Friday, 30 September 2022
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Pam and I went to the nursery near Crossgates last week and then popped down the road to The Thomas Shop at Penybont, for a cup of tea and a piece of home-made cake (Victoria Sponge, very good it was too). This is the back of the shop - I said to Pam, I can remember having a bath in a tin bath like the ones on the wall. The coal fire would be burning warmly, and the bath filled up and the folding clothes horse put around it, draped in a blanket to keep off the draughts. MUCH better than the icy bathroom! Note that wooden panel in the top window - perhaps it was the children's room and if it got hot in summer they would open that to let air in, but the children still couldn't escape! Never seen its like before.
I slept badly so am absolutely tired out today and resting up. I'm weepy too as a kind gesture from the vets brought the tears back. A little note saying they knew how much I lived and cared for Theo, with a small packet of Forget-me-nots to plant, and his paw prints inside the card. That finished me off completely. I collect his ashes later this week, which will be difficult. I think I shall just sit and read and watch something easy on the tv.
Saturday, 24 September 2022
Here we are then, a VERY rare photo with ME in it as I am always the one behind the camera! Yesterday we went off gallivanting to Llwyn Celyn, a fabulous historic (c.1420) Landmark Trust property. We had the place pretty much to ourselves and the people volunteering couldn't have done more to facilitate Keith's access to every room. This was taken by one of the volunteers - a lovely lady. I will do a proper post later this evening, but thought I would share this with you all.
Llwyn Celyn in the sunshine.
The back of the house, and then (below) across to the Cider House, which offers further accommodation with a big bedroom and wetroom.