Isn't this fantastic!??
I took this photo when....
my daughter took me to Dinefwr Park
a few weeks ago!
It's the view
looking up through....
the ruined keep..
at Dinefwr Castle
First of all
we visited Newton House
which was built in 18th Century
by George and Cecil Rice
The approach was rather impressive
and we walked along the hall
and into the dining room
was the drawing room
Do you remember this from a post
a couple of weeks ago?
This lamp caught my eye
Upstairs was all about interactive
teaching for visiting children
and parents, of course!
The view of the gardens
the deer were far away in the park!!
The view of the ruined castle
through the trees!
It was built in the 12th Century
The walk up to the castle
So...here we are.
I have seen this castle
so many times as we have been travelling
back and fore to see my parents
and this is the first time
I have been able to go in.....
Unfortunately I can't climb around
as many others are doing
but just to sit
on the worn steps
and look at the view
To think of those who lived...
and probably fought...
within these walls..
Can you see Newton House,
where we were this morning.....
buried in the trees below?
There's the keep
it would have been the stronghold of the castle!
It stands proudly
even though in ruins
There were people walking up near the top.
The watchmen probably scoured the surrounding countryside from there.....
Makes you think...
so...you're probably thinking...
why the title?
I've been feeling extremely down
these last couple of days
so down that
I don't even feel like phoning a friend
to ask her to go out.
What's caused it...
....I really don't know.
It could be the meds I'm on...
I know that I'm tired.
There are several other things happening
that have hit me really hard...
what do I do?
I try not to wallow in it...
although that could be very tempting...
I might enjoy a pity party for a while!
I have been pushing myself a lot
over these last 2 months..
and I feel that
..I really need to..!
I've tried the sitting in a chair....
and that hasn't worked for me...
so I will try...and try..
to get out
and visit all the places that
are on my list.
I am so grateful to all those who are patiently
walking slowly with me....
through my list!
So, I'm having a lazier week....
I thought I would revisit the pictures
of places I've enjoyed
and be grateful
for all that I can do and see.
I thought I would share some of the pictures
with my loving blogging friends...
My first picture reminds me to look up and not down!!
So....how do I feel
now that I am coming to the end of this trip?
Certainly a little brighter...
and I'm sure,
that when I have visited some of you
my spirit will feel even lighter!!
Yesterday, after I had told her that I was feeling down (and I don't often feel as down as this),
one of my daughters said,
"Mum, turn that frown upside down"
I think that sounds good!
What helps you when you're feeling down??