Monday, 24 May 2010

Hay on Wye

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Our last day and yet another town beginning with H - this time Hay-on-Wye a town renowned for all its second hand book shops and Book Festival  ( ) There are also some lovely craft shops and some interesting boutiques. We were there on market day and although it was only small it was mostly organic foodstuff and interesting craft stalls

Hereford & Hereford Cathedral

We had a day out in Hereford and visited the Cathedral which houses the famous Mappa Mundi - and the Chain Library -
Unfortunately you are not allowed to take any photos in either of the exhibitions. I did however spend a couple of happy hours taking photos around and about the Cathedral it self

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Hens & Horses

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Free range hens and the horses that were on the farm. The stable block was just behind our barn and this was taken from the kitchen window. As well as a working farm it was a Livery Stable as well

More Horses

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These horses were on the common up behind the farm  - they are actually Exmoor Ponies and were enjoying the spring grass

H is for Holm Barn

We had a short break booked for this fortnight and would you believe we were staying at Holm Barn, Holm Farm, Herefordshire. The farm is the red brick building and our temporary home is the wooden fronted converted barn. Also shown are our bedroom and one of the bathrooms. There were 3 couples so we had a bathroom each. 2 en-suites and one family bathroom (pictured) the barn has enough space to accommodate 10 people and we were lucky to get such a gorgeous place at short notice. We were originally due to go to Pickering in Yorkshire but have had to postpone that until next year as Russ has a prolapsed disc and is finding getting about rather difficult at present. Still nobody was complaining as this place was wonderful

H is for Horse

Another Sunday Shutterbugs challenge
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Here comes H

To start this fortnight we visited the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Horticultural  Spring Show in Cardiff. it was a beautiful day and I had a Happy time taking lots of photos of the plants & flowers. Posted below is a little video of some of the photos I took - double click to have a look


H is for Heavanly

Starting this H fortnight off with the weekly Sunday Shutterbug challenge. this was taken at the RHS Spring Show in Cardiff
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Monday, 10 May 2010

Green - Sunday shutterbugs

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Game - Sunday Shutterbugs

A fast and furious Game of Monkey Madness
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G - 27th March - 9th April 2010

The obvious place to start with this letter is the hit TV programme Glee. I''ve been recording this since the first week but have to wait until I'm home alone to watch it. I've been playing catch up this fortnight :-) For my Book club this month the book was The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson. This fitted in very well and was a really Good read. It did take a while to get started but then became a Guaranteed compulsive read.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Foaming Falls at Cenarth Falls

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Films, music

Well managed to watch "Run Fat Boy Run " which is a rather loose connection but it was quite Funny. I  listened to Fleetwood Mac but not much else. Should have got out the Fleet Foxes and Paloma Faith but forgot!!  Did manage to watch and read quite a lot of Fireman Sam with Daniel.


We went away for a weekend with the Family and as you can see it was a Fun time
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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Fish & Chips

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Friendship & Facebook

Another surprise parcel arrived, this time from Steph and this contained a lovely little notebook with Fruity lemons on the cover together with some yummy Fruit Pastilles. Also I was lucky enough to get these two Friendship cards from Steph and Mandy, both Featuring Flowers!
Facebook has to be a very important F in the scheme of things because without it I would not have Found the A-Z year and certainly wouldn't have made such a lovely group of Friends.
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The first of the F weeks prompts over at Sunday Shutterbugs
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F Fortnight - 13th - 26th March 2010

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Had a Fantastic start to this letter with two surprise parcels in the post. First I received a Fruit Facepack from Rachael and then came a lovely box of Flapjacks from Mima. The facepack smelt beautiful and was fun to use although not a very flattering sight once applied. I promised to take a picture of me  - this was before it became very firm and my face was fixed in a tight mask. Once it was washed off my skin did feel very soft.
The flapjacks were delicious and we enjoyed them over a few days with our morning coffee.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


We had had this film on our Sky + for over a year I think, so this fortnight was at last the "e"xcuse we needed to actually watch it. It was great and I'm so pleased we made the "e"ffort. I'm not sure that Russ "e"njoyed it quite as much as me though
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Eek! is for the Dark

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Another one for Sunday Shutterbugs

E is for Earth

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This is a photo for the Sunday Shutterbugs weekly a-z challenge -