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August 21 Busy Times! August 21, 2016

DSC05503-1It’s Summer and that means getting out and about  and enjoying  all the events and visits before autumn creeps in!

A week ago I joined the Walking Well Group for Carmarthenshire http://www.walkingwellcarmarthenshire.org.uk/ to keep fit ( as well as  all my gardening)  whilst Jim’s knee gets stronger! We met at Llandeilo railway station and walked up to Dinefwr Castle , back through the water meadows  and returned to the station via The Vintage Café  for a coffee and cake! It was a thoroughly enjoyable walk with lovely companions so I’m looking forward to the next walk this Friday.

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Dinefwr Castle Llandeilo

DSC05449-1My legs started to ache on the last hill up through Llandeilo!

Later in the week, we spent a very enjoyable time on a visit to a friend’s house, where plants were for sale and  delicious nibbles and drinks on offer. She  will be opening her  plant nursery here next year so it was  lovely to visit her home and cross the  river  into her beautiful garden via a bridge ! There were no trolls under it!



DSC05475Visiting another pal, Jayne Russell,  at her wonderful exhibition in Aberglasney Gardens http://aberglasney.org/exhibitions/  was another  delightful excursion out.

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With the damp weather the grass keeps growing and the plants need extra tending but another trip out was on our agenda….to Birmingham…don’t ask!

The high point was the amazing new station – it really was magnificent!

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DSC05540-1Unexpectedly, we discovered a Welsh chapel in the centre of Birmingham!


This week it was Show Time! Llansadwrn Show is a jolly affair  when the community gathers together   to share their interests and to enter items for   judging in many different categories.

Photos, paintings and  plants were some of my entries  as  the other categories are too hard for me! There are some very talented cooks,  florists, vegetable growers, stick makers, jam makers , needle women and more in our village so  it is  great to wander around the marquee and enjoy  everyone’ s  entries.

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As expected in a country show there were a number of horses and sheep around!

As well as visiting places we’ve welcomed some lovely visitors to the cottage. It’s such a pleasure to meet new and ‘old’ visitors. The visitors last week have been coming to the cottage for eight  or is it nine years…who can tell when you are having fun!

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This week our family are staying  and our first port of call today was the Botanic Gardens of Wales. There was a Woodcraft exhibition on  in the dome and some truly amazing wood carvings  on display. The borders were a delight to see.

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The Great Glasshouse was as magnificent as ever but the highlight for our grandson was the visit to the Butterfly House. He loved it ….as  did we!




6 Responses to “August 21 Busy Times!”

  1. That seems a pretty busy August Marianne! And some lovely pictures. We’ve been to the butterfly house now at the NBGW twice, and it does seem to be a huge hit with everyone. Let’s hope it continues to run into the autumn. Love the sticks on show as well,
    Best wishes


    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading Julian- I really don’t know where the time goes. It is certainly true that as one gets older time definitely goes faster. I was surprised to see so many folks visiting the Butterfly House and did you notice the poster on the side that they are applying for a zoo licence …whatever next! The Lion House! The family are still here so it’s off to the seaside tomorrow and let’s hope this rain stays away for a while!
      Enjoy the rest of the summer.

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  2. My, you have been busy! You have some very artistic friends and neighbors also from the looks of the photos you included. It’s fair time around here too, and your photos and descriptions make me wish that I had the time to visit a few of them. I loved the butterfly too.


    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading. This area seems to attract a great many artistic folk. Maybe it’s to do with the wonderful scenery with the mountains, rivers and coast all relatively close by and this seems to inspire a great deal of creative and imaginative work. As I am rather a ‘chatterbox’ I am very fortunate to have made friends with many of the artists and I love to go to their exhibitions…as you can tell! If your work permits a few spare hours I hope you can manage to squeeze in a visit to a fair in Michigan and take some more of your wonderful photos. Best wishes Marianne

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  3. Marie Says:

    Once again what a wonderful few days you have had. We are so lucky to have such wonderful places to visit here in Carmarthenshire and so close to home too. Thank you so much for showing us the variety of places that are to be found on our doorstep.


    • lletty Says:

      Thanks for commenting Marie. It still amazes me how many places we haven’t seen around here yet! This Friday it’s another walk from the railway station at 10.30 …are you going to join us? Enjoy your summer – it’s sunshine tomorrow!


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