Featured in this issue of Welsh Country Magazine:
6 WELSH CONNECTIONS – Karen Foy takes a look at the life and work of Henry Davis Pochin, the man whose vision led to the creation of Bodnant Gardens.
9 FISHING – Tony Rees says demand for Wild Brown Trout fishing appears to be increasing as more and more anglers are looking to try their hand at fishing for this elusive quarry.
Out & About
11 STORIES IN STONE – Geoff Brookes tells the story of Ann Maddocks, the Maid of Cefn Ydfa and her forlorn love for the bard Wil Hopcyn, remembered forever in the popular folk song Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn.
14 WALKING WALES – Tom Hutton explores Rhyd-ddu and Beddgelert Forest and thinks that sometimes wandering among the mountains is as satisfying as actually climbing them.
18 Studio in the church – based on the original text of Alan Hemmings.
20 NEWSROUND – A snapshot of what’s happening around Wales.
Eat, Drink & Sleep
22 BEST OF WELSH & BORDERS FOOD GUIDE – Please use our listing to source the best food and drink in Wales and the Borders.
28 WELSH KITCHEN – Four suggestions to help you solve your dinner and tea dilemmas: Honey and Soy Glazed Roasted Shallots and Sausages, Creamy Pasta Bake With Beetroot & Smoked Ham, BerryWorld Blackberry Lemon Layer Cake and Daioni Hot Milk Cake.
30 WHERE TO EAT – Fabulous food, much of it local in our selection of the best restaurants, bistros, inns and pubs.
32 FOOD LARDER – The latest news from our Best Of Welsh & Border producers.
33 HOT FROM THE KITCHEN – Mary Ann Gilchrist is not impressed with how ineffective Visit Wales’ promotional activity is.
35 FOOD FESTIVALS – Some fabulous festivals that will be showcasing some of our artisan food and drink producers.
56 STAY AWHILE – If you can escape for a break, do try one of our super places.
36 COFFEE BREAK – Test your skills with our crossword and sudoku puzzles.
38 PICTORIAL WALES – A warm welcome to Patrick Higgins showcasing some of his work with us for the first time.
45 ARTS – Use our talented Welsh artists and craft makers to source that special gift.
48 PAMPER – Lots of beauty suggestions for guys and gals.
52 MUSIC – Five varied CDs for you to enjoy.
52 GRUMPY OLD GEEZER – Is still on the case for free parking and says this battle is not over yet…………………..
53 POETRY – Martin Perry’s inspiring poem The Brooding Beacons was been beautifully illustrated by Jason O’Brien.
54 BOOKSHELF – See if you can find time to relax with one of our book choices.
61 GARDENING – Penny Davies from the National Gardening Scheme looks at autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.
66 HOROSCOPES – Christine Chalklin gives her forecast for September and October.
67 NOTHING TO WEAR? – There’s clothing temptation from: Fitflop, Schoffel, Muck Boots and Weird Fish.
64 WELSH COUNTRY MARKETPLACE