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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 30th 2013

Last night we got together in the old school and made some Christmas decorations. Its a lovely evening of meeting friends and neighbours, trying to be artistic and generally making a mess! This has turned into an annual event, very popular and well attended. Its such good fun. Of course, there's a bit of work finding the holly, ivy, moss and sundry bits. But worth it.... read more
not sure
I've made a start
So busy

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 27th 2013

Just got home from a jolly few days visiting Sophie, Tom and Martha in Glasgow. We had a great time, lots of playing and lovely walks in wintry weather.... read more
on the train to town
glittery Christmas tree
don't like antlers

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 19th 2013

We woke to find a sharp frost and a dusting of snow this morning - the first this winter - but also sun and blue sky. As the hills looked as if they'd stay white all day, we opted for a canal walk, and were rewarded with some beautiful autumn tree colours. The beeches have been glorious for a couple of weeks, but the oaks are only just changing.... read more
a realistic scarecrow
winter wheat
it still looks frosty

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 10th 2013

Many years ago, King Offa of Mercia decided to make a clear boundary between England and Wales, and came up with a ditch and wall, surmounted by a wooden stockade. It stretched form north to south more or less along the Welsh border. There's not a great deal to be seen today, though there are still some visible remains. But there is a long distance footpath along the entire length - not always exactly on the dyke though. and Ineke and I walked a part today, up to the top of a local hill, as it was all blue sky and sunshine.... read more
guess what
Moo looks happy
signpost at the summit

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 7th 2013

Blue sky and sunshine took Alex and me out into the hills today, glorious views, just a bit chilly up there! We watched the rain showers working their way down the Severn valley, and ended up driving to Welshpool (to call on Mum) almost through a rainbow, which spanned the whole valley. Beautiful. Oh, and a record number of caches found too!... read more
roof of the world ....
strolling along
warm jacket needed.

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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 31st 2013

I thought you might like to see some pictures of Mum's room etc. She's been out of bed every day so far, and been upstairs in the wheelchair for breakfast and lunch, and to sit in the sitting room a while. She's still very sleepy and a bit muddled, but so far so good. Today they had a pumpkin party, so Maisie and I went up to sniff out the leftovers!... read more
and a triumphal arch
Mum in chair
here she is again

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 29th 2013

I had it in my head that this is the time of year for the salmon to make their way up river to spawn, so we thought we go along to the weir near Newtown to see what we could see. Well, we saw a lot of fast flowing water - what did I expect after all that rain. And the weir was rough, and the salmon ladder ....... well, I wouldn't have tried jumping today. So, no, we didn't see any fish. But we had a lovely stroll through a nature reserve, found a few caches and had a sandwich before calling on a sleepy Mum in her new room. A good day then.... read more
looking hopefully
in the hide
the pool we walked round

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 16th 2013

It was so good to see Sophie, Tom and Martha for a couple of days as they made their way to see some friends and relations over half term. They called on (Great)Grandad on Sunday, and on Monday went to the hospital to see (Great)Grandma who looks very well, all things considered. It was Tom's birthday while they were here, so there was some celebrating to be done! Its very quiet now they have gone and Alex is at work.... read more
Happy birthday daddy
deja vu
hello grandad

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 10th 2013

We'd been planning a walk along the Kerry Ridgeway - an ancient route - for a while. And today was the day. It was certainly autumnal, and the wind up there took our breath away to start with. But we had a lovely walk, and now plan to go back and walk another part. I think its about 18 miles in all. And the views are incredible, looking to Wales one way and England the other.... read more
the running fox
just checking where we are
silhouettes

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 5th 2013

I feel as if I have been put through my paces today - to the underworld and back. We met up with 50 or so other geocachers and were guided to a drainpipe which was the entrance to the "underworld". Once inside, where you could stand up at least, we explored lots of tunnels and underground lakes, in one of which was lurking a newly hidden cache. Someone had to wade into the chilly water to retrieve it - not me! I certainly wouldn't have gone looking for it by myself, but can now add it to my list of "found caches." We were glad that we'd borrowed some hard hats, or we'd have very sore heads tonight, and grateful for the terrestrial bars (Mars) that the organiser had brought along. It was a great day, ... read more
Ineke ready to go
looking braver
the entrance




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