2014 on My New Shy in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this My New Shy blog, thus saving me the task of doing it for myself. Cue fireworks:

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


Building: Porth Mawr

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Porth Mawr, Crickhowell, Powys

The Tudor gatehouse (Porth Mawr means “Great Gateway”) in this Welsh town, entrance to Cwrt Carw or Stag Court; this has since been demolished and replaced by a Regency mansion, a country house now available for the public to stay in


Sign: the Ship

ship inn

The Ship Inn, Lower Town, Fishguard

As befits a still functioning (just) fishing port Fishguard’s pub, facing onto a narrow bottleneck on the busy A487 north to Bangor, is named after a sea-faring vessel

Unusually, it has a three-dimensional model of a three-masted sailing ship, the effect offset by the 3D-looking sixties font and its generally derelict air

If you look closely you might see a smaller craft disappearing over the horizon

Street life

Street life: visitor


A special visitor was expected this last weekend in a Powys town: Father Christmas or Santa Claus, welcomed by balloons
A reminder of St Nicholas on his feast day, arriving by fire engine to put on the Christmas lights and hand out presents to waiting children

 3/5 in a series on Crickhowell and introducing a new category, Street Life