Featured in this issue of Welsh Country Magazine:
6 WELSH CONNECTIONS – Rebecca Ling explores Whiteford Bay in Llanmadoc an area viewed and treasured by many people, with its enchanting forests, protected wildlife, and beautiful beach scenery.
8 FISHING – Tony Rees looks at the Llandysul Angling Association, one of the main fishing clubs on the Teifi River with some 30 miles of the river at their disposal.
Out & About
9 STORIES IN STONE – Geoff Brookes recounts the tale of the Phillips grave, at the Adulam Baptist Chapel on Cefn Road, a gravestone said to bleed.
12 WALKING WALES – Donning his walking boots, Tom Hutton heads for the Aberglaslyn Gorge and Cwm Bychan, in Snowdonia.
16 NEWSROUND – A snapshot of what’s happening around Wales.
Eat, Drink & Sleep
18 BEST OF WELSH & BORDERS FOOD GUIDE – Do use our listing to source the best food and drink in Wales and the Borders.
24 WELSH HOSPITALITY – Showing the important link between Welsh food and drink and tourism.
27 WHERE TO EAT – Fabulous food, much of it local, in our selection of the best restaurants, bistros, inns and pubs.
28 WELSH KITCHEN – Four suggestions to help you solve your dinner and tea dilemmas: Sweetheart Soup with Celery, Shallots, Bacon and Sage, Sweet Potato Topped with Ricotta, Celery and Radish, Crab, Leek & Pesto Tart and Rudolph’s Surprising St Clements Cake.
30 FOOD LARDER – Updates from our Best Of Welsh & Border producers.
31 LOCAL BEERS – Buster Grant who runs Brecon Brewing and is also a member of the Food and Drink Wales Industry Board, rightly asks: “Why can’t we sell more Welsh drinks to Welsh Hotels, Restaurants and Cafes?”
32 STILL HOT FROM THE KITCHEN – A warm welcome to chef Gareth Johns who is stepping into Mary Ann Gilchrist’s rather big boots!
56 STAY AWHILE – If you can escape for a break, do try one of our super places.
33 PREJUDICE – Simon Smith asks ‘What are you browsing?’
34 PICTORIAL WALES – Talented photographer Liam Olds shares his outstanding work with us.
40 PARSON & THE PUBLICAN – The pair drive to Monmouth for lunch and a gossip.
42 ARTS – Check out the talented artists and craft workers, many able to supply a special gift for St Dwynwen’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
48 PAMPER – Beauty ideas for Dydd Santes Dwynwen & Valentine’s Day.
54 MUSIC – Five varied CDs for you to enjoy.
54 GRUMPY OLD GEEZER – Is worried about the number of people struggling to pay their council tax.
55 BOOKSHELF – Our book choices this issue.
61 GARDENING – Robert Dyer from the National Gardening Scheme gives us advice on the midwinter garden.
66 HOROSCOPES – Christine Chalklin gives her forecast for January and February.
67 NOTHING TO WEAR? – Treat yourself to clothing from: Schoffel, Sprayway, Royal Robbins and
64 WELSH COUNTRY MARKETPLACE