Friday, 16 August 2013
Castles, friends and chutney
If you look closely at the horizon (left), you will just see two humps which are Bronze Age cairns.
I have been busy this week. I seem to have amassed a huge pile of refurbishment (mainly textiles, but some tack too), and I made a rod for my own back by buying 8lbs each of Tomatoes and Red Peppers (£1 per tray) to make chutney with. Then I forgot to get vinegar, so that limited the chutney recipe to those using cider or white wine vinegar! I made a batch of Taste of Summer chutney yesterday (red tomatoes, courgettes - glut from garden - etc) and will get vinegar when we go out later.
Yesterday I had a phone call from a year friend, who said she might be down our way because her son and his friends (walking and camping wild in the Brecon Beacons) may need rescuing due to Trench Foot!!! The beauty of the Welsh weather . . . Then she said it looked as if they would carry on. Then in the evening, she had come down to rescue them and they would be coming after all. They got totally lost, about three times, but finally arrived and 3 tired young men collapsed thankfully into dry beds and slept like they had been anaesthetized! It was lovely to see Kim and her daughter, and meet Manchee their Bedlington/Whippet cross, and we had a lovely long chat this morning. They are on their way homewards now and I managed to ply Kim with tomatoes, red peppers and a jar of chutney : ) I hope Kim and family will visit again soon.
The header (which I have left big as it worked this time), and the top photo were taken on a recent visit to Carreg Cennen Castle, as our daughter wanted to go there again - "It might be the last time, if you suddenly get a buyer" . . . (I wish!!!)
Anyway, sunshine beckons and I fancy a walk in the Deer Park at Dinefwr Castle, so I will try and talk my husband into it.