- Created on Sunday, 27 May 2012 11:16
- Written by isabelle
When I was younger I remember visiting Saunders Bakery and eating their wonderful minced beef and onion pies. They had to be eaten a special way to stop the pie meat oozing all over you when you bit into them. Recently the bakery has been closed down it was a sad time when the shop shut with a notice saying that the owners were retiring. It has been shut for 6 months now.
The good news is that it will be reopening again soon!
At christmas we used to order fruit cake with icing on which had little figures on such as father christmas and skating men with small christmas trees. They would make chocolate yule logs with a real looking brown bark effect. Sometimes they would even cook our turkey for us in their oven! The baker used to take the uncooked turkey and place a little flag in it to show who it belonged to and cook it on christmas eve for us. The other great thing they did was sweet puff pastry mince pies.
They used to do a delivery service well before my time which had one of the first vans in Swansea with a female driver. Almost unheard of at the time.
Saunders Bakery - 85 Pentre Treharne Road, Landore, Swansea
- Created on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 20:08
- Written by Nev
Do you love the Swans but you can't stand the new stadium? Then this page is for you... You can reminisce about the good old days at the vetch
- Created on Saturday, 16 April 2011 16:53
- Written by Adam
Llyn yr Fan Fawr is a lake in the Brecon Beacons. It is set quite high up on the hillside underneath the mountain of Fan Brecheiniog which was incidentally the first Mountain I ever climbed! It's not advisable to swim in the lake for a number of reasons... Firstly it's full of pond weed so you could get tangled up. Secondly it's freezing cold up there and lastly it's got a good variety of leeches swimming about ready to suck your blood. So just don't do it! The river coming out of it however is fine for a quick dip.
- Created on Monday, 18 April 2011 17:39
- Written by Admin
New Quay in Wales is a very pretty little town just on the coast of Cardiganshire. A lot of people think of the New Quay in Cornwall when you mention the name and think of the surfing. But the Welsh town is even better in my eyes! It is a small town built around the fishing industry. It is built on the side of the hill right on the coast overlooking Cardigan bay. It is a great spot for wildlife you can see seals and dolphins off the coast on perhaps a red kite soaring above. There are some lovely restaurants and pubs and you may even catch a karaoke session or quiz there! Many years ago New Quay was a fishing & smuggling port. Later a bustling shipbuilding industry developed. In more recent times fishing still plays a major role but tourism is now a big business too.
- Created on Tuesday, 05 April 2011 16:51
- Written by Adam
After a camping trip on a campsite in Port Eynon I went for an early morning walk. It was very early and most other people were still asleep after the heat of the sun on the day before. The air was thick with dew as I strolled through the village, onto the dunes and eventually down onto the beach. There was a sole runner nearby but nothing else moved.