Monday, 12 May 2008

The weekend

Just had one of the best weekends ever, lots to do and great company to do it with! Weather fabulous too. On Saturday we walked along with 23 other people on the local mountainside. About 5 miles in all, and with a short break for a drink and a rest, we were out about 3 hours. The views were magnificient from up there, and the place was swarming with cute little Welsh mountain ponies, several with foals. Great people to walk with and chat too. Can't wait till the village does the next one. I joined two years ago to be able to meet some new people and find local places where I could walk Emma. Only been on one other since last year, because dogs are normally not allowed because of crossing farmland. This time sadly, Emma would never have made the journey I don't think, too steep in places, too hot, and too long.

We took her down to the river, my favourite "spooky" place in the afternoon though for an hour or so and she spent plenty of time in the water as usual. Oh and there were cows in the second field, and I said no way, but Alan persuaded me he would protect me, so we managed to do all the three fields. Coming back the bloody things started coming towards us at a fast pace, one was definitely a bull, I damn near poo'ed myself, and ran to the gate whilst Alan showed off his bullfighting technique by removing his shirt and waving it at them. Shame it wasn't red though, lol.

We had a meal out on Saturday evening, walked to that too, so got plenty of exercise that day.

Yesterday we had a lazy morning then went out to Newcastle Emlyn for lunch. It was heaven. Couldn't believe only one of the cafes was open though, but the one that was ended up to be a brilliant choice, as we managed to sit right down by the river and watch the birds, my Muscovy duck is still there, bless him, having a sleep on the other side of the river. The cafe has its own chickens so we were entertained by them, two magnificent cockerels. One of the staff came out and threw some bread rolls to the hens, and it was funny to watch various Jackdaws and Rooks sneaking in their pen and stealing lumps. I love watching chickens, they are so comical when they get something to eat and run off with it! Emma had a lovely walk round the castle and park. We had to shelter under some trees as we had a shower, and could hear lots of thunder in the distance, but luckily managed to avoid the worst of the storm.

I'm not going into personal details here, but suffice to say Alan and I had a great weekend, and I can't wait to see him again. He's everything I wanted in a guy and more.... oh yes....
















































7 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

Whoo Hooo! Sounds like you had one wonderful weekend. Really enjoyed looking at the pictures. Lovely area there.

leazwell said...

I'm glad to read you are having such a good time. That must have been a delightful hike, indeed!

Mary said...

Long may this beautiful weather last!

nicola said...

OK lady I can read between the lines, you better text me the rest or or or or uhm.........please...I am grinning from ear to ear for you I AM SO SO SO SO SO PLEASED

Janine said...

You said his shirt wasnt red? Darn I thought you had snagged that hunk in the red shirt sitting on the side of the path!
Lovely scenery as always Jan. Looks like you are burning off plenty calories these days ;)

Jan said...

Haha you two! Not often I laugh at 7am in the morning!

Pete said...

really chuffed for you jan