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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dally in the Valley

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This is a companion post (sequel) to March through the Arch which was our first visit to Croft Castle and this visit being our second. In case anyone doesn't know what 'Dally' means it means to walk slowly. This time, although we revisited the Walled Garden, our prime objective was to walk through Fishpool Valley. Before we […]

Nature’s Kaleidoscope

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If you don't like gardens, flowers or bright colours look away now! This is Hergest Croft Gardens in Kington, Herefordshire. These are mostly Rhododendrons and Azaleas so you'd have to go at the right time of year to see these in blossom but wouldn't it be worth it? It certainly was to us. There are […]

March through the Arch

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This is the arch that we are about to march through. It was a lovely day and this is only a 40 minute drive from home so, having parked the car, here we are. We march through the arch and after a short while we turn and look back at the arch from the inside. […]

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 […]