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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool February 18th 2012

Alex and I went up to Chirk Castle to look at the snowdrops in the woods there. They were lovely, and there were also aconites and cyclamen. so it was a good day out, and only a short drive away.... read more
the castle
who's she I wonder
aconites

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool February 15th 2012

Sophie and Tom were here for the weekend, and as the sun was shining we all went for a walk. It was cold and bright, and the path was icy underfoot. But it did us all good.... read more
ice sheet
me, sophie and tom
rescuing

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool December 30th 2011

Well, our Christmas was busy but pretty quiet. Sophie and Tom came to stay from Monday to Thursday, and we walked the dogs and ate and opened presents and played games...... They were excited to leave as tom's mystery gift to Sophie was 2 days away - destination unrevealed (till this morning when he told her its Barcelona)As you will imagine, we spent a lot of time in Meifod. Mum and I spent a drizzly day in Oswestry today, looking round the shops. Back to work tomorrow evening - but only a short shift as the shop closes early. Happy new year to NZ and Australia. Oh, and Hodge!... read more
opening presents
tom
Alex

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool December 6th 2011

Well, I think I'll run a few events together for this one. Kate and I met for a walk along the canal and across the aquaduct at Chirk. there's a tunnel the other end, but Maisie wouldn't walk through (she lay down flat, so I couldn't even drag her) so we strolled back to the handy Chinese cafe, and had a tsaty lunch. That evening there was a Christmas decoration evening just up the road, so some frinde and neighbours attended that, which was really good fun. And then we all popped down to teh winter fair in Welshpool on Saturday - Sophie and Tom as well.... read more
mulled wine
and mince pies too
my wreath

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 11th 2011

Mum and I set off for Oswestry today, for a browse round the shops. We were very pleased to see that our favourite cafe had re-opened under a new name, but with the same staff. So we settled down for our usual bacon and egg muffin. Most of the Christmas craft fair had packed up by then - it was a truly gloomy day, so who can blame them. But we enjoyed ourselves.... read more
the new menu
tucking in
the new

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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 4th 2011

It will soon be Lynda's 60th birthday - shh, don't tell the world. And she really wanted to be taken to Paris! So I turned up last Thursday morning (after David had told her to be ready for a taxi to a health farm) and carried her off to Leeds for 2 days as a surprise. We stayed with Sophie, and saw Opera North's Ruddigore, which is not really opera, but Gilbert and sullivan. It was a good 2 days.... read more
outside Sophie's house
shall we buy these?
shopping

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 4th 2011

And this week I met up with three old High School friends in Birmingham, which is pretty central for us all. Its only 12 years since we last met - before that meeting we hadn't met since we left school 30 years earlier. So it was great to find that we still found the same things fun and got on well. We had a nice lunch and a stroll around the canals, and a quick look in the shops. 4 hours went by very quickly. We hope to meet again next year.... read more
taming the bull
cup of tea time
crossing the canal

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 13th 2011

For her birthday I bought my friend Linda a book called "tea shop walks", and today we tried one out near Dolgellau. We had a lovely day, ate a picnic up in the hills and ended up in the town with a choice of tea shops. Mind you, I was glad to get back to the car! ... read more
worth the climb
leaning on the gate
moss and ferns

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 5th 2011

Last week I drove down to Somerset to stay with my good friend Hilary. The weather was glorious and would have been hot in summer, let alone the start of October! We went to Wells and spent some time in the gardens, under the trees, beside the wells! And another day we picked up Hilary's sister Rose and walked in the Mendip hills. It was lovely. ... read more
just like
wells cathedral
slaying the dragon

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool September 17th 2011

It all happened this weekend! Alex won an award for all his help at the local children's hospice shop, where he cleans, polishes, sorts and irons items that have been donated. He had to go to a ceremony to receive it, but the photo is taken at home. I managed to park my car over the edge of the drive - how efficient is that. Luckily no damage, though I needed a truck to winch it out - fortunate I work at a garage! And (cousin)Janet and John popped down from Colwyn Bay to see Mum and Dad yesterday afternoon, so we caught up with all their family doings too. ... read more
how did I do that
award winner




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