UK 2022 (update)

It’s been awhile so thought it was timely to post a few more photos of what we have been up to over the past couple of months

We had a day trip to Wales visiting Harlech, Barmouth and Porthmadog.

Harlech Castle
I pointed out the incorrect signage to passing tourists. I suggested they look up Baldwin Street in Dunedin

After catching Covid on the return flight from Tenerife we took a few weeks to get our energy back.
This meant that tasks got a little bit behind. Thankfully Bruce Christie arrived for a few days to give me a hand with some of the bigger tasks.

Pruning the old cherry tree
One of the oak trees needed some attention

We had a pleasant day in Chester walking the city walls (with the occasional refreshment stop)

Chester City Walls
Refreshment Stop

After Bruce departed I had a lot of cleaning up to do, which kept me busy for a week

Taking felled yew trees to the burn pile.
Clearing undergrowth in the woods

I had a bit of undergrowth to clear to allow access to the wood from the rose garden. this had been left unattended since covid lockdown.


Ann had a few challengers to ensure she wasn’t bored.

Towing the mower after broken brake cable
Ann freeing a sheep caught in the park fence

We had a day trip to Ironbridge.

The highlight of the month was receiving a gift from the Kenyon’s of two ticket to the Commonwealth Games T20 cricket. (NZ playing Aust).
We spent the day in Birmingham with the 1,000’s of people who were all there for the games.

Birmingham Bull
Victoria Square
Edgbaston Stadium

We enjoyed Wales so much we decided to do an overnighter. We headed to Caernarfon Castle before heading to the village of Betws-Y-Coed were we had booked a very nice B&B (Cae Garw)

Caernarfon Castle
Very appropriate teeshirt. (a gift from Graeme)
Cae Garw B&B at Betws-Y-Coed

The next morning we boarded the Mountain Railway Train and headed up Mt Snowdon.

We finished the week with drinks on the terrace overlooking the park watching the hot-air ballon float overhead.


6 thoughts on “UK 2022 (update)

    1. Ironbridge is about a 20minute drive from Bridgnorth (8 miles)
      Ironbridge was the first iron bridge to be constructed in the world.


  1. What a wonderful time you are having! I absolutely loved Chester So good to see you both. Hugs πŸ€—


  2. What a wonderful time you are having. I absolutely loved Chester! Glad you have got your energy back and it’s so lovely to see you both. Xxx


  3. Lovely photos. Keep enjoying yourselves. Looking forward to seeing you both when you get home.

    Keep safe.

    Ian and Noeline


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