Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Easier just to set up camp perhaps?

We always seem to be heading East down the A40 these days.  Last week we went to Abergavenny Fleamarket (and again today), and also Hay, then Monday it was Malvern.  If only we could get a buyer for the house, we wouldn't be driving so many miles . . .


Anyway, at Malvern on Monday we saw someone we know who mentioned he might have something of interest for us, and so we agreed to meet up with him at Abergavenny Fleamarket today.  This time I remembered to bring my camera.  Aren't these goats fab?


Here are a few more.


A bit gloomy, but I didn't want everyone looking up if I used the flash.


I've never seen a RED top hat before, so I just had to get a photograph of this chap.


Above and below - some tempting Pansies.



Another view across the stalls.

We bought a couple of things, and chatted to dealers we knew, before having a wander round the town to get a late breakfast (we were out of the house by 7.15 and I wasn't feeling very hungry then).


Not a very good picture - I was trying to get a photo of how the town and the landscape interacted - and failed!


I stopped at various points along the A40 homewards to take photos of the Brecon Beacons with their sprinkling of snow.



Pen-y-Fan is the flat-topped peak to the centre.


Finally, above and below, the Carmarthen Fans, with the flat scarp of Black Mountain just showing.


I just find the mountains breathtaking.  We are so lucky to live in Wales.

22 comments:

  1. Lovely photos of the mountains, I walked up Pen y fan, a couple of years ago, raising moneys for Welsh Guards, hubby's regiment, it rained all day and was blowing a gale.

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    1. Well done Marlene - it's a heck of a climb. My OH and eldest daughter climbed up a few years back (when I was poorly with my recurrent chest infections). I would love to go up there, but think my asthma is against it.

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  2. Love the goats, why are hanging from the roof ?

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    1. I knew someone would ask that. When we go next time I shall read the piece about it I've noticed before. Apparently for the Food Festival, the locals used to make big paper pigs or other animals, so perhaps this is along the same lines, only sewn.

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  3. This is the only snow I have seen all winter, so lucky health wise to live in a warmer part of the country. Looks lovely scenery and views though, visited Malvern last May for first time, beautiful part of the country with a great yarn shop, The Knitting Parlour b

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    1. Hello Pixie Mum. Oh dear, your mention of a yarn shop in Malvern means I may have to abandon OH by the wayside next visit, and go seek it out! I still want to walk on the Malvern Hills again, but the only trouble is, we have SUCH an early start to get to Malvern for 7.30 a.m., after walking round the Fleamarket we have no energy left. Sometimes it is 6 hours' "shopping".

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  4. It is an area I love too BB. And what I would give to wander round that Flea Market/

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    1. Pat - some stalls are better than others. Some have some really interesting pieces. One stall specialized in silver. One Militaria. There are a couple of good book stalls. Others are more car bootish, but it's a good mix.

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  5. Gorgeous photos of the mountains and scenery. The Flea Market looks very interesting and I love the photo of the man in the red hat :) I don't think I would have been able to resist buying some of those pansies!

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    1. I may indulge myself next week! They were lovely.

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  6. You've got a Welsh steampunk there, amidst the flying goats

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    1. There's a thought! I've never seen one before . . . in Wales or out of it!

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  7. I do love those goats, hope they are a permanent fixture.

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    1. So do I hart. They certainly lend character to the place.

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