Saturday, 5 March 2011


Visited Saundersfoot today for their St David's Food and Craft Festival.
Lots of local produce to sample and buy in the huge marquee set up in the harbour.
Lots of lovely local folk and friends to meet up with.
One of the many attractions at the festival is the "Saundersfoot Cawl Trail of the World". This involves, buying your bowl (very pretty blue ones made specially this year by a local potter). You are then given a list of the various pubs and cafes taking part. The idea is to visit each establishment, with your bowl, and after tasting their version of cawl (a Welsh word for a local lamb stew) marks are given out of ten. The establishment with the most marks at the end of the festival is crowned "World Champion". We sampled eight cawls. The other two had run out.
A lot of fun had by all.
One of my purchases at the festival was given to me in this bag. I thought it looked unusual.
On closer inspection it is a 'Newspaper Bag' . The stallholder said her Mum made them for her and she had already had several other people asking about them. I had never seen one before and thought it was great. I shall certainly have a go at making one. They must be brilliant for little gifts and of course very 'recycleable and can be made out of any newspaper or magazine.
I am sure many of you make these already, but for those that don't a trip to the website I have highlighted will let you know all about them.
I will let you know how I get on. The gallery of various types and their uses on the website is great. Let me know what you do with yours.
Ann x


fabriquefantastique said...

Oh I have never seen those bags here in Canada, thanks for the link. Love the idea of your cawl night....still too cold for that kind of thing yet

Kathy said...

Hi there, thanks for stopping by over on my blog ... now I've found you! You live in a lovely part of the world. We've stayed at Freshwater East a few times with our caravan. The beaches are stunning!
I'm looking forward to seeing the results of your Scavenging at the end of March!
love Kathy xxx

bad penny said...

That sounds so fabulous ! I have never heard of this or the dish but would love to taste it in all those places in a special bowl. How lovely.

A friend of mine makes purses from magazine pages - great recycling !