Now in Wales, in glorious sunny and warm weather. How lucky is that!
My lovely cousins in Clyro near Hay-on-Wye have been kindly putting us up in their 500 year old home, so Owen and I have an easy drive into Brecon to look at houses.
Their house is amazing and I can’t imagine what the lives of those who lived here initially was like. My cousin, Martin, has built a beautiful annex across the courtyard from the main house, with stone window sills and narrow windows. The stained glass in the house is also lovely.
It has been very busy, viewing lots of different houses and trying to remember all the pluses and minuses. Not an easy mission, finding a house in a few days but we did put an offer in today on one Rob and I would like to live in when we come back for good. Unfortunately someone else is also interested and put in an offer, so its a game of waiting now 🙁
At least we have had a chance to see more of Brecon and the surrounding countryside, which is stunning in the current weather.
Lots of people out in shorts would you believe. I knew I should have packed mine!
We have also had time to see my Aunt, Olwen, who lives in Hay-on-Wye in an old school house. It has been great seeing all my dad’s side of the family again.
This is a lovely part of the country with so much going on. This time of year there are lots of young lambs in the fields with their mothers. It just fills you with a zest for life when you see them all running about enjoying themselves. The reservoirs are nearly full after the winter, such a contrast to some of the Caribbean islands we know, where they are praying for water.
I have less than a week now before returning to Antigua with quite a lot to do beforehand. Lots of our friends are in Falmouth ready for Classics and I’m looking forward to seeing them all again and Rob and Beyzy of course 🙂