While in West Wales for the past month, I’ve enjoyed so much. Here’s what I have found…
- gasped at the impressive vision of Newgale beach as I drove over the rise, on approach from Bristol, and loved seeing the lovely town of St David’s and the breathtakingly impressive cathedral,
- walked the amazing nearby coasts and beaches (Poppit, Mwnt, Penbryn, Tresaith, are favourites) and admired the expansiveness and delighted in the empty open paths,
- jumped in puddles along the Teifi River in new wellingtons (complete highlight) – a short walk when staying at fforest camp, and in Cenarth (what a lovely place),
- worked from the Hiut Denim Factory and met the caring Grand Masters (visit there if you’re in the neighbourhood),
- experienced superb service and ate scrumptious lunches, dinners and everything in between at the 25 Mile (and was so often entertained by clever host Alex),
- visited the lovely town of Aberaeron,
- totally fell in love with the fforest sites – staying at fforest camp and the Granary Lofts,
- attended Do Lectures workshops and learnt how simple and easy it is to create high quality videos with great photos and audio (thanks Nick Hand), absorbed David Hieatt’s wisdom about creating stories to enrich brands built around what you love, and ran my own Do Lectures workshop!
- worked with the wise Do Lectures team,
- missed Melbourne breakfasts,
- loved the feel of the local cinema – the Mwldan,
- heard much of future visions that are exceptionally exciting,
- observed brilliant and enterprising minds,
- sunk into beautiful surrounds and conversations with fascinating people over dinner parties,
- patted many happy, friendly, heart-warming dogs,
- learnt a little welsh – here’s a hot tip: Mwnt is pronounced “Moont” to an Australian 🙂
- delighted in hearing the Welsh lilt (which I’ll miss),
- laughed and was teased a lot by the strong and intelligent group of Founding Partners / elders who support and nurture the Do Lectures vision,
- met interesting people who are ensuring sustainability is at the heart of work they do for societies, schools, government (thanks Andy for so many introductions and to Jane for welcoming times), and
- been welcomed into a loving community of bright minds – all working hard with their own personal visions, art, design, more.
It is charming to see so many people doing both what they’re good at and also what they care about.
In case you’re wondering about visiting, go now!