13 September, 2019

Win A Beautiful Welsh Slate Clock From Valley Mill

We have discovered that we don’t have enough clocks.  This is largely because getting the kids out of the door in the morning is a challenge of herculean proportions.  Frankly, my nerves are frazzled and the kids need reminding at least once every ten minutes that playing with the cat or watching Captain Underpants does not count as ‘getting ready’. No, more visual reminders are what they need!

So it is entirely appropriate that our newest clock is a beautiful Welsh slate clock from Valley Mill.  Valley Mill uses only slate quarried from Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales.  (If you’re up that way, incidentally, a visit to a slate mine is well worth the trip).

The slate is sent to Valley Mill’s workshop in Crynant where it is hand cut, engraved, oiled and then fashioned into a wide range of lovely homeware items and gifts. They also offer handcrafted Welsh slate house signs, trophies, memorials and wedding signage.

They also make a lovely range of Valley Mill soaps, candles and wax melts I’m particularly fond of.

Welsh Slate Clocks

Mine is the deep engraved Welsh Slate Clock made from high-quality 6mm thick Welsh slate with deep engraved numbers.

The Welsh slate is hand-cut to give a rustic chipped edge and a unique finish – no two clocks will be exactly the same.

It comes complete with Quartz clock workings and packaged in a gift box.

The clock is of 300mm diameter and needs just one AA battery (not supplied).

Being made from slate, it is a heavy piece so bear in mind that you will have to use a strong nail to secure it.  But I love the weathered feel and the touch of Welshness that it adds – very appropriate since we are a three quarters Welsh household.  I’m English but having lived here since 1969 I think I might be an honorary Welsh woman now.

Mine is one of a range of Valley Mill Welsh slate clocks featuring Welsh dragons, the lyrics of Calon Lan and even one with the numbers in Welsh words to help little ones (and bigger ones) improve their Welsh.

What I particularly love is that you can discover who made your clock.  This one was designed by Kevin Thomas who has been designing his range of handmade products for over 10 years. His products include Welsh slate and Welsh Oak homeware but also home fragrance and natural soaps.

For a small extra charge, you can even personalise your clock with text and artwork.  Just add your required text and image under the ‘Personalise Your Product’ tab.

Their slate house signs are pretty special too, or how about a beautiful Welsh slate cheeseboard or some placemats and coasters?

There are loads of really special and unique gifts so you can give something a little more out of the ordinary this Christmas.

Take a look at their site at www.valleymill.co.uk.  Valley Mill has stores in Neath and Swansea and you’ll find their gifts in lots of tourist gift shops such as the one at Caerphilly Castle.

You’ll find them on Facebook @valleymillhomeware and Twitter @valleymillshop.

The Giveaway

I also have one deep engraved Welsh slate clock as featured above to win worth £41.50.

Entry is via the GLEAM widget and the usual terms and conditions apply which can be found on my giveaways page.

The giveaway is open to UK entrants only and ends at 11:59 pm on Friday 4th October.

Valley Mill Deep Engraved Welsh Slate Clock Worth £41.50

Good luck



110 responses to “Win A Beautiful Welsh Slate Clock From Valley Mill”

  1. Christopher Read says:

    I like the memo board with the days printed on it 🙂

  2. Lia Burns says:

    I love the Melin Tregwynt broadstripe oatmeal welsh blanket it looks so cosy and beautiful x

  3. Jenny Barker says:

    love welsh slate heart photo frame :0)

  4. Patricia Avery says:

    I love the heart clock and the slate Christmas decorations

  5. Tracey Hallmark says:

    I love the slate quadruple photo frame a few of our family photos in our home town in Wales would look fab in it

  6. A.E. Adkins says:

    Love the slate sign, 300 X 400 X 20MM, would help our deliveries – we currently have no house number outside our house

  7. Kim Neville says:


  8. Naomi Williams says:

    Welsh Slate House Sign

  9. Yvonne Dimbleby says:

    The Welsh Slate cheese board – Round Caws looks lovely

  10. Stef Acaster says:

    I like the slate cheese board

  11. Rachell Lynch says:

    the welsh slate cheese board cheese wedge

  12. Rachel Craig says:

    I commented on blog :- How to Instill an Attitude of Gratitude in Children.

  13. Rachel Craig says:

    Welsh Slate House Sign, allows clear and accurate information for postal staff, delivery of goods and services. Can be personalised.

  14. Rachel Craig says:

    Welsh Slate House Sign. Would be Wonderful as a home warming / house warming gift.

  15. Ruth Wollerton says:

    The Slate heart photo frame is sooo gorgeous xxx

  16. Denise walton says:

    I love the heart shaped cheese board

  17. Geri Gregg says:

    Ooo so much choice but I love the memo boards

  18. paula cheadle says:

    Love the slate cheese board, would go lovely with my slate plates

  19. Sian Buckingham says:

    There are so many lovely products! The memo boards are my favourite!

  20. Justine Crowe says:

    I adore the heart shaped photo frames

  21. Dawn Samples says:

    The personalised t-shirts are a great idea x

  22. Sophie Roberts says:

    The welsh cheese board is my next favourite!

  23. Natalie Gillham says:


  24. Ann Skamarauskas says:

    the cheese knife

  25. Sylvia Paul says:

    I really like the MINI HAEMATITE HEARTS xx

  26. Mel Pennie says:

    WELSH SLATE TRIPLE PHOTO FRAME – LANDSCAPE – I have three pets (1 dog and 2 cats) and would love to have their pictures in something as beautiful as this frame!

  27. donna l jones says:

    Welsh slate cheese boards are nice

  28. Ian Yates says:

    The Welsh Slate wine rack.

  29. Anneka Davies says:

    I love the welsh slate clock with Roman numerals

  30. Helen Best says:

    I love the Welsh Cheese board xx

  31. Carly Belsey says:

    I love the Dipped Turquoise Vase. There are some lovely items on the website

  32. Sheri Darby says:


  33. Theresa Hailey says:

    I love the memo board, soap dish and frames. All things I’ve never seen in slate before. The Welsh slate is beautiful.

  34. Christine Lockley says:

    I love the “Welsh Slate cheese board – Round Caws”

  35. Anthea Holloway says:

    I love the Welsh slate house signs.

  36. Twirlywhirly says:

    Had to put in an order as so many wonderful things & now I’m loving the heart engraving, slate is amazing the door plaques are so stylish gorgeous

  37. Susan Pointon says:

    Such gorgeous items, and unique too! I’m glad I’ve come across your blog, it’s opening me up to designers I never even knew of before.

  38. Troy Easton says:

    I like the NATURAL ROSEMARY & LIME SOAP sounds nice.

  39. Michelle Lewis-Robertson says:

    I absolutely loved the wooden wick candles

  40. Marie Rungapadiachy says:

    I love the 6 x Square Welsh Slate Coasters. They are natural and beautiful.

  41. Louise says:

    The trays are gorgeous.

  42. James Travis says:

    I like the Tythegston Salad Bowl

  43. Christine Caple says:

    I love the Welsh slate house signs.

  44. Stephanie Coals says:

    Really like the slate memo boards, they look really unique!

  45. Joyce W says:

    The photograph engraving is amazing!

  46. Alison Johnson says:

    I love the Rectangular Welsh Slate Placemats as they look really beautiful.

  47. Adrian Price says:

    i love the house signs

  48. Carly Belsey says:

    My nan is Welsh and I would love to gift to her the Welsh slate clock – Dragon with Roman Numerals – she would adore this. An idea for Christmas

  49. Janis Mcalinden says:

    Love the coasters and place mats

  50. Danielle Spencer says:

    Love the look of the candles. Especially the sound of the mixed berries candle.

  51. Lorna Ledger says:

    TYTHEGSTON SALAD BOWL – so very gorgeous!

  52. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    The slate cheeseboard wedge and the wooden wick candles

  53. I love the Welsh Dragon coaster set. 🙂

  54. Jazz Fulcher says:

    I love the swimming pool jewellery by ronin

  55. CLAIRE WOODS says:


  56. Suzanne Gaulton says:

    I love the personalised candles

  57. Mark R says:

    I like the Welsh Slate Cheese Board Wedge

  58. Liam Bishop says:

    I really like their placemats, I think they would be great for a nice dinner set!

  59. john prendergast says:

    The 4 Hole Welsh Slate Wine Rack

  60. cheryl hadfield says:

    I really like Welsh slate cheese boards

  61. Ruth Harwood says:

    The JONES THE BONES MUSCLE AND JOINT OIL would come in useful for my knees and the stiffness there! xx

  62. Pam Smith says:

    The Round Caws Cheese Board is fabulous

  63. Julie Ward says:

    The bath bombs

  64. Jo F says:

    Love the Welsh slate cheese boards

  65. H says:

    Lovely clock. Welsh slate is so lovely for any home.

  66. charlotte isobelle says:

    I love all the clocks but the slate photo frames are gorgeous!

  67. TRACY JAMES says:

    i really love the welsh slate heart photo frame

  68. Laura Loo says:

    I love the Welsh Slate Cheese Boards, Can’t decide which one I like most

  69. Jo Glasspool says:

    I love the EBSWORTH TEA POT, would look great in my kitchen.

  70. There is something lovely about items made from slate. I personally really like the slate table runner.

  71. Ellen Stafford says:

    I love the wood wick candles.

  72. Julia Kerr says:

    I REALLY love the blossom bracelet

  73. Rebecca Nisbet says:

    I like the heart shaped welsh slate coasters

  74. Hayley Colburn says:

    I really like the coasters and placemats

  75. Ritchie Dee says:

    Welsh Slate Heart Photo Frame

  76. Charlotte H says:

    I love the heart shape coasters

  77. MichelleD says:

    Love the Welsh slate tray!

  78. Andrea Fletcher says:

    I like the St. David’s Cross Silver Welsh Blanket.

  79. Susan Smith says:

    The Welsh Slate Cheese Board – Cheese wedge

  80. Jennifer Toal says:

    I love this rustic living ⏰

  81. Judith Lightfoot says:

    What a stunning clock

  82. Siobhan Graham says:

    What a fantastic prize…good luck everyone

  83. melanie stirling says:

    I love the Welsh blankets but there are so many lovely colours it’s hard to choose! I think I would go for the Ripple Dusky pink.

  84. Tanya says:

    the welsh cake candle

  85. Sarah Cooper says:

    The personalised candles

  86. I love unusual pottery and the TYTHEGSTON SALAD BOWL looks stunning, just the kind of piece I’d love to add to my collection

  87. Leanne Hansell says:

    My favourite item is the Welsh cake candle.

  88. fiona waterworth says:

    My husband would love the WELSH SLATE CHEESE BOARD – WEDGE, he loves his various cheeses

  89. Helen Thurston says:

    I love the house signs in particular

  90. Susan B says:

    Love the INK & YELLOW WELSH WOOLLEN SCARF. The colours are really appealing.

  91. Susan B says:

    The WELSH SLATE MEMO BOARD – LARGE LANDSCAPE looks cool and would be really useful in our house.

  92. Sandra Fortune says:

    I love the engraved photographs

  93. Donna Loxton says:

    My favourite item is the welsh cake candle, I would love to try that out!

  94. Annabel Greaves says:

    I really love the look of the nice candles

  95. clair downham says:

    love the slate trays

  96. Margaret Clarkson says:


  97. Iain maciver says:

    love the Welsh slate cheese board-

  98. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Their scented candlez are do fragrant – already recommend to all

  99. Kelly Wheelhouse says:

    I love the slate house signs!

  100. Ursula Hunt says:


  101. Ursula Hunt, says:

    I love the Welsh slate cheese board- cheese mouse, perfect useful product

  102. Priscilla Stubbs says:

    I love the Welsh Slate Heart Photo Frame

  103. Katie Skeoch says:

    Has to be the amazing cheese boards! Id love an engraved one for the house

  104. Susie Wilkinson says:

    As a big cheese lover I found the Welsh Slate cheese board – Cheese Mouse great!

  105. donna skelton says:

    Fruity bath bombs

  106. Solange says:

    I love the Ripple Dusky Pink Welsh Blanket.

  107. Tracy Nixon says:


  108. MARIA ROGERS says:

    I love Welsh Slate, I have a gorgeous sheep blackboard in it! My fav product is the heart shaped photo engraving, so unique! Love it!

  109. Jessica Jacob says:

    This is gorgeous, I love when natural materials are used in functional pieces x

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