You asked for it.....
and now you've got it!!
Don't blame me!
She tried not to do it....but....
so many asked for it..
I have had to tie her to the chair....
please ignore any screams!
Visit to Aberglasney
Over to Fadedgingernut.....
It's 13 years
since we first visited here
so there have been a tremendous amount
over the last number of years
to revisit but
my dearest daughter
(the so and so)
refused to take me!!
However she relented......
....now that I am nearly 95!
I've been told that the portico
several years ago
and then seen advertised....
It was bought and restored to its former position.
The yew arch
is apparently unique in the UK
When we visited before
it had been stripped right back
to promote regrowth
I was so pleased to see it in its full glory!!
The ancient cobblestones
in front of this spectacular arch
when a visitor shuffled their feet
some of the soil to reveal
the beautifully patterned cobblestones!
I couldn't take my eyes off
the beautiful flowers and
perfectly manicured garden!
We climbed the lovely old steps
and walked around the top of the cloisters
looking down onto the beautiful
Elizabethan Cloister Garden
When we were here 13 years ago
we looked down on a sea of mud...
what a difference!
(Pembrokeshire Lass says,
"She was a nightmare
...running hither and thither
...up and down steps...under archways...
exclaiming all the time ....
'Look at this' ....
'how much it's changed'
'how beautiful it is'..... etc...etc...!!
I hobbled after her saying 'Come back Mum
'watch that step'
...watch the uneven cobbles'
...don't walk backwards....'
......'come back Mum'!!)
We turned a corner of the cloisters...
and found ourselves....
in a higher garden....
where there were a series of aviaries...
To our horror someone popped up
in the first one...
we were chatting and laughing to her
then the next
....then the next
Can you see them all??!!
We walked back through the walled garden...
and under the arch
to have lunch
We chose a table
overlooking the lake and the glorious gardens..
to have a leisurely lunch
we can't show you any pictures
we had to demolish it so quickly
THE WASPS FANCIED IT AS WELL!!
(Yes...you're quite right...she's striding out again...
'Mother waaaiiiit for meeeee')
quick look at the sunken garden...
which was ....
as you can see...!
Back through the cloisters.....
along the wonderful cobbles....
a quick look
in through the front door of the house.
we were not allowed inside
as it had been vandalised.
Now the scent
of the beautiful oak paneling and stairs
thankfully in one piece
...but the problems I had keeping tabs on Mum!!))
she hadn't been
my only way of returning home...
I would have
pinched her crutches...
to pay her back....
for all the cheek..
I have had to put up with!!
Thanks for asking me to write again...
the very many
lovely comments and
wishes for a Happy Birthday....
I had a whale of a time!