Chilling in the heat

We’ve managed to get away for our couple of days in Vera, back to our bolt hole of Pandy near Abergavenny. The long hot summer continues and we are gradually flagging with the heat, trying to maintain standards on site at St David’s (which is constantly full lately and rightly so, after all if we’re…

These are for the knees and joints….

Yippee, we’ve just bought some new E-bikes. We’ve been looking at them for a couple of years and more so since getting Big Bertha last year, she was a starting point but after she developed a fault it became arduous to ride her. She is so heavy, probably best part of 40kilos. Because we aren’t…

Girlie Spa Day

Well, it was finally here, Pam and I had promised ourselves a wonderful indulgent 24 hours being pampered and having a girlie fest. …  well, the day had finally arrived and I managed to pull rank and got off doing the toilet block, promising to make it up to my colleagues, with bribes of home-made…

Another day at Newgale

Woke up this morning to another glorious day. Sun high in the sky with a few wispy clouds high above. A wonderful day to spend at Newgale in Vera. So we packed the van with a home made lasagne, some left over cooked chicken, threw the bags o’ bits in her and headed for Newgale…

A Few Days Away…

After the disappointment of the non-arrival of the new mo-ho, during our epic journey over England last time. We really needed a couple of days away in Vera. The past few days have been a dream, the sun is hot and skies are clear blue with little or no clouds. A tantalising taste of exactly what…

A Happy Morning…

It’s funny how little things in life are really magical; I woke up this morning really early, so excited I couldn’t keep still, after fidgeting for about an hour I decided to leave Mr T in bed asleep and go downstairs. It was 4.30am …. What!!!! I hear you cry, but I just couldn’t stay…

Fields of Poppies

We are on our epic round trip this week. First whistle stop is from site at St David’s to Brighton for an overnight stop as we have a hospital appointment to keep. We arrived at 6.30pm Monday evening, and there was no stopping as we pitched Vera, locked her and quickly walked down to the…

Morning Drive for Papers

What a lovely morning. As usual I drove down to St David’s to collect papers, milk and bakery for the members this morning, but for some reason, the wild flowers in the hedgerows seemed amazing. So I stopped for a moment to breathe in the scenery and enjoy the moment before the day begins. Oh…

A Right Royal Garden Party

We woke up this morning to a perfect day, the sky was so big it looked as though it would go on forever, azure blue with no clouds, no wind just a very light breeze, even the rooks knew that today was a special occasion and were less vocal. Today, Saturday 19th May was the…

Nymans – Sussex

For our days off this week we had to go to Brighton for a hospital appointment, despite this reason, it was a super couple of days. We decided to take a trip to the National Trust property and gardens of Nymans in Sussex. We had a wonderful time just meandering around the gardens. In Sussex…