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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
luckily
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

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool January 12th 2019

Alex and I decided to have a walk round the woods at Chirk Castle today, for a change. There were even some snowdrops out in the woods, though not as many as in my garden!... read more
we are watched
looking a little nervous!
Martha would like this!

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

Well, another Christmas has rumbled by, and we have photos to prove it. We spent Christmas day with dad, the Glasgow gang arrived on Boxing day. And good fun was had by all.... read more
a toast in bubbly
a box of delights
the fun of opening presents

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

Needless to say, the days were well filled, and most of the evenings too. We had a walk round the hill fort at Oswestry one day, and explored round lake Vyrnwy another. Alex and I went to Chirk with them the day they left, for a run around and a coffee before they headed to the motorway, and we came home very quietly!... read more
and finding eggs
visiting great Grandad
celts defending the hillfort

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

We needed to find a cache to collect our New Years day souvenir, so we decided to head to Barmouth where there is one on the bridge that we haven't yet found. Turned out to be busy there, with a New Years Day swim taking place, strangely in fancy dress.....we met a penguin and several Santas. Anyway, we strolled along the beach, then made our way along to the bridge, sorted out the cache and finally got fish and chips in the chippy before heading home. Hope 2019 proves to be a good year for you all.... read more
low cloud on the hills, very atmospheric
heading to the bridge
can you see the train?

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool December 10th 2018

We had a lovely day with Liz on Saturday. She drove up on Friday night and left Sunday morning, but we made the most of her on Saturday. Here's the photo shoot.... read more
the singing reindeer
still singing
the miniature Christmas fair




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