View across the Towy Valley towards Nantgeredig from Colomendy Hill.
Afternoon all. Today didn't turn out as planned but I achieved some of what I intended, plus some extra bits of creativity as add-ons. One of the add-ons was a Mincemeat Cake, with lots of ginger syrup in place of milk to loosen the mixture, and some finely chopped ginger balls from said syrup added, as well as some of the preserved citrus peel which Tam made me for Christmas, and which was fastened into little bags with Christmassy silver ties. The Mincemeat was some of my home-made stuff.
I had got a tray of mince out at breakfast time, planning to do something with it for tea, and the something is, I have decided, going to be a mince pizza (mince as my OH doesn't do traditional pizza topping). I had a lovely walk up around Colomendy at lunchtime, so thought I had earned a sit-down on my return and I watched Iolo Williams' programme (part 2 of it) about wildlife in the Brecon Beacons, which I enjoyed so much. Then I suddenly thought about the evening meal, and put the ingredients for pizza dough in a bowl, and mixed and kneaded it on my lap (still in the bowl I might add). By then I was watching Escape to the Country and didn't want to be idle . . . I quite often do this - it's often the ingredients for a cake I am mixing together, or else I peel vegetables or apples, so I am achieving something whilst I am resting.
As you can see, snow back on the Carmarthen Fans. No surprise there as it has been so very cold the last couple of days.
I will put up photographs of the walk when the broadband speed allows. It is apparently checked by BT at 2.1mb - really? It might be that before 9 a.m. in the morning but it certainly isn't that by late afternoon and as for evening - well, we scarcely have a service at all. I am currently loading a header photo, but you will probably have to make do with that as it's been loading 10 minutes already, so any additions to this post are going to take forever to load . . . Just done my own test and got 1.17 mb download, with ping 2137ms and upload 0.3 mb. Will run another later . . .