Thursday, November 10, 2016

Back From Wales

On Monday we headed down to South Wales,  a three hour trip by car with a stop at Queenswood Country Park to walk the dog in the woods.  There's a cafe with delicious egg and bacon toasties as well as toilets and a gift shop. You need to pay to park at a pound for an hour. We enjoyed the autumn colours with the reds of the Japanese Maples lovely to see.

Time to pick up prescriptions but we've decided to change to a doctor here in Shropshire so we won't need to get our medicines from south Wales in the future. We had time to see our three daughters and two grandchildren although  Scarlett slept most of the time, a lovely afternoon nap! She's nearly three and thinks bedtime is when it gets dark and is then up before six in the morning which is not so good. Catch up time  too with Eric's sister Paula with coffee and cakes.

Thanks to Ben and Clare for letting us stay and making us very welcome. Poppy their collie enjoyed morning walks with Ben the dog down Tredegar House Park Country Park. This morning she jumped in the back of the car as we prepared to come back to Whixall, perhaps she wanted another holiday with her best pal Ben the dog.

Arriving back at the marina, of course it was raining heavily. The boat was cold but soon warmed up with the fire lit and the diesel heater heating the radiators and hot water. The bags are unpacked, had something to eat so it's time to relax. We're back home again until December when we will be back in Newport for grandparent duties before Christmas when Gwen finishes school. We'll be spending Christmas with our family too of course.

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