July 13 Friday
We cross over into Pembrokeshire, near Neath, specifically to Crunn’s Farm where T&J have chosen to make their home.
Crunn’s is a lovely old farmhouse with a barn adjacent. The latter goes by the delightful name of Pretty Penny Barn. They are good neighbours up in the Badlands of Buckinghamshire and have chosen to be our neighbours in West Wales too.
Crunn's are only about 30 minutes drive away so bound to be lots of adventures across the coming years. By my count the place is blessed by five separate garden areas to the front, back and sides of the property!
And o’ my!
From the house The Preseli Hills, known locally and historically as the Preseli Mountains, shimmer. And you can look across the eastern Cleddau valley to Llawhaden Castle a fortified Bishop’s Palace.
I made it quite clear to the new owners that it is my intention to spend much time here drawing and painting. Come late Autumn when distracting foliage is less evident there will be much to paint!