This escaped dragon is on a wall down in the town. Isn't he delightful? I think the artist is the same one who has done similar paintings in Hay-on-Wye.
Yesterday was another busy day. When we took the mattress of Tam's bed the other day, it went straight into the car to go to the Tip, along with umpteen bags of bubble wrap for recycling. There are several Tips we could use, open on different days. Friday it was Llandrindod Wells (known locally as "Llandod"). It's about 7 or 8 miles from her, so we set off after breakfast and soon had an empty car again. It's quieter than Carmarthen, and there is no appointment system as a lot less people use it. There was one car ahead of us in the queue.
Then it was back x-country to get a new controller for the UV water system, on sale or return. The chap was SO helpful and showed us how the system worked, how to take it apart to fit the new bulb, and explained about the glass liner which could have been made dirty by the build up of silt in the system (believe me, it is BAD). Don't think the filter has been changed for years by the look of it - possibly not as the stop-cock barely moves and we are trying to get a plumber out to help sort the system out as we have no drinking water. Now having to buy in bottled water from the Co-op.
We had our suspicions when there was no water test done here (despite being asked for as part of the questionnaire from our Solicitor) and all the paperwork was delivered to the solicitors at the VERY last moment - e.g. on the day we exchanged, so we had no chance of chasing anything up - blardy Christmas in the way and all that. Vendor did NOT leave a forwarding address and the horsey neighbour we met the other day said he "was glad to see the back of her" so it sounds like she upset a few people round here . . .
Round the corner from the dragon is this little scene.
This is Cobble Alley/Ruth Alley - both names on the wall plaque at the bottom of the hill. You can park up in the Co-op and walk down to the town this way. There is an almost identical one in Brecon.