It’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.
Dinefwr Castle Llandeilo
My 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!
Visiting another pal, Jayne Russell, at her wonderful exhibition in Aberglasney Gardens http://aberglasney.org/exhibitions/ was another delightful excursion out.
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!
Unexpectedly, 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.
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!
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.
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!