How Gets? - Conversations with the people and characters of Bethesda
HowGets is a podcast where I, Tom Simone, talk to people interesting people in Dyffryn Ogwen about various things.
How Gets 14: Colon cancer - operation, medication, mental health (English)
Arthur Connel tells us of his experience dealing with colon cancer - how to test for it, what it's like to get operated on, the unexptected effects on mental health, and how he's got back to high levels of fitness.
How Gets 13: Horticultural Therapy and Air source heat pumps (English)
Coryn Bye on the benefits of gardening and a career that has seen her working with people form all walks of life. She also tells us why she loves her air source heat pump.
Blodeuwedd Botanics / Y Plot - A place to garden and socialise
Envatech Air source heat pump installer, Anglesey based
HowGets 12 - Solar Panels and Smart Homes (Welsh)
An interview with Gareth Griffiths of Anglesey Solar & Electrical. We discuss the incredible advancement of solar and battery technology, the cost to have solar installed, and how to connect a smart home to an electric car.
How Gets 11 - 3D Printers and Lasers (English)
In this episode I speak to Reeno of 2020 CNC about being a self-employed creative, his business 2020 CNC, and all the cool things that can be done with 3D printers and lasers.
How Gets 10 - Hydro power (Welsh)
In this episode I talk to engineer Gareth Cemlyn about his career, about Ynni Ogwen and how it benefits the community. We also discuss renewable energy targets in Wales, and climate change.
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How Gets? - 9: Triathlon training (English)
In this episode I speak to traithlon coach Arthur Connell of Totaltritraining.com. We discuss will power, fine tuning peformance, and setting personal goals and challenges.
How Gets? - 8: Dyffryn Gwyrdd (Welsh)
In this episode I speak to my boss at Dyffryn Gwyrdd Huw Davies about the project, and all the exciting things it entails over the next three years.
How Gets 7: Elen Williams interviews Manon Steffan Ros (Welsh)
Dyma sesiwn holi gyda Manon Steffan Ros i drafod ei nofel diweddaraf. Trefnwyd y cyfweliad gan Siop Ogwen a chyfranwyd cwestiynau gan ddisgyblion Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen. Diolch i adran Gymraeg Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen am gydweithredu ac i'r disgyblion am eu cwestiynau difyr. Ac wrth gwrs, diolch o galon i Manon Steffan Ros am ymuno yn y sesiwn ac am fod mor onest yn atab y cwestiynau i blant Dyffryn Ogwen. Mae'r nofel hon ar gyfer pobol ifanc ac wedi ei selio Methesda ac Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen. Mae hi'n un o'r nofelau mwyaf poblogaidd yn Siop Ogwen ar hyn o bryd. Prynwch gopi dros Cadwyn Ogwen neu trefnu casglu o'r Siop.
How Gets? - 6: Cycling and being greener (English)
Tom Simone, Dyffryn Gwyrdd wellbeing and environment officer, Partneriaeth Ogwen, speaks to Christian Graham, Friends of the Earth, about not owning a car and how to have a greener lifestyle.
How Gets? - 5: Energy efficieny in your home (Welsh)
Judith Kaufmann, Dyffryn Gwyrdd wellbeing and environment officer, Partneriaeth Ogwen, and Guto Broschott, Swyddog Datblygu Cyd-Ynni, discuss assessing your home's energy efficiency.
How Gets? - 4: Veteran's Sheds (English)
Tom Simone speaks to Mark Emptage and Judith Kaufmann about the veterans sheds in Bethesda.
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How Gets? - 3: Trysorau Coll (Welsh)
A conversation between the author of the book Trysorau Coll Dr J. Elwyn Hughes and Mr Ieuan Wyn, looking at the life of the poet and novelist Caradog Pritchard.
How Gets? - 2: Wax Food Wraps and Plastic Waste (English)
A conversation with Christine Peake about how making small changes can result in a big difference for the environment.
How Gets 1 (Welsh)
Growing Food, Food Security, & Community Projects
A conversation with Judith Kaufmann, owner of Perllanau Afallon, a company that specialises in apple juicing, orchard & fruit tree pruning, and Adam Quaeck, gardening enthusiast and Partneriaeth Ogwen's maintenance officer.
Moel Y Ci - Community Farm & Environmental Centre
Egin Ogwen Growing food in the community
Blodeuwedd Botanics Gardening activities for all
Tyddyn Teg Organic Farm
Marchnad Ogwen Market
Marchnad Cae Star - 4-6pm Tuesday & Thursday, Cae Star car park, Bethesda (behind Kings Head)