It wasn’t raining, it wasn’t snowing and it certainly wasn’t freezing cold so it must be Philip waving his magic wand again to give our Walking Well group pleasant enough weather for our walk around Llangadog.
We all met on the bridge overlooking the Sawdde river.
We followed the road around the perimeter of the common where all the sheep roam freely and passed through the village of Felindre into the fields beyond.
There must be a new initiative to sign walks which are near the railway station and the Heart of Wales line. Hopefully, these new signs, showing the Cynghordy Viaduct will help walkers to keep to the track and not get lost!
Passing on through kissing gates…(no kissing allowed!) and through farmyards with cattle in barns and lambs in fields we reached a stopping point outside a lovely old farmhouse.
All beautifully behaved animals …even the lamb helping to put out the washing!
Lovely to see buildings like this alongside fields full of sheep and lambs and a grazing horse, who was not over impressed with seeing us all.
The track led us on through the farm fields. In the distance the railway bridge over the Towy river could be seen and a couple of Canada geese flew overhead as a sort of flypast to acknowledge our walking accomplishments!
Of course no walk led by Philip would be the same without a bit of mud. However, this time he did offer us a rest on a bench!
The river was flowing rapidly and some sharp eyed walkers saw a kingfisher swooping by….I didn’t…maybe I should stop talking and start looking!
Thank you Philip for a lovely walk that we all enjoyed.After such a springlike walk some walkers returned to our house for a coffee and biscuit.
Yesterday we caught the 5.39 train from Llangadog to the NEC Birmingham …again!
Coming into New Street station at Birmingham we passed a train pulled by a double headed Class 37 Diesel locomotives with everyone on board enjoying a Rail Tour. (Thought you’d like to know that detail!!)
This time, at the NEC, we were going to the Classic Car & Restoration Show…as one might guess not my idea even though I do love cars. Years ago my heart was set on a Triumph Vitesse with a V8 engine!! Over the years we have owned a Sprite, Midget, Morgan, Mini, BMW …..etc… and to see all the wonderful cars on display in the Show and all the restoration work going on was really great and interesting.
There were a few classic bikes too.
…there were even classic caravans. I’d love one of these! The teddy bears on display are the exact ones that my brothers and I had as children ….maybe we are classics now!!
‘The Morris Minor was the first British car to sell a million units and as that milestone approached, BMC decided to create a special edition car – a common event now, but a rarity in the 1960s.
So the Minor Million was created. Mechanically a standard 948 Minor 1000 this special edition of 350 cars was distinguished by vivid lilac paintwork. 350 ‘Millions’ were produced in December 1960. Every showroom had a car on display on the official launch date -4th January 1961.
The actual millionth car rolled off the production line on 22 December 1960′.
Everyone used to own a Morris Minor…our family did and we’ve still got one! Wish it was one of these lilac millionth ones though…they are worth a fortune!
Even the police used minis !
Special treat was to see, hear and smell some amazing traction engines…our grandparents used to own similar…wish we had them now!
Never liking to waste a moment on our days out we stopped off on the train journey home at Shrewsbury to spend a couple of hours. Such a lovely town full of character and interesting shops!
The guns are pointing into town from outside the regimental museum.
Even the pretty flower borders were laid out in a very organised and orderly fashion!
Shrewsbury has much to offer with all its shops and history. The statue of Darwin outside the library is really special.
Travelling back to Llangadog later on the Heart of Wales line we missed all the wonderful scenery as it was dark. Even though we were rather tired after our days excursion we remembered to turn the clocks forward so I’d be up early and chirpy for my visit to Aberglasney to see David Cowdry’s Art Exhibition and the display of spring flowers. Both were wonderful and the garden in the spring sunshine was beautiful.
Wish there were more hours in each day to fit in all the things I want to see and do….but this weekend I think I’ve filled in every second…thank you for reading and sharing the weekend with me….a great start to Summer time!