Category Archives: August 2007

Sunflowers

Ah. Despite my intention to have an early night, I ended up staggering up to bed at around 0330 am, having been working on downloading my first photos onto the pages of this Blog.  Admittedly I’m not a techno-junkie; to … Continue reading

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‘What a grey day!’

Tony was up quite early this morning, as he had to drive to my parents’ house in Kenilworth for the day to fulfill his standby duty for BMed (he has to be within an hour-&-a-half’s travel of Heathrow).  As ever, … Continue reading

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Sticky Chicken & Churlish Sulking

Whilst the sun shines over the valley outside, we have cloudier skies in the house as Tony’s grumpiness has apparently spilled over from yesterday.  He didn’t surface from deep beneath the duvet until 10am; & then seemed almost determined not to help with the … Continue reading

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Champagne & Sunshine

It’s our friend Allan’s 50th birthday; & to celebrate it in style he, along with wife Sue & son Barney, have come to Wales as they are hoping to move to the area in the next couple of years. We met Allan & Sue … Continue reading

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…And now, Wales Burning (Ironically)

The Greek fires still rage, fanned mercillessly by the warm winds in the Peloponnese;  tragically, we are told the death toll has risen to over sixty.  That’s sixty lives claimed, as well as vast tracts of beautiful, ancient landscape lost forever.  … Continue reading

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Olympus Burning

Well, this makes a change….!!      Admittedly, it wasn’t as warm as yesterday; however, we are thanking our lucky stars for any hint of Summer at all at the moment, as haymaking can recommence in earnest at last.  What is left, won’t … Continue reading

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Not digging this…..

Ahhhhh….. ….the end of another day.  The dark, bulky magnificence of the Frenni Fawr Mountain is silhouetted against the fragile gold of the late evening sky, the shadows around the old stone barn deepening softly as the sun slips behind the … Continue reading

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Doghouse

The morning dawned, refreshingly sunny if a little cool; so I took Nanuk out for a brisk walk up in the top pasture, the glorious green-&-gold of the wooded valley dappled with the pattern cast by cloud shadows as the … Continue reading

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Summer Sorrows

It’s been a sad day. The swallows appear to be considering their migration plans as they’re wheeling wildly in a large group than usual, overhead; this is worrying, as the pair of swallows nesting in the Long Barn are a long way … Continue reading

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No-go(oat)

Sylvia, our fine neighbour & formidable friend, called today: she has friends staying, one of whom is ‘mad about goats’ (though Sylvia cannot fathom why as she thinks they’re dreadful creatures at least, when they grow from being appealling kids to bruising adults – … Continue reading

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