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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Can You Really Get In Shape While at Home?

A healthy body isn’t just made in expensive gyms and gourmet kitchens. Whether you prefer to work in the comfort of your room or would rather not spend on a membership, it’s totally possible to get into shape while at home. Plus, with most of us indoors and self-isolating, it has never been more important […]

Garden Inspiration with Parrys Fine & Country

It’s commonly believed that the principle reason why people buy a home is for its location, but the truth is a little more diverse. According to new research, the top three reasons for making a house purchase is based on location, price and the property’s garden. Given that over the coming months we are all […]

Isolation Reading List

Emma Corfield-Walters, owner of Book-ish in Crickhowell provides the perfect isolation reading list. While we cannot escape the confines of our own homes, our imaginations can take us anywhere. You can order these titles online from Book-ish, and have them delivered straight to your door! A Gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles Easily the best […]

Photography in Focus: Thinking Outside the Box

A change of tack this month. I was planning on writing about the photographer Cindy Sherman, but the world has shifted slightly on its axis, and we now find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic, and that will affect the way many of us practice photography. When I’m not taking photos, I’m an Anaesthetic […]

On the Tourist Trail

People have been visiting or passing through Abergavenny since the Middle Ages. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports. Before the railway arrived in 1850, tourists arrived on horseback or by stage coach. The roads were poor but travel they did. The first recorded trip was by Giraldus Cambrensis, Archdeacon of Brecon, accompanying Archbishop […]

Spotty Dog Pet Services

I’m Anna Roberts and after years of sitting in an office I took the plunge and decided to set up my own business last November. I have owned dogs all of my life and have 30 years’ experience with horses and compete my own Welsh cob on a regular basis. I can offer an individual […]

Coronavirus: The Impact on Mortgages and Property Purchases

Coronavirus is affecting everyone’s day to day lives and mortgages are no exception. Many of you will have concerns about your current or future borrowing requirements. Mortgage providers are working hard to help borrowers and applicants, but naturally there will be some disruption. Rachel Seymour at Seymour Mortgage Solutions Ltd, aims to provide some reassurance […]

Rubin Lewis O’Brien Innovative Will Making Scheme

Well regarded Cwmbran solicitors, Rubin Lewis O’Brien, are very aware that there is a great deal of worry and anxiety in the community about the making of Wills – especially in the current climate. Partner, and head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate department Damian Lines TEP said “with the current Coronavirus situation, and government […]

Clare Johnson Podiatrist – What’s Changing?

The current situation of COVID-19 has had a massive impact on all businesses – and Podiatry services have too been affected. The latest guidance from The College of Podiatry states we are no longer able to provide routine treatments, until further notice (as of 25/03/2020), and to only treat urgent problems. Urgent means, if left […]

Sugarloaf Catering

Do you want delicious meals contactlessly delivered to your doorstep? It is almost 15 years to the day that I started Sugarloaf Catering from my kitchen at home, making ready prepared dishes, with local produce to sell at Farmers Markets. Many of the customers that we have today are people that we met during this […]

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