The 21st edition of Abergavenny Food Festival takes place across the Monmouthshire market town this weekend (21st & 22nd September), promising a packed schedule of feasts, forages, tasting workshops, chef demos, markets – and loads more. 

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It was Pete’s 32nd birthday at the beginning of August, and since we’ve been together, we always take a day off work to do something fun on our birthdays. This year he decided he wanted to take a half day canoeing trip down the River Wye, which proved to be an amazing way to take in some really breathtaking views.

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Tucked away in the rafters of a 19th Century rambling stone barn, The Reading Room offers secluded relaxation, rustic luxury and breathtaking mountain views – all just over an hour’s drive from Cardiff.

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As soon as you start planning a wedding celebration, you realise how absolutely bat-shit it all is. From the average cost (an eye-watering £30k), to the estimated 400-600 lbs. of waste that’s generated by a guest list of roughly 100-120 people, it’s all a bit much really, isn’t it?

Whilst a certain amount of impact is going to be unavoidable on any wedding day, I’ve noticed that there are some recent trends which are only adding to the problem. Here I’ve rounded up some of the worst culprits, along with eco-friendly alternatives for a more sustainable wedding day.  

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