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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool August 18th 2014

Just returned from 5 days in Glasgow, which also included a day in Edinburgh while the festival is on - so it was very busy. Sophie and Tom made me feel very welcome, and although I managed to fuse the kitchen whilst de-frosting the freezer, they still fed me! Tom was busy directing an opera, which is going to the festival, so Sophie and I were left holding that gorgeous baby! Now she understands such a lot,. and runs about busily, she keeps you on your toes. And it was lovely. Martha can't say Granny (or Grandma) so we are both called "gr"... read more
helping Sophie choose shoes
street art

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool August 10th 2014

Birthdays seem to come around rather more quickly these days, and sure enough mine was here before I knew it. I took Mum to Tesco's in the morning, to buy a little cake each, which we took to the pub to eat with our coffee. In the afternoon we had a community "tea in the garden" afternoon at Lynda and David's house, which is an ideal way to spend you birthday - lots of people you want to see are there and you aren't in charge! Then in the evening we got a takeaway curry and took to Dad's house, but although I took the camera I forgot to get any pictures of that bit. I was so full from all the cake that I could hardly eat the curry, but it all went down in ... read more
in Lynda's garden
lots of cakes
admiring the garden

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool August 7th 2014

I headed south to Somerset to visit my school friend Hilary this week. She took me to a nature reserve in a peat bog - though the posh write up is "the largest mire in the south west". Of course it was lovely, with lost of pools and birds and hides. Then one day we visited the old fashioned seaside town of Clevedon. Actually on the Severn estuary, with views across to south wales, rather than actual sea. But with the smell of seaweed and the sound of waves - and the ice cream shop............ read more
along the coast path
we can use the timer!

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 27th 2014

Alex and I joined Mum and Dad at the Rhallt for cake and fizz this afternoon - sadly Alex had to work in the morning. A good time was had by all. And this evening Ineke and Lynda will call round to drink to the birthday boy (any excuse!)... read more
a grandmotherly kiss
a drum set?
opening the cards

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 22nd 2014

We have had the most lovely summer so far. And today continued the trend with blue sky and hot sun. Ineke, Lynda and I had planned to walk along a part of Glyndwr's Way, a long distance footpath which runs quite nearby. What a good idea that was, as most of the path was shady, and the picnic spot at the end was beside the river! So here are some photos of that (sadly Alex was at work a so couldn't come, and I took Maisie out early as it is too hot for her). Once this is done, I'm off to sit outside with a cup of tea and watch the bats!... read more
about 150 steps
out into the daylight
and back into more woodland

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 18th 2014

Alex was off with the canoe club for a weekend at lake Bala, and not to be outdone, Ineke and I decided to take our tents along - to another site - and relax and look for some of the hundred or so caches hidden in the area. And Maisie came too.......... read more
view from my chair
the river dee behind the tent
and again

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 9th 2014

Sophie, Tom and Martha came to stay for a few days and I thought you'd like to see some pictures. As you see, Martha is walking and enjoys being outside.... read more
the play area was fun
tea in the garden
checking out Great Grandad

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 29th 2014

This "event" has been in the planning for a while, its just a matter of the other two people getting the same day off work - not that simple when they both do odd shifts. However, we wanted to walk along the cliffs form Borth down to Aberystwyth, so we parked the car at Borth station and proceeded in a southerly direction, uphill. And down, and up, and down again and so on. The signpost indicated 5 miles, but there were so many ups and downs. My poor knees. BUT we did it and celebrated with chips on the prom at Aber... read more
second stop
3rd stop
at the first top!

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 21st 2014

Its the longest day today. Alex and I and the picnic basket arranged a surprise picnic for Mum at lunchtime. I arrived to collect her - a little on the late side - and walked our usual walk up the canal. We are so lucky that its there for such easy walking with her. We arrived at the limekilns to find Alex waiting with the food, I couldn't carry it AND push the wheelchair, so he was the accomplice. We enjoyed the al fresco lunch, then I wheeled her back accompanied by the dog. A good time was had by all.... read more
I espy a pic-a-nic basket
what do you fancy?
a bit of this

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 15th 2014

another lovely summers day, so Ineke and I took sandwiches and set off to a lovely piece of common land right on the Welsh/English border. the views were wonderful, and if I didn't catch the sun, I caught the wind as I can feel my face burning. Of course, we went there because of the caches, but it is a lovely spot and only a little way from here.... read more
Maisie closes in
one of the caches

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