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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool April 20th 2021

At last, we were able to go to the beach. Once the kids had gone back to school..... We've come home rather red faced, and sleepy with all the sea air.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 14th 2020

Ineke organised a Spooktacular trail round Meifod, postponed from Halloween because we were locked down then. Lots of people had pumpkins, witches and ghosts in their gardens and windows, and the children had to follow the trail to see everything. There were marshals en route, all in costume, to add scary bits and direct operations, and the pub provided hot drinks for everyone afterwards. It was a great evening, I doubt the photos do it justice. Thankyou everyone for all the trouble you took to make this such fun.... read more
headless ghost
smile please
floral arrangement

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 9th 2020

This morning, being the first day of the unlock here in Wales, we went up a hill just the other side of Welshpool. It was pretty atmospheric as the cloud was low, though by the time we came down, the sun was shining here and there. At the top is the Gypsy monument, a memorial to Uriah, head of the family, whose ashes were scattered here.... read more
first hurdle.....a padlocked gate!
I soon had to leave my coat behind, overheating

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 21st 2020

As we had no power yesterday, due to work on the line, we decided to go out. Alex said Barmouth, as he hadn't been there for a while. It was pretty wild, the tide was as high as I've ever seen it, and the wind was exhilarating, but it wasn't cold and we got our lungs full of fresh air...and our tummies full of fish and chips! PS. I took these pics with my camera, not the phone, to see if that resolves the shape of the picture issue.... read more
hold onto your hats!

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool September 24th 2020

We decided we'd better make the most of our freedom, and Caroline and I headed for some waterfalls and an old castle. Some rain, some blue sky!... read more
king of the castle
exploring ruins
admiring the view

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool September 10th 2020

This has been a week of going out! Caroline asked me if I fancied a day at the seaside, and you cant really say no to an invitation like that! We had a lovely day, a walk along the salt marshes, fish and chips, a walk along the beach and ice cream.... read more
looking upstream
beside the river
me again

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool September 8th 2020

What a lovely day. Alex suggested we had a look at a series of caches near Dolgellau, on the slopes of Cader Idris. It was called the Quaker trail, and showed where famous Quakers had lived 200 years ago. There were some lovely walks and it was all very interesting. Later we had a walk along Precipice walk, which was precipitous but rather wet!... read more
letter box in the middle of nowhere
snazzy hat
looking at the ruined house of the Quakers

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool September 1st 2020

Alex and I have just returned from a few days with the Coopers in Glasgow. We hadn't seen them since Christmas because of lockdown, and we had a lovely time. We went for walks, looked for a few geocaches, played games and ate a lot......thanks to Tom who provided delicious meals with no fuss.... read more
off to school
playing pirate island
Jack enjoyed following the arrow to find the geocache

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Hay-on-Wye August 20th 2020

What is the connection between books , a literary festival and an unwelcome visit for Gabby ?. It is Hay on Wye another lovely town on the River Wye. We guessed that Ross on Wye and Hay on Wye would be very similar in character . Small towns with narrow streets full of book shops. Another Butter Market and lots of shops, cafes and pubs . What was different a large and empty car park . Hay welcomed us with plenty of room to park up our hotel on wheels . There were few cars and an area at the bottom of the car park with grass over which Gabbys derrier could park . An added bonus the lovely town had offered us 2 hours free parking . This would give us enough time to have ... read more
The Cheese Market
Another side of the Butter Market

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool August 10th 2020

and this time it was mine. As the weather was nice and we felt it unlikely we'd be going far this year, we decided to pitch our tents in the field and have a weekend camp. We began the day with a trip to Dad, where a bottle of fizz was ready in the fridge, then back home where various friends turned up during the day and, besides bearing gifts, helped to eat birthday cake or drink gin and was lovely. Thankyou everyone for such a special day. Loads of lovely cards too, including special editions from Martha and Jack.... read more
gin and tonic
with Lynda and David
firework candle

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