This is the point where I should be showing you
photos of the snow covered countryside!
Because, although Pembrokeshire
doesn't usually suffer snow,
when 'The Beast From The East'
(as the weathermen called the really cold weather
that we suffered)
we had snow for several days!!
In fact when the snow melted.....
so did the water pipes
and our mains water (and our neighbours')
was off for 3 days!
Hard enough for us.....
but a real worry was seeing to water for the cattle!
We sorted ours and then managed to help our neighbour.
Eventually all was well
but, even though our water has been back nearly a week
the quality of the mains water
we are receiving is foul and we are....
still having to use bottled water!
These pictures were taken on a walk
just before the snow arrived.
The first one is on the way to Fishguard
(where the ferries leave for Ireland)
The rock formation is called by some.......
I suppose it does look a bit like a maiden
looking at a castle??
The rest are taken at Goodwick
where the ferry terminal is situated.
Although the ferry had
already left when we arrived!
It was a glorious afternoon
and we were so glad that we had braved the cold.
On one side, and in amongst the trees,
is a large hotel where there are many wedding receptions!
We have been to quite a few.
It's a stunning location!
I have been back
volunteering as a guide at Picton Castle.
They have changed the hours
a little so there is at least
an opportunityto have a cup of tea
and something to eat!
I love the way they have made seats
around the tree.
It used to be more overhung and secluded
but they've lopped quite a lot away..
Some of the trees are incredible.
As you can probably imagine...
the children love...
climbing and hanging from...
The camellias are starting to open
and are looking glorious.
These photos were taken before the snow
so goodness knows
what they look like now!
I must explore next week!
I'm not going this week
as I have to be in the hospital
for another set of injections on Wednesday.
The pond was frozen so the tadpoles
had obviously and wisely, sunk to the bottom
but it didn't seem to bother
What else have I been up to??
Well, I am still
involved in decorating in my planners.....
and also my Travellor's Notebooks (TNs)
Isn't this a lovely kit?
Its from @sparklesdelight
I really love the colours and the owls are so cute!
I suppose I like them even more having seen
the lovely owls at Picton Castle?
I am also very busy studying for my degree.
I find the Latin really hard
and, basically, remember nothing from my school days!
I had a good grade for my last assignment though
so I'm pleased about that.
Hopefully, if I pass the exams in June,
I will be on to the next level
that I'm really looking forward to studying.
Don't get me wrong.....
the literature side of this course has been
I love it!
I'm also, when I have time,
reading a very magical book called....
by Robert Dinsdale.
It is absolutely intriguing about an Emporium in London
and the old man who makes,
with his sons,
these magical toys that seem
to bring you back
to the way you perceived things as a child!
an old man with an unusual history.
I have a job putting it down!!
I suppose I had better close for now.
Once I start speaking with you
I don't want to stop!!
#sparklesdelight #thetoymakers #netgalley