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September 10 2022 Myddfai, Aberglasney, Porthcawl, Vancouver Visits September 10, 2022

My first Walking Well Walk in a month and poignantly and fittingly it was around the lanes of Myddfai, the village near to King Charles’s Welsh home, Llwynywermod. The weather seemed to echo our feelings as it was chilly and very wet. Phil had planned a lovely walk through the lanes but the weather made it difficult to enjoy the views that were shrouded by mist. As we neared the end of the walk we heard a lone bell tolling at the village church. A sombre note to recall the passing of our wonderful Queen and her remarkable life and then the sun came out, brightened the moment and we looked to the future.

Thank you Phil for a lovely walk.

It’s been busy having recently returned from a wonderful visit to our son and his family in Vancouver. Our son is doing really well now and we enjoyed lots of walks and visits out. The grandchildren are amazing and never stop! Life is very busy for them all especially now they have a puppy too! A husky cross!

A special visit was to Vancouver Island where we visited Butchart Gardens. On the ferry we were fortunate enough to see a pod of Orca whales…very exciting! No photos…too excited watching them!

I also managed to fit in a visit to Aberglasney where the Orchid Festival was being held. There were many displays of all the beautiful types of orchids. There was also a lovely display of orchids and other flowers in the Ninfarium to enjoy.

A quick walk around the Gardens showed that although there had been very hot periods of hot weather through August the Gardens had survived and looked magnificent.

Friends also visited us during the week and we enjoyed an outing with them to the Botanic Garden of Wales where sadly it rained heavily but we still enjoyed our visit with a coffee and cake in the Great Glasshouse.

Another day out to Porthcawl, with our friends, where we also got rather wet! However, the sun did shine enough for us to enjoy a walk along the front inspecting the lifeboat station, watching the seagulls overhead, the waves crashing on the rocks and a walk through the lovely town with its independent shops.

Back home the garden has also survived the hot weather that everyone had whilst we were away. A very kind neighbour kept the hanging baskets watered and then also kept the greenhouse and other plants growing . The water butts ran empty and finally we’ve had some long needed buckets of rain falling from the heavens! The garden has revived and now the lawns need mowing!!!

Thank you for reading.

 

7 Responses to “September 10 2022 Myddfai, Aberglasney, Porthcawl, Vancouver Visits”

  1. tootlepedal Says:

    Your garden looks lovely. I am glad that you had a good holiday and that your family visit went so well. It is good to have your blog back as it is always full of interest.

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading and for your kind words. It is lovely to be home but I’m really missing the family. It’s so quiet! My garden will help me fill the time as there is so much to do! These days everyone suggest leaving all the plants to die naturally so the birds and insects will have seeds/ food during the colder days. Not sure I can leave it so messy for long as next spring it will mean even more tidying up to do! Dilemma!

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  2. Clive Says:

    Babs, your colours are mesmerising. Loved the walk while lazing in my chair. xxx

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading! Good to know you are relaxing in your spring garden! It’s chilly and rainy here!
      I’m going to find someone to do the walk with me again when it’s dry. I love circular walks and this one through the woodland and over the fields was just lovely…even though we all got soaked! Hearing the church bell also made the walk extra special.
      We couldn’t see the hills/Carmarthen Fans in the distance due to the mist but the walk leader said they were there! I believe him!

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  3. Wonderful pictures, as always. Nice to see you still have lots of lovely color in your garden. The rain does seem to echo the mood over there just now. I’ve been following events on the BBC website and was very moved by all the pageantry (one of the things I miss so much over here) and emotion. I remember the Queen’s coronation so well, as it was the first time I’d ever seen a TV. What a remarkable woman she was.

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    • lletty Says:

      Thank you for reading Sue. I too have been glued to our TV. I have to say the pageantry, ceremony and symbolism is just so overwhelming and the amount of history one learns is amazing. My mum and dad bought a TV for the coronation . I can remember being in awe at the scenes being shown from London being brought into our living room. It is such a sad occasion and many feel rather unsettled at the loss of someone who has always been there and been such a wonderful lady. …a seismic shift in everyone’s lives. King Charles is visiting Cardiff tomorrow so looking forward to watching the visit on TV and welcoming him to Wales.

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