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Congratulations to Adam Green from Shrewsbury who completed the Half Round yesterday in a very respectable 7 Hours & 25 Minutes. Adam is the first person to have attempted it in winter conditions encountering Snow & Ice particularly on Glyder Fach. I was up on Moel Elio at the time & we both experienced a gorgeous day of wall to wall sunshine so well done Adam for such good timing for a great day out on the mountains. Adam also corrected me on a direction comment with-in the briefing notes so thanks again & rest assured the necessary amendment has
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We are delighted to announce our second music night is being planned for March 30th. The event will be headlined by local band ‘The Storyville Mob’ with 3 tio 4 support acts & bands including our good friend Michael Roscoe & his Flamenco Guitar as well. Details on other acts will follow so watch this space. We plan to get it underway soon after 19:00 with an extended drinks license to 23:00 so together with no admission fee & free parking there really is no excuse not to come along for another lively & relaxed night at The Moel Siabod
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We were delighted to see such a good turnout on Friday night for Fraser’s & Paul’s presentation. The evening was informal & relaxed & we hope all those attending found the presentation both interesting & infornative. It could not of course have happened without the expert & excellent support provided by John & Marion of ‘Chasing the Light’ who helped make such a visual impact on the senses whilst helping to keep a lid on Paul’s pre-start nerves! Also thanks to Stephen, Chris & Di from Cotswold outdoor for their support on the night as well. The genuine expressions of
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Preparation is well in hand for this Friday although I have to confess a few nerves, just hope I can do Nepal & my experiences there justice. I am sure with the help of Fraser, John, Marion & Steve together with Gaby’s Goulash & Dorina at the bar that we are doing our best to pitch the evening just right, relaxed yet informative. We are hoping to get things underway by 19:30 so arrival by then if possible would be great. Ticket sales have been going well with over 30 sold & several more verbal commitments but we still have
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Well it was certainly a weekend with a difference, what an incredible turnout, there were Bikes, Side Cars & Trikes of all shapes & sizes filling up both car parks for much of Saturday as approx. 1,200 Motorcyclists visited the cafe to Check In & receive details of this year’s camp site location at Nant Gwynant. We felt a bit guilty for our regular customers but hopefully our supporting this great event was understood. Our thanks to Mark Rapton & his fellow organizers from the Conwy Motorcycle Club as well as the Motorcyclists who were so patient on Sunday morning
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With snow returning over the last couple of days & with biting winds that have at times been full on gales it looks like conditions are just as the 1,200 Motorcyclists would want them for their annual Rally this coming weekend. The event which has been going for more than 50 years is a fabulous tradition & is planned for each February when winter conditions are likely to be at their worse. For our part we are delighted that they have chosen to use the cafe as their check point where they’ll receive details of their ultimate destination from a
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We have now set a date of 22nd February for Fraser’s & Paul’s presentation evening. As previously outlined the talk will cover all aspects of their experiences from kit, travel, the trek itself & the experiences & thoughts that made it all so memorable. We hope it will inspire you to follow your hearts & embrace new challenges whilst offering you a worthwhile insight of where it may lead you. An admission charge of £10 includes a bowl of Gaby’s Goulash with £8 out of each ticket sold going to their chosen charity CLIK Sargent to buy additional Wheel Chairs
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We were delighted to see such a great turnout last Saturday for our first Live Music evening organized in conjunction with Goleuo, thanks again Iwan! Abbly supported by MR.HUW & YR OEN who had taken to the stage earlier in the evening together with DJ Synau Sbikadelaidd wrapping up things late on SEN SEGUR launched their new EP in style. Dimmed lights, plenty of Beer & a cheerful audience helped to create a great atmosphere. We hope everyone enjoyed the evening as much as we did & it was good to see plenty of locals coming along as well. Thank
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In collaboration with Goleuo we are proud announce taht our first live music night is fat approaching. It will be held on Saturday 26th January at 19:30, admission is free. Sen Segur will be headlining & they will use the evening to launch their new EP ‘NOSON LANSIO’. Supported by MR. HUW & YR OEN we hope the event will be a great success & the first of many music events to come, so come along & be a part of our inaugural live music night here at the Siabod Cafe.
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Some of you maybe aware that Fraser & I are planning to do an evening presentation at the cafe covering our trek to Nepal. It is planned to be a relaxed evening in which we will aim to cover everything from our preparation, kit & experiences throughout the trek in the hope that it will be of interest to you. It hopefully will be of informative & interesting to anyone contemplating their first trek but experienced trekkers will hopefully be also interested in this particular trek which covered the two summits of Mera & Island Peak as well as the
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Thanks to all those who took the gamble & bought tickets for our Christmas Raffle. All monies raised will be added to Paul’s chosen charity ‘CLIK Sargent’ with the grand total approaching enough to buy two wheelchairs now. First prize was won by John West who looked more than a little surprised when he walked in & received the news yesterday afternoon. Other prizes were won by Chris Limb, Susan Wills (who won two), Carol Keating & Fraser Mackay, all good friends of ours too.
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Hope you are having a great time despite the less than perfect weather, we re-opened this morning after a bit of a lie in & with the help of our good friends Rob & Julie who are helping to cover for staff holiday’s so a big thank you to them. As the doors opened at 10:00 with no customers queing we thought we had wasted their time but to our relief customers soon began arriving & as Paul got distracted as usual by the likes of Alice & Bob their help was more than needed. We will be open today
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It was good to see so many cyclists from The Rhos-on-Sea club braving the weather on Sunday & calling in for Coffees, Teas & Cakes. The pre-booked event allowed us to reserve the Sofa’s & make an even larger range of cakes to whet their appetites. Our thanks to Justin for choosing us as a venue, apologies from Paul for not getting back to see you all, his fun run overan! Love & Best Wishes to you all Dorina & Gaby xx
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News from the summits is that despite warmer temperatures & a good deal of rain there is still plenty of snow around above 2,500′. On Saturday my mate Chris & I were on Snowdon’s Pyg track & had Crampons on by the time we reached the Miner’s Track junction. Although it had softened to allow some kicking in the odd idiot taking on the top of the Zig-Zags without the right kit was really struggling, do they understand one slip is all it takes? Anyway we had a great time & headed out once again yesterday onto the Carneddau. Falling
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We have just launched our Christmas Raffle. All proceeds will be added to Paul’s chosen charity for his recent Nepal Trek – CLIK Sargent. Prizes include three world class wines from France, Italy & New Zealand. Breakfast for two on the house. A Dozen of Gaby’s Mince Pies & a Handmade Scraf kindly donated by our friend Carol of the Bron Eryi Guest House in Capel Curig. Simply buy a strip (or more) of our raffle tickets at £1 per strip from the counter & you may have an additional reason to celebrate the festive period. The winning tickets will
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Well just in time for December snow has come to Snowdonia’s Peaks to help get us into the Christmas spirit. Gaby is laying on a few Christmas specials for you to enjoy so why not come in & explore some new taste experiences. She has two turkey special options as well as Mince Tarts & Pies in addition to her normal wide range of Cakes & Puddings. Our Christmas tree is ready to be put up, this should be done today if we can stop Paul talking about Nepal & slipping his crampons back on. Dorina is putting the finishing
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Well where do I begin? Having got back 2 weeks ago this update is a little later than planned but in truth it has taken me a while to adjust back to reality. First of all I’ll start with Dorina who has been great through it all by understanding that I needed to make the trip & being so supportive in the lead up, during & since my return. She even doesn’t appear to have got bored by the 875 photo’s that I took (I’ll try to post a few on our web-site gallery over the next day or so).
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Hi Again, Well I think I’m there now & if I’m not I don’t care I’ve done enough to deserve to be! Yesterday went well despite some initial frustrations trying to complete links within my facebook & just giving but thanks to Gaby for her perseverance despite my rising temperature. Final training session was a dash up Siabod yesterday afternoon in brightening skies. Descent was a bit slippery so trotted down carefully, no need to risk an injury at this late stage, legs felt great & foot injury has finally gone so really pleased. Thanks to Julie, Mike & Rob
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A quick thank you to John & Marian of ‘Chasing the Light’ for using our cafe to display their excellent Black & White Prints of Snowdonia’s under atmospheric light. Really enjoyed having them on display as part of The Snowdonia Arts Festival & hope to build on this relationship with a potential Himalayan theme once Paul returns from Nepal. John having been out there already will no doubt have some amazing photo’s to share.
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This is just a quick blog to let you know the link to my Just Giving Web-site as I try to use my Trek as a chance to raise enough money to donate a wheelchair to my chosen charity CLIC Sargent who support children diagnosed with cancer throughout their often long treatment. The link is http://www.justgiving.com/Paul-Hodges1
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Congratulations to Adam Green from Shrewsbury who completed the Half Round yesterday in a very respectable 7 Hours & 25 Minutes. Adam is the first person to have attempted it in winter conditions encountering Snow & Ice particularly on Glyder Fach. I was up on Moel Elio at the time & we both experienced a gorgeous day of wall to wall sunshine so well done Adam for such good timing for a great day out on the mountains. Adam also corrected me on a direction comment with-in the briefing notes so thanks again & rest assured the necessary amendment has
Latest News
We are delighted to announce our second music night is being planned for March 30th. The event will be headlined by local band ‘The Storyville Mob’ with 3 tio 4 support acts & bands including our good friend Michael Roscoe & his Flamenco Guitar as well. Details on other acts will follow so watch this space. We plan to get it underway soon after 19:00 with an extended drinks license to 23:00 so together with no admission fee & free parking there really is no excuse not to come along for another lively & relaxed night at The Moel Siabod
Latest News
We were delighted to see such a good turnout on Friday night for Fraser’s & Paul’s presentation. The evening was informal & relaxed & we hope all those attending found the presentation both interesting & infornative. It could not of course have happened without the expert & excellent support provided by John & Marion of ‘Chasing the Light’ who helped make such a visual impact on the senses whilst helping to keep a lid on Paul’s pre-start nerves! Also thanks to Stephen, Chris & Di from Cotswold outdoor for their support on the night as well. The genuine expressions of
Latest News
Preparation is well in hand for this Friday although I have to confess a few nerves, just hope I can do Nepal & my experiences there justice. I am sure with the help of Fraser, John, Marion & Steve together with Gaby’s Goulash & Dorina at the bar that we are doing our best to pitch the evening just right, relaxed yet informative. We are hoping to get things underway by 19:30 so arrival by then if possible would be great. Ticket sales have been going well with over 30 sold & several more verbal commitments but we still have
Latest News
Well it was certainly a weekend with a difference, what an incredible turnout, there were Bikes, Side Cars & Trikes of all shapes & sizes filling up both car parks for much of Saturday as approx. 1,200 Motorcyclists visited the cafe to Check In & receive details of this year’s camp site location at Nant Gwynant. We felt a bit guilty for our regular customers but hopefully our supporting this great event was understood. Our thanks to Mark Rapton & his fellow organizers from the Conwy Motorcycle Club as well as the Motorcyclists who were so patient on Sunday morning
Latest News
With snow returning over the last couple of days & with biting winds that have at times been full on gales it looks like conditions are just as the 1,200 Motorcyclists would want them for their annual Rally this coming weekend. The event which has been going for more than 50 years is a fabulous tradition & is planned for each February when winter conditions are likely to be at their worse. For our part we are delighted that they have chosen to use the cafe as their check point where they’ll receive details of their ultimate destination from a
Latest News
We have now set a date of 22nd February for Fraser’s & Paul’s presentation evening. As previously outlined the talk will cover all aspects of their experiences from kit, travel, the trek itself & the experiences & thoughts that made it all so memorable. We hope it will inspire you to follow your hearts & embrace new challenges whilst offering you a worthwhile insight of where it may lead you. An admission charge of £10 includes a bowl of Gaby’s Goulash with £8 out of each ticket sold going to their chosen charity CLIK Sargent to buy additional Wheel Chairs
Latest News
We were delighted to see such a great turnout last Saturday for our first Live Music evening organized in conjunction with Goleuo, thanks again Iwan! Abbly supported by MR.HUW & YR OEN who had taken to the stage earlier in the evening together with DJ Synau Sbikadelaidd wrapping up things late on SEN SEGUR launched their new EP in style. Dimmed lights, plenty of Beer & a cheerful audience helped to create a great atmosphere. We hope everyone enjoyed the evening as much as we did & it was good to see plenty of locals coming along as well. Thank
Latest News
In collaboration with Goleuo we are proud announce taht our first live music night is fat approaching. It will be held on Saturday 26th January at 19:30, admission is free. Sen Segur will be headlining & they will use the evening to launch their new EP ‘NOSON LANSIO’. Supported by MR. HUW & YR OEN we hope the event will be a great success & the first of many music events to come, so come along & be a part of our inaugural live music night here at the Siabod Cafe.
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Some of you maybe aware that Fraser & I are planning to do an evening presentation at the cafe covering our trek to Nepal. It is planned to be a relaxed evening in which we will aim to cover everything from our preparation, kit & experiences throughout the trek in the hope that it will be of interest to you. It hopefully will be of informative & interesting to anyone contemplating their first trek but experienced trekkers will hopefully be also interested in this particular trek which covered the two summits of Mera & Island Peak as well as the
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Thanks to all those who took the gamble & bought tickets for our Christmas Raffle. All monies raised will be added to Paul’s chosen charity ‘CLIK Sargent’ with the grand total approaching enough to buy two wheelchairs now. First prize was won by John West who looked more than a little surprised when he walked in & received the news yesterday afternoon. Other prizes were won by Chris Limb, Susan Wills (who won two), Carol Keating & Fraser Mackay, all good friends of ours too.
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Hope you are having a great time despite the less than perfect weather, we re-opened this morning after a bit of a lie in & with the help of our good friends Rob & Julie who are helping to cover for staff holiday’s so a big thank you to them. As the doors opened at 10:00 with no customers queing we thought we had wasted their time but to our relief customers soon began arriving & as Paul got distracted as usual by the likes of Alice & Bob their help was more than needed. We will be open today
Latest News
It was good to see so many cyclists from The Rhos-on-Sea club braving the weather on Sunday & calling in for Coffees, Teas & Cakes. The pre-booked event allowed us to reserve the Sofa’s & make an even larger range of cakes to whet their appetites. Our thanks to Justin for choosing us as a venue, apologies from Paul for not getting back to see you all, his fun run overan! Love & Best Wishes to you all Dorina & Gaby xx
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News from the summits is that despite warmer temperatures & a good deal of rain there is still plenty of snow around above 2,500′. On Saturday my mate Chris & I were on Snowdon’s Pyg track & had Crampons on by the time we reached the Miner’s Track junction. Although it had softened to allow some kicking in the odd idiot taking on the top of the Zig-Zags without the right kit was really struggling, do they understand one slip is all it takes? Anyway we had a great time & headed out once again yesterday onto the Carneddau. Falling
Latest News
We have just launched our Christmas Raffle. All proceeds will be added to Paul’s chosen charity for his recent Nepal Trek – CLIK Sargent. Prizes include three world class wines from France, Italy & New Zealand. Breakfast for two on the house. A Dozen of Gaby’s Mince Pies & a Handmade Scraf kindly donated by our friend Carol of the Bron Eryi Guest House in Capel Curig. Simply buy a strip (or more) of our raffle tickets at £1 per strip from the counter & you may have an additional reason to celebrate the festive period. The winning tickets will
Latest News
Well just in time for December snow has come to Snowdonia’s Peaks to help get us into the Christmas spirit. Gaby is laying on a few Christmas specials for you to enjoy so why not come in & explore some new taste experiences. She has two turkey special options as well as Mince Tarts & Pies in addition to her normal wide range of Cakes & Puddings. Our Christmas tree is ready to be put up, this should be done today if we can stop Paul talking about Nepal & slipping his crampons back on. Dorina is putting the finishing
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Well where do I begin? Having got back 2 weeks ago this update is a little later than planned but in truth it has taken me a while to adjust back to reality. First of all I’ll start with Dorina who has been great through it all by understanding that I needed to make the trip & being so supportive in the lead up, during & since my return. She even doesn’t appear to have got bored by the 875 photo’s that I took (I’ll try to post a few on our web-site gallery over the next day or so).
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Hi Again, Well I think I’m there now & if I’m not I don’t care I’ve done enough to deserve to be! Yesterday went well despite some initial frustrations trying to complete links within my facebook & just giving but thanks to Gaby for her perseverance despite my rising temperature. Final training session was a dash up Siabod yesterday afternoon in brightening skies. Descent was a bit slippery so trotted down carefully, no need to risk an injury at this late stage, legs felt great & foot injury has finally gone so really pleased. Thanks to Julie, Mike & Rob
Latest News
A quick thank you to John & Marian of ‘Chasing the Light’ for using our cafe to display their excellent Black & White Prints of Snowdonia’s under atmospheric light. Really enjoyed having them on display as part of The Snowdonia Arts Festival & hope to build on this relationship with a potential Himalayan theme once Paul returns from Nepal. John having been out there already will no doubt have some amazing photo’s to share.
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This is just a quick blog to let you know the link to my Just Giving Web-site as I try to use my Trek as a chance to raise enough money to donate a wheelchair to my chosen charity CLIC Sargent who support children diagnosed with cancer throughout their often long treatment. The link is http://www.justgiving.com/Paul-Hodges1
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