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



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

  1. Leanne Hansell says:

    My favourite item is the Welsh cake candle.

  2. fiona waterworth says:

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

  3. Helen Thurston says:

    I love the house signs in particular

  4. Susan B says:

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

  5. Susan B says:

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

  6. I love the engraved photographs

  7. Donna Loxton says:

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

  8. Annabel Greaves says:

    I really love the look of the nice candles

  9. clair downham says:

    love the slate trays

  10. Margaret Clarkson says:


  11. Iain maciver says:

    love the Welsh slate cheese board-

  12. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Their scented candlez are do fragrant – already recommend to all

  13. Kelly Wheelhouse says:

    I love the slate house signs!

  14. Ursula Hunt says:


  15. Ursula Hunt, says:

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

  16. Priscilla Stubbs says:

    I love the Welsh Slate Heart Photo Frame

  17. Katie Skeoch says:

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

  18. Susie Wilkinson says:

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

  19. donna skelton says:

    Fruity bath bombs

  20. Solange says:

    I love the Ripple Dusky Pink Welsh Blanket.

  21. Tracy Nixon says:


  22. 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!

  23. Jessica Jacob says:

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

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