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Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Walk and Talk

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It’s been quite a break since I last posted. It’s been pretty tricky keeping up with things whilst the ground source heat pump work has been on going. The upheaval has been nothing that we didn’t expect and we knew that the 300 hundred year old dust that was likely to be liberated by  digging, drilling and hammering has a particular way of getting everywhere… that you can’t rip out an existing central heating system and replace it with new pipe work and radiators without any house sinking into disarray.

In many ways I’ve welcomed the distraction after Tom set out for university (and his bedroom has come in very useful) I’ve not had too much time to be melancholy, but I have missed him.

 

He’s studying at Bangor University, it’s not too far away,  a couple of hours drive, we went to see him on Friday. Of course Spud  the dog came too.

Having dropped off a food parcel and a few things he wanted at his halls,  we  all went for a picnic, calling in at Waitrose supermarket at Menai Bridge, To buy a some tasty morsels, its where Kate and Wills used to shop you know

Kate and Will smoothie_

 

Tom then drove us to Newborough Forest, on  the island of Anglesey. We had a lovely afternoon, walking on the beach

Newbrough Forest 4 

and in the forest.

 

Newbrough Forest_

It’s a stunning spot, excellent car parking and facilities.

The beach is peppered with beautiful shells,  soft coloured rocks with batik patterns

 

rock formations Newborough_

and flowers

 

Sea Holly Newborough_

 

Spud the dog will be along tomorrow with his side of the story.

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

7 thoughts on “Walk and Talk

  1. I am pleased that you have found some time to post as it is always a pleasure to look at your fine photographs.

  2. A most enjoyable post, and terrific photos. I’m sure that you’ll all be glad when ‘normality’ returns, and I bet that Spud and Tom were pleased to see each other. xx

  3. Looks like such a beautiful place. :)

  4. A welcome catch up post and to read how your family is doing … how nice to spend some time with your son, and pleased to know he is not too far away. Thanks for sharing such interesting and splendid photos. :)

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  7. Great photos!

    Some fantastic looking picnic locations there, we particularly like the beach with the hills in the background.

    Thanks,
    The PicnicShop Team

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