No leeks…

…but lots of other Welsh subjects to celebrate St David’s Day today (1 March)

collage for St David's Day

Clockwise from top left: Burry Port lighthouse, Pembroke Castle, Red Kite, Laugharne Castle, Dylan Thomas Writing Shed, Weobley Castle, Harbourmaster Hotel Aberaeron, Dinefwr Castle, Kidwelly Castle, Daffodils, Spring lambs, Rhossili Beach, St Mary the Virgin Rhossili, Dylan Thomas Boathouse, River Aeron, Dryslwyn Castle
Centre: The Black Mountains Range (Brecon Beacons)

Living on the English / Welsh border I have been fortunate to explore the lovely Welsh counties and its many, many castles and beaches and landscapes.

Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

44 thoughts on “No leeks…”

      1. 1st of the month! Conejo branco??? Don’t tell me you don’t say ‘white rabbit’? All your troubles will disappear if you do 🙂 🙂

  1. Have you noticed it’s almost impossible to say Brecon Beacons without putting on a Welsh accent? Or is that just me?

    When I was driving around Wales, I had to write down each of the turn offs on a piece of paper because it was too hard to remember the names, some of which were fourteen characters long with no vowels.

    1. Hahaha… you have me in stitches MOSY. And yes, I know all about the Welsh accent. I cannot help myself. Then again I can’t help myself with an Essex accent either. And as for those women with helium voices or the gravelly/breathless ones! My poor OH is in tears sometimes 🙂

  2. Perfect for March 1st, even if I’m a few days late. I really can’t wait to explore your neck of this beautiful isle, and the more gorgeous photos of yours I see, the more impatient I become! 🙂

    1. Wales has some gorgeous countryside and beaches. If only it was a little easier to get to I might have considered it.

    1. It is a very beautiful country and I did briefly consider a move there, but the public transport links are even worse than England!

        1. I do hope I will someday, Jude! As for the plans for Europe, they’re to come after my next trip. Last weekend Mike and I went to Philadelphia for a long weekend (his birthday); that took some planning as we’d never been there before. From March 20-31, I’m going to Dallas and Oklahoma City to visit friends (and attend a wedding) and family, so I need to plan that first. Then I can focus in on our trip to Prague and Budapest. 🙂

        2. It must be nice to be travelling around, even in your own country. I enjoy exploring new places here in the UK and you have so much more variety in the States. I know nothing about Oklahoma City so hope you will blog about it.

        3. I’m happy to have a chance to travel here in the US, Jude, especially to places I’ve never been before; there are many places here I’ve never seen (like Philly which is only 3 hours away!). I’ll definitely blog about my time in Dallas and Oklahoma City. I’m excited to hang out with people I’ve known all my life (my old high school friends and my aunt, my mother’s sister, who I haven’t seen since my mom’s funeral in 2002).

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