"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Tuesday, January 06, 2009

A short break



On New Year's Eve, Keith and I set off in the RV for a little place called Cwmcuttan, which is on the outskirts of the Brecon Beacons. We planned to treat ourselves to a four day break, and so we did. The temperatures were not wonderful, minus 7 degrees on two nights, but we had two sunny days and peace and quiet, so we enjoyed it. Keith did complain that his head got cold during the night and wanted to wear his cap in bed, but I laid down the law on that score. The RV, being an American job, is built to withstand low temperatures, not like your average British motorhome, and there was an electric hook-up included in the price, so at times, it was warmer than it would be here at home.

You will notice from the photo that there are bikes in evidence and, yes, we did use them. Keith has discovered that, surprisingly, he is able to cycle with far less pain to his ankle than walking causes and he's good at it, unlike me.

On New Year's Day, we ventured forth to nearby Llandovery and I managed to get some photos of a few of the participants gathering for the hunt.

So now we are back, normal daily life has taken over again and I will try to do a bit more blogging - honest!

5 comments:

  1. At minus seven, I think I'd want to be wearing SAS headgear in bed!

    Paul.

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  2. I see the cold did get to Keith's head as he seems to be getting on your bike !!

    Glad you got a break despite the weather.

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  3. What's wrong with wearing a flatcap in bed? I do it all the time and if it's really cold I also wear my wellies - a very sexy outfit. Nice to hear you will be blogging more regularly.

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  4. Do all Yorkshire men wear such a fetching outfit, YP?
    Ian, it is actually his own bike, Ian. Mine's the pink one. :)
    Paul, see my comment to YP. ;)

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  5. PS, Sorry, Ian, I stand corrected. Keith was trying out the brakes on my bike.

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