Tuesday, 17 October 2017

and breathe....

The wind has gradually subsided and it has been a beautiful day today.

The scaffolding has been taken down from our house, although the gutterings weren't cleaned as promised and the stench pipe from the drains needs to be two or three feet higher and capped.....
Just keep on at them was the advice from the crew removing the scaffolding.

We went out to be out of their way, got prices on building materials for the future, went to collect my prints from a cafe (on holiday for a week..) did a little shopping and had coffee and cake in a new cafe.

We got out in the sun and fresh air, making the Pirate feel tired but better (Man Flu !!)

Put the washing on the line when we arrived home, and rushed another lot through..wont dry today, but it has started drying.

The plan had been get printing..everything is out ready..

Now at least I'll pack and weigh a print so that I may price the P+P.

One of those days that seems to have its own ideas as to what will get done......

Monday, 16 October 2017

dust and ashes

Hurricane Ophelia is bringing us dust and ashes from the fires in Iberia, possibly with added Saharan Sand.

Sunday, 15 October 2017


The wind has been up since last night, and is gradually increasing, obviously as hurricane Ophelia draws near.
It is drawing up southern air, and I have doors and windows open to let in the warm fresh air!
The sun is bright on the coloured cherry leaves that are left clinging on to next door's tree-no doubt they'll be gone by tomorrow night.

Pirate is adding a shelter over his shed door,thanks to my brother for some shed roofing offcuts. I'm checking that all is tied down before the storm.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Saturday, 7 October 2017

dogless walking,Talybont to tre'r Ddol (and back!)

 Cors Goch (Red Bog) a raised peat bog and SSSI

more dogwalking and travelling and family

We drove 50 miles to meet up with Pirate's elder daughter for a muddy dogwalk...before driving 100 miles to have supper with the younger and her fiance. A most enjoyable meal...and driving 90 miles back to where we were staying with my brother.

The things you do when people wont or can't come to meet or stay !

Then a two hour drive to see a friend who has a beautiful garden .
So lovely I forgot to use my camera!
Over the pass by Hay Bluff to Hay on Wye for a brief visit to the weekly Thursday market where I used to sell my pots.  It was to see and buy from past fellow stall holders- we needed new socks!
Onwards and upwards over to Aberystwyth and another family visit to Daughter and family for the weekend !

We visited a shop in Aberystwyth with my framed prints...maybe...the staff liked them, the manager will be back in November...fingers crossed...I'm getting good feedback, so good incentive to get printing when we get back home.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Monday, 2 October 2017

Sunday, 1 October 2017