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Sunday, 10 June 2012


Teimladau Cynnar & Selar Gwin
Initial Survey & Wine Cellar

Ar ol Gwyl Y Banc prysur, cawsom amser dydd Sul i gael sprog go iawn a tynnu lluniau 'before and after'. Mae golwg erchyll yna a llanast ym mhobman: pethau wedi tynnu oddi ar y waliau, cyfrifiaduron wedi taflu i gornel, hen till rolls, pethau te wedi eu gadael yn y fan a'r lle.

We haven't really had time to come and prod around over the holiday. How come when the money's been paid and the keys handed over your eyes suddenly become keenly aware of the deficiencies? A lot is superficial mess though, when a business goes bankrupt I suppose everyone just walks out - and that's just what it feels like (cold shiver at that thought).

Dyl inspecting the wine shelving.

You win(e) some....

Blinkin hec! Tom a fi di ecseitio'n lan i weld y botel ma:
Tom: 'Wow! Ma na botel HUGE o siampĂȘn fyny fanna, a ma'r ffoil dal yn gyfa ar y corcyn!'  
Llin: 'Da wan! Agor o i ddathlu?'  
Ond, hen un blastig i arddangos oedd.  Hei ho!

This bottle of Champagne caused Tom and I great excitement until we found it was a plastic display model!  Speaks volumes about the two of us I suppose!

Dechrau yn y Gwaelod
Start at the Bottom

Dyma'r selar, y stafell fwyaf pwysig, a breuddwyd Dyl.  Ahh, dwi'n meddwl bod o isio cysgu yma o hyn ymlaen. Off a chdi ta ngwas bach i! Cawn ddechrau defnyddio hwn yn eithaf sydyn dwi'n meddwl.

Here's Dyl's pride and joy, he's wanted a cellar for so long.  When we bought our house in Cae Deintur, he even (seriously I believe) talked about digging out the bank and inserting a metal container in the hillside. I think I'm going to have trouble stopping him camping down here at night.

Selar o dan y siop/Cellar under main shop

Mor falch i weld bod y selar yn sych ar ol y glaw diweddar. Mae'r siop mewn ardal llifogydd. Drws yn y pendraw i hwyluso dod a gwin i mewn.

So relieved the cellar was dry after recent rains.  I kept visiting to check. Nice bit of dry rot on the left! We should be able to clear and use this quite quickly for storage. Good or unnerving to see great big metal girders holding up the ceiling and acrow props at the far end??

Be sy'n mynd mlaen yma? Another dodgy looking hole!

Gegin Newydd Dyl?
Dyl's New Kitchen?

Ma na ffwrn a teils bric coch ar y llawr, yn union fel Dylanwad Da felly dyle deimlo'n gartrefol yma. Dal yn y selar, mae hwn efo potensial da i fod yn gegin (paid ac edrych fel yna arnai Dylan, fydd popeth yn champion).

Well, it's got a stove hasn't it? These two pictures are of the cellar under the lean-to part of the shop. It could well be a kitchen for preparing tapas and coffees etc. I actually like that old range. Dyfrig told us that this was once living quarters. My only worry is the proximity of the wine cellar to the chef.

Dychmygwch Jamon yn cael ei dorri yn y gornel/Imagine your Jamon being sliced in the corner.


  1. Best of luck with your new projects ... I remember my own enthusiasm when I started up almost 13 years ago. I just wish I was a little closer for the wine tasting.
    Love and best from our mountain top in the Pyrenees surrounded by sheep!
    Georgina x

  2. Thank you. Lovely to hear comments. Diolch, falch iawn i gael sylwadau gan pawb.