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A Day out at Mwnt

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After weeks of rain – or so it seems – the last week has been glorious in S Wales – so we took advantage of it and had a day out around the Cardigan coast in West Wales – and I thought I’d share with you a few of the pictures I took.  Time Out from the usual stuff – smile!

I first visited the tiny Church at MWNT, yes it’s the Welsh name,  (pronounced “Munt” with a short ‘U’ – rhymes with “grunt”) nearly 30 years ago with my sister – and I’ve never forgotten it!

The Church of the Holy Cross (Welsh: Eglwys y Grog) - A small medieval stone Church by the sea

The Church of the Holy Cross (Welsh: Eglwys y Grog) – A small medieval stone Church by the sea

Mwnt is a very small community and ancient parish in south CeredigionWales, on the West Wales coast about 4.5 miles (7.2 km) from Cardigan. It lies on the Ceredigion Coast Path.

It gets its name from the prominent steep conical hill (Foel y Mwnt), a landmark from much of Cardigan Bay, that rises above the beach, and was formerly anglicised as Mount. (wikipedia)

You can walk for miles along the coastal path, but you can also approach it along a narrow country lane – watch out for tractors – by car, and there is a National Trust Car Park and a lovely beach just to the side of the Church. (There is also a caravan site just a little further along, but at least it doesn’t intrude on the feeling of isolation!)

the beach at Mwnt - its a long way down those steps

the beach at Mwnt – its a long way down those steps

I can’t remember there being such easy access to the beach, or the car park being so close, 30 years ago – so maybe they have been added since then, or maybe I just remember it as being a very special place that was miles away from anywhere!  I am sure, however, that the caravan park wasn’t there at the time!

The information board in the Church, which is free to visit, and cleaned by a very cheerful lady who I met just coming out of the door, says that there was a Church of some kind there since the 5th Century, and it was a burial place for Saints.  The current building dates back to the 14th Century, with an even older stone font, which I forgot to photograph!

Inside the Church

Inside the Church

The history of the area has not always been peaceful.  Mwnt was the site of an unsuccessful invasion by Flemings in 1155, and its defeat was long afterwards celebrated on the first Sunday in January as “Sul Coch y Mwnt”. The name (Red Sunday) was given in consequence of the blood shed on that day.[5] It is reputed that the bones of the defeated invaders would occasionally be visible under the sand when uncovered by windy conditions in the early 20th century.[6]

There is no way of telling whose grave this is, but it tells its own story nevertheless..

There is no way of telling whose grave this is, but it tells its own story nevertheless..

And just outside is an interesting use of the local stone to create a drainage ditch – the National Trust have copied this on the walls of the car park!

a fishing boat setting out from Cardigan

a fishing boat setting out from Cardigan Bay

Next time we manage to get there, I’m hoping to take a boat trip around the coast – its an area where, if you are lucky, you might see some dolphins!   Hope you enjoyed the day out as much as I did – smile!  (And yes, this is a blatant advert for Wales!)

Some Novelty Soaps for you, at sale prices!

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 Scented Picture Soaps have been popular for a while

dancing dolphins- sea breeze

dancing dolphins- sea breeze

I used to sell them on ebay, but the postage made selling just one slice unecnomic, as in the UK, they cost £3.50 each to post.  Hand cut into individual slices, they are just slightly too thick to go as large letters, which would have cost about £1.50!

So I stopped selling them, and now have some stock left over, and I thought I’d try reducing the prices – they sold for £2.99 a slice – and offer them to anyone who happens on them here – smile!

 so, the deal is …..

Any order in the UK, will be posted for £3.50.  The small parcel rate is now the same for any parcel of a certain size weighing up to 2 Kg, so lets take advantage of it.

For International Sales: I will need to estimate the weight of your order and then give you the price of postage to whichever country you live in.  If the postage looks too expensive to you, then you are welcome to either change your order, or cancel it.

Each slice of soap will cost £1.65

– and you can choose as many or as few as you like – this price is for direct sales by Paypal only.

To order, please fill in the form on the Contact Me page –  and I will send you a Paypal invoice for your total order, including P&P to wherever you live.

Once you have paid – and you will be covered by the normal Paypal guarantees – I will post your order, and let you know by email that I have sent it, so you know when to expect it.

When listing the soaps you want, please list them by their image names which you can see by hovering over the image, and list the number you want of each, add any of the extras, (below the soaps) , and please make sure you give me your full name, your address and the email address you use for Paypal purchases.

You may cancel your order or amend it at any time, before payment.  However, if you cancel it after payment I will charge you £2.50 – deducted from the total – to cover my time, and Paypal fees.

If you want any further information, please send me a message via the Contact Me form.

first come – first served!

There is a limited stock of these, and obviously they may run out – I will let you know before creating an invoice, if anything you have ordered has run out!  Each soap is scented with the natural oils used by professional aromatherapists.

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