A lovely walk,organised by Philip, through the back lanes of Cwmdu and ending with a superb Christmas lunch in the pub is a great way to prolong the Christmas celebrations.
We set off from outside the pub, where there was an amazing willow reindeer and through the village over the little bridge admiring some of the lovely houses along the way.
As it’s Christmas I want to be kind to Philip and not mention the muddy lane and deep puddles…but there were a few! After the mud we headed up a farm track into the very bright morning sunshine. Again one shouldn’t complain about the sun after the miserable weather we’ve had but boy was it bright?!
It was worth the climb to see the views that were being lit up by the blue skies and sunshine.
After another fairly long climb we ‘dived’ back down into the valley through very wet fields passing some very wet sheep!
It’s amazing how a blue sky cheers everyone up. It might have been the thought of the delicious spread that awaited us at the pub that made everyone speed up on their way back!
Back at the cosy pub we settled down and enjoyed the tastiest bowl of lamb cawl (veggie option too!) and home baked flavourful sour dough and crusty bread rolls. No photos of the cawl I ate it all up before I remembered!
The desserts were equally scrumptious: blackcurrant and vanilla bakewell tart topped with banana ice-cream..(Lewis is a star baker!) and fairy tale meringue (Biddy baker!)
To finish the gourmet lunch off Bundt cake was served- totally yummy!
We all had a brilliant time and Pip, the dog enjoyed herself too, keeping warm in front of the fire!
Thank you all!
Christmas at home is colourful ! It has been shared with the family and cats, Rufus is not usually allowed on the table but he enjoys having his photo taken!
As we have only just discovered the joys of visiting Cynghordy viaduct we returned on Boxing Day with the family for another look!
Pooh sticks was played off the bridge and stones thrown into the ford…all good games for a boy!
We continued our trip out to the Sugar Loaf, one of the many hills given that name in Wales! It’s a short drive from the viaduct.
A short hike up a steep slope and one reaches the summit! Better views when the rain isn’t approaching!
Heading for home the rain, sleet and cold arrived so it was declared we’d had a great Boxing Day outing. Sitting in front of the kitchen fire eating more mince pies brought our day to an end and another family Christmas over.
Best wishes and Happy New Year everyone!
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