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Our Lovely Summer

I should have brought a jumper. Some woolly socks and an anorak would have been a good idea instead of those summer dresses. We’ve been stuck in this apartment all afternoon watching Dr Zhivago on TV. It’s been raining stair rods all day. The skylight in the kitchen is leaking and the whole place smells damp. And it’s cold. It was sweltering in here last Saturday when we arrived. It was the last of a run of hot days and I wondered why they had the heating on, but it’s on a timer which seems to come on only once a week. To dry the place out and warm it up for the next occupants I expect.

I can see the beach from the bedroom. The sand looks empty and forlorn, a dull yellow. The sea beyond it, grey and dismal, blends seamlessly with the heavy sky. I can’t even see Caldey Island. We would have liked to take a boat ride over there but they don’t sail in bad weather.

This morning we went for a walk around Tenby. Just a quick circuit of the town. Nobody much about, just a few other sodden holidaymakers. Don’t you just love the summertime!

by Karenne Griffin

Forthcoming Events

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Photography Exhibition

Date:
07 - 30/11/2017
Description:
Come along to the Blaenavon World Heritage Centre to see the images on display at the Blaenavon Camera Club photography exhibition

Festive "Elf" Walk/Run

Date:
25/11/2017
Description:
Santa needs you – will you be Santa's Elf to help make sure there is support for children and care for patients over the festive season!! All money raised by the event will help fund our "Unicorn"service over Christmas, supporting children who have lost a special person.

Craft Fair at Pontypool Market

Date:
25/11/2017
Description:
Join us for our regular Craft Fair and explore quality hand-made gifts from visiting craft sellers
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