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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 22nd 2011

My friend Ineke bought herself a lovely new bell tent, which arrived yesterday. But she hasn't enough space to put it up, so yesterday she erected it on our field, and is our unofficial camper! I'm very jealous. Kate was also here, as she brought Ruby (dog) for a "holiday" while she and John go to France. I made us all some lunch, and whilst I was making bread, decided to try making a bowl out of bread to eat my tea out of - as seen in Paris. It certainly held the food, but it was rather tough bread so when it was empty, I fed it to the chickens. ... read more
first step - empty the bag
then read instructions
there you go - easy

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

we had a wonderful time, just not long enough - though you can't keep up the pace for so long! We walked and walked and I found that what I had imagined - from photos - was not quite right, so about time I actually visited and saw it. We stayed near Gare du Nord, so could walk to Monmartre in 15 minutes - though it took a while to climb all the steps once you're there. Handy for the metro - could be at Notre Dame in 10 minutes! The boat trips go from there too. On Thursday we met Sophie's pen friend, her husband and 3 small children at Versailles for a spectacular day of fountains, and a very big picnic where everyone was supposed to wear white. I expect Sophie's pictures will be ... read more
where's that hotel?
how many steps
evening sunshine

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 8th 2011

Never before have I been able to grow a cauliflower, so when a friend gave me 4 tiny plants, I didn't expect a great deal. But I gave them a space and some water. And lo and behold, today I found 2 beautiful caulis. So I gave one to Mum and Dad, and took lots of photos of the other, before making cauliflower cheese and eating it!... read more
cauli on the wall
close up
veg patch

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

Mum and I took a trip to Oswestry to have a browse round the shops and some lunch. The flowers in the street planters were lovely, so we took some pictures. She even took one of me!... read more
my new "meadow" skirt
fruit salad

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 3rd 2011

It was another busy week for Alex, as his amateur dramatic group - The LADS - performed a play every night. It was written by one of the LADS, and sponsored by the Royal Shakespear Company, so had to have something to do with Shakespeare. In true Shakesperian tradition it was outside with no scenery, but an excellent show. It was about skullduggery in Stratford after William had died, and apparently based on fact. Marion, Lynda and I took a picnic to eat before the show, and luckily they sold hot drinks at "Ye Olde Inne" as the evening turned pretty chilly after a beautiful day. ... read more
got him


Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 29th 2011

Our usual haymaker was unable to help this year, so we asked another neighbour about cutting the hay. He arrived with state of the art machinery and had the job done almost before I could find the camera. He only needed about 4 turns round the field to cut. And then arrived with a big round baler - in our little field! While Alex was helping out in the local hospice shop, he found a tent and decided to buy it, just in case we went camping. We'd already decide that neither of us was in favour of sharing the small 2 man tent we had already, so its a good plan. Here he is trying it out. ... read more
speeding round
our very first
all hoovered up

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 23rd 2011

After whizzing through a few household tasks - like sawing wood! - we took ourselves off to see the newly hatched osprey chicks near Machynlleth. Last year there were only eggs, but this year 3 chicks hatched. Its the first time in many years that ospreys have bred in this area. Of course you can only see through a telescope which has been trained on the nest, and through CCTV cameras via a big screen in the shop/ wildlife trust centre. The parent birds are huge and spectacular, the chicks kept very still when mum was away, and looked just like sticks in the nest. As we were so close to the sea and it was such a beautiful day, we spent an hour or two at Ynys Las, on the opposite side of the estuary ... read more
osprey reserve
hidden pool
board walk through the reed beds

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 22nd 2011

Dad had to take the car to Shrewsbury for a service today, so Mum and I took ourselves to Welshpool for a coffee and a look round. It was lovely in the sunshine. I couldn't resist collecting firewood on the way home, and had to squeeze it in round the wheelchair. Later we went for a walk on Dolanog hill, and Maisie made a new friend, Claire's puppy called Poppy. She must be getting old, as there was never a growl at all!!!... read more
and wheel chair

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

Last night, our neighbour brought up the trailer full of wood that we'd loaded on the back field over Easter, and tipped it outside the front door (as requested!). Unfortunately, after weeks of dry sunny days, it poured with rain and we had to move it because we couldn't drive up to the house! So I got rather wet in the morning and Alex in the afternoon, when he got home from work. ... read more
looking down the drive
tidy pile

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

Today we celebrated Mum's 86th birthday. In the morning we visited, with presents, a cake and candles. In the evening we went out for a meal. A good day was had by all. ... read more
whats in here?
 are you ready?

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