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My Coterie Leather Bag

My Coterie Leather Bag

Having first met Tracy last year at The Welsh Collection fashion show in Narberth, I have quietly longed to have one of her bags. A Coterie Leather Bag feels soft, tactile and is amazingly light on the shoulder. Mine is small against my hip but is surprisingly spacious. The antique key nestled in the...

Self-catering cottages at Treberfydd House, Brecon

Self-catering cottages at Treberfydd House, Brecon

Treberfydd House is a stunning Victorian gothic mansion built in 1852. They offer group B&B bookings in the main house and have two delightful self-catering cottages; Saddlery Cottage and The Barn at Treberfydd. Treberfydd House also offer wedding packages; from intimate evenings in the panelled dining room, to marquee space on the lawn, all...

Puffins on Skomer Island

Puffins on Skomer Island

I have always loved puffins but never seen them in the wild until I visited Skomer Island, just off the coast of Pembrokeshire. I was lucky enough to go at the start of July when the adults were in full baby-feeding mode, which meant that they were buzzing between the water and their burrows...

Wedding – near Cudworth, Somerset

Wedding – near Cudworth, Somerset

Sunshine was the order of the day for this celebration in Somerset. The bride and groom were so expressive with every thought and feeling plain to see. There were so many great expressions interspersing the smiling that my face ached too by the end of the day! The ceremony was in the beautiful St...

2019 Win your Wedding Photographer

2019 Win your Wedding Photographer

2019 WIN YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ** Won by Lauren Harris of Milford Haven ** Please enter if you or a friend is getting married this year and would like a free* photographer from bridal preparations through to your first dance.  You will receive 300+ digital images, lightly re-touched in an online digital folder.  The...

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show – Sian O’Doherty

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show – Sian O’Doherty

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show on Saturday 30 March celebrates Sian O’Doherty, award winning textile artist and designer. Sian designs and makes woven and knitted fabrics from her own alpaca fleece and lambswool.  She also runs knitting machine workshops.   Also on my Blog, meet the other designers from the fashion show: Clare Johns...

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show – Coterie Leather Bags

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show – Coterie Leather Bags

The Welsh Collection Fashion Show on Saturday 30 March 2019 celebrates Tracy Watkins of Coterie Leather Bags, West Wales. Tracy designs and makes beautiful bags using  leather offcuts from the furniture industry.  In her ‘Welsh Collection’ she uses woven ‘scraps’ from local wooden mill, Melyn Tregwynt, Pembrokeshire. To see a photo diary of Tracy...

The Welsh Collection Fashion show – Clare Johns Label

The Welsh Collection Fashion show – Clare Johns Label

I loved shooting The Welsh Collection Fashion Show on Saturday 30 March.  There were a selection of very talented makers: Clare Johns Label, Twisted Thimble Couture, Coterie Leather Bags & Sian O’Doherty .  They were showing beautiful locally sourced and/or made products from Pembrokeshire. Clare Johns Label create “style from farm to hanger – ethically...

Wedding, St Audries Park, Somerset

Wedding, St Audries Park, Somerset

St Audries Park was the dramatic location for R&K’s tender and joyful wedding on March 1st. From the dashing Groomsmen striding up the drive, to the lovely Bride holding her father’s hand as they walk towards the pretty church of St Etheldreda, here is some of the joy that is your first few hours as husband...