Friday, 10 April 2009

I blinked and missed it . . .

Where has the last week gone? I have been bound up with collecting our eldest daughter from Uni - that took 2 days - then it was nearly my birthday, so we had a day out and then a day celebrating (indoors as it rained), and today I have been in the garden practically all day and I am now struggling to stay awake. Tomorrow I have to visit a friend in hospital and on Monday i will be up at first sparrow's f*rt to take our middle daughter to her friend's in Newport (not Pembs!) for onward transition back to Uni . . .

My birthday outing was wonderful - mostly revisiting places which have a special meaning for me. The Pilgrim burials at Llanstephan; Newport - for a beach picnic then a wander round the town including the antique and 2nd hand bookshop; discovering Moylegrove for the first time; gazing at wild flowers and the cairns along the ridge of Carn Ingli; looking at the river where we once found Mesolithic flints; taking Tam to see Pentre Ifan for the first time and of course taking photographs to remind me of the day. We ended up in Newcastle Emlyn, where I couldn't resist spending some of my birthday money on plants for the garden. It cost nothing but the fuel and some bread and cheese for our lunch, but will live in my memory forever.

Cottage at Moylegrove.



It was hard to tell where the sea stopped and the sky began . . .

What a ducky little castle - best I've ever seen.



Window surrounded by slate weatherproofing on a Newport (Pembs) cottage.

How Pentre Ifan may have looked when it was still in use as a burial chamber.

9 comments:

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Wonderful post, lovely birthday, forever memories! Makes birthdays worth it! And thanks for sharing!

Rowan said...

That cottage at Moylegrove is so pretty and I agree that the sandcastle is brilliant. It may have gone quickly (all my weeks are like that!) but it was time well spent. Hope your friend is feeling better.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

It is a great Sandcastle!!!
But Eeekk Look at the color of the sand!!
Bit different to the soft golden sand of our shores:)
Sounds like you are going to be very busy!
Have a Happy easter though

Kate said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! Thank you for the photos!

Morning's Minion said...

That little cottage looks so inviting--I think I could walk in and feel at home. Glad the b-day outing was a good one. I much prefer the simple coutry pleasures and rambles to going anywhere that includes a city!

Tea with Willow said...

It sounds like you've had a busy, but wonderful time BB! That view out to sea is just breathtaking! ... and reminds me, I could just do with some sea air, to blow all the cobwebs away.

I've been busy in the garden and greenhouse too, so not much time for blogging, but I do enjoy reading both your blogs when I get the chance. Have a happy Easter with your family.

Willow x

Wild Somerset Child said...

Simple days out like the one you describe are forever memorable. And your pics and descriptions are lovely.

LBP said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday! I love the sandcastle!

Blessings

Linda

thelma said...

Happy belated birthday Jennie, see you've been to Pentre Ifan, I get really, really 'homesick' for Wales considering I'm not Welsh ;)
Thelma x