'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Sunday 14 April 2013

To Wales and back again.

While Babybel and the VHC are away, granny and grandad can play.

We had a quiet week in Ceredigion, which was relatively new territory to us, although we approached it via the Elan Valley, which is one of our favourite places. As you can see it was a little snowy.

We explored Aberystwyth, and its cliff railway - tatty but fun, and the view from the top is stunning.

 We visited Strata Florida Abbey - I am developing a thing for Cistercian Abbeys, they are always in such amazing places. And there were tiles! 

We went to MOMA Wales in Machynlleth (which I can neither spell nor pronounce). The gallery is well worth a visit, both for the art and the building.

And best of all, so good we went twice, was seeing red kites being fed at (pauses to look it up) Bwlch Nant yr Arian Forest Centre. The best free show in Ceredigion, and the bara brith in the cafe is good too, though not free. 

I even did a little embroidery, though half of it will be taken out again when I can pluck up the courage.

Although it was a bit cold for a holiday and the weather could have been better, I feel much fitter than I did before we went away, and ready to face Babybel and the VHC tomorrow, who will no doubt tell us all about their holiday in the depths of Suffolk. Well, Babybel will: the VHC tends to limit his conversation to 'choo-choo', 'copter' and 'juice'. Primarily 'juice', which is what his great-grandfther used to call 'cow juice'.

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