Blogs from Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Machynlleth March 28th 2019

What is the connection between a welsh prince, , a marchog of Wales , Led Zepplin and a chevalier of France? This is another of those strange connections that come to light when you accidently fall on them on your travels. The sort of questions that might just come up one day in a quiz league night. That sort of obscure fact that you never imagine you will need anytime soon and you wonder just how they come into being. Gabby spent the night on the car park in Machynlleth. It was surprisingly quiet for a large car park. A few lorries were parked up but even they were quiet. We were even fortunate to park under the street light which illuminated Gabby all through the night. We had had no sun for days so the ... read more
Pennal church
Owains statue

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Machynlleth March 26th 2019

Gabby the motorhome is parked up on a very busy road in a very tiny layby. There is not much room for us. In fact if another car drew up and wanted to park it would be able to. We are in the tiny hamlet of Cilmeri. A handful of houses. Fields and little else , . So why on earth are we here? Well there is a tale to tell. We are heading towards home but have a couple of stop offs before we end our short break. We have enjoyed being out in Gabby and sitting in the layby we understand why we love her. We get the freedom to do where we want, when we want and to hunt out unusual visitor attractions. So what is here in Cilmeri? There is a gate ... read more
The well covering
The plaque telling the story

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Machynlleth May 31st 2011

'Croeso i Gymru - Welcome to Wales', said the road-sign as we crossed the boundary from England into the land of daffodils, leeks and red dragons. Then, the heavens opened! That was last September, when we came to look after our son's house, dog and cat while he took his family away for a well-earned holiday. Exactly the same thing happened on our way here again last week! The only difference so far is that, last September, the torrential rain was replaced by a succession of mainly sunny days (when the accompanying photos were taken). As I write now, at the end of May, our car is getting a daily wash to rival anything that the local filling station could provide with their Jet Wash machine. It’s also so windy that the resident jackdaws hover almost ... read more
Machynlleth's clock tower
Machynlleth standing stones

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