Month: May 2020

Finding Canvas Prints Out of Budget? Make Your Look Broader!

A lot of people find home decor and its renovation highly challenging and expensive. Home decor consists of a lot of things though, like home paint, furniture, accessories, settings etc, however, it is still possible to keep your house upgraded and trendy without spending much. When it comes to controlling budget, the ball is in your court and you can easily reduce your home decor cost with certain tips. Canvas prints are being considered as one of the most important home decor accessories that people are using in their home renovation plans, however, they are also considered as the most expensive accessories. If you also think the same and consider them out of your budget, you need to broaden your vision to see the variety that is highly affordable and of top quality.

Since canvas prints have become one of the latest trends in home decor today, a large and ever increasing variety is available in the market that is not just providing you uniquely designed prints, but offering you your favorite stuff at much reasonable cost. Making your home renovated and updating it to keep it trendy and classy is not expensive any more. Even if you don’t want to buy expensive furniture, you can go for minor changes in the form of updating your accessories like curtains, sheets and paintings and wall hangings. This is the most cost effective and speedy way of changing your home decor. Even if you want sudden change in look because you are running short of time and party is near, you can also opt for this option. When the trend of canvas printing emerged, the prints were expensive no doubt. However, with the advent of latest technology and its help, these prints began to be produced in an economical and more effective manner. Therefore, you are able to get even highly reasonable or affordable prints very easily.

You just need to find the one that cannot just complement your home’s theme but your pocket as well and the brands that are providing you services of canvas printings online have made it quite easier and convenient for you. There is no need to wander for hours and hours in market to find the prints of your choice, you can now place your customized orders as per your taste and budget. Beautifully and uniquely designed canvas prints which are of high quality and reasonable as well are now easy to get. With the passage of time, you will see even more variety that is going to enhance the charm of your home in an affordable manner. Get the cheap ones without letting go quality, look and style.

The Twelve Days of Christmas – Snowdonia Style!

Christmas is a big deal in Snowdonia. When the mountaintops are dusted with snow, and fairy lights twinkle in the twilight, the Christmas atmosphere is contagious. What is there to do in Snowdonia at Christmas time? Here’s the ultimate guide to Christmas events and activities in Snowdonia – which we’ve moulded to the best of our ability into a new take on the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. So settle down with a mince pie and a warming tipple, and discover all that Snowdonia has to offer at Christmas. Twelve trees a-swinging Can you find Santa’s sleigh? Throughout December, Santa’s Trail is a popular activity at Tree Top Adventure in Betws-y-Coed. This is a great day out for groups large and small, and at only 3 per person with 20% off other adventures when booked at the same time, this Christmas activity offers great value for money. Eleven Santa specials Santa’s trains run all over the Snowdonia region in December, giving the big man himself an opportunity to find out who’s naughty or nice and check his list (he’s checking it twice, just in case!) Look out for Santa specials on the following railways on December weekends: Bala Lake Railway, Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway, Llanberis Lake Railway, and the Talyllyn Railway. Ten breakfasts with Santa Actually, there are fifteen – not ten – slots available for breakfast with Santa at Fron Goch Garden Centre in Caernarfon; but the song only mentions twelve days of Christmas, so we’ve had to be a bit creative with our version! As well as the breakfast with Santa events, Fron Goch have lots of other things going on at Christmas – like carvery lunches on Sundays, Thursdays and Fridays between 7th and 23rd December, and a dazzling selection of Christmas decorations to browse and buy. Look out for their beautiful glass tree decorations – they’re future heirlooms in the making. Nine Penrhyn Christmases At Penrhyn Castle, Bangor, they really know how to do Christmas! Throughout December Penrhyn put on special Christmas weekends, with games, music and fun family activities galore. You can also see Santa on his special Christmas train, and buy wonderful Christmas goodies from the castle’s gift shop. Eight snow-capped mountains Longing to see some snow to get you in the Christmas mood? While we can’t make any promises that Snowdonia will live up to its frosty name this winter, the highest mountain tops usually have at least a light dusting of the white stuff by the time Christmas arrives. We can’t stress enough how dangerous it can be to walk on snowy peaks if you’re not properly trained and well-equipped; so looking at snow-capped mountains from ground level – and taking photos to use on next year’s Christmas cards – is the safer (and warmer) option. Seven Christmas dinners We’re not suggesting you try to out-eat the Vicar of Dibley by devouring seven Christmas dinners in one day (though you’re welcome to give it a try if you like) – but you might want to enjoy delicious Christmas meals on seven separate occasions in some of Snowdonia’s fantastic restaurants, hotels and pubs. Need some inspiration? Try these seven for starters (and mains, and desserts): The Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon; Mynydd Ednyfed Country House Hotel, Criccieth; Cellb, Blaenau Ffestiniog; Garddfon, Y Felinheli; Castell Deudraeth, Portmeirion Village; Seiont Manor Hotel, Llanrug; and Blue Sky, Bangor. Six Santa’s Grottoes Santa’s grotto is open on six different dates in December at Greenwood Forest Park, so don’t miss your opportunity to let your children tell him what’s on their Christmas lists! For 6.50 a head, children will meet Santa, receive a present, and play in the enchanted wood barn too – what a great treat for the little ones! Five Christmas shows There are all sorts of Christmas shows to enjoy throughout Snowdonia in December. From concerts and dances to plays and storytelling, there’s a little something for everyone! Look out for the Christmas Celidh at Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth; “Dickens and Dylan” and “Humbug!” at Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli; the Cellb Christmas Party, Blaenau Ffestiniog, with live music all night long (free entry if you wear a Christmas jumper and hat); and a smashing Christmas concert at Theatr Harlech. Four craft and food fairs Visiting a craft or food fair in Snowdonia is a real treat. In many cases you’ll be able to meet the people that have crafted the items you’re buying, or the producers that have grown or cooked the wonderful food items they’re selling. Buying local is a great way to support the local economy and do your bit for the environment too – because locally produced means fewer food miles. Four noteworthy craft and food fairs in 2012 are the Christmas Food and Craft Market at Electric Mountain in Llanberis; the Plas Glyn-y-Weddw arts and craft fair, Pwllheli; the Craflwyn Christmas Fair, Beddgelert; and the Portmeirion Food and Drink Festival. They’re all being held on the weekend of 1-2 December 2012, so take your pick or visit them all! Three late shopping nights Many of Snowdonia’s towns offer special extended-hours shopping events in December. Three of note can be enjoyed at Bala on 4th December 2012, Barmouth on 6th December, and a really special one at Conwy on 7th December which is accompanied by an atmospheric and very festive torchlight parade. To learn more about independent shops in Gwynedd, join the ‘Siopa Gwynedd Shopping’ page on Facebook. Two bracing walks Spend a weekend at Plas y Brenin and join your fellow guests on a variety of walks around Snowdonia, as well as workshops, Christmas dinner and a sip or two of good ale. If you can’t spare a whole weekend, join the Bangor Bethesda Ramblers on a pre-Christmas six-mile Grade D walk around Felinheli and the Dinorwig Slate Quarry Railway. And a Betws-y-Coed Christmas If there’s any event guaranteed to make you feel Christmassy, “Nadolig Betws-y-Coed Christmas” is it. For one weekend in December, the village of Betws-y-Coed is transformed into a magical winter wonderland With events and attractions including lantern parades, carolling, a snowman shy, Santa’s campsite, a funfair, birds of prey, a reindeer park, a Santa dash and fireworks displays – and much more besides – it’d be impossible to visit this wonderful event without being overcome by Christmas spirit. So pop along and say “hello-ho-ho”!}