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December 4 Aberglasney, Amroth, Oriel Llanteglos Gallery December 4, 2020

Winter has definitely arrived but it was preceded by some sunny dry days to bring cheer to everyone. Also brightening up the mood the news that the vaccine has achieved UK approval so it’s going to be elbows out to see who can get first in the queue!

I do try to vary my posts but I always seem to include my visits to Aberglasney …can’t help it as it really is such a remarkable place to visit whether you are outside in the woods or inside in the Ninfarium…an indoor garden using the interior part of the mansion that was left unrestored.

Opening the doors from the mansion into the Ninfarium is like entering the Secret Garden …in fact it is the Secret Garden and quite beautiful.

A sunny day dawned so a visit to the seaside and an art gallery was top of the list. Less than an hour’s drive away is Amroth and the NT Colby Woodland Gardens but before going for a walk there we called in to the newly opened Oriel Llanteglos Gallery. We received a very warm welcome form the owner and thoroughly enjoyed our look around at all the amazing art work on display.

We drove down to the beach as we wanted to save our legs for the beach walk ! Before that we had a tasty lunch in the Smuggler’s Bar sitting outside in the sunshine.It was glorious!

A drive to Carmarthen later in the week for a visit to the dentist gave a chance to have a wander round and find new things to interest!

John Nash has a fascinating history.

On the same day to get over the bill from the dentist we went to Llanstephan beach for a walk and a blow of sea air!

It always seems to happen at the same time first it’s the dentist and then the car needs a service -only to discover that two front tyres also need replacing!

Another visit to the seaside was called for to have another blow of fresh sea air to rejuvenate the spirit!! This time Mumbles where we enjoyed a lovely lunch in the Croeso Lounge.

Back home the garden is now being left to look after itself for a while… the clay is too wet! The birds have kept busy and a new bird on the bird table brought out the bird books. I believe it’s a female Black Cap ( I might be wrong!) and they are usually only a summer visitor. There’s no sign as yet of the male. It’s a very bossy bird and clears the bird table of all other birds so it can eat in peace!

I started this post by saying Winter has arrived and we did have some sleet and cold weather today but Christmas glow has also arrived with our village turning on the lights on the most wonderful and beautiful Christmas tree ever! It is a perfectly shaped Christmas tree and the twinkling lights will surely brighten everyone up. Thank you Llansadwrn villagers.


7 Responses to “December 4 Aberglasney, Amroth, Oriel Llanteglos Gallery”

  1. tootlepedal Says:

    The Ninfarium and that new art gallery would be high on my list of places to visit if I had the chance. I like the idea of pods for outdoor eating.

    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading. The Ninfarium was such a brilliant idea decided on by a former Head Gardener. No one knew what to do with the back end of the mansion …the rest was all being restored. He went on holiday and by chance visited Ninfa Gardens in Italy and knew that he could develop a similar garden in the derelict part of the mansion …hence the name Ninfarium. The pods were a great idea, they were safe to use, heated and had views over the bay…just perfect! I think I need one in my garden!

  2. Wow! I feel quite exhausted by what you’ve been up to, Marianne. A great upbeat post – apart from the dentist bit!
    Best wishes

    • lletty Says:

      Thanks for reading Julian. I’ve certainly been busy getting out and about….trying to cheer up after we were given the dentist’s bill! The dental work isn’t happening until the middle of December ..I’m first in and then Jim…then we can both commiserate together about our Christmas presents… me a new root canal and Jim similar but with extra pins!! He’s so lucky!!!

  3. I really enjoy your trips to Aberglasney too, Marianne. And your outings to the seaside were another treat. You made some interesting finds in Carmarthen which hopefully made up for having to go to the dentist. I can certainly relate to the dental bills. We could have taken the holiday of a lifetime on what we’ve paid out over the past couple of years.

    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading Sue. We were quite shocked at the dental bill and think of all the things we could buy with that money…we could fly to Canada to see our family!! Hopefully with the vaccine being approved and starting to get delivered we’ll be able to visit them next year….I’d better start saving in case I need another visit to the dentist in the meantime!!

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