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December 30 Cwmdu Walk Talk and Eat December 30, 2017

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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!

Thank you for reading, liking  and commenting through 2017. Roll on 2018!



6 Responses to “December 30 Cwmdu Walk Talk and Eat”

  1. tootlepedal Says:

    Two good walks to end your year and a very colourful Christmas as you say so not too bad all round. I hope that the new year is good to you.

  2. Lovely pictures, Lletty! Very festive! I especially liked the one of Rufus.

  3. It was a great way for me to start out the new year seeing the photos that you shot while on your walks, and around home, along with those from the pub! I think that I liked the Christmas decorations most of all, but seeing some blue sky ran a close second, even with the muddy track. That could be because we’ve gotten three feet of snow here in the past month though, so blue sky and mud aren’t to be seen here.

    • lletty Says:

      Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I have enjoyed my Christmas walks and sharing time with others who also love the countryside. I’m very fortunate to have a lovely fire to come home too so that my boots can dry off and I can sit and relax and look at all the photos I’ve taken! It’s very difficult to imagine what all that snow looks like where you are…you’ll have to post some more photos! I’ll be sad at the end of this week when the decorations and Christmas tree come down – the house always looks very bare- but I’ll pack them all away so I’m ready for next time! I’ll have to get more indoor plants to brighten the house up! Hope 2018 turns out to be the best for all the wonderful photos you will be taking and sharing. Happy New Year!

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