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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 28th 2019

Enough said. Alex and I had a lovely day beside the sea at Ynys Las, then met Dad and Ineke for a meal in the local pub.... read more
new items to wear
card display
can you see the sea

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 23rd 2019

Kate and John thought they'd have a change and head for Barmouth today, and I met them there. Shame Alex and Ineke were working. Well, lots of others had the same idea as it was really a very hot day. We had a swim in the sea, then a stroll along the prom till we reached the chip shop! Then we decided to leave the crowds and head to a shady woodland on the estuary where the dogs could have a bit of fun and we could admire the view. Today, Kate was the photographer.... read more
but we found a quiet spot
and Kate kindly let me use her cossie
Bella watched me go, she doesnt like water

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 21st 2019

Sophie, Tom, Martha and Jack have been staying for a few days, and we were very busy indeed. This morning Tom and the children left for their other Grandma, and Sophie and I had lunch with Grandad before she left on a train back to Glasgow …..and work.... read more
Martha swinging happily
like daughter, like mother
Jack the climber

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 13th 2019

It looked like a window of opportunity for a few days camping last week, before the schools break up. So I went up to the far north westerly corner of Anglesey, and camped at a lovely site overlooking the sea. Luckily I was the only one there as there was only one loo and nothing else! Needless to say, it was very peaceful there, and Bella and I enjoyed exploring the coast. And one day I met up with cousin Janet, for lunch at the Wavecrest at Church Bay (unfortunately it was closed on Wednesdays, but there was a caravan selling coffee and cakes...….). The day before I went, there was an important village rounders tournament to support, Llangyniew v. Dolanog v. Meifod. Great fun for all, I won't go into the details of winners!... read more
looking for seals
graveyard on the cliff
calm sea by Wylfa head

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 6th 2019

Gabby the motorhome is parked up on a free car park in the middle of Welshpool or to give it its welsh name Y Trallwng. Thankyou Powys council for being so kind to give us this free overnight spot within walking distance of the town. Welshpool wasn't treating us like lepers. The car park was huge with spaces for a couple of hundred cars. At the top of the car park a number of cars were parked up. We guessed it was the local bowling club and the members stayed there until around 10 when they drifted away. A few cars were parked at the Poundland shop. Shoppers popping in and out over the evening. It looked like we were in for a quiet night. Hold that thought . How did we end up in Welshpool? ... read more
The bright blue kingfisher
The wharf with its lovely walks alongside
Welshpool magpie cottages

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 1st 2019

I thought some pictures were in order as last week was quite busy. Liz came up for a few days, lovely to see her; Ineke and I went to Bala on a rather grey day, and today I had a blustery walk on a high piece of common land the other side of Welshpool. And there may be more soon, as Kathy is visiting from NZ.... read more
...until Alex arived with the lawnmower!
Liz checks out the chocs
Liz and Dad

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 8th 2019

Here we are again! Another jaunt, this time heading to Somerset to see my friend Hilary, and then we both drove to see Liz in Devon. Good fun and lots of laughs, as you will see.... read more
rainy afternoon
hoovering the dead flies
the postman only rings twice

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool May 21st 2019

A couple of interesting things! Last week, Ineke, Caroline and I went up to Lake Vyrnwy for a walk, and heard the cuckoo. Then I went to Glasgow for the weekend. We had a lovely time, playing games, going to the library and finishing Martha's sewing project. After which we practised knitting, on my very long needles, before a bit of portrait drawing!... read more
up there somewhere
the waterfall was flowing well
she didnt get wet feet

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool April 1st 2019

Alex had a week's holiday left, to take before the end of March, so we decided to spend a couple of days on the Wirral. We stayed on the side facing Wales, where the estuary is varied, mud flats, tidal marsh and some beaches. Mostly we used the Country Park called the Wirral Way, and walked a lot. Caching as we went! Once home, we celebrated Dad's birthday a bit early, as Liz had come up for a few days.... read more
we had a lovely long walk up here
the Gnome! another good bit of sandstone
Alex went to the top

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool March 11th 2019

It was Caroline's birthday today so we celebrated with a walk on top of Long Mountain. It had snowed earlier so it was very pretty and crunchy underfoot, and the distant hills were very white. We had a nice walk round, then met Ineke for coffee and the giving of gifts. Happy Birthday.... read more
lovely blue sky
the view was splendid
the Arrans, the Berwyns...




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