It’s a long way to drive to Builth Wells, despite it being centred in the middle of Wales, but the Royal Welsh Show attracts visitors in their thousands.
Farmers, producers, traders and demonstration chefs, politicians, civil servants, judges, stewards and enthusiasts for every type of livestock all converge on the showground for four days.
Activities are packed with competitions, demonstrations, eating, drinking and meeting with old friends.
Halen Môn was lucky enough to be hosted by the beautiful Willow Globe theatre, just a few minutes up the road which meant that we could take full advantage of an early morning interview on Radio Wales, a TV interview with Boom Cymru, an introduction to the EU Agricultural Commissioner and a chat with David Cameron.
Other highlights included watching international axe-men competing to chop wood and climb poles and crack teams of sheep shearers, and finding new products for the shop here at Tŷ Halen, especially Aerona’s delicious Aeronia berry bon bons and brand new company Cnwc’s hand made biscuits.