Lyn Alderson

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Lord Sugar takes a break

There was cause for minor celebration on the farm this week; we have almost finished calving. And this year my husband has not encountered any  hormonally crazed cows (no clever comments please!).

Thankfully this calving season has been relatively peaceful; only one animal has been excessively moody. Two more births are expected, and then we can all breathe a sigh of relief.

A pleasant escape from the farm

We even managed to take a few days off to visit Snowdonia last week. Townie Wife enjoyed the change of scenery and took lots of photographs, while Lord Sugar (Pete takes three teaspoons of sugar in his tea) left the board room (cow sheds) behind and relaxed.

The poor overworked man dropped down from top gear to bottom gear, and spent hours asleep on the beach at beautiful Aberdyfi, waking up at intervals to consume ice creams and at least one shamelessly indulgent Knickerbocker Glory.

It was a pleasant and short-lived escape from the daily pressures of farm life. I came back to reality this morning when I went to my slimming class in Ludlow and found I’d gained an extra pound. Quick, back to the Frylight and low fat yoghurts- couch potato farmers’ wives are not allowed!

Lovely Aberdyfi- a great place for a break

Lovely Dovey- a great place for a relaxing break away from the farm

ice cream shop Aberdyfi

The path to the ice cream shop from the beach was a well travelled route





Aberdyfi artists cook up a feast

 Press release for Sarah Nickless, Aberdyfi artist.

Landscape artist Sarah Nickless with one of her paintings

Landscape artist Sarah Nickless with one of her paintings as she prepares for her next exhibition in Aberdyfi

Local artists are cooking up a feast for the eyes and showcasing their work in a large kitchen in Aberdyfi.

The exhibition has two aims- to display the work of local part-time artists, and to celebrate the beautiful landscape of Aberdyfi and the surrounding area. The show will feature an interesting array of styles and materials, and admission is free of charge.

Landscape painters will exhibit alongside textile artists, and there will be a display of paintings, cards, T-shirts, jewellery and furniture.

The five day long event will feature the work of seven artists from diverse backgrounds and will be staged from 6pm on Thursday, April 17. The show will then run from 10am- 4pm from Friday 18 until Monday 21 (inclusive) at 4 Hafan Dyfi, off Copperhill Street.

Different styles

“Every artist is very different in style, material choice, and age”, said organiser Sarah Nickless, an Aberdyfi-based landscape artist.

“I will be exhibiting oil and acrylic paintings, and observational sketches based on the landscape around Aberdyfi, and my mum Angie Nickless will showcase her abstract paintings which are based on home life.

“Joel Taylor has just joined the Aberdyfi community and he will be displaying graphic illustrations with a folk art theme. Gill Bailey is very well established and creates seaside-inspired jewellery, while Ian Hughes is an illustrator and portrait artist.

“We also have a Polish surf artist joining us, Jakub Batycki, who is based in Aberystwyth”,  said Sarah.

“This event will demonstrate that we are a very arty community and we hope lots of people will come and see our work, and enjoy a lovely day out in Aberdyfi.”

This press release was published in the Cambrian News on March 28th, 2014.