Hello my friends. I didn’t make it here last week – too many things to do, and not sufficient hours in which to do them. I had all the photos ready… but I knew I wouldn’t have time to come visiting – so opted not to even post.
However. I do trust this week finds you well, busy, and enjoying life. My desk this past fortnight has undergone several re-makes! Kevin was able to come round, fully masked up, to work on my old computer and John’s. So, from having a posh new one in the study plus two on my desk on the landing – suddenly it was purely one old one on the landing. Then this morning (Tuesday) I was able to remove that one as well, clean everywhere, and put my Gemini and dies where only a few days ago sat two ancient computers. Wahoo!! This means the study now is scarily clean, too, and empty!
This is the landing desk today. I am still trying out some of the things John used to do – and to that end, I recently bought a scraperboard kit. Have been having a bit of a go… not sure I like the kit, but am learning the techniques – so that’s good. We await the results! Also on the desk are the binoculars and a bird book. Some unusual birds the past few weeks – so I have been checking them out. We have at least 2 little egrets, herons, many curlews, oyster catchers, buzzard … glorious to stand there and watch them all. Don’t know what the folks in the bungalows below me think… oops.
So, what have I been up to the past two weeks, apart from gazing out of the window! I have a commission for 50 cards – so have been tackling those, nearly up to 40 so far. I have done a couple of jigsaws. And I have had mixed success with the cross stitch. Week 1 Day 1 – put a load of stitches in for the little dog. Day 2 – took them all out. Day 3 – put them back in the right place! This week has been more successful, and the dog is complete, some of the boy far left has been started, and the poor wee lad on the right still has no head, but is beginning to have a hat.
So that’s about it from the North Wales coast this week everyone. We are now permitted to take our car to exercise – so long as we keep to about 5 miles driving. So yesterday a friend and I went up the Little Orme (hill not mountain), to Angel Bay, and watched the seals. Then today I headed off to Llandudno’s West Shore, walking in a fair old gale – no good showing you the photos – they would make you seasick! Couldn’t hold the camera still enough to get a decent shot. So, instead… here’s a photo of the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland railway – not running at the moment – but I do hope it will soon be able to re-open. Taken a couple of years ago at Porthmadog Station, the green engine is coming round to hitch up to our carriages and we will be heading North to Caernarfon, whereas the red engine will soon be heading off for Blaenau Ffestiniog. So many of you comment on these photos of Wales – they seem to bring back many happy memories for you – I’m thrilled – ‘cos I LOVE it here!!! I feel very blessed to live in such a glorious part of Wales.
So that’s it this week, folks. I will be round to visit – it may take a few days, but I’ll get to you! Take care everyone. God bless you all.