Welcome to our website
Andy and Kirsty hope you enjoy this website. We moved
to South Wales in March 2009, into a 175 year-old red sandstone house with three acres of garden, orchard, woodland and sloping meadows
on a hilliside above the lovely small town of Crickhowell. After
'downsizing' acreage and altitude last
year, we now live on the outskirts of Abergavenny where we have a solid 1930s house
set in half an acre just outside the beautiful
Brecon Beacons National Park.
We can walk into the town centre in just over ten minutes, whilst still having
access to the river and surrounding hills (including Sugar Loaf, above) from our
We lack the nesting House Martins and
Swallows of our previous house, but we have plenty of other wildlife.
Apart from the usual garden birds, we have recorded Siskins, Goldcrests, Redpolls, Bullfinches and Blackcaps
- and Hedgehogs
(as well as wandering hens from a neighbouring garden,
and the occasional fox to cause havoc among the hens).
From the banks of the nearby Usk River, there are Dippers, Goosanders, Wagtails,
Kingfishers and even the occasional Otter.
Like Crickhowell, Abergavenny has
plenty of amenities and a lively arts/crafts scene and,
though not quite as 'intimate' as the Crickhowell
community, the community here is a lively one.
Larger cultural and retail centres are available to us
in Brecon or Hereford - and the cities of Cardiff and Bristol are an hour's drive
or less away. Our proximity to the major road and motorway network means that travelling to/from
home is easy, traffic densities are generally low around here, and it takes only
a couple of minutes to reach a dual carriageway that connects us to the M4 east and
west, or to the M5 north and south. Whilst not absolutely on the doorstep,
we have a choice of airports or railway stations, depending on our final
destination. It is easy for us to visit other friends around the UK, and
for them to visit us. We love our new neighbourhood and surroundings but now that we don't need to spend quite as much time
on 'grounds management', we are determined to explore
more of Wales in the coming years.....
And now for something completely differentt
Remember the logo?
Recognise the people?
If you recognise
these images, then you're probably a past member of LMC from the 1970s and 1980s
tto explore further.
You can view our latest programme and read about our 40th Anniversary
get-together in 2015 .....
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