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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 » 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 » 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...

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool March 3rd 2019

It was great fun to see Liz and Tom this weekend, Tom being the chauffeur on this occasion. They arrived on Friday night, and Tom erected a tent in Dad's garden for sleeping! On Saturday we all had hot cross buns with our coffee, then we left Dad to have a snooze quietly whilst we had a breath of air and a cuppa. Shortly after that, we tucked into curry, except Dad, whose tummy still isn't quite up to it after the bug he had.... read more
a brisk walk along the canal
by the marina
Liz attempts to lift the bridge

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool February 25th 2019

These days everyone's either at work or at school during the week, so I did a quick weekend trip to visit. Sophie was just back from New York, and Tom left for London on Saturday night, so my effort wasn't such a big deal after all. We had a great time, a bit of staying at home and a bit of going out. And before you know it, the weekend's over and your home again. It was worth it, it was lovely to see them all.... read more
the mermaid
four mermaids

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool February 7th 2019

Today was Ineke's birthday, so Caroline, Ineke and I decided to go for a walk and then for lunch at a nice café beside the canal. It was a bit wet to start with, but the sun came out in the end. On the way home we called in at Dads, where we celebrated with a glass of wine. Happy birthday, Ineke.... read more
on the towpath
all waterproofed up
the bridge with Ineke's age...81!

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

As Ineke wasn't working till later this evening, and Alex was off with the canoeing club, we thought we'd set off early for a walk by the sea. It turned out a perfect day for it too, the sky cleared and the sun came out, the tide was high and the waves choppy. And we finished off with lunch in the community cafe nearby. The cobwebs have been blown away for a while!... read more
kite surfers
faithful hound
blue sky

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