WELSH hill farmers Nicola and Edwin Noble have their holiday plans for 1997 all mapped out, for Nicola is the lucky winner of our Farmlife/Farm Tours Canada competition. The couple, who farm 1400 sheep and a few cattle high in Snowdonia National Park at Coed Mawr, Dolwyddelan, Gwynned, will visit the Canadian maritime provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick on a 12-day Farm Tours holiday worth more than £3000.
"We have always dreamed of going to Canada but thought we would have to wait until we retire," says Nicola, who regularly enters FW contests. "We were jumping up and down with delight when we heard we had won, the furthest we have ever been is Switzerland.
The couple (centre) have two children, William (6) and Ceri (9 months), who stayed at home with Gran when their parents travelled to the Royal Smithfield Show, London, where they received the prize from (L-R) the High Commissioner for Canada, Roy Maclaren, and Malcolm Peasnall, Farm Tours, Christopher King-Walker, Canadian Tourism Commission and Stephen Howe, editor of FARMERS WEEKLY.