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Cold, and Yellow Trumpets

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You may remember that in my previous post I showed a photograph of a solitary wild daffodil on the Croft Castle Estate and said that were more plants round about and that we may come back in a few weeks time for another look. In the meantime I have managed to develop a stinking cold […]

Butterflies and Flowers

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Butterflies? Flowers? February? It’s not as silly as it sounds. It all started this morning with a bright sun in a cloudless sky – it was going to be a beautiful day so we just had to go somewhere. That somewhere turned out to be Croft Castle. We wanted to try and find some snowdrops […]

Barry & Amanda go to Paradise

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It may be that this may not quite match your vision of Paradise and, in fact, it probably doesn’t match ours either but it’s there in writing so it must be true. This trip was to be a test to see if it was going to be practicable to visit Birmingham as a number of […]

Happy Christmas

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We would like to wish all our visitors a very happy christmas and a happy new year. It seems almost certain that we won’t be having any snow before the new year but after that who knows?

The New King!

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We were in the Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton recently and we are now able to introduce you to the new king. This is the old King Offa: and this is the new King Offa: The throne is a replica of what King Offa’s throne would have looked like. The king is a replica of […]

Our weather

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About a year ago I purchased a weather station which I erected in our garden where it has been standing since. I thought that you might like to see some aspects of our weather over the last year. First the temperature (Blue Line). You can ignore the red line which is the Dewpoint.    Secondly […]

Amanda was in stitches :-))

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No it wasn’t funny it’s just that she’s had the stitches in her foot taken out today.  The swelling has reduced considerably and the dressing on her foot has also been removed. A step (no pun intended) in the right direction.

Rocks and Red

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A short while back, before Amanda had her foot operation, we had to go to Llandrindod Wells and I stopped to take this photograph on the way. It shows a hill called Llandegley Rocks but known locally as the Dragon’s Back and perhaps you can see why. We keep promising ourselves that we will climb […]

Chop, Chop – Hop, Hop

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Some time back (years) Amanda had an operation to correct a bunion problem on her right foot (Original post). Well now she’s had the left foot done (4 days ago) so we shall be unable to travel for some weeks, possibly months, as she is having to move around on crutches. We had some fun […]

Concrete and Roses

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Gregynog Hall is a one hour drive from home. Let’s get the pronunciation right first. The ‘y’ is not pronounced as ‘ee’ as in ‘silly’ but ‘i’ as in ‘bite’. The ‘greg’ part is emphasised more than the rest. Sorted! This style is the sort of thing that you would have seen on farmhouses in […]