Well that went quickly didn’t it! Can’t believe it’s all over for another year…next Christmas I’m going to get prepared much earlier…mind you I say that every year! Before Christmas we had a quick visit to Brecon and a walk around the cathedral and the town.
There was a bright Christmas market to enjoy.
Afterwards a walk up to the cathedral where they’d obviously had a visit from Santa as the stables were all labelled with the names of the reindeers.
Fortified by a delicious lunch in The Pilgrims Tearooms we enjoyed a look around the cathedral.
The old gravestones on the floors make for some interesting reading and historical insight into the history of the town.
There are also some beautiful celtic patterns to admire.
There is a regimental chapel inside the cathedral which is dedicated to the 24th Regiment famous for Rorke’s Drift and for all those awarded the Victoria Cross.
There are some very elegant front doors in Brecon
and a very patient heron, who was sitting waiting on the riverbank when we passed to go up the hill to the cathedral and was still there when we came down!
After Christmas it was time again…time flies…for our Walking Well Walk. Just what I needed to get rid of some of the calories I’d picked up over the previous few days!
We met up at Llyn Lech Owain but we took a new route around the reserve which was enjoyable except for the bit on the road, where fast cars came too close! It was good to see the Canada Geese on the lake.
Being a damp and cloudy day it felt right to see lots of moss and fungi dripping with dew covering the landscape all around. Unexpectedly, there was a derelict house hidden by all the foliage…wonder who had lived there?
It’s a very primeval setting and one somehow expects a dinosaur to come looming out of the mists!
However, there were no dinosaurs just fairy doors…these fairies seem to be getting everywhere!!
Back home again after a hot drink in the cafe a quick walk around the garden to capture the many plants that are in flower or budding! Let’s hope the New Year brings everyone good health and happiness and continued good weather for all the plants and creatures in our gardens.
Happy New Year!