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The sunset matched the art at Cabalva Farm for the private view of the exhibition for H.Art Week. Lots of great art to be seen around Herefordshire this week. Check out the programme online at: http://h-art.herefordshire.gov.uk/

Local events September-October 2013

h-art 7-15 September

Herefordshire Art Week with over 100 open studios and art exhibitions around the county.

http://h-art.herefordshire.gov.uk/

Hay History Weekend 6-8 September

Programme includes trails, walks, film screenings, open doors at Hay Castle, and a pop-up museum.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hay-History-Group/388904394542517

Hay Walking Festival 10-14 October

48 walks over 5 days, with a mix of short and long walks each day. Includes family friendly walks and themed walks such as foraging, geology, archaeology, and local history.

http://haywalking.org/

h.Energy 12-20 October 

A week of free family-friendly events about living more sustainably. Includes workshops, cycle rides, music, stories, open eco-homes and family fun days.

http://www.herefordshirenewleaf.org.uk/what-henergy

Hay Festival of British Cinema Screening 19 October

Pre-national release screening of Project Wild Thing, a documentary on re-connecting kids with nature. Showing at Talgarth Town Hall + Q&A with director, David Bond and oven-baked pizzas at The Baker’s Table at Talgarth Mill.

www.projectwildthing.com

Bank Holiday weekenders

“The Pottery Cottage was everything we could have wished for during our bank holiday road trip. The room was very good value and was one of the most stylish B&Bs we’ve ever stayed in. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was super luxurious, kitted out with chunky dressing gowns and quality bubble bath & shower gel. Emma’s Breakfast Basket in the  morning was delicious and well thought through – there was no pressure to be ready for breakfast at a fixed time, all the fresh fruit and bread was ready and waiting for us in the room. Emma and Oliver were excellent hosts, giving us great tip-offs on local places to eat and hikes to go on. We shall certainly be recommending this B&B to our friends and family.”

James & Georgia, Bath

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The very hungry caterpillar

The very hungry caterpillar

Found outside Pottery Cottage – a HUGE Elephant Hawk Moth caterpillar. I hope we rediscover it as a beautiful moth!

Thanks to our mini wild flower meadow we have loads of butterflies and bees in the garden. Lots of fresh fruit and veg too. Hard to believe it was a building site just over a year ago!

Wedding guests

We seem to be popular with wedding guests, and this weekend we had delightful Fran and Duncan staying with us for just one night so they could go to a friend’s wedding at Pond Cottage on the Hardwicke Road near Hay. Lovely guests, hope they come back for longer! 

We had an excellent stay at Pottery Cottage, we feel so lucky to have found such a perfect B&B. Emma was absolutely lovely from my initial email enquiry to us checking out. The room and en suite were incredibly cosy. The bed was so comfortable (probably the best night sleep we’ve had in ages) and the bath and shower were amazing too! And breakfast was delicious as well as healthy. My only complaint was that we weren’t staying for longer. Will definitely be going back to Pottery Cottage when we’re next in the area. Thanks so much Emma!