LOVELY FEW DAYS AWAY (1) What a lovely few days we’ve had staying with our daughter Joules and grandson Ashley. Grand daughter Laura is away at present, enjoying her gap year before starting university in Brighton later in the year. Laura set off on her travels in January and has so far visited Thailand, Singapore and now she travels onto Bali.
I always enjoy the journey to Oxfordshire as we travel through ever changing scenery, quite different to that of our surroundings here in Wales. The contours of the land flatten considerably as we proceed further into England, farming changes from sheep to arable. I do love to see the fields of England, cultivated and growing crops. The sight of fields of corn, oats and barley is something I truly miss in Wales.
In the churchyard of the village where my daughter lives is the grave of the famous authoress & playwrite, Agatha Christie. I took a photograph of it, but unfortunately it isn’t too clear. In the tourist season it becomes quite a place of pilgrimage by her many readers who leave flowers in her memory. It was nice to see that even on a cold day in February, a few flowers had been left there.
Reflection Through The Seasons
I live in a small Welsh village which is situated in the southern tip of the Snowdonia National Park. Its an area of true outstanding natural beauty. We have the Cambrian mountains to the east of us and the coast of Cardigan Bay out to the west. My husband and I moved to Wales from The Cotswolds in England 19 years ago. We bought the old village Police Station, which we have worked tirelessly renovating ever since. You could say its a real labour of love. I have retired after working many years in the travel business, this now leaves me free to pursue the many things in life that I enjoy.