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The Other End – Day 3

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Wake up. Draw curtains. Wall to wall sunshine again. Whoopee. Another nice, relaxed breakfast. Today we are going back to the bus station and catching the same bus again but we are going a little farther this time; a 20 minute journey. We alight at the first bus stop after the bus turns away from the […]

The Other End – Day 1

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You may remember that in posts in the recent past I have mentioned the 'Heart of Wales Line' which is the railway that runs through our town, Knighton, and that we have twice travelled to Shrewsbury on it. We decided that it was time to visit the other end of the line which is Swansea. The […]

Time to catch a tram

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We are just back from a short shopping trip. We drove the short distance to Kington in Shropshire where Amanda wanted to visit a small garden centre as did I. As they were 'Hozelock, agents I was hoping that they would have a hose reel on a small trolley (which can be trundled around the garden with […]

Keeping our trip on track

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First of all we'll do the inevitable bit about the weather. About a week ago Thursday of this week was given as sunny but by the weekend it had changed to sunny intervals and on Wednesday it was going to be mostly cloudy. Thursday morning about 7:00 AM the forecast was still mostly cloudy but […]

Little legs and Little Wheels

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We found ourselves with no builders here today and the weather forecast was for sun and clear skies all day so do we believe the weather forecast? Of course we do. So were we too trusting? Of course we were! We decided to visit Powis Castle, a National Trust property about 30 miles north of us, […]

Up and Down and Round and About.

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Two for the price of one! You lucky people! Work on the house is still progressing satisfactorily and this coming week will be a significant stage as the scaffolding around the house is coming down.  We are, however, still managing to make a few trips and this time we did a half day walk followed […]

Clunton and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun, Are the quietest places Under the sun.  (A. E. Houseman) Of those four places, mentioned by A E Houseman in his poem, we visited Clun. On our outward journey we didn't actually stop in Clun but drove straight through to Clunton where we turned north past Radnor Wood and […]

mTicket to Ride

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No, it isn't a typographic error it's meant to be 'mticket'. I discovered something rather useful recently. It is that we can buy railway tickets on our railway line via a mobile phone and after paying for them they are then downloaded and stored on the mobile 'phone. These tickets can then be shown on […]

Following the stones

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We started today with a little trepidation because 4 weeks ago to the day we were also going on a day trip, although to a different destination, and immediately after finishing breakfast I had a heart attack and was carted off to hospital where I spent the next 4 days. It turned out to be […]

Late last year I mentioned Brunel's tunnel under the Thames in our Return from Rotherhithe trip but I wasn't able to show you the actual tunnel. We can now rectify that omission. Isambard Brunel was nearly drowned whilst building this tunnel and you can read the story  here should you be interested. We travelled to London […]