A little jaunt …

10/06/2016 § 3 Comments

to Wales, to see my Dad …

It’s a very long way to travel by myself with only the collies in the car for company, but I fastened my seatbelt (and theirs) and we took a jaunt to West Wales for a few days.  Flora stayed behind with Aunty B.

We saw Red Kites swirling and twisting in the skies, dolphins off New Quay beach and lots of the neighbouring farmer’s cows!  Like many rural natives they’re both nosey and friendly at the same time!

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they have such expressive faces – I’m sure I’ll use these photos as inspiration for some cushions in a week or so.

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I was delighted to be able to zoom in on this red beauty – in the purest blue sky on the coast road to Cardigan.
We enjoyed lunches in local towns and meals in the local hostelry during the evenings, as well as ice creams by the beach and far too many welsh cakes!

I’m definitely going to serve up some of these spicy little cakes next week, cooked on an old-fashioned griddle.  I found quite the best I’ve ever tasted at a local bakery – they were absolutely delicious.

And Dad – well, he’s fine and dandy – at 90 years old!

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This is quite the best photo I’ve ever seen of him and it wasn’t taken by me.  His neighbours have a young daughter who is just two and half years old (she and he share the same birthday in December)!  I took some snaps of them all together and then handed the camera over to her and under her mother’s watchful eye, she pressed the button and just look at that wonderful photo.  She’s a very gifted portrait photographer – and at such a young age!  “Thank You, G”.

I’m pleased to be back home again though it’s always a huge wrench to leave him, but he’s fiercely independent and loves his home – as I do mine!

Alton market is on tomorrow – for those of you who are in the area.

Enjoy your weekend, wherever you are.

Adaliza x

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§ 3 Responses to A little jaunt …

  • Sarah says:

    You have shared a number of your Dad’s birthdays over the years, and it is good to see you celebrating another year with him. He does look well and that photograph is wonderful, especially taken by such a young age! Sarah x

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  • Laura from beautiful West Michigan says:

    How I wish I could travel to Wales! My grandpa moved the the US as a young boy. My mom has been, but I have not. You have a very handsome dad! Iechyd da!

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  • adaliza says:

    That was very brave of your Grandpa. Wales has a great wealth of emotion for all of those who count it as their homeland. Pob hwyl!

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