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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Patience and Planning are Key in Uncertain Markets

Across communities and countries, we see families, business and governments all looking for the best way to prepare and protect themselves from the coronavirus outbreak. In such times we all need to prioritise what matters most, and for many that includes making sure that they protect their hard-earned investments. This means it can be hard […]

A Better Deal on your Mortgage

If you need to borrow more, or you are simply looking for a better deal, then friendly and independent advice from Seymour Mortgage Solutions Ltd can help. Independent mortgage and protection advice is always given with your safety and security at the forefront of our minds. It’s very much business as usual for us, albeit […]

The Importance of Local Nature in Difficult Times

I contemplated keeping this article as a piece of escapism, however the current global pandemic situation is sadly unavoidable. At the time of writing, apart from the country’s essential workers, we are largely confined to our homes, with one short, local exercise a day. This doesn’t mean we can’t still connect with and enjoy nature, […]

How Does An Estate Agent Work In A Lockdown?

These are strange times indeed. As the child of teachers, one thing I knew from a very early age was that I NEVER wanted to be a teacher. Yet here I am, teaching the full year 7 curriculum to my 11 year old, Gruff, (woodwork through the medium of a word search). And I’m an […]

Hay Festival Goes Digital

The first-ever digital-only Hay Festival will bring writers and readers together 18-31 May 2020 in free live broadcasts and interactive Q&As. Hay Festival Digital will see more than 100 award-winning writers, global policy makers, historians, pioneers and innovators take part, celebrating the best new fiction and non-fiction, and interrogating some of the biggest issues of […]

Abergavenny Community Centre May 2020

We want to let you know about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Community Centre. In the same month as the Community Centre reached its Fifth anniversary, regrettably, the coronavirus forced us to close to the public on 24th March. Over a few short years, the Centre has become an important landmark for […]

The Changing Faces of the Modern Home

Parrys Fine & Country take us on a tour through the decades following the Allied Forces’ Victory in Europe in 1945, to look at the many faces of housing and how it has changed. Following the turbulent years of the second World War, attention turned to rebuilding the nation’s spirit and the many thousands of […]

Crickhowell Crafters Craft PPE for NHS and keyworkers

Our volunteer group based around Crickhowell has made 6 sets of scrubs, 75 scrub caps, 1,147 scrub bags, 30 wash bags, 450 headbands and 1,500 ear-savers for the NHS and other key workers in two weeks and has so far raised £2,400 to buy materials. The group started with three of us making things for […]

Home Improvements During Lockdown

DIY stores are reporting record sales as many take this time to work on home projects. These five tips will keep you preoccupied and active during self-isolation whilst adding value to your property. 1. A Fresh Lick of Paint Front door First impressions count. If your front door has seen better days, consider coating it […]

Photography in Focus: Social Distancing

I hope everyone has been “Staying Safe” during these trying times, and that you’ve been playing around with the creative ideas I wrote about in the last issue. Ironically, I’ve been incredibly busy on the photography front as well as the work front. My role in anaesthetics at Nevill Hall has given me access to […]

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