too but sadly these days it seems to be a dying art form as people turn to email and text as preferred methods of communication.

Ava Wright, who is 9 years old, wrote a beautiful letter to me as part of a school homework project to write a formal letter to someone. I was touched to be the lucky recipient! Ava, who attends Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni, made some fantastic suggestions about projects and articles that I could consider for upcoming issues of the Focus. One of her suggestions was to attract a younger readership of the magazine by including more contributions from children. I thought this was a fabulous idea and so I invited Ava to make her own contribution to the editorial content of the Focus. I’m delighted to say that not only has Ava written a great article, (and met the copy deadline, which is even more impressive!) she also took the time to include some great photos AND write something in Welsh. Here is Ava’s article and photos. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, although I’m now rather concerned about being able to hold onto my role as editor!

Remember, if you’d like to get in touch by letter, email or phone, our contact details can be found at the front of the magazine. Alternatively you can submit editorial to us directlyby clicking here.

ava3This year there’s a lot of hustle and bustle whilst getting ready for Christmas, and people are excited about different things – the Christmas lights which shine like the brightest star in the sky, the shopping which most girls would love, for some it’s the decorations.

Maybe you have a Christmas wish, the one you have always wanted to come true but only you can make it happen.  What would make you happy this Christmas? Children really love Christmas and you make them happy with presents at home, we could try and do the same in town. I have asked a few people what they think Abergavenny could have to make children love every Christmas even more. Abergavenny could have a Santa’s Grotto where children will sit on Santa’s lap and ask for something for Christmas, a Christmas Treasure Hunt on the green of the Castle, every child could run around wildly with a CHOCOLATE SANTA as the prize, a Christmas show which makes everyone laugh out loud, making Christmas Craft Cards every Saturday in the Market Hall decorated with tinsel, that would get everyone in the spirit, so if you have friends or family that can make all this occur ask them please if it could happen.


There are four Christmas productions at the Borough Theatre this year, I am sure they will all be great, and every single one of them have a little bit of Christmas Spirit in their performance.

Mae hi’n mynd i fod yn Nadolig prysur iawn. Mae ganddon ni, neu dylwn i ddweud Y Fenni, llawer i rhoi y Nadolig yma ac efallai fydd y pethau yma yn dod yn wir.  Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.
(It is going to be a very busy Christmas.  We’ve got, or should I say Abergavenny has lots to give this Christmas and maybe these things will come true.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.)

Article by Ava Wright

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