We bring you today’s blog courtesy of our friend Lena Dixon from Solva Care. Solva Care is a registered charity set up by the community residing in the parish of Solva and Whitchurch in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Solva Care aim to improve the health and wellbeing of their community by enabling residents to stay in their own homes and remain part of their community, counteracting loneliness and provide support to those caring for relatives. You can find out more on the Solva Care Facebook page.


The Mice have landed in Solva!

Guest Blog by Lena Dixon from Solva Care

A boatful of mice escaped from being chased around Aberporth and made their way around the coast to Solva on the “Big Cheese’ sailing boat. By cover of night they moored in the harbour and came ashore to enjoy all that there is to offer. Some went up the hill to Upper Solva, others stayed in Lower Solva.

Following a successful creative trail in Aberporth by Peter Taylor Art, Solva Care took the initiative last summer to produce a trail around Solva. Small painted mice in various forms began to appear on tiles/ bricks/ pebbles around the area and soon formed a fun, family trail. If you looked closely, you would find them fishing, swimming, sailing, dancing, singing and much more. Anyone could join in and add a mouse.  There were trail maps, with a quiz, to pick up in several shops and other places in the village to help in finding all of their hide-outs!

The story will continue this summer……

At the end of last year the mice sailed home for the second lockdown but are getting ready to come back to Solva for their summer holiday and join in with all the fun. Follow Solva Care on Facebook to find out more and how to register so you can be included in the mouse trail map!