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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 […]

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 […]

The wet foot waterfall.

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When Marie, our friend from the U.S., came over on her annual trip to this country in early May I forgot to blog about it so when we revisited one of our previous venues today I decided to combine both visits into one post. We revisited Hampton Court. If you are thinking of Hampton Court Palace […]

On the road to ruin.

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Travelling around the country, as we do, we expect to see both the usual and the unusual – but not together on the same site. This place is only an hours drive from home. The earliest building on this site was a Jacobean brick built house. After the civil war it was sold and the […]

From Iron to Copper – Day 3

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Another morning. Another breakfast. Another sunny day. Another day trip. This is getting boring. Can I cope with all this good weather? After breakfast we set off on a 30 minute trip to Penrhyn Castle near Bangor. This is another National Trust property and a rather unusual one at that. We arrived at the entrance […]

From Iron to Copper – Day 2

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Day 2 Tuesday morning. Woke. Levered eyelids open to look out of window. Another sunny day. After breakfast we drove all of 15 minutes to Bodnant Gardens, which is managed by the National Trust, and we have been here before about 30 years ago before this web site was even thought of so no photographs from […]

From Iron to Copper – Day 1

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Day 1 Monday morning. Sunny. Leap into car. Drive north like a bat out of hell to try to get to the first destination before the sun goes in. We just make it. Cloud has started to appear but there is still plenty of sunshine. We started this trip, after driving north for an hour and […]

We had been waiting for a sunny day and were beginning to think that it would never happen and then, suddenly, today it was sunny. Time for a trip methinks. We set off for Ironbridge which is just over an hour by car from us going via St. Milburga's Well in the village of Stoke St […]

Galanthus Galore

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There were two firsts for us today; it was the first trip of the year and it was the first time that I had used my new camera. It wasn't warm but considering that it was February it wasn't anywhere near as cold as it could have been and the weather forecast was for sunny […]

Walls of water

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On Tuesday the weather forecast for Wednesday was that it would been mostly sunny until around 3:00 pm and on Wednesday morning, yesterday, it was the same; mostly sunny. So we set off for the Elan Valley to see if it was worth returning in the, hopefully, better and warmer weather next year. It was […]