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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool October 20th 2018

I've been on a southern tour this week, visiting friends and relations in Somerset and Devon. First I stayed with my "old" friend Hilary and her husband, then to Liz, then to My friend Sue and cousin Jerry in Georgeham, near Barnstaple. Back to Hodges, then home. It was nearly as far as going to Glasgow!... read more
the red boat
sea dog!
figure on the mud!

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool September 21st 2018

I popped Alex on the train for Manchester airport, on his way to Budapest, and the following day my friend Beth arrived from Kent. She is my oldest friend, we were actually born together and our mums were friends too. well, the weather was atrocious really. On Wednesday we decided to have a look on the high aqueduct at Froncysyllte but we were almost blown off. We thought we'd try going over in a boat, but that couldn't make any headway and we had to be pushed back by a kindly passing cyclist or we'd be there still. The water in the channel was blowing like spray on the prom! Vey exciting. The following day it poured with rain non stop, though we got an early dog walk in the dry. And Dad invited us out ... read more
waiting for the train
the adventure begins
start with a coffee

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool September 3rd 2018

An Australian friend of ours called in for a couple of days at the weekend, after visiting her cousin and before flying back home. and the thing she most wanted to do was ride in a horse drawn narrow boat. So we drove up to Llangollen where they do such a thing, and had a very busy day drinking tea, eating cake and riding on a narrow boat! Sadly Alex was working, so it was only Mervena and me. .... read more
first stop, ice cream
we watched the first boat leave
went for a cuppa.....

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool August 30th 2018

Alex and I spent the day beside the sea yesterday. We stopped at the community café on the way, for coffee, then walked over the dunes to the beach. After a picnic lunch we set off to find a few caches in an area we don't often get to. We found some lovely spots, as we always do when we go geocaching, it always takes us to interesting places.... read more
looking up river from the estuary
well, come along then!
lovely view from here

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool August 12th 2018

For some reason I thought I'd be 68 this year, until Sophie put me right; so I was one year younger than I expected on Thursday. How nice. And here are some pictures of us all enjoying my birthday.... read more
Alex sorts out the fizz
testing the new water feature
the Cabin in the Clearing

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 29th 2018

The Cooper family visited for a week, but unfortunately I had shingles so was unable to join in much. I managed to take a few photos, and as it was Alex's birthday on Friday, I thought Id do a combined blog.... read more
fair shares please
blow them out
a camera with a clock in it

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 13th 2018

I've lost count of how many weeks this hot weather has lasted, but Ineke had a few days off, so we decided to make the most of it and head for the coast. It was boiling, and the bottoms of the tents were rolled up all day. We chose to camp in a different field this time, same site, and I was able to keep an eye on passing trains as well as hear them. Yesterday afternoon the thunder clouds rolled in so we quickly packed the tents up and came home. And eventually this afternoon there was a welcome drop of rain, everywhere round here is simply parched. I expect that once the school holidays begin, the rain will start in earnest, but for now its just a drip.... read more
cooking breakfast
Bella and Ineke snoozing
honey ice cream

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool July 1st 2018

I drove up to Scotland for a few days to help with childminding while Tom and Sophie were at work; the school holidays have begun in Scotland already. The children were good as gold and we had a lovely time although we didn't do that much as it was very hot. But on Saturday Sophie drove us to a beautiful beach on Loch Lomond where we played in the water all day long. Lovely and cool. And today I came back home. Next week, Tom's in charge!... read more
Jack's better at remembering pairs than me!
scissors are the in thing!
a picnic near the canal

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool June 8th 2018

I have just spent a few very hot and sunny days in my tent on the coast. It was too hot to do much, so I read a couple of books between snoozes. Yesterday, Ineke, Alex and Dad came for the day. And today I had to break camp and come home, time for mowing again! I thoroughly enjoyed myself!... read more
early morning walk by the river
it was so hot
Bella found it cool and shady

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool May 28th 2018

Alex and I spent a few days in Glasgow last week, and decided to stop in the Yorkshire Dales on the way up. We've had a lovely time, the weather was hot and sunny, and despite a severely thundery day here yesterday, with a downpour just as we arrived home,( very good for the plants) , today turned out to be lovely again, and I've been sitting out in the garden all evening.... read more
along the river Lune
descending the Radical steps, Kirby Lonsdale
the Devils bridge at Kirby Lonsdale

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