Early rising, some mornings lately, have been rewarded by the wonderful sunrises seen over the Carmarthen Fans from our garden. It’s a great way to start a day!
Our Walking Well Walk last week sadly didn’t start off with a bright sunrise but after a morning of damp and chill the sun came out and warmed everyone up.
The walk was in Caio wood, through the forestry and round in a figure of eight back to the carpark. We all set off at a quick rate just to get warm and to keep the body moving. We followed behind Lewis, who as usual set such a pace that he was way out in front before the first corner! Funnily enough he walked so far in front that we could only recognise him by seeing his hat bobbing up and down many yards ahead!
We were walking on the shadow side of the valley and headed as quickly as we could to reach the sunny side!
We crossed over the stream and headed up through the moss covered trees to a higher track, where the dogs had a race to see who could jump into the stream first!
One can just see a hat bobbling along in front…Lewis!
After returning to our cars we headed off down the road to Pumsaint and the lovely pub, Dolaucothi Arms for our hot coffee and cake…well chocolate bar and prawns!!
By this time the sun was out and getting much warmer. The pub is in the centre of the village and across the road there is a National Trust building.
Inside the pub Christmas had arrived! It was very prettily decorated and we were all made very welcome…even though some of us…me….had muddy boots!
Only one walker decided on a mug of prawns…thank goodness…those eyes followed me everywhere! I think I’ll stick to being a veggie!
It was very pleasant in the pub with a good range of other eating options and lots of Christmas menus..it would be lovely to return over Christmas.
Over the weekend it has been Aberglasney Winter Fair. As usual I enjoyed two days of serving mulled wine and mince pies to over 2000 visitors on just one day! It was all brilliant and it really is the best Fair around. The birds on display drew a great deal of attention but Father Christmas was the greatest draw!
The middle two photos are of a boat-billed heron- a really lovely looking bird as are all the others too.
We called into Llangadog, our local village, to post a parcel to our family in Canada. The postage nearly cost more than the items in the parcel…hey ho! I ordered a present for the twins (5) from Amazon Canada, which I thought was very clever of me! I paid for it with my credit card and all was well until I saw the goods were being sent from England and not Canada as I thought so the parcel will take some time to get there!
The garden is still rather waterlogged but some plants keep giving even though the weather keeps changing from wet and windy to dry and frosty!
Our resident pheasant …well we share him with our neighbour…keeps us busy with his calling…I hope nobody catches him for Christmas dinner!
Let’s hope we get more beautiful sunsets and sunrises over the next weeks as we head towards the winter solstice on December 22nd…then we can start looking towards the Spring…Yay!
Thank you for reading and don’t cheat on opening up more doors on your Advent Calendar just to get that little piece of chocolate!