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I am a quilter living in Woodbridge, Suffolk who has made quilts since I was a teenager. I also ring bells! Both are great British traditions....I will try to feature some of my antique Welsh and Durham quilts, the quilts I make myself, my quilting activities and also some of my bellringing achievements. Plus as many photos as I can manage. NB: Double click on the photos to see greater detail, then use back button to return to the main page.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Trip to Wales July 2016

Here is our accommodation for our recent trip to Wales - yes, a gypsy caravan. I have been following Jinsy's farm blog for some time now, so when Mike asked what I wanted to do for my birthday, it immediately popped into my mind! And, looking at the visitors' book, most of the other guests were celebrating something special - a birthday, wedding or anniversary. Penyrallt Farm is located in the Teifi Valley in mid Wales, so a long drive from Suffolk....and the weather forecast was not good! But, I am glad to report that, although overcast, we did not receive any rain whilst we were there, so that was a good result.

The Gypsy caravan, our sleeping place - very cosy and nicely decorated,

The view - very peaceful and green....the farm is mainly dairy, so grazing cows as well.

As well as the waggon, there was a cabin and deck. It was a bit of a shock to realise that there was no wi-fi or TV! and it made us realise how reliant we are on these. After a day or two, I was getting used to this...there was a fire pit outside, too, and we enjoyed building a fire each evening. As the wood was well seasoned, this was not difficult to get alight.

The little cabin had a sofa, kitchen area and a bathroom with shower. There was also a wood-burning stove, which we did not try, but I guess would be useful in cooler weather!

The farm is a working organic farm, run by the Robinsons and their two sons. There is a holiday cottage, but the caravan is run by Katy, married to one of the sons.

In the next few posts, I'll be able to share our walk along the Ceridigion coast, our visit to Jen Jones shop in Llanybydder, the Quilt Museum in Lampeter and the waterfalls at Cenarth. I must admit, I was really in my element at Jen's....a lovely weekend to celebrate my 60yh birthday.

Thank You, Mike!!

Website for the caravan can be found here:

And the link to Jinsy's blog can be found here:


  1. Happy 60th! This looks like a very fun place to stay. I'll look forward to your next posts about your trip!

  2. That is a birthday to remember, staying in that cute Gypsy caravan. Best wishes for many happy days ahead.