I was redecorating in the main bathroom yesterday. The blue and white china is mostly John Wood (Yuan pattern) along with some bits and pieces that just cost pennies from Dorchester market 30 years ago. The little bashed cow creamer came from The Dorset Button Shop in Lytchett Minster, and my children used to kiss it goodnight when they got ready for bed each night when they were little . . . The flash didn't go off for the picture below, but you will get the general picture - we have beams everywhere!
We had to pop up to Brechfa yesterday, late afternoon, to order some Jumbo Oats (we can buy them by the sack there) . . . and a bottle of wine to celebrate our eldest daughter getting two jobs! She has spent the last 8 mths endlessly applying and rarely even getting to the interview stage. Anyway, she now has a temporary job for 6 mths, working for a charity (on a Government-sponsored job creation scheme to help youngsters get work experience) and then a "proper" job to take up when a vacancy occurs (she has just been taken onto the waiting list . . .)
Above and below, looking towards the Towy Valley in the distance.
The latest wind farm - rotors barely moving on only one of the beasties . . .
Looking towards Black Mountain in the distance.
Looking across another bit of the Towy valley towards X-Hands behind the hills.
You can just see the snow still on Black Mountain.
Anyway, I made OH stop on the way back so I could quickly take some photos (the setting sun gave a beautiful light). The slightly squiffy ones were taken as we drove home down the hill, so the bumpy road made them a bit shaky. You will get the idea anyway. There was still snow on Black Mountain and though it doesn't show up in the photo, I could just make out the twin snow-capped peaks of Pen-y-Fan behind. They are flat and squarish and so easy to recognize at a distance.
Looking towards the hills between us and Ammanford/Brynamman, with Grongar Hill (tree-topped) mid picture.