We are here, Ben slept most of the way and completely missed the rain. He woke up briefly to have a sniff round and water a weed or three when I stopped at Newtown to fill up with petrol. I also filled Ben up with food and water, I may have had a delicious hot sausage roll.
We made excellent time till we hit resurfacing works on the A487, 40 minutes of sitting still, creeping along, a quick surge and back to sitting still, we may be going home via Camarthen.
This what we found,
It may be right on the pavement but there is parking at the side, I am off to Cardigan soon so did not bother to park up, the road is very quiet.
The owner was waiting for us to arrive, she left a welcome pack with bread, butter, strawberry jam, tea, coffee, sugar and a fresh Bara Brith from her mornings baking, I had 2 slices with 2 cups of tea, I could not have made better. The red bag is my survival kit, a bottle of water, a bottle of squash and a bar of whole nut chocolate. Ben has one with water, dish, Bonio and Shapes.
As you can see the kitchen is well laid out and in the cupboards and drawers is everything that I will need. In fact before I leave I will be booking for 2 weeks in September.
Just a quick look at the sitting room and the rest will wait till another day.
The cushions look as though they have been refashioned from cardigans, very trendy. My bag and crochet are in place, ready for the evening.
Ben has staked his place out, I still have to bring his bed in from the car, I remembered to bring the battery charger for my camera, and the sudocrem for Ben, he scratched his ear when charging around the field.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. Back in Wales, need I say more.
2. 2 full days with the family.
3. Sunshine, February, Wales. 3 words you would not expect to find together.
4. A quick visit to the CS in Llandysul in the morning.
5. Taking James to choose his Birthday Present.
Today or rather Feb 29th is the 10 year anniversary of the day my life started to fall apart. I found my only child dead in bed, within 3 months both my parents had died and in the October my husband was diagnosed with the cancer that would consume him. And the Queen thought that she had a bad one.
I am so pleased to be here at this time although it was not planned. I have always loved the word Serendipity and here I am living it. I do not ask for sympathy, as far as it is possible I have tucked that year into a memory box to keep it safe. It took time but I can take it out and look at it without the searing pain now.
Wales has become a bolt hole and almost a second home to me, I still hope to move here and once Fran has done the New York Bar I will start planning. I need to have the summer in Tydd to rescue the garden from the last 18 months weather and I want to see Fran fully qualified.
I hope that you all have as good a weekend as I intend to.