ON OUR DOORSTEP...
Visit… ‘Llanthony Priory (01873 890487, llanthonyprioryhotel.co.uk) in Monmouthshire. It’s a magical ruined priory in a fabulous Black Mountain location, which also has an underground bar in the cellar.’ Shop at... ‘The Old Electric Shop (01497 821194, oldelectric.co.uk) in Hay-on-wye. It sells a great variety of vintage clothes and an eclectic mix of home and gardenware.’
Go for a meal at... ‘Tomatitos (01497 820772, haytomatitos.co.uk) in Hay-on-wye, for fabulous tapas in a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere.’
Layla wanders the quiet back roads foraging for willow whips and foliage in the warm autumn sunshine.