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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Usk at highest level since 2008

Due to heavy rain and the melting snow, the Usk burst it’s banks in Abergavenny again today. Simon Powell of  Black Mountains Photography took these photos today. He reported that the river was up to 4.62m – the highest level since 2008. The river had largely receeded by this evening, although the A4042 to Llanellen […]

Secret of the Enchanted Valley

View of Lantone engraved by Jukes

Artists have been drawn to Llantony since medieval times. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports When Eric Gill moved to Capel-y-Ffin in the 1920s,  the Vale of Ewyas was even more remote than it is today. He had to hire a lorry at Pandy (the nearest railway station) and arrived at the Chapel […]

Gallery of your Snow Pictures

Rozy - by Simon Powell

Send us your snow pictures Your pictures of the snow in Abergavenny, and from further afield! The best pictures will appear in next month’s Focus!

Send us your Snow Pictures

The Pond at Focus HQ

Well, they were right, and the snow is here! If you are venturing out, or making snowmen in the garden, send us your pictures and we’ll put them up here on the website for everyone to see. We’ll publish the best ones in the next issue of the Focus too! Send your pictures to; […]

Poached Supreme of Chicken in a Herb Broth

Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 1 large Carrot, Diced 1 Celeriac, Diced 8 New Potatoes, Diced 8 Stems of Purple Sprouting Broccoli 1 pint Chicken Stock 1 Handful of chopped Parsley 1 Handful of chopped Chives NB. try to ensure all of your diced vegetables are roughly the same size Method Bring the chicken stock to […]

Book Review : A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

Emma from Bookish in Crickhowell gives us an insight into what’s good to read this month When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change. James was living hand to mouth on the […]

Llandenny Countryside Walk

Llandenny Walk

This walk is based on one set by Raglan Local Ways, a local initiative that was formed in 2008 in order to open up footpaths around the community, which had been neglected for many years. The walk is 2 miles across undulating countryside and does get very muddy after periods of rain. We suggest doing […]

Get Your Bounce Back!

Debbie Saunders, a Lighter Life consultant based in Cwmbran, gives us some pointers about how best to get in the right frame of mind when it comes to weight loss. Do you struggle to find time to think about food during the day let alone eat it? Do you work in a role where your […]

Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

Annie Hartwright has worked in the care sector for over 35 years, and became interested in holistic healing therapies about 16 years ago after going through a very traumatic time in her life. Nowadays, Annie, who is based in Abergavenny, is a qualified Reiki Master/Teacher and a member of the UK Reiki Federation and qualified […]

Abergavenny Museum is Collecting Volunteers

Abergavenny Museum is looking for volunteers to take part in a project starting shortly to improve the records held on its fascinating collection of historic objects from the local area. Activities will include creating and editing computer records for objects and photographing or scanning them to provide a digital image.  Morning or afternoon slots will […]

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