Archives for March 2013

Dee River Festival

As a bit of a last minute plan last weekend 3 of us headed up to Llangollen for this year's Dee River Festival.

The river was fairly low and - as I discovered with my first roll of the year - very cold!  But the sun was shining, so it wasn't too bad.
I was expecting it to be a lot busier though - I've been to other kayaking festivals/tours at the Tryweryn, CIWW, Teifi and Tyne and they've all had a lot more people show up...  Oh well, it meant we didn't have to wait for shuttle bus/trailer space.

Post paddle... continue reading »


1st March, it's St David's Day.  And, depending who you listen to, the beginning of spring.

There's one daffodil half in bloom in my garden, but that's not quite worth a photo yet (but plenty more with buds forming, so it won't be long)

Instead... have some welshcakes:

I used this recipe, more or less.  A few points to note:

proper griddle is always going to work better than rubbish old cheap frying pan (sadly all I own!) 3 minutes a side is LIES - unless you like 'em very burnt should have cut mine thicker and maybe lower heat

But even if they look a bit burnt... continue reading »