Well! Can you believe it’s all over and all the planning, spending, eating, drinking and laughing was worth every penny and second in the preparations!
We had an amazing few days with the family and loved seeing the Lego train being built by our grandson and watched as it gradually took over the living room and then spread monster like into the kitchen!
Skyping the rest of the family in Canada was emotional but seeing the twins ( they are one in two weeks time) opening up their Christmas presents was a magical experience…how do they learn so early on in life how to rip, tear and eat wrapping paper off presents?
Although Boxing Day was a rather awful day weather wise we took our visitors to the Botanic Garden where we are assured of a warm welcome and plenty of things to see and admire…even on a wet day!
Amazing collection of embroidery work in the Fungi display
The Gallery at The Botanic Gardens has an amazing exhibition on at present by the wonderful Jackie Morris. Her original paintings were on display and for sale and her books were for sale in the shop- absolutely beautiful. To find out more:
Copied from Jackie Morris website:
Exhibition of Paintings at The Botanic Gardens of Wales, Carmarthen.
From 4th Nov -13Jan
Paintings include work from Song of the Golden Hare, East of the Sun and The Ice Bear.
A visit to Aberglasney Gardens was next on our list and seeing the Gardens at any time is a joy but when it is bathed in ice it takes on a mystical feel.
Although I have been patient ( not like me at all!) and watched and waited I have sadly not seen the otters that are appearing regularly in the pool at Aberglasney but I’ll be back there soon and I WILL see them!
Best wishes to everyone for a Very Happy New Year.