Moggies and Meesums in the curtains

We have been working so hard getting the Apartment ready for guests, but we haven’t taken our eyes off the Cottage, where we are adding new touches which we’re sure you’ll love. The single bedroom at the front of the Cottage has already had a ‘make-over’ with new curtains, Egyptian cotton bedding, a lovely new duck-egg blue throw and cushions.

A couple of days ago we bought new Egyptian cotton bedding for the other single room and today we went to the market in Llangefni to see if there was any fabric we liked to make new curtains. Amazingly we found the fabric we had seen elsewhere and had set our hearts on.

Buying fabric for the cottage and apartment

After that we popped into DW Williams and came out with a lovely pale blue throw: the cushions came from Bangor. A successful day. Tomorrow I’ll set about making the curtains, then Daf can photograph our ‘new look’ bedrooms and you’ll see them for yourself on the website.

We have other plans for the cottage, so we’ll keep you in touch with developments!

12th October 2013.

Waitrose at Menai Bridge

New Waitrose at Menai Bridge

If you’re coming to Coed y Berclas for a holiday, you can do your shopping here and save the suspension and the fuel consumption on your car – we now have a wide choice of supermarkets, a farmers market (once a month), Llangefni market (twice a week ) and a selection of independent shops in Menai Bridge and Beaumaris.

There has been a little excitement hereabouts; the Co-op in Menai Bridge has closed and after fairly extensive alterations the building will soon be home to the new Waitrose in Menai Bridge. Hopefully this will reverse the shopping flow across the bridges and the mainlanders will be heading to Anglesey to divest themselves of their hard earned cash. The new store will open on Thursday 25th March 2010.

Today Daf and I went to a Waitrose promotion day which was, of course, well attended. There was lots of information and a few tasty morsels of Welsh produce to try. The new manager was there to meet and greet and we were shown a scan-it-yourself system.

It seems the new staff are being steadily absorbed into the Waitrose way of doing things and I’m assured that to be a front-line, meet the public worker there are stringent rules of engagement.

I must say, I’m looking forward to a leisurely wander through the new store and a relaxed cuppa in the new Waitrose cafe but I think I might just wait until the queues reduce a little.