It’s been far too long since we last wrote a blog! So what have we been up to since we last blogged, on 28th January, we’ve had major problems with the designer/builder of the last site, but that’s behind us, so I’ve been working on a new web site to replace it, and here it is. We’ve changed the name from Pren Turners to Pren Bala, and here’s to a new future!

The greatest news of all, and something that Sally and I are still in awe of, is becoming grandparents for the first time. On 21st February, little Osian Rhys popped into this world and changed our lives for ever. He’s such a bright, happy little soul and he changes a little every day

Day 1…life’s journey begins!

Day 2…at home

One month old and he’s already got a best friend!

Five weeks old and Osian discovers the power of the smile….he’s a happy little soul!

2 Months

2 months and the smiles just keep on coming…..and little Osian isn’t the only one smiling!

So…our first blog on the new web site. Not a bowl, not a candlestick or stool, not a wood-shaving or even a speck of wood-dust, there’ll be plenty of time for that in the future. Right now, there’s far more important things to deal with.

Categories: Family


Mo · April 30, 2018 at 7:20 pm

Les and Sally sooooooo delighted that you have put the past behind you and embarked on a new and better path. Great start and the first beautiful piece of art featured here is one of the the best you will ever produce LOL Fabulous site and all credit to the stranger that wanted to help you. As you say some lovely people in the world. All the very best for the future of Pren, with your wonderful turning and the lovely Sal behind you, it can’t fail.

    Les · April 30, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks Mo (and Pete, I’m sure)….yours is our very first response on our new site.

Catherine Rosa · April 30, 2018 at 10:07 pm

Congratulations on the new website, it looks great and a wonderful way to launch with Osian as your first blog. Lovely πŸ™‚

    Les · April 30, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Thanks Catherine….I still can’t quite believe that I pulled this off, Microsoft Word is usually the limit of my IT prowess!

Steve Mawson · May 1, 2018 at 2:03 am

Very much like the new site. Keep up the good work going forward.

Mike Cruz · May 2, 2018 at 3:36 am

As a fellow woodturner over the pond, I’ve followed Les and his turnings for years. His creations have a signature that is unmistakably Les. I look forward to seeing more uniquely you pieces, buddy. Best of luck with Pren. You are on my bucket list of places to visit…and I have a very short bucket list!

    Les · May 2, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Well thank you Mike. Let me know when you’re calling and I’ll get some strong coffee on the go.

hughie mackay · May 2, 2018 at 10:48 am

Hi, Les Just had a fascinating wander through your new website and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Congratulations Grandpa and IT Guru πŸ™‚ , lol, I know the feeling we a few of them ourselves


    Les · May 2, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks Hughie….good isn’t it….I mean grandparenthood, not my work on the web site πŸ™‚

      hughie · May 2, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      Both actually πŸ™‚ I have yet to finish my website

Patrick Curmi · May 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Les and Sally, firstly congratulations on becoming grandparents. Love your site, it has a nice personal touch mixed in with the business side of things, most importantly though it is easy to navigate. All the best with your growing business. Pat.

    Les · May 2, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Thank you Pat, I’m really pleased that you liked it.

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