So, the Puffins have now left Skomer Island, and that now means they are now replaced by the seal pups!
Don’t you just love a seal? They’re sooo cute! How can you fail to not feel joy when you see a seal-even in a photo, never mind if you get to see them swimming in the water.
I had such a great day out this week! I visited one of the last remaining working water flour mill, right here in Pembrokeshire. Y Felin, has been in use since the 12th Century it is believed and is a step back in time.
I took a visit to Skomer Island this week-into the last few days of the Puffins on the island for 2018. It has been a great year for Skomer Puffins–over 30,000 puffins were counted this year, and as far as a population is concerned, Skomer Puffins are bucking the trend, as other Puffin colonies elsewhere in the world are declining. So much so, that the Puffin is now classed as an endangered species.
How wonderful, the BBC have profiled the Puffins on Skomer Island!
I have long been an advocate of these fantastic birds. For me, they are such healing creatures, you cannot fail to watch a puffin and smile. They just make everything in the world alright. To see them clumsily trying to get airborne from the water is a delight. Watching them you would never think that they could fly the huge distances they do when they migrate from Skomer Island in late July each year.
I am delighted to announce that I have partnered with the National Botanical Gardens of Wales for a ‘Buy one, get one free’ entry to this fabulous garden attraction for my guests. This means that when you stay with us here at Fields Lodge, we can arrange this lovely bonus for you!
Milford Waterfront is organising lots of events over the summer months. It’s great to see that the Port of Milford Haven has really got its’ eye on Tourism and making the Marina a ‘must visit’ place on the lists of locals and visitors alike.
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Is your wedding going to be held in Pembrokeshire? Are you having people travel from their homes to share your lovely day? Will they want to stay the night before the wedding and the night of the wedding?
Then we are the place for your friends and family.
Hair & Make-up
We can organise hair stylists and make -up artists to attend to those wanting a pamper on the big day, if required.
We can organise a Taxi service if your guests would rather leave their car here with us and we can also organise their flowers to be delivered on the morning of the day.
Early Check-in/Late Check-out
We can offer Early Check-in or Late Check-out if that makes their day easier and we can be on hand for any ‘forgotten’ items. Just let us know, we’re here to help them make some great memories!
Room rates are standard as on our website, with Early Check-in or Late Check-out added as required.
Bridal Pamper Party
If you’d like to spend the night before your wedding here with us and your Bridal party, then we can arrange your day for you.
Choose breakfast at your time, have the run of the house and we’ll get it all ready for your hair & make-up stylists, just let us know. Enjoy a bucks fizz whist you get ready for the big day and don’t worry about checking out early, we’ll add a late check-out onto your booking for you.
Exclusive Use Bridal Pamper Party: £600 per night
Choose to stay in one of our best rooms and enjoy a little piece of luxury for your Wedding night before heading off on the next chapter of your life.
We will dress your room and have bubbly on ice and artisan chocolates waiting for you. Enjoy a later breakfast in bed and relax with a late check-out.
Weddings in Pembrokeshire-you may wonder how we could be involved in these. You’d be surprised!
From the usual hosting relatives that have had to travel, to hen pamper days, to hosting the bride & her entourage and organising make-up and hair stylists on the big day, to then being the romantic backdrop to the Wedding night, we have helped make many memories.
The FIRST Puffin has landed onto Skomer Island! It’s only the 19th of March and we have the first one landed-that’s early! And that means that the numbers will just grow as the days move closer towards April, which is when they usually arrive.
Over this weekend just gone, a hundred puffins were seen rafting in North Haven, which is one of their favoured bays on Skomer.
This is exciting news as it’s always great to know that the Puffin is growing from strength to strength 3bvbjjin numbers on Skomer.
So, to celebrate, any booking made this week direct with us here at Fields Lodge will receive a free Puffin Pack!!
The small county of Pembrokeshire is in the bottom, south west corner of Wales. It’s an hour off the end of the motorway and the next land after us is Ireland!
Welsh is the national language of Wales, and we are indeed, Welsh and very proud of it. However, WE (furthest south west part of Pembrokeshire) are known as ‘Little England Beyond Wales’, as in our ‘little bit’ you’re not likely to hear Welsh spoken, and if it wasn’t for the schools, no-one here would speak it either! This is particularly true of Milford Haven born & bred, it’s a rarity to find a welsh speaker!
Isn’t that what they say?? March is when we see the weather changing to Spring and the clocks going forward for summertime.
The origins of the saying
Where on earth did that saying come from? Well, here’s a spoiler-you may be disappointed! I thought I would research it, thinking it may have had some historic origin, inspiring the Mad Hatter stories etc, but no! It started life in Illinois in a high school in the early 1900s. Then the phrase was used by a broadcaster of a basket ball game. The phrase was later applied to be trademarked by the IHSA(Illinois High School Association) and in 1996 the IHSA and the NCAA went to court over the phrase and ended with them agreeing on a dual use trademark. So, as it’s a trademarked phrase-does that mean I can’t use it here??? OOOO!!! worrying! I’ve just checked, and I’m not sure I can! So, I’ve altered the title slightly, just in case! I don’t think I can afford an American lawsuit!
A visit to St Jerome’s in Llangwm, will bring you to the Talking Tapestry of Langum, a marvellous creation generated by the community of Llangwm and Hook-originally the land holdings of the De La Roche Estate.
It tells the tale from Medieval times, when invaders from across the sea came to the village of Llangwm(it’s present day name), formally- Langum.
For the 12th day of the 12 Days of Christmas offer…
25% off, minimum 3 night stay.
A nice one to finish the twelve days of Christmas off with…Stay for a minimum of 3 nights, pop DAY 12 in the comment box and when your booking comes through we will deduct the discount off your holiday cost.
We hope you have enjoyed playing the 12 days of Christmas with us and have bagged yourself a great holiday into the bargain!
For the 9th day of the 12 Days of Christmas offer…
Free packed lunch when you stay.
As it says on the tin, one of our homemade packed lunches, full of good for your body food to sustain you for a day of exploring when you stay. Pop DAY 9 in the comment box when you book your stay and we’ll add a packed lunch for each of you free of charge.
For the 8th day of the 12 Days of Christmas offer…
Free Supper Platter when you stay.
Enjoy one of our famous Meat & Cheese Sharing Supper Platters, but so much more than just meat & cheese, there’s a selection of goodies such as pate, hummus, olives, salad as well! Just pop Day 8 in the comment box and we’ll add it to your booking free of charge.
Put DAY 8 in the comment box on the booking form on our website.