PWLL MAWR – The BIG Pit

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There are two things Wales are famous for, sheep (cultural warning, sheep jokes offend the locals!!! Ian!!!!!) and coal.  Our traditional coal industry is now long gone after the Margaret Thatcher era closed all the coal pits in Wales.  However, I could not let Ian come all this way and not visit the Big Pit Coal Museum in Blaenavon, which is just down the road from where I was born. … Continue reading

Castles of South Wales and One Ringer

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I guess I have 2 homes – my current Aussie home and my Welsh home where I grew up. Being 4 years since my last visit, a trip to my home in South Wales was well over due, so I decided to brave the British Winter and go home for Christmas. I invited Ian to come with me, so he could experience a “real” Christmas.  Being hot in Sydney, this … Continue reading