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

Another hot sunny day dawned, so Ineke and Alex - both having a day off - decided it would be a good time to canoe along the canal, beneath the trees. We took a picnic and had a lovely time. PS. I forgot to mention in my last blog that when Martha wakes up she spends ages chatting to herself, and then when Sophie goes in to her, she waves her arms a legs madly in excitement. I was telling Mum this, and she said "just what you used to do" . So my little grand daughter takes after me a bit. Yippee.... read more
refreshing water
tucking in
I look worried

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

Well, that was a cheering weekend. Sophie, Tom and Martha came from Glasgow to visit Grandma in hospital, and Mum and Martha had their first meeting - while Martha met Dad at a barbecue in the garden later. Sounds like consequences! We managed two trips to hospital, the second time we wheeled Mum out into the garden for a photoshoot!... read more
four in a row
four generations of girls
polite hello

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 28th 2013

Ineke and I took a sandwich with us on a short walk along the canal at Guilsfield today. We looked for some caches but only found one - but the walk was lovely and we'll go again with my new phone to tell the GPS.... read more
on the bridge
weedy lock
looking the other way

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 22nd 2013

A gang of us decided that a dawn walk at midsummer would be a nice thing to do, so although we were a bit late for dawn, we all met at 6AM - young and old - and walked the fields and lanes for a couple of hours before retuning to the old school for breakfast. That makes a change from Bingo! The Llangyniew community is on the move.... read more
we all meet
and set off
watched as ever

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 20th 2013

Alex and I spent 4 days with our bell tents at a site at Tywyn, on the coast. There was plenty to do - walking along the estuary, riding on the narrow gauge railway, following the waterfall trails and of course paddling in the sea. And finding geocaches - I'm a bit hooked!Luckily the weather was fine .... in fact excellent, and we managed to get home again with dry tents. We had a lovely time.... read more
beer and crisps
coffee and croissants for breakfast
camp fire at sunset

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 13th 2013

My "old" school friend Hilary was staying in Wales for a few days with her sister and her cousin, so we took the chance to meet for the afternoon, and went on a boat ride across the aqueduct at Froncysyllte. There was so much chat, that we relied on Alex to take the pictures.... read more
onto the aqueduct
the bridge over the river Dee
and the edge of the aqueduct

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

Another glorious day, and Ineke had a day off, so we set off for Barmouth. We had a lovely day with sun and sea, then did a little geo caching on the way home.... read more
looking for jellyfish
Maisie advises on kite flying
and it worked!

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

Another lovely day dawned. So after throwing 3 pairs of curtains in the wash, I set off to meet Kate at the halfway place between her house and mine. Which happened today to be at the canal. (If that sounds daft, there are one or two other walks about equidistant). It was glorious - we met a few boaters, and the dogs enjoyed the walk - Ruby swam as well. Then lunch, one cache grabbed, and back home to clean windows and hang the curtains. Phew.... read more
there's a lock behind me
and to prove it

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

Alex had 4 days off together this week, so instead of taking an extra day's work as he usually does, we decided to drive up to Glasgow on Monday. We left at 5.30 in the morning, taking Maisie with us, and arrived about 11. Its 290 miles, door to door. Here are some pictures to show what we did.... read more
a wet walk
Queen's view
The Coopers

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool May 25th 2013

Yesterday was wet and windy - and did I mention COLD? - so Ineke and I decided it was not a day for gardening, and we went for a walk in the bluebell woods. It was lovely of course, we missed the rain and in the woods the wind was not so bad. And the smell.............. And today is spring, sunny, calm and warm, definitely a day for gardening, and for taking a flask of tea across to my wood to see the orchids. I expect the pictures don't do any of it justice, but still.... read more
gaer fawr
the boar bench
Ineke admires the bluebells

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