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June 5 Walk around Dinefwr and Abergavenny Steam Fair June 5, 2022

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For a welcome change it was hot and sunny for our Walking Well Walk around Llandeilo and Dinefwr. Malcolm was leading the walk and after meeting up at Llandeilo railway station we set off carefully crossing the railway line and joining up with the footpath leading us up to the town.

Before long we entered Dinefwr National Trust. We passed Llandyfeisant Church which has a fascinating history starting with the Romans and onwards through time! In the 1980 and 1990 it was a wildlife centre and the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales  still manage the graveyard to help support the wildlife and encourage the wild flowers to seed and settle.

We walked on crossing the meadows and arrived at the castle and had a quiet rest as it was getting quite warm in the sunshine! We followed a rather narrow track down the hill to the woodland below passing some enormous bracket(?) fungi decorating a dead tree trunk.

With the sun still shining and walkers getting hotter we headed downhill and joined the path around the pond, where there were damselflies and house martins swooping all about! Sadly my reactions have gone from slow to really, really slow and I didn’t capture one photo of the flying critters!! They were there honest! We walked back along the boardwalk where the rhododendrons were flowering quite beautifully.

Sadly I couldn’t go to Newton House for the Pimms and ice cream that were promised as I had to visit Aberglasney to carry out my volunteering duty! Thank you Malcolm for a lovely walk sorry I missed the Pimms!

Over the weekend we visited Abergavenny for their Steam Rally. It’s three years since the last one so we were looking forward to seeing what was on display. It was very enjoyable but smaller than previous years but it was good to be out at a show again. If I’d worn a winter coat with a hood and wellies on my feet I would have really enjoyed myself!

The park gardens next to the show ground had some beautiful and colourful flower borders.

There was much to admire in the Craft section- love the cauliflowers in the veg plot!

There were many different types of transport on display – pity my camera played up and the shutter kept closing! I think the camera was just trying to stay warm and dry!

Leaving the show we headed into the lovely Abergavenny town. We walked through the market where the flying cows, sheep and pigs really add to the atmosphere! Heading back to the car we stopped off at Tesco( we do live the high life!) and bought some sandwiches as the ones I’d made were back at home in the fridge!! An enjoyable outing for the Jubilee weekend.

Back home in the garden the buttercups have been resplendent in their yellowness and enjoying them are the Canada geese with their three goslings.

The morning views over the Carmarthen Fans are beautiful and even though it’s the same view every day it is different!

For Ukraine:

The garden is getting quite full (of weeds!) and candelabra primula and others.

Thank you for reading.


5 Responses to “June 5 Walk around Dinefwr and Abergavenny Steam Fair”

  1. tootlepedal Says:

    Another excellent set of illustrations. I liked the candelabra primula and astrantia shots among your fine garden pictures. That looked like a really lovely walk too. I was sorry to read about the poor weather at the steam show. What a disappointment for the exhibitors that must have been.

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading. The candelabra primula seem to like my garden it must be all the flooding it gets in the winter! I don’t usually mind the cold and wet but added together with the chill wind the steam show didn’t really stand a chance. The exhibitors seemed quite cheerful and were warming themselves by polishing all their vehicles which were already shining bright and spotlessly clean.


  2. A wonderful walk with so many interesting things to see, Marianne.Too bad you missed the Pimms. My grandfather used to manage a wine store in London many years ago and Pimms was one of the drinks that he sold there. I bought a bottle and kept it in the cupboard for years, just to remind me of home. I love those knitted? miniatures at the craft stall! And your garden is looking beautiful!

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading Sue. Pimms and ice cream was the offer sounded so good…might try it at home if I can find the bottle of it bought years ago! The knitted houses etc were delightful and such clever work. One lady had made them all! The garden is doing OK getting rather overgrown with all the rain we’ve had but quite colourful! I’m trying to find ways of making the garden less time consuming but I’m not winning!

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