Thursday, 21 June 2012

wet Wales

Having had three weeks in Scotland with only a few wet days, now I'm back in Wales and it is decidedly damp! 
At least there are not too many midges here, unlike when The Pirate was finishing packing the car on Tuesday morning...it was apparently the worst he'd seen in twenty years...and as soon as we'd finished, they disappeared!!

The Carpenter and The Oily One survived without me...although the catering left something to be desired, apparently, after The Carpenter's hand had a plaster cast. It took an MRI scan for the hospital to find two broken bones from the accident with the car. Hopefully that will be off next Monday.

It was a good journey, starting at 8.30 am as The Pirate's lane was being resurfaced, and it is the only way out for nearly a dozen households.
 Stops were taken regularly as the Nissan Figaro is only a little car and it was, shall we say, well packed!!  We met friends  on the way, did business, enjoyed the journey and arrived at about 11pm...

It is still a tiring journey, however you do it.

Now we're preparing for the next three weeks....checking bikes and equipment for The Pirate's training and racing.    Dealing with three weeks' growth of weeds on the allotment, when we get a dry day.

8 comments:

Omi said...

Love reading about the twist your life has taken. You sound so content. xx (I'm going to want to see photos you know!)

Zhoen said...

Sorry about the damp and broken bones, but oh, three weeks away, how wonderful.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

wet and damp...same here!!!

Cro Magnon said...

I've never experienced these wretched Scottish midges, but they sound like a real menace. Good to hear you had a relaxing time, even if it was topped off by a long tiring journey home.

Hawthorn said...

When we were up in Galloway a week or so ago, we too were inundated by midges - Himself also commented on the swarms of the vicious little beasties! I want to know how something so small can have such HUGE teeth!

Kath said...

busy busy! :-)
Sorry to hear about TC's hand, hope it will be all resolved once the cast comes off.
No dry days here either I'm afraid.

WOL said...

In the northern US, midges are known as "no-see-ums". Mosquitos are attracted to their prey (us) by the carbon dioxide we exhale -- midges may be, too, or else they are attracted to sweat, either of which conditions would apply to packing the car. We have them in the Southern US, but nothing like they have along our border with Canada, where they are a plague upon the land. Seems they are always much worse in the colder climates where summer is brief.

Andrea Ingram said...

:-)