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

This morning Alex and I went for a walk in the bluebell woods...and as luck would have it, a new cache has been placed there too, so we had two purposes. Three, if you include the exercise! Which it is, as the wood grows on an Iron Age hill fort with very steep ramparts. The bluebells were beautiful, and the cache had four parts, all oak tree related, and we managed to locate each part and thus find the final hidden Tupperware box. Good mornings work.... read more
working out the next destination
from the information on these acorns!

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool May 5th 2018

Dad, Alex and I went up to the Green Lane Burial field today as it was Mum's birthday. It was a beautiful day to go and we couldn't help thinking that she'd chosen a really good spot in a lovely place. With a little help from Eira, who runs the field and happened to be about, we found Mum's stone and could wish her a happy birthday. After a short sit at the top of he hill, we decided on a pub lunch, and it were able to sit outside and eat fish and chips.... read more
nearly at the spot
this looks like it, number 225
definitely this one

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool April 4th 2018

Yesterday Dad reached the grand age of 95. He and I shared coffee and cake in the morning, while he opened his cards and some presents. In the evening we celebrated with a meal at the Royal Oak in Welshpool and returned home stuffed.... read more
opening cards
quite a collection
Ineke dressed the beer bottles

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool April 4th 2018

Frank and Margaret are in Wales for their annual Easter trip, and we met up with them on Monday, despite the fact that snow had covered us once again during the night. Auntie Margaret had spent Easter Sunday in outpatients in Aberystwyth hospital as she'd fallen and broken a small bone in her shoulder, but she wasn't going to let that deter her. So we spent a lovely couple of hours catching up and eating lunch, and by the time we left the snow was almost washed away. Mind you, there was still plenty left in the hedges round here from two weeks ago........ read more
and a snowy view
we arrived safely at meirion mill
at the lunch table

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool March 15th 2018

Once the snow had cleared I set off for Glasgow to celebrate Sophie's birthday, though I was eager to see those children too, because they will keep growing. As usual we had a busy time, the days flew by and now I'm home again.... read more
walking to nursery
dinosaur jigsaw
baking the birthday cake

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool February 24th 2018

We took advantage of another glorious day for a trip to the sea. We chose Ynys Las and stopped in the Community Café for coffee on the way. There was a strong and very chilly wind on the beach, and it was most invigorating! It was good to see lots of families out enjoying themselves, and dogs racing about madly with the wind in their tails. We found a couple of caches, a day out wouldn't be complete without, would it? And on the way home, a merlin flew along the road right in front of the car.....we didn't even have to slow down much, he was flying so fast. Then he suddenly upped and over the hedge. What a sight.... read more
over the dunes
hat tied on!
lovely blue sky

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool January 4th 2018

The Coopers ended their Grand Christmas Tour with a few days in Llangyniew. You'd think they'd all be worn out, but far from it, they were all full of beans and ready for the new year. So here we are, having fun.... read more
is that for me?
a unicorn's garden
and a marble run

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool December 15th 2017

Alex and I went to Chester yesterday to celebrate Saturnalia with the Romans. Its great fun, lots of shouting, drumming and lights. And a lantern parade. We had a good time and even managed to find each other in the crowds afterwards.... read more
releasing the mischief maker, Saturn
a bit chilly for roman garb!
those torches were very smelly

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 27th 2017

As a grand finale of birthday celebrations, which seem to have been going on for a week - and hasn't she just got something to celebrate - my sister Liz popped up for a weekend of eating, drinking and laughing. We had a lovely time. On Saturday morning I turned up with chocolate cake, which we had with coffee. Later Liz and Dad went to Montgomery for a look round the castle, and then Alex and I returned with a take away curry. We spent a jolly evening feeling rather stuffed and reminiscing about Saturday evenings watching Wells Fargo and Boots and Saddles. The photos were taken by Liz, Dad and me, what a mixture!... read more
sisters .. enjoying ourselves
eating cake
happy birthday

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Powys » Welshpool November 17th 2017

It seemed like the first wintry day today, but we'd decided to drive round these dams and reservoirs which supply the water for Birmingham, so we set off early and arrived in time for coffee in the very nice café. Alex and I left Dad to finish his drink while we took Bella for a stroll by the river, then we met up for a look round the visitor centre before lunch and a leisurely drive round the six reservoirs. We ended up over a mountain road which reached 1600feet, the views were splendid but the wind was chilly. AND we found 11 geocaches along the way.... read more
walking Bella
Dads in the cafe
dress as a Victorian!!!

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